You don’t have to be sporty to wear athleisure

How To Wear Athleisure
Athleisure sounds comfy, but there’s more to this sports luxe trend than throwing on designer sweatshirts and tailored track pants. It’s needless to say that we want in, but at what cost? That’s when the Infinite Wardrobe comes in: complement your current wardrobe and explore new styles without spending more.
So how and what new styles do you inject into your rotation? Here are four easy sartorial cues from the Style Theory team to do athleisure for non-sporty women:

Athleisure Element #1: Jackets

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The next time you reach for those sweat-wicking lightweight jackets to complete that post-workout look, think twice. Go big on the oversized varsity jackets or try cropped bomber jackets to go with maxi dresses. With athleisure, it’s all about the colourway too, so amp it up with pinstripe maxi dresses instead of plain colours to pull that sportswear enthusiast outfit together.
From Your Wardrobe: Silk maxi dresses
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Bomber Jackets

Athleisure Element #2: Bright & Metallics

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Bright fashion doesn’t have to be tacky; be it a pop of colour from your bright sneakers (or even just neon laces if you only own white trainers) or minimalist metallic side-stripe on your outfits, it’s easy to pair bright outfits and accessories with your monochrome pieces to achieve that athleisure sporty look–without sweating on purpose!
From Your Wardrobe: Sports bra and yoga pants
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Metallic co-ords

Athleisure Element #3: Sheer

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Colour averse? Trade neon for sheer panels. Most activewear is designed with mesh panels, why not work that functional accent into your athleisure pieces? The mesh look adds laidback luxe to your outfit, while the other monochromatic pieces round up the look with effortless sophistication.
From Your Wardrobe: High waisted styles
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Tops with sheer elements

Athleisure Element #4: Proportions

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Oversized clothes can look sloppy. Play with proportions with monochrome pieces for a put-together look. Try oversized sweaters with leather pencil skirt to balance your silhouette, or go boxy crop tops and long bottoms to create a hi-lo proportion.
From Your Wardrobe: High-waisted bottoms
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Crop tops

Style Tip: Invest in a pair of white trainers and a simple cap to take these looks out for a run. You’ll find athleisure easy to pull off without overhauling your closet when you rent, wear, repeat with Style Theory.

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