What is the athleisure trend? A beginner’s guide to nailing stylish gym wear for women

What is the athleisure trend? A beginner’s guide to nailing stylish gym wear for women

There was a time when the workout section of your wardrobe and the everyday casuals section stood proudly aloof. Given the rise in fitness and women’s gym memberships over the past decade, the rotating wheel of trends deemed the intersection of the two suitable and thus, athleisure was born.

So, what precisely is athleisure and what can it do for your wardrobe? The simple conjunction of the words ‘athletic’ and ‘leisure’ houses a paradigmatic movement within the fashion industry as gym wear finds free reign as casual work attire. While the more obvious manifestations of this trend involve yoga pants becoming acceptable as outerwear beyond the gym and white sneakers replacing heels for party-wear, this trend has deeper roots that point to a shift within the sartorial circles as women increasingly seek functionality with fashion.


If you are an absolute beginner to this trend, start by adding easy layering to your usual workout wardrobe. Take your sports bra beyond the yoga mat by throwing on a bomber jacket as you top off your morning workout session with a refreshing stroll in the park. Pair the monochrome color palette of the Nanda sports bra with the Prema high-waisted leggings and cinch the outfit together with the Giri semi-fitted jacket for a fuss-free look.


Once you’ve acquired a certain level of comfort with this trend, look to flaunting the fruits of all your labour in the gym. Make the most of leg day with the Enigma shorts, available in classic black and petrol blue to help you make a statement as you make your way to the juice bar post workout. The Kosha bra top also offers a refreshing color palette of mint, pink or purple paired with heather grey to add some oomph to your workout selfies.


As you progress up the ladder, allow your inner fashionista to take free reign and take your off-duty sporty look beyond the gym. For quick airport runs in the AM, look for interesting detailing, like the cross-back Prasada tank that is crafted out of 60% modal cotton to guarantee your skin ultimate comfort as you navigate long check-in queues. Or add some style to your usual Sunday morning supermarket run with the Kara joggers, enhanced with side panel detailing, and the Union crop tee in a coordinated hue. Head to www.in.satvaliving.com to find stylish yoga clothes for supplementing the athletic wear section of your wardrobe.