athleisure 3 ways
Back in the day when I originally wanted to start a lifestyle/fashion blog, I was spending a lot of my time in an office which meant I got to dress up every day and I loved it! Now that I’ve been working from home for about a year and half, most of the time I’m in gym clothes. Everyone says it’s important to get up and get dressed when working from home and I definitely agree, but it just feels pointless to put on a nice outfit to walk upstairs and sit at my computer. But since I know the power of feeling good in what you’re wearing, I’ve come up with a few in between options that make me feel confident and comfortable at the same time.
I have a feeling most people consider athleisure (or fableisure as Seb has decided to call it) to only be the classic of leggings + tank top, but here are three different versions that I wear regularly.
Option 1: Bra top + sweater
Arguably the most comfortable of all three versions. I never really thought of myself as a sports bra + leggings girl, but feel perfectly fine about it when I’m lounging around the house. The great thing about this is that if I get hot, I can just take off the sweater and cool down. Also, this is the coziest sweater known to man and it’s basically my housecoat. Are housecoats a thing anymore? If not, they should be. The cardigan is from UO quite a while back, but here’s a similar option and a white knit one I might need to add to my collection.
Bonus points on your athleisure ensemble if you have a matching cat.
Option 2: Shorts + pullover
My original version of this outfit was going to be norts and a half zip, but then my mom gifted me this adorable sweatshirt as a congrats on launching the blog and it needed a moment in the sun. The upside of this whole outfit is that it adds a little more color and pattern than your average athleisure look and I feel good about leaving the house in it. It also works reasonably well for those 80 degree fall days in the south.
Option 3: Leggings + Tee
This is my normal running errands outfit. Things that most people already own. Leggings and a decent t-shirt. Not one of the t-shirts I still have from high school that I work out in and have been washed 654,948 times. V necks work great for this as well. Also, I’m a fan of the french tuck even with leggings, especially if it’s an extra long tee that needs a little structure.
Other substitutes for this option include baseball tees, graphic tees, boyfriend tees, and crop tops. Athleisure doesn’t have to mean your regular tennis shoes either. Consider swapping converses or birkenstocks for the same vibe. Hopefully you’ve got a few new ideas for elevating your weekend or work from home wear. If it means I don’t have to wear real pants, I’m here for it.