5 cute athleisure outfits by Nike to wear now
Show off your individuality while staying comfy in these everyday athleisure outfits.
Athleisure blurs the lines between activewear and everyday style, making it a go-to, even if the only place you're headed is the sofa. Designed to effortlessly blend comfort and functionality, athleisure clothing is a staple for crafting simple, versatile ensembles. Unlike traditional workout outfits worn during a sweat sesh, athleisure outfits can be thoughtfully curated for a range of different occasions.
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Cute athleisure outfits offer a seamless transition from fitness routines to everyday activities, elevating casual outfits to new heights—whether you're running errands, meeting up with friends or prioritising your recovery game. With their unique ability to combine performance-driven elements and timeless designs, everyday athleisure outfits strike a balance between active living and self-expression.
Essential pieces to have in your wardrobe for athleisure outfits
Women's athleisure outfits include key pieces such as sweatshirts, joggers, hoodies, sports bras, leggings, bike shorts and matching workout sets. All of these staples can be combined with various other favourites, from cargo jackets to button-down skirts. Here are some quick tips on how to construct an elevated athleisure outfit.
A coordinated tracksuit set paired with a crisp pair of sneakers exudes an effortless yet intentional look. Opting for sneakers that are lifestyle-focused can instantly alter the look, making it more ready for brunch than bicep curls. Leggings paired with T-shirts, long-line sports bras and crop tops provide a functional base, ideal for a busy day out and about. Layering with a structured jacket is one solution to build a polished result. When styling separates together, think of athleisure outfits in the same way as you do your other go-to wardrobe outfits and reach for designs that genuinely speak to you.
Ready to head out the door? Think again. Be sure to pile on the accessories. These help bridge the gap between fitness wear and elevated fashion. A sleek bag heightens cosy coordinates, transitioning the outfit from gym-class throwbacks to adulting-ready appeal. You can even swap out traditional sneakers for platform sandals to reflect a comfortable and casually cool vibe.
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1. Consider palette and proportion
A coordinated colour palette is a fail-proof way to elevate casual athleisure pieces. Even combined neutrals—shades of brown, tan and black—feel dynamic when thoughtfully integrated. Proportion can invigorate relaxed silhouettes to accomplish a finished look. A slim-fitting top creates sleekness when paired with loose sweat shorts. High-top sneakers, tall socks and a waist pack tie it all together.
2. Swap your sneakers
While sports bras and leggings get plenty of play during a workout, they're prime to tackle that never-ending to-do list, too. The simplest way to bring more of an edge to elastane separates? Swapping out performance sneakers for a chunky suede pair to level up the overall aesthetic. Complete the look with utilitarian extras, like an oversized windbreaker and tote bag.
3. Match for the win
A matching set is an easy default athleisure outfit when working from home, travelling or being out and about. Coordinates are inherently put together yet delightfully laid-back, especially in cosy fleece. Bonus points for reaching for a light-hearted colour like periwinkle or bright green. Add some punch to this activewear combo with tonal sneakers, a classic baseball cap and rectangular sunglasses.
4. Add a structured layer
Black leggings exist as a forever wardrobe staple—for working out and working a cool-girl, unassuming look. A structured jacket is a slick way to steer your outfit in the direction of an off-duty go-getter—especially when it features a cute pair of capri leggings and a fitted cropped tee. A low-profile sneaker offers a light, barely there feel akin to ballet flats, while evoking a city vibe. Similarly, a nylon cross-body bag with polished metal hardware keeps your hands free to schlep with ease.
5. Go wide (leg)
Tracksuit bottoms are peak athleisure. A wide-leg pair adds a nostalgic undertone to the outfit's silhouette. If you enjoy prints, a printed top makes for a splashy effect when paired with solid-toned trousers. A lightweight cropped jacket is a sensible layer to have on hand when a chill strikes, while Nike Dunks and a heritage hip pack round off the look with a sporty impact.
Words by Laura Lajiness Kaupke