Athleisure Essentials
Whether you’re pounding the pavement, working up a sweat at the gym or just grabbing a coffee with friends, the new generation of workout gear is designed to let you do it all. Here, we take a peek at some of the latest looks in athleisurewear.
Published 21 August

With the line between gym gear and casual fashion well and truly blurred, it’s safe to say that the athleisure trend has been embraced with a passion – right across the world. Maybe it’s the instant feeling of motivation, maybe it’s the fact that it helps us to multitask and get more done – either way, these super-wearable looks will leave you feeling ready for anything.


Following current streetwear trends, we’re seeing lots of ‘90s throwback looks with primary colour-blocking, bold logos and retro stripes. Subtle pastel tie-dye prints and earthy neutrals are also popular – both for guys and girls. Look for boxy muscle-style tanks and moisture-wicking tees in lightweight high-performance fabrics.


Tops from Nike, Levi's and Adidas

1. Nike

2. Levi's 

3. Adidas



For her: graphic prints are making their mark in leggings and shorts, often seen in soft animal, botanical and camo prints – and many with higher waistlines and well-designed sculpting benefits. For him: loose mid-length and running-style shorts, and tapered-leg trackies are on-trend, with navies, neutrals and pastels peeking through.


Bottoms from Lorna Jane, Lululemon and Rebel

1. Lorna Jane

2. Lululemon Athletica

3. Rebel



In women’s activewear, hoodies are going one of two ways: fitted and body-hugging or cropped and loose. Again, the ‘90s-inspired logos and primary colour-blocking is big, while earthy hues and soft neutrals also have their place. Guys’ jackets are also channelling the ‘90s, with bright parachute styles adding some welcome colour. As the warmer months approach, look for super-lightweight fabrics that allow for layering and can be easily stuffed into your bag.


Jackets/Jumpers from Superdry, Kathmandu and Levi's

1. Superdry

2. Kathmandu

3. Levi's



There’s never been a bigger choice of hybrid (casual meets performance) active footwear, which means that you can mix up your look depending on your mood. Super-modern silhouettes might come with chunky soles and a shock of neon, while low-key monochrome and mesh looks are still big, and the midrise basketball boot of the mid-80s is also making a comeback. Ladies, finish your look with a print duffle gym bag and sporty visor. Guys, the dad cap, rave-style bucket hat and classic logo snapback are all in favour.


Accessories from Superdry, Vans and Kathmandu

1. Superdry

2. Vans

3. Kathmandu

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