With scores of professionals zooming into the office, students logging into class online and everyone else staying close to home for most of the last year, athleisure has become the go-to for way more than workouts and weekend errands. Thankfully, staples like basic tops and yoga pants have given way to a relaxed fashion phenomenon, with pieces appropriate for nearly every scenario. Check out the exciting new fashions style expert Laura Steele curated to energize your not-just-for-exercise wardrobe, with clothing items from Athleta, shoes from Gus Mayer Shoes, jewelry from Levy's at Gus Mayer and bags from ShoeFly.
Dress up mauve-hued leggings with a fitted ballet-inspired wrap waist top that features soft silver details rippled throughout the fabric, a scoop neck and cap sleeves.
Bayview Tee in Cobblestone Grey, $59
Rainier Reflective Tight in Smoked Almond Brown, $109
Grab a lightweight high-neck fitted zip stretch jacket in white to top aqua leggings with waist-flattering criss-crossed fabric details and an aqua-grey watercolor print sports bra.
Exhale Printed Sports Bra in Serene Riviera Blue, $54
Salutation Jacket in White, $129
Elation Pirouette Tight in Riviera Blue, $98
Trail Trends Two Ways
Small print detailed leggings and matching fabric sports bras draw attention in mauve & pink or blue & violet shades. Add a long zip-front jacket that keeps out the wind and water or a short, fitted bomber-style version plus quilted duffles built for workout or tennis plus complimentary sneakers to tie these trends together and hit the trail.
On Riley Kate:
Momentum Camo Tank in Delicate Pink, $49
Drip Drop Jacket in Hearth Rose, $149
Rainier Printed Mesh Tight in Smoked Almond Brown, $98
OC Running Sneakers in Rosebrown/Camo from Gus Mayer Shoes, $130
Oliver Thomas Kitchen Sink Gym Tote in Rose Gold from Shoefly, $150
Ultimate Printed Bra in Sandstone Navy Multi, $54
Point Reyes Bomber Jacket in Bright White, $158
Rainier Printed Mesh Tight in Sandstone Navy Multi, $98
OC Running Sneakers in White/Sand from Gus Mayer Shoes, $130
Oliver Thomas Kitchen Sink Tennis Tote in White from Shoefly, $199
Detailed by Design
A white tank over a cropped sports bra tank perfectly compliment taupe biker leggings with fitted back pockets, tucked fabric details and zipper ankles that are anything but ordinary.
Conscious Crop Tank in White, $49
Ultimate Train Tank in White, $49
Delancey Moto Tight in Coffee House, $98
Cozy up with Color
Envelope yourself in a super soft slate blue long sleeve wrap layered over leggings in an orange and white small detail print and a cropped white sports bra tank for ultimate comfort.
Conscious Crop Tank in White, $49
Pranayama Wrap in Chrome Blue, $89
Salutation Stash Pocket II 7/8 Tight in Micro Cheetah Oxford Rust/Seasalt, $98
Forget your boring all-black uniform—try a new style of fitted crop tank and leggings in deep grey/green with figure flattering cutout details on both.
Conscious Crop Tank in White, $54
Mudra Crop Tank in Anthracite Grey, $59
Mudra 7/8 Tight in Anthracite Grey, $109
Don’t be afraid to mix colors, textures and patterns. Black and white leggings with a small detail print pair effortlessly with a long sleeve textured fabric top.
Momentum Camo Long Sleeve Top in Dark Surf Teal, $69
Salutation Stash 7/8 Pocket Tight in Micro Cheetah Oxford Black and Seasalt, $98
**Earrings from Levy’s at Gus Mayer:
14K Yellow Gold Small “Huggies” Hoops, $195
14K White Gold Diamond Studs, $595
*All clothing items from Athleta.
Laura Steele of Steele Style is a personal stylist based in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. She helps women curate their wardrobes, cull down and corral their belongings, and curate their appearances on the journey to find their best personal style. Follow her on Instagram @steelestylebhm and Facebook @SteeleStyle.