How to wear athleisure without looking like you're heading to the gym

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The athleisure (activewear as streetwear) trend is not only chic – it's also practical and super comfortable to wear. It’s all about looking fresh and streamlined.
By now you've most likely seen the viral video about wearing activewear everywhere but the gym (if not scroll to the end of the post for a chuckle). Jokes aside, activewear as streetwear (or athleisure, as the trend is so aptly called) has become a legitimate style of dressing. You only need to look at some of the most recent runway collections and you’ll see why. The trend is not only chic, it's also practical and super comfortable to wear.

Sporting Chic

Just to be clear, athleisure is not about wearing the baggy contents of your gym bag on a date or at brunch with your girlfriends. This trend is all about looking fresh and streamlined – think a sporty vest and tights paired with killer heels.
1. Accessorize scrunchie 129 2. Pro-Action hooded dress 349.95 3. Miu Miu cateye sunglasses 3390 4. Free 2BU graffiti-print tote 449.95 5. Free 2BU peep-toe sock boots 495.95

REMIX

The quickest way to change up your look is with jewellery. From earrings and necklaces to bangles and rings, statement pieces add a touch of sparkle that elevates an otherwise basic outfit. The bigger the jewels, the bigger the impact, so go for bold items, rather than fine, dainty jewellery.
1. Tassel-drop earrings 79.95 2. Pro-Action loungewear pants 299.95 3. Pro-Action sports bra 199.95 4. Pro-Action hooded vest 299.95 5. Kelso platform sandals 259.95

IN THE NUDE

One way to make a big impact with minimal effort is to keep it tonal.  The goal here is to pull of a feminine look, while keeping it comfortable. Keep it girly by pairing neutrals with glitzy items.
1. Pro-Action mesh T-shirt 199.95 2. Pro-Action ribbed sports bra 199.95 3. Kelso chain drop earrings 79.95 4. Reebok royal charm sneakers 799.95 5. Pro-Action ribbed-detail leggings 299.95

STICK TO STREET STYLE

Earn instant street cred by opting for more trendy pieces when heading to your workout. Keep the look graphic, streamlined and sporty.
1. Reebok side-stripe wide-leg pants 499.95 2. Reebok colour-block sports bralette 499.95 3. Reebok mesh tank 399.95 4. Free 2BU quilted slides 199.95 5. Accessorize backpack 899

LAYER UP

Throwing on an oversized jacket or coat will help balance out your proportions – and make your legs  look long and lean. If you're going to wear a bag, opt for a tote or waist bag in leather. Aim to keep your look casual and cool by mixing different textures and fabrics (definitely avoid dressing top-to-toe in lycra).
1. Pro-Action sports bra (2-pack) 279.95 2. Pro-Action lightweight sports jacket 299.95 3. Free 2BU perspex slides 159.95 4. Pro-Action camo-printed leggings 299.95 5. Kelso quilted top-handle bag 499.95

Now you’re ready to meet your friends for lunch. Don’t forget to stretch!



Check out the activewear video that went viral below.


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