Everyone loves wearing activewear because it’s not only practical and functional but extremely comfortable too. Of course, it can sometimes be hard to take your go-to workout pieces from the gym straight to brunch – luckily, this is where athleisure comes in!
Athleisure is the art of elevating your activewear with a few key pieces and some simple styling tweaks to create an outfit even Sporty Spice would be jealous of.
The outfit should be able to see you though a full barre class, and still feel put-together enough for you to want to wear it to any post-class engagement you have. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, luckily for you at Canberra Centre we have so many stores ready to show you how to dress up athleisure. So, without further ado, here are our best tips for upgrading your activewear style.
Play with colour
The quickest way to level up your activewear game is by adding colour! If you’re someone who has a go-to all-black activewear wardrobe, then adding a touch of colour to your wardrobe may be all you need to feel more put-together post-workout. Lululemon have an incredible selection of colourful activewear pieces that are bold enough to make a statement and subtle enough to still feel chic. We suggest taking a look at the athleisure at Rebel Sport too, as they have some more muted tones if you’d rather try a soft khaki before diving headfirst into a prominent pink. Can’t decide on just one colour? Look for colourful activewear that colour blocks with your favourite shades.
Try a new texture
The great thing about activewear is that it’s generally made with nylon and lycra. These two materials are super soft and fast drying, so you still feel fresh while you’re breaking a sweat. If you’re looking to enhance your activewear style, you don’t have to start looking for pieces made from different materials. Instead, look for pieces that still contain nylon and lycra, but are manipulated in a way that creates a more interesting texture. Lorna Jane stock ribbed activewear, that look amazing while still keeping moisture at bay. If you’re a runner, you may also want to try a pair of running shorts that are made with just nylon as it’s lightweight and perfect for those steamy summer morning jogs. Adidas and Nike have so many great nylon running shorts to choose from that you’re bound to find a pair that look and feel incredible.
Athleisure is more than just tights and crop tops. You can elevate your activewear style by exploring the massive world of athleisure and finding accessories that perfectly complement your go-to pieces. Grab a textured puffer jacket to wear to your post-class coffee, a sleek cap to wear to run club or an 80s-inspired windbreaker to add just a little extra something to your overall ‘fit. National Geographic Store, The North Face and Kathmandu have a great range of puffers for those chilly winter workouts and Universal Store have so many caps that you’ll be able to start your very own cap collection.
Test the all-in-one trend
If you’re looking to try something new when it comes to athleisure then we highly recommend jumping on the all-in-one trend! Whether you’re heading to a dance class or to the tennis court, there’s an all-in-one activewear piece that’ll make you feel ready for anything! Lululemon have jumped on this trend and have a great range of full length and bike short onesies that are reliable and durable. Rebel Sport also have a great range of court dresses, so whether you’re playing tennis, squash or pickleball, you’ll be ready to give your opposition a run for their money whilst looking fabulous.
When you’re asking yourself how to dress up your athleisure, you have to make sure that you’re not prioritising style over comfort. To look good you have to make sure you also feel good, so make sure that any pieces you add to your activewear wardrobe fit well and also align with your specific workout routine – you wouldn’t wear a long-sleeved dance onesie to a hot yoga class now would you? The team at Country Road can help you find the right activewear for your workout. They have such a wide range of pieces available as well, so if you’re someone who likes to regularly change up your workout routine and swap your reformer Pilates class out for a long-distance swim, you’ll be able to find everything you need for your specific activewear wardrobe.
There are so many ways to dress up athleisure and at Canberra Centre, you’ll be able to find everything you need to take your favourite activewear pieces from the gym straight to your post-workout engagements. So, if you’re ready to level up your activewear game, head into Canberra Centre to find your new go-to pieces.
Feeling inspired to start your Spring fitness but not sure which workout style suits you. See the team at Fitness First who offer a suite of classes to suit all fitness styles, alongside personal training to help you meet your fitness goals!