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The Essentials You Need to Nail the Athleisure Trend

You don’t really need a lot.
The Essentials You Need to Nail the Athleisure Trend You don’t really need a lot.

The thing we love the most about the athleisure trend is the fact that it’s so laid-back. That’s exactly what makes it look cool. All it really requires are a few of your gymsenntials mixed in with a couple street basics, a bucket load of confidence, and some attitude. Below are the pieces you need in your closet if you want to give the trend a go.


1. It’s all about the jacket.

Whether you’re a denim kind of girl, into the cozy hoodie, or all for the kawaii-printed bomber variety, the most important factor in any athleisure look is the jacket.

Uniqlo Dry stretch sweat long sleeve full zip hoodie, P1490

Uniqlo just launched their active wear line called Uniqlo Sports. Stock up on their airism tops to help you survive the heat while you do your activity, and also take advantage of their super stylish jackets that would look equally amazing with a pair of jeans or even a dress.

H&M Embroidered Pilot Jacket, P3990

Penshoppe Oversized denim jacket, P1399


2. Invest in sports bras.

These should satisfy both your sartorial and athletic needs.

adidas Americas Racer-Back Bra, P1995

3. Go for tights made with thicker material.

This will give you the compression you need sans the panty line.

Ivy Park Linear V Print Waist Ankle Leggings, P3049, Zalora

4. No athleisure look would be complete without some badass kicks.

But you already knew that, right?

Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit in triple white , P8095

5. Master the art of how to mix and match.

The key to making your gymwear look street-ready is by adding a component that’s not made with spandex. You can alternate the tights with shorts or jeans, and the sports bra with a knitted crop top. 

Topshop Tall Twist Front Crop Tee


Zara Mom fit high-waisted trousers, P2995

Easy-peasy, right?