Who isn’t obsessed with athleisure right now? What started as apparel for running errands, going to the gym, and lounging around has evolved into a versatile clothing category that can seamlessly fit into your professional and dress wardrobe.
There are plenty of new and exciting ways to incorporate the sport trend into your everyday attire while maintaining a polished and poised appearance.
Dressing up sportswear doesn’t have to be intimidating - you can start off with a pair of comfortable, chic sneakers then build up to joggers with heels or, if you’re feeling extra confident, a tracksuit to the office.
Regardless of how you want to incorporate sport and athleisure into your wardrobe, here are some general guidelines to take you from work to play without skipping a beat.
The Darker the Better
Dipping your toes into the world of athleisure and streetwear is a bit scary. To play it safe, start out with darker colors that can easily blend with your blazer and slacks. A favorite from our FW18 collection is the BERKELEY men’s sneaker in burnished calf leather. This sport-infused style is sophisticated and stylish, taking you from work to an evening party with ease.
Add a Little Sparkle and Shine
One argument about the athleisure trend is that it’s a very unassuming style. To make your outfits more memorable, jazz them up with statement jewelry or a metallic sneaker, like the COLEY women’s sneaker in tech shine leather. Whether it’s leggings and sweatshirt or a bell sleeve dress, a sneaker with a hint of sparkle and shine can elevate any ensemble.
Stick to the Basics
When it comes to dressy meets sport, always remember to keep things simple and stick the basics. A classic bomber jacket, a sleek pair of sneakers, an elevated tennis skirt - each of these items have stood the test of time and will never fail an outfit.
Get Creative and Break the Rules
The most important rule in fashion is to not take the rules too seriously. Try to think outside of the box and have fun when incorporating sport pieces. An unexpected style that works well with most wardrobes is the BETTISP. This sleek sock bootie can be dressed up with a cocktail dress or dressed down with a pair of leggings and a chunky sweater.