Thank God for Athleisure! If you don’t know what Athlesuire is, it’s the latest trend that’s a comfy-chic look. Basically, it’s cute athletic wear, sometimes mixed with other pieces, that you can wear to other places besides JUST the gym. Athleisure is a godsend for comfort-craving chicks like me! Even though it seems easy to pull of the casual look, it’s not always that simple. You don’t want to look like you just threw a bunch of random things on from your athletic wear drawer! So I thought I would give some tips on how to master the Athleisure look!
Fashion tips for creating the perfect Athleisure outfit:
- Mix and match! Mix and match athletic wear with regular casual wear. You don’t always have to pair yoga pants with a sweatshirt. Expand your horizons! Think running leggings, cotton shirt and a jean jacket. Sweatpants, crop top, and leather jacket.
- Accessorize! Jazz up your outfit with some jewelry. Adding jewelry makes the outfit less casual. Think fun studs, bangles, and simple rings. Also adding a scarf is always fun!
- Have a great pair of sneakers! I always like to make the sneakers the focus of my Athleisure outfits. Pick a sneaker that pops with either fun textures or cool patterns.
In the outfit featured, I am wearing a unique cut short sleeve sweatshirt, from the Gap. The leggings are from T.J. Maxx. I love the new trend of mesh patterns in athletic leggings. My shoes are hot pink, Nike Roshe One’s with a fun leopard print. The shoes are definitely the focal point of this outfit!
Sweatshirt- $13 The Gap (bought 50% off $26, originally $44.99)
Mesh Print Leggings – $12 T.J. Maxx (originally $24.99) One similar HERE!
Shoes- $39 6pm.com (originally $64.99) One similar HERE!
You may be wondering how I got the oh so popular pair of Roshe One’s for $39?! Let me let you in on a little secret! They are actually KID’S shoes! Athletic shoes can be pricey. Women’s Roshe One’s run anywhere from $75 on up! If you are buying the shoes, especially for solely cute Athleisure purposes, you’re going to want to save as much money as possible. And this is my secret! If you wear a women’s size 8.5 or less, you can definitely apply this strategy! There are so many cute athletic shoe options in kid sizes, that are still adult appropriate. There’s a lot of fun patterns and color combinations! Make sure you look up the brand’s sizing chart to see what size shoe you would wear in kids. I usually wear a size 7.5/8 and the Nike girl’s size 6Y fit perfectly.
Here is the link to Nike’s sizing chart!
Another trick is using the site 6pm.com! It’s a Zappo’s company. You can basically consider it Zappo’s cheaper younger brother! I have found really great deals on shoes on this site!
Frugal Tip: When buying athletic shoes, consider buying them in a kid’s size!