Part two of this confession is that I absolutely love PJ style comfort clothes, soft snuggly fabrics, sweaters and fleece. The first thing I do when I get home from being out and about is to throw off my work clothes and put on something cozy.
So, after Brooke almost turned me in to What Not to Wear a few years back, I got to thinking, what takes leisure and athletic wear to the next level?
Here are a few of the tips:
1. Make sure your Athleisure wear isn’t ripped, soiled or stained.
2.While you are at it, make sure the garments fit properly. (My old yoga pants used to stretch out at the knees and after a year’s worth of washing, some of them were too short). It’s time for fresh, stylish pieces.
3. Keep your silhouette in mind: a baggy top and baggy pants make even the most sleek of figures look frumpy and dumpy. If the pants are looser, wear a slimmer top and vice versa. (Remember, cozy clothes don’t have to be baggy, dirty or frumpy to be comfortable.)
4.Look for soft, easy care fabrics that feel good to the touch. I love soft flannels, yoga pants that hold their shape nicely and fleecy fabrics in the winter.
5. When layering, look for toppers and sweaters in neutral colors that go well with the other items in your leisure wardrobe—that way, when you throw a look together, you don’t have to worry about looking like a bag lady. (Think capsule wardrobe here)
6.Don’t forget cozy socks, and slippers at home and the track shoe craze when out and about!
7. When wearing Leisure wear out, adding a few statement accessories immediately elevate your look. I grab a scarf, necklace, sunglasses and a pair of boots or booties to take the look from lounging at home to running errands.
8.Adding an interesting shirt, jean jacket, bomber, vest or jacket with interesting detail elevates your look, adds warmth and street cred to your style.
Athleisure wear is here to stay, and it’s super comfortable, as we all know. It takes just a second or two to add that extra detail that elevates your look from the gym to the street, and keeps you from looking frumpy, dumpy and sweaty. No-one wants that!
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I love all things athleisure! Your tips are so perfect to keep the style looking clean & not like you just woke up!
I love well put together outfits from most all style signatures—but looking like one just rolled out of bed—while out in public—just doesn’t seem quite right to me, especially when you can get cute stuff like the items J.Jill sent and have the best of both worlds.
Working from home, I live in my workout clothes! Perhaps time for me to up my game from true athletic wear to a more athleisure approach. You make everything look so chic and polished!
Elizabeth | http://nattygal.com
Trust me, I have been working at home for just under twenty years. I learned to always get dressed—I’ve had those PJ work days only to have a Client need to see me ASAP—but with nice Athleisure wear you can be comfortable and, depending on the meeting, you can even get away with wearing some of the items to a meeting. Thanks for stopping by!
Great tips! Love the funnel neck dress!
Thank you so much Amy!
Delightful pieces, thanks for sharing them. I love the leisure dress over leggings – fab to lounge in. x Jacqui
Isn’t that dress the best? As I told Shelbee above, I have been wearing it non stop. It’s gotten a bit cooler here, and I am totally in comfort leisure wear. More great stuff to come over the next few weeks with the holidays coming. I hope you will stop back and check us out.
Oh my goodness, now that is athleisure I could get on board with! I love that dress and those booties are just fabulous!
Thanks Shelbee—I have been wearing the little dress almost non stop since it got it! In fact, I am wearing it as I write. The booties are courtesy of my daughter—she has several similar pairs so she gave them to me. When I put them with the dress and leggings it was super cute and surprisingly the boots are very comfortable too. Hugs, Nina
I do love good athleisure wear, and it’s actually what i need the most. Very good tips, and the dress is so cool and comfy.,
Thank you Kari! Glad to see you stopped by! Hope all is well with your new grand babies! I love your new look too!
i have to admit i fall into that rut too! i can’t imagine what i’ll do if athliesure goes out of style & i have to go back to jeans all the time!
I try to mix in some jeans and “dress up” clothes here and there—just so I don’t have total withdrawals if something happened to AthLiesure style.
I can TOTALLY relate to your ‘go to’ wardrobe!!! Being a stay at home momma of three kids (1, 2, and 3) I love comfy, but confess that I have experienced the rut you speak of!! Great article x
Hey Danielle, Thank you for stopping by! When my daughter was small I could have used clothes like these—the Yoga Pant craze didn’t start up until a few years ago, so I wore the dreaded ‘Mom jeans” for a year or two until I got the memo. Enjoy your little ones, I was glad to have stayed home—for the most part—I had my own company, but it allowed me to spend time with my daughter and I am completely grateful for that.
This is the type of post I like to read also because I’m always ready to change my style! So I’m glad to have read this amazing post, thanks for sharing it. Good photos 🙂
Thank you so much! Glad you stopped by!
I am a yoga girl and never thought to use one of my scarves a a wrap. I also live in fine athletic wear yet need to update my stock. So clever. All of the looks are stunning and comfy looking Nina!
I really love your tips and I love those monster booties. I would love to buy a pair if you have a link. I googled and couldn’t find them!
I love everything athleisure! Your style is great and you’ve shared some awesome tips here!
THanks Prerna! Glad you stopped by!
You’re showing such a fabulous outfit Nina!! Definitely chic and stylish!
Thanks for linking up with the Ageless Style Party!!
I love all the pieces and how you styled them. That scarf is so pretty! Thanks for joining in on the Style File Link up today!
These are really great tips! Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style!
Shelly | The Queen in Between
Thanks Shelley! I love your blog!
This looks great Nina! I am loving the tunic and that scarf is beautiful, love the colors. I am with you on athlesurewear! it doesn’t and shouldn’t look frumpy .. certainly with the selection that is out there.
Thanks for linking!
You would look stunning in the scarf I think!
Thank you! I havent been wearing a lot of color so it was a nice addition—and, what I love most is that the proceeds from the sale of this scarf go to charitable causes. I totally love it when companies give back.
Such great tips! Love the scarf!
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Athleisure ear has brought styling to another level! You look gorgeous xx