Right now fashion is not just in love with fitness clothing, it has adopted it and created a global trend out of it. The key thing about athleisure style is that it offers a fine balance between being comfortable and being fashionable – a mix every stylish traveller will tell you they can’t do without.
But what if you’ve never been into fitness clothing? Well, for starters, you can’t decide to wear just any set of ‘gym’ clothes to travel, there’s an art to rocking the athleisure look.
To get you started on the right path, we’ve curated 5 chic athleisure styles that are fair game for travel or otherwise.
Here are 5 athleisure styles to inspire your slay…
A distressed athleisure set is an ultimate way to announce your uber coolness as you step on the plane. This look is recommended for shorter flights otherwise you’d have to cover yourself in a cardigan or think about layering up as the temps in the plane drops on longer flights.
A lot of seasoned travellers know that leggings are a versatile piece of clothing required for any trip. They can be paired with a tee, a loose fitting top and if you are going to a cold region, you can throw on a puffer jacket to keep the ensemble looking very stylish. Toke Makinwa paired hers with Chanel espadrilles and this definitely makes for an effortless look! Works great for a long trip.
The athleisure trend isn’t just about stepping into sneakers anymore. Athleisure pieces can also be paired with heels and statement accessories that you wouldn’t normally wear to the gym. Be sure to opt for a colourful set like Marii Pazz’s as bold colours have a way of making you look fun and vibrant. Isn’t this how you want to look when you come down from a flight? This one again works better for shorter duration flights.
Another look to lock down would be styling a pair Jeggings. These are leggings that are made to look like skin-tight denim jeans. Yes, they work very well for medium to long-distance travel, especially when they are combined with a stylish sweater and sneakers like fashion blogger Laarin’s.
Another great travelling option is a pair of track pants and a jacket. These are everyone’s favourite and if you get a great one like Olar’s you know you’ll steal the show as you step in/out of the plane. Another fab option for a long trip.
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