We’ve all been dreaming of the day when it’s finally acceptable to saunter into work in our sweats, and lucky for us, this season’s comfiest and most competitive trend has made that dream a reality; if you hadn’t guessed it, we’re talking athleisure. But don’t fret fitness phobes, this trend is all about luxe sportswear that will never venture near a treadmill, but instead adds a sporty edge to your winter wardrobe. Here are our top five ways to show off your active side, the OTL way.
The trusty track pant is a styling staple when assembling a look dripping in sports luxe -
but don’t be fooled into thinking they were only made for the gym, as these comfy gems are easy to integrate into your everyday wardrobe and can be dressed up and down in a matter of a shoe change. Choose a slim leg version with a sleek side stripe and team with a tee and trainers for a daytime vibe. If you’re heading out for cocktails, why not select a jet black, velvet variation with a purple glitter sassy side stripe, that would look fab when paired with a metallic top and heels.
Try incorporating some sporty stripes into your look for an understated athletic aesthetic.
An urban bomber style jacket is the ultimate way to add a sporty edge to your look and mix in some stripe detail, complimented by the elasticated bottom and relaxed fit, creating a ‘I just threw this together' feel. We recommend layering over a ribbed, turtleneck dress for extra points. For feminine feels, choose a sleeveless mini number with a bright side stripe, poppers and mesh scuba fabric to give you basketball jersey vibes and a clever twist on the classic LBD! The cute drawstring waist will cinch you in at your smallest point for a flattering and feminine silhouette, making it a gold medal wardrobe winner. Pair with chunky dad trainers for a sporty look from head to toe
Shake up your sportswear collection by picking pieces that put chevron detailing, centre court. For a refined look, select a casual sweater with a pleated chevron frill that oozes a dramatic sporty vibe, whilst a fluted shirt cuff will make it work ready. If you’re feeling the cold this winter (who isn’t?), wrap up warm in a cobalt blue puffa coat – the bright hue and contrasting chevron stripe is anything but subtle, and will ensure you look après chic when getting from A to B. Mix up your styles and pair your sporty pieces with combat boots for an edgy twist.
Channel your inner sporty spice by choosing a high neck jumper for instant, sports luxe appeal. Opt for a bright blue number with striped cuffs and a circle ring zip for a ‘fresh from the gym’ look, (no squats required)! Pair with relaxed PJ style bottoms for a look fit for both brunch dates and drinks with mates. If you fancy something with a bit of flare, choose a sweater with oversized, contrasting frills and a high neck, of course. We say, layer over a black vinyl mini skirt and team with white boots for a weekend worthy look that’ll for sure hit a homerun!
Your athleisure look wouldn’t be complete without the perfect finishing touch. If you don’t fancy going all out in sporty inspired styles, keep your look low-key with minimal accessories that offer a subtle nod to sports luxe dressing. A baseball cap is a quintessential sportswear accessory, so for a fashionable take on this, opt for a denim cap with a sassy slogan to achieve an understated vibe. Why not play up the ‘luxe’ factor and opt for a blue velvet bum bag, to add some urban glam to any outfit! Strap it across a shirt and jeans for a laid back, yet fashion-forward look.
However you choose to wear athleisure this season, you’ll be gold medal worthy in our eyes!