Fashion designers glean their inspiration from many channels, including the streets. Active wear has been a long-time inspiration to the fashion of New York City—with dancers, actors, and Broadway seekers dressing for comfort and ease, while rappers and singers embrace roomy pants and athletic jackets. Thanks to street style, designers have brought workout wear from training rooms to the front racks of fashion stores.

Comfort is the theme of 2017.

Which is why athleisure is one of this year’s hottest trends (and should be your new BFF). If you’re new to athleisure, here’s the low-down: it takes practical items, such as gym pants and sweatshirts, and transforms them from functional to fashionable—simply by dressing them up!

So if you love to live in yoga pants and sweats all day, this is the style for you! But to truly own this look, first you’ve gotta get the basics…

Our Fave Athleisure Basics



Whether you’re a fan of footwear that’s sporty or chic, adding a pair of sneakers to your closet is an athleisure MUST. So grab a pair of slip-ons or lightweight sneakers and keep them close at hand.


Every girl needs a solid set of tank tops in their closet. While these tank tops are perfect for the gym, they’re also adorable to wear out to lunch with your friends (especially the strappy ones!).



Our go-to choice of bottoms on any given day. Whether you’re running errands or running after some rambunctious kids, they’re perfect for any girl on the move. Double points if you actually use them for working out!

Ways to Dress Up Your Athleisure Basics



Instead of pairing a tank and leggings together, grab a flirty tunic and style it with leggings and sneakers. Throw in a pair of cool shades or a glam bag to take this chic look to a new level.



Cardigans allow for a stylish flair while “upping your athleisure game.” Look for ones that add a bright pop of color or a feminine touch to your outfit.



Add a dress to the mix to beautify your workout wear. Pair it with one of the basics, like sneakers or leggings, and a baseball cap for a sporty-chic look.

These are just a few of the ways to style athleisure! The best part is that you can make it all your own—add a cozy hoodie, sassy bomber jacket, denim jacket, or bright sneakers to your ensemble for a unique spin. With a little bit of creativity, you’ll be ready head to the streets in style after you’ve hit (or not hit) the gym.

Excited to start styling your look? Shop our athleisure collection here!