Athleisure trend 2017: How to style your jackets

1st March 2017

Have you ever looked longingly at your gym leggings or that comfy hoody and just wished it was acceptable wear them on a  brunch date with your mates? Well, we love a stretchy waistline too, so no judgement from us, and we’re here to you tell it’s totally fine.

The athleisure trend has really been gaining popularity since 2016, mixing casual on trend pieces with traditional sportswear to create looks the likes of Gigi and Kayne would be proud of. It’s perfect for travelling, for casual days out or just lounging around the house. If you’re brave enough, you could even rock your yoga leggings at work.

Still unsure? When it comes to perfecting the look, in 2017, it’s all about the outerwear you choose. Here are a few ways to include those staple jacket pieces and nail the athleisure trend:

leatherPhoto credit: @dominicloneragan and @helenchikx

Leather athleisure

We’re sure you have a leather jacket hanging around somewhere – if not, we have a huge range of jackets right here on the site to choose from – and this is the perfect addition to the look.

How to wear it:

  • Guys – Straight leg jeans and a fitted t-shirt always look great under a leather jacket, but with a slim fit hoodie worn underneath (with the hood pulled out) you’re going to be nailing that athleisure trend. Jackets with hoods are always a good call.
  • Girls – Yoga leggings and a cami top are great for creating that casual, sport luxe trend you see on high flying fashion bloggers, while they’re being papped in the street – pull on some sporty hi-tops and finish off by draping your favourite leather jacket over your shoulders.

bomber Photo credit: @inspiringwit and @jessie_khoo

Bold in a bomber

Bomber jackets alone are synonymous with the athleisure trend and the sporty vibe it creates. They remind us not only of high flying aviators but also track athletes and the cool Jock in that American high school movie – making them the perfect addition to this sporty look.

How to wear it:

  • Guys – Let your bomber jacket do the talking, wear it open and undone with a pullover jumper for that gym hall vibe and pair with comfy chinos and white trainers to finish.
  • Girls – Skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple many of us wear near everyday, so team yours with a cropped slogan tee and wear these under your bomber jacket. A sports rucksack, slung over one shoulder and bright coloured fashion trainers will complete the look. Consider your hair too, a high ponytail suggests that you’re ready for for the gym at all times.

military jacketPhoto credit: @pati_bukowska and @_ajdarevic_

A daring duster

Duster coats and military jackets are the perfect mix of smart and casual, with longer length styles that make an impact when you walk in the room – perfect for introducing to your athleisure look.

How to wear it:

  • Guys – Military jackets are great for pairing with sporty pieces – aka your gym kit – if you’re just heading down out for a day around town or travelling somewhere new. Wears yours over a comfy t-shirt and some plain slim fit joggers (darker colours are best) then finish off with some good looking fashion trainers.
  • Girls – We reckon there’s a camel duster coat hanging in every fashion lover’s wardrobe, so be sure to pair yours with a cropped tee, some luxe joggers – yep, such a thing exists – and a pair of running shoes.

pufferPhoto credit: @roxyjacenko and @willamazing

Puffed up

Puffer jackets are hot when it comes to outerwear right now and great for featuring in your athleisure trend look, as they remind us of hiking and the great outdoors and we recommend you pair yours with a matching tracksuit. While a full on tracksuit might not sound all that appealing outside the gym, trust us on this. Choose a lighter colour – such as marl grey or even white – but avoid a hooded jumper.

How to wear it:

  • Guys – Perfect for airport runs and coffee dates in the winter, wear your tracksuit under a bright coloured puffer jacket and finish off with a comfy beanie.
  • Girls – Joggers with cuffed ankles are great for maximising comfort but also keep the ensemble form fitting and flattering for the ladies. Wear yours with your puffer jacket worn open and finish with canvas trainers and a leather shoulder bag.

@creaturesofPhoto credit: @creaturesof and @ethan.lubbe

The finishing touch

Baseball caps scream sporty and are regularly worn by those fashionable celebs, adopting the athleisure trend – or just to shield their faces from the cameras. Include one in your everyday look to add a hint of this sporty vibe.

How to wear it:

  • Guys – For a contrasting look, wear a preppy long sleeved shirt with straight leg jeans and white trainers then pair these with a baseball hat to work the athleisure trend into your outfit.
  • Girls – A pinafore dress, worn over a roll neck jumper and paired with sports socks and trainers creates a look worthy of the trend, top off with a baseball cap and you’re nailing it.

Ready to work the athleisure trend? Check out our range of jackets for men and women and team these with our hot sportswear pieces.

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