Growing up my mother never wore sneakers let alone sweatpants so for me, ahtleisure wear wasn’t exactly something I embraced until recently. Now I’m obsessed. I mean obsessed! A cozy pair of sweats and t-shirts can look pretty slick as long as you’re accessorized to the nines. Seriously. Haven’t you seen the Kardashians sporting their mega-big hoop earrings and their designer sunglasses looking all cute and shit in a bra tops and some sweats? Ya.
Well, I’m not exactly striving for that whole Kardashian look, but I do appreciate them so I’m gonna take a page out of their book and try to glam up my sweats just a little. Below you’ll find three easy outfit ideas for how to wear your ahtleisure so you can still look badass.
BTW - we shot these looks on the weekend and Geoff and I were running errands afterwards and I got a few compliments on outfit number 3, which is the outfit I was wearing after we finished shooting. There you have it, tried and tested and real life approved!
LOOK ONE || LAYERS
Every time I travel I always seem to wrap a shirt around my waist because to me it's the ultimate cozy-comfortable wear. If I get cold, I can throw on my shirt and if it's too warm, no biggie, I'll leave it around my waist. Since I'm going for that layered look here I really wanted to have fun with proportions and texture so I added a scarf (because it was actually cold the day we shot this) to tie in the charcoal colour from my shirt and to keep the outfit from looking too black and heavy. I just feel very comfortable here and this look is something that I would rock on the weekend or if I'm boarding a plane.
WHAT I'M WEARING: Aritzia baseball hat. The Kooples leather jacket and scarf (years old, sorry!). Ray-Ban sunglasses. Queen of Hearts Collection criss cross tank and black joggers (exact pieces available here on my shop). Acne men's sweater in a size medium for that oversized look. Vans metallic sneakers. Alexander Wang Donna bag.
LOOK TWO || BI-COSTAL COMFORT
For this look I ditched the sweatshirt and the leather hobo bag and went for a simple ahtleisure look. This reminds of me the kind of outfit that would be suitable for the comfort of LA, where people are more laid back in terms what what they wear, or it would look amazing and super chill in New York as well. I just love how simple this outfit is! Of course layering a moto jacket overtop completes the look and makes it look more badass and less, "I just came back from the gym". BUT, if you want to show off the gorgeous detail on this tank (exact here), just ditch the jacket!
LOOK THREE || SWEAT SUIT
For the last look I'm going to ditch the moto jacket *gasp!*, and throw my Acne sweatshirt back on and just go for a super chill weekend look. Even though this outfit is the epitome of comfort, it doesn't look sloppy because of how it's but together. Around my face; the gold details on my Ray-Ban aviators bring in a little bit of glam, as does the burnt orange lipstick. I'm also wearing a thin gold necklace, which you can't really see from the pics here, but again it adds to the illusion of being more put together. On my hands: my nails are done in a nude polish and I've accessorized with a silver David Yurman cable bracelet and my black leather Valentino Rockstud bracelet. Again, metallic shoes can make any outfit look incredible, so my bronze metallic Vans are the perfect way to complete this outfit. (BTW- I scored these sneakers on sale. They're from a past season and I can't find them online anymore so maybe have a look at a Vans outlet store where they carry older styles to see if you can find them there).
HOW TO DRESS UP ATHLEISURE WEAR
- Accessorize! Get some fun glasses and bust out the jewelry!
- Wear metallic shoes! Metallic footwear will dress up any outfit, ahtleisure included.
- Do your hair! The Kardashians do it best. You know those adorable french braid, pig tails things they do? Yup do those. Or, just throw on a hat like me if you’re lazy.
- Rock a moto jacket! Nothing screens "I've got my shit together" more than an amazing moto jacket. I bought this one two years ago and I still wear it all of the time. Best. Investment. Ever.