4 Ways To Rock An Atheleisure #OOTD

Without looking like you just came from the gym

By Elizabeth Lee & Nicole-Marie Ng

Love the comfort of leggings and sweaters but don’t want to look like you’re heading out to exercise class?

The athleisure trend is everywhere these days — from runways to high street stores — and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Take cues from trendsetters and models of the moment, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, and learn how to rock this look.

 

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1. Rework the sports bra

Not everyone dares to step out of the house with just their sports bra on. To work this look, throw over an oversized blazer and pair it with a ladylike high-waisted skirt for a sexy, sharp take on this trend.

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1. Mango Crepe Blazer ($49.90).
2. Lululemon Lighten Up Bra ($65).
3. Dorothy Perkins Black And Red Zebra Print Tube Skirt ($46.90).
4. Jeffrey Campbell Tesoro Boot ($328), solestruck.com.

 

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2. Laid back prep

The varsity jacket doesn’t just belong on the football field. Modern and pretty iterations include silk or lace versions that look and feel good.

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1. H&M Jersey Dress ($39.90).
2. Zara Lace Bomber Jacket ($119).
3. Les Petits Joueurs Micro Janis Piano ($740), reebonz.com.sg. Use the code ‘WEDR10SG’ to enjoy a 10% discount. Terms & Conditions apply.
4. Adidas Stan Smith Shoes ($139).

 

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3. Loco for logos

Put down those running shorts and match your favourite logo t-shirt with a pleated skirt instead. A denim jacket adds interest and ties the look together.

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1. Adidas Floral Engraving Crop Tee ($55).
2. Warehouse Denim Jacket ($80).
3. Nike Black & White Free TR Flyknit Trainers ($243.34), asos.com.
4. Aviù Pleated Mid-Length Skirt ($375), farfetch.com.

 

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4. Sweater weather

Can’t bear to give up those comfy sweaters? You don’t have to. Add pops of colour to this casual ensemble to elevate it from drab to fab.

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1. Uniqlo Women Denim Leggings Pants ($39.90).
2. Fendi Roll Printed Textured-Leather Tote ($1,546), net-a-porter.com.
3. Topshop Casual Badged Sweater ($79.90).
4. Under Armour Micro G® Women’s Shoe ($69.99).

 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 156, July 8 – July 21, 2016, with the headline ‘All about sports luxe’.