Saying goodbye to summer doesn’t have to mean it’s time for winter blues. Bring the fun of athleisure with you into the winter season with new winter athleisure outfits! When you can look just as good deadlifting as you do on date night, you’ll realize why winter athleisure outfits have become a viral trend.
But, let’s start with the basics. What is athleisure wear?
What Is Athleisure Wear?
Athleisure combines the words “athletic” and “leisure.” The athleisure fashion movement has become increasingly popular over the last decade or so. More and more people are realizing they can have it all. Functionality, fashion, and comfort can coexist in the magical unicorn that is athleisure outfits.
Winter is coming. Let’s get prepared with these six key pieces you’ll need for the best winter athleisure outfits.
Nothing screams street fashion or casual comfort like the classic hoodie. The long sleeves keep your arms warm, the hood keeps your head warm, and the front pocket keeps your hands warm. You get it. It’s warm.
Try something with a unique front pocket like this tan athletic hoodie. The front pocket features zippers to secure your keys, chapstick, or anything else you like storing when you’re headed out the door.
2. Cozy Bottoms: Joggers and Leggings
Have you ever heard someone say they hate being comfy and cozy? That’s the true beauty of bottoms like joggers and leggings—they’re made for everyone. Premium athletic bottoms like joggers and leggings are leading athleisure outfits this winter for gym-goers and couch lovers.
Don’t let the name fool you. Joggers aren’t just for people who jog anymore. You can wear joggers to class or the weight room. Compare slim fits to more relaxed fits, like these navy joggers, to see which you’d like better in your weekly rotation.
Find quality leggings made of strong fabric that can move, bend, and stretch with you. Beware of leggings that thin out when you put them on or your legs will be freezing all winter. Whether you’re putting in work on the treadmill or in the aisles of Trader Joe’s, a versatile pair of leggings like these high-waisted body-fit leggings with pockets is a solid choice this winter.
Most people who get ready for the winter temps tend to focus on layering up everywhere except their heads. The ultimate athleisure outfits have got you covered from head to toe! If you’re feeling fancy, top off your outfit with a fluffy bucket hat. Too much? No problem. Opt for a minimalist baseball cap or oversized beanie if you’re feeling a bit more casual for the day. Sometimes, it’s the small but mighty accessories that complete the best athleisure outfits.
4. Gym Shoes and Socks
Swap your summer shoes for a wide selection of athletic sneakers that can give you the proper support during winter, inside and outside. For an everyday shoe that can be worn with both athleisure outfits and non-athleisure outfits, check out a neutral black or white pair of waterproof sneakers with traction. Traction will help you avoid slipping on icy roads, and any waterproof option prevents your toes from getting soaked. No one needs frostbite this year! Make sure to pair your shoes with a warm pair of socks. While you should be wearing socks with your shoes year-round (obviously), double down on sturdy and warm socks in the wintertime.
5. Basic, Layer-able Tops
When the temps drop outside, the heat turns up inside. Avoid sweating your way through the winter with some basic athletic tops and tees. Simple, solid-colored tops like this crop top jacket or this lightweight drop-cut tee are perfect for layering. Now, you can go to the gym or grab lunch with the option to take off or keep on the right amount of layers.
What’s an athletic hoodie’s best friend? A statement winter coat. Wearing a hoodie under a classic trench coat is peak upscale winter athleisure fashion. This look is *chef’s kiss* and takes any average athleisure outfit to the next level! But if a peacoat or trenchcoat isn’t your vibe, think about something a little more lowkey like wearing your athletic hoodie under a quilted puffer jacket or a fun bomber jacket.