We all love a good athleisure set because it's cute as well as comfortable. It’s even better styled to suit post-workout activities, like running errands or an outing with your loved ones. Thought yoga pants were only for the gym? Be willing to experiment because you’ll be surprised by how a few additions can turn your activewear into a whole *look*. Here are my five tips on how to look luxe in your athleisure wear.
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Tip #1: Dress Your Shoulders
Add a hoodie or crew-neck sweater over the shoulder to deliver Real Housewives vibes. This is great for a winter day that isn’t too cold and, if it gets breezy, you can always put the sweater on to stay warm. Genius!
Tip #2: Style With a Jacket
Opt for a classic coat as opposed to a puffer and take your gym look to new stylish levels. Winter essentials that are always in style (and keep us toasty) can forever be relied on to tie a look together. Be bold by wearing a coat with colour or texture.
Tip #3: Keep it Simple
You can’t go wrong with a plain white shirt. Bonus points if it’s an oversized shirt worn with the buttons undone. You still want your activewear to be visible - a crop top peeping through a crisp white shirt is the best way to combine a classic wardrobe staple and your casual wear. Pair with white sneakers and opt for a beige-toned pants and sports bra set for ultimate style appeal.
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Tip #4: Add Accessories to Transform Your ‘Fit
To complete your look, add a cute bag. Accessories can change a look and draw attention. I recommend ditching your tote bag for a shoulder or crossbody bag in a textured vegan leather finish. Layer neutral tones of white, ecru and beige for a sophisticated finish.
Tip #5: Find Jewellery To Express Your Style
Gold jewellery is a classic that never goes out of style. Invest in the real deal or look for gold-plated alternatives. And don’t be scared – go bold with a chunky chain necklace. Alternatively, a simple pendant necklace paired with some big hoop earrings can transform your activewear to a day out at the mall.