You can enjoy style and comfort now that athleisure wear is a trend in Australia.
Shopping Centre News reported that spending on athleisure items rose by 30 per cent in the past few years because people are using sports apparel and accessories for casual wear.
Large malls like the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre have opened up stores offering athleisure items, such as AJE ATHLETICA, Stylerunner, Exie, and Nude Lucy.
Now that sports apparel and accessories are more accessible, it’ll be easier for people to get their hands on elements that make up a stylish athleisure look.
So, if you want to rock the athleisure trend, here are a few tips that you should pay attention to.
Start with staple athletic products
There are a few staple fashion pieces that are present in most athleisure looks.
One of these items is a pair of sneakers, which also happen to be a must-have wardrobe piece, according to our article ‘Shifting to a more sophisticated wardrobe’. You can opt to invest in a pair of white sneakers, which can be easily mixed and matched with different types of clothes.
Aside from sneakers, hoodies are also staple products that you should have in neutral colours. Most of the Oakley hoodies are available in neutral colours like black, white, and grey, which makes them easy to pair with various tops and bottoms. These hoodies are available in gradient colours or patterns, which can help make your outfit look even more stylish.
Play with the colours of your clothes
Having basic athleisure apparel in neutral colours is helpful because you can pair them with tops and bottoms in vibrant hues.
Psychologist Dr Yvonne Thomas states that you can even wear bright shades for your top and bottom to boost your mood and feel lighter.
Dr Thomas said that adding a pop of colour to your outfit can prevent boredom and complacency in general. This is definitely true when it comes to fashion, which is why it’s recommended that you pair your neutral basic pieces with stand-out colours that you like.
To illustrate, you can wear pastel-coloured leggings to add a feminine touch to your outfit or choose bold neon colours to stand out from the crowd.
Mix clothes with various types of fabric
If you prefer to stick to neutral-coloured clothing, you can experiment with the fabrics of your apparel instead.
The most common types of fabric used in sportswear are polyester, nylon, spandex, and cotton. You can opt to pair your smooth nylon or spandex clothes with your textured cotton apparel to make your outfit look more stylish.
Another option is to use Nike clothes, engineered to have different thicknesses in one strip of fabric. While this feature is made for a practical purpose, these different types of thickness can also add to the structure of your clothes and make them look more eye-catching.
Accessorise in a simple manner
Most individuals don’t wear accessories to the gym. However, you can add a few key accessories, especially if you’re simply using your athleisure wear for casual events.
A watch is one key accessory you can incorporate into your athleisure look. You can use chunky and vibrant G-Shock watches or wear an Apple Watch with patterned straps to add colour to your outfit.
On top of that, you can also use different bag styles to dress up your look. You can use a small body bag wrapped around your outfit or dress up using round mini shoulder bags instead.
There are plenty of ways to rock an athleisure outfit. Make sure that you play with the styles, textures, and designs of your athleisure wear so that you’ll look stylish in such comfortable clothing.