All signs point to the fact that activewear and athleisure is here to stay. And why not? From lounging to home spin class, activewear is a trend that seems made for real life, for once. (Of course, there are plenty of activewear pieces that are “sporty” in style only, so if you’ve got a workout in mind, choose clothes that can stand a little sweat.)
For something so effortless, there does seem to be lots of confusion around terms! So, here’s your cheat sheet to active looks.
Athleisure: Gym-inspired pieces, sometimes with luxe materials, that are perfect for a laid back lounge look or your “off-duty” styling.
Activewear: Pieces you can really move in, yet are just as good for wearing to hang in aka that pair of black leggings you wear everywhere. Activewear lets you dress to get in motion or stay in savasana, making it a comfy pick for wellness and on-the-go activities.
How do you style activewear?
Styling activewear can be simple and smooth—three easy steps and you’re on your way to effortless chic.
Step one: Start with a comfortable base like our go-to and comfy Weekender Leggings.
Step three: Seal it with a sneak. Our gold Hallie sneaker or printed Julie is always on point for wherever the day takes you. PS: It’s totally OK if it doesn’t involve the gym–we want you to be comfy wherever the day takes you.
What is considered activewear?
Activewear occupies the sweet spot between sportswear and loungewear. Our Lilly Luxletic line is activewear at its finest. Just don’t let the name ACTIVEwear fool you. Of course, it’s perfect for sporty endeavors but it’s equally up to running errands or whipping up brunch. When you want an outfit that merges fashion and function, our Luxletic activewear always wins. It’s casual wear with a twist.
How do you dress up activewear?
Mixing up your bottom and top choices is the game plan when you want to dress up activewear. Mix an activewear piece like our Weekender Legging with a luxe sweater like our Napa Cashmere or pair a great activewear top like our Kerah Long Sleeve T-Shirt with our South Ocean High Rise Skinny Ankle Pants. Combining your activewear pieces with other items from your wardrobe creates an interesting look.