It seems the people have spoken. Athleisure is in. The lords and ladies of high fashion may continue to turn their plastic surgery free noses up at the lack of sophistication, but they seem to have been overruled. Athletic wear and business casual have become interchangeable in many circumstances, which makes the trip from the office to the gym a lot easier if nothing else. If you are looking for a few key pieces that can help you make the transition without the wardrobe change, here are some versatile options that might even go from day to night.
Is there any woman whose wardrobe does not include at least one pair of these fashion staples. You can add boots and a sweater for a dressy look, or go more casual with a t-shirt or sneakers or even wear them with a dress shirt and blazer for the office. Completely comfortable and endlessly versatile, black leggings don’t seem to be going ways anytime soon.
Layers and on display lingerie have been on trend in one form or another for some time now. That’s why playing a little peekaboo with your sports bra may work well. You can wear a loose solid colored tank with a little-colored strap on display, or do a loose armhole to reveal a printed bra.
As long as you keep this one form fitting, it can be dressed up for work. Layer it over a collared shirt and add dress shoes for a preppy look. Bring it along to the gym to wear while you’re warming up, or to provide some extra warmth to keep body heat in afterward.
A tough looking muscle tee can provide the perfect contrast to an ultra feminine piece. Pair it with a skirt and heels for work, or cover it with a tailored blazer for, if shoulder less in the office is a no no.
Printed leggings can be very casual or extremely elegant. To keep them office appropriate, pull on a long jacket or shirt and some solid colored shoes for a refined look with a pop of color.
While sneakers themselves may scream casual, some patterned and textured ones are a little more business friendly. Just make sure to pair them with some tailored trousers to make sure you are sending the right message. It’s all about getting the balance right.
What do you think? Is there a way to combine gym fashion with office fashion, or should the two be kept mutually exclusive? Let us know!