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Cute Athleisure Outfits

I’ve been working from home for years, and one of my tricks for being productive and staying motivated is getting “ready” every day. This means real clothes, makeup, and sometimes even curling my hair. Feeling pulled together helps me feel on top of everything, and if I do venture out to run errands with Thomas, I’m already ready to go.

However, over the last year since having Thomas, I’ve grown more comfortable in athleisure outfits, as long as they look pulled together. The trick has been finding things that look really nice that still feel great all day. And, if I’m going to wear athleisure, I like to do my hair and makeup so that I look and feel like myself.

Today I’m sharing my favorite recent athleisure picks and why I love them. I’ve included both cold and warm weather outfits, but the cold weather outfits have been recently updated. I’ll update the warm weather looks as we get closer to the spring. First up, winter athleisure looks.

Let’s dive in!

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Cold Weather Athleisure

Joggers

Joggers are one of my favorite staples for an athleisure outfit. However, since I’m 5″1, I had to try lots of different brands before finding a pair that I really loved. These Vuori performance joggers are perfect on me. They’re baggy enough to look athletic, while still not swallowing me. In addition, I recommend getting a black pair, since the grey can look a lot like pajamas.

This is a really old photo, but you can see how I’ve paired the joggers with a denim jacket, making this outfit look more like “real” clothes instead of sweats. I can easily take the jacket off for a super cozy outfit, and then put it back on when I’m going out.

Athleisure Outfits

Outfit linked here

I’ve also included a few collages of outfits that include joggers for some inspiration! Hopefully, you can find a few items in your closet to help create these looks.

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Jacket | Sweater | Joggers | Shoes | Similar Earrings

cold weather sporty outfit

Jacket | Top | Joggers | Watch | Shoes

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Hoodie | Similar sweater | Joggers | Shoes

Spanx Leggings 

A few years ago, these SPANX faux leather leggings took the world by STORM. I’m still wearing mine and I really love them. I pair them with a sweatshirt or top that isn’t too long. Since I’m a petite 5″1, I try to wear tops that are cropped or at least not super long, since they tend to make me look shorter. These are a great athleisure piece for your closet since they are comfortable like most leggings are (although, they’re a little stiffer than Lululemon align leggings since they have a coating!) but the sheen makes them easy to dress up. I wear the Petite length in a size Small.

SPANX faux leather leggings outfits

Outfit links here

Once you’ve run your errands, slip on a pair of your favorite slippers or house shoes, and you’re cozy for the rest of the day. This shirt is from Lake Pajamas, and while it’s technically loungewear, the color and cut is be cute tucked into jeans in the front.

How to wear SPANX faux leather leggings

Outfit links here

And here’s a similar look. To make this feel more pulled together if I was leaving the house (it was snowing this day so I didn’t plan to;)), I’d pull on a pair of sneakers and a cute backpack purse.

How to wear SPANX faux leather leggings

Outfit links here

I’ve included a few collages below as well that include SPANX leggings to give you a feel for how to style them. In fact, you can probably find something similar in your closet. So I thought these would give some inspiration.

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Patagonia pullover | Spanx Leggings | Similar Watch | Shoes

Athleisure for cold weather

Similar jacket | Top | Leggings | Similar watch | Shoes

spanx leggings outfit idea

Pullover | Leggings | Shoes | Similar Earrings

Cozy layering piece

Another piece I think is essential is a cute top or something to layer with. I always feel more pulled together when my top is structured or has some visual interest. I also typically go for a thick sweatshirt that has some structure or a vest. Both are cozy and comfortable, but they’re appropriate for leaving the house too.

This funnelneck top is by Madewell and I’ve worn it ALL winter. This color is almost sold out, but there are 4 other great options. The high neck gives this outfit some structure and visual interest, versus an oversized crewneck sweatshirt that can look a little sloppy.

Cozy layering piece

Outfit linked here

A vest also adds interest to an outfit and makes it feel more “put together”. This shearling vest is from H&M and is currently on sale for $15.

shearling vest

Outfit linked here

Here are a few more cute athleisure outfit ideas!

Adizero Boston 8

Similar sweater | Leggings | Shoes

Lululemon Align Pant

Similar sweater | Leggings | Shoes | Earrings

Cute sneakers

One last item to create a cute athleisure look is a cute pair of sneakers. I’ve searched high and low and have two favorites that are cute with both leggings and jeans. I wear them year round, but I especially appreciate how easy it is to pair them with a more casual athleisure outfit. I prefer something cute like this instead of running shoes, since I try not to wear my running shoes for anything other than running to make them last longer.

My all time favorites are these leather Veja Campo sneakers. They’re classic, not too busy, flat (which makes them super casual) and not bulky at all. They only come in full sizes, so if you’re a half size, go up. I typically wear a 6.5, so I get a 7 in these.

Veja Campo sneakers

Outfit links here

You can see how I’m styling the Veja sneakers below. I love how seamlessly their pair with leggings.

Veja sneakers athleisure look

Outfit links here

While I wouldn’t call the outfit below athleisure since it includes jeans, I love how these sneakers can be paired with practically anything.

Veja sneakers with jeans

Outfit links here

The second pair of sneakers I love this year are by Madewell. These trainers are slightly bulkier, which looks great with jeans and leggings, but I would say they look more athletic than Vejas. They’re also leather, which is great for colder months, and I love the neutral tones. See how I’ve styled them below.

Madewell trainers

Outfit linked here

Madewell trainers review

Outfit linked here

Madewell trainers athleisure look

Outfit linked here

My Favorite tops for cold weather athleisure 

The trick for athleisure tops is to wear something a little nicer than the bottoms. For me, this means sweaters. It may seem a little strange at first, but throwing a sweater on with joggers or leggings and a pair of sneakers is what makes combines the ath (athletic) and leisure!

Stay warm and cozy! And keep an eye out for when I update the warm weather athleisure outfits in a few months!

Warm Weather Athleisure Outfits

*Links may be outdated. Check back for updated links closer to the spring.

When it’s warm (ahem, HOT) outside, athleisure is amazing. So, I guess the consensus is that athleisure is great year round. My problem with some athleisure looks is that they’re too athletic looking or they’re not comfortable enough. So below, I’m rounding up outfits that are both feminine and comfortable.

Summer Athleisure

To create a good warm weather athleisure look you need 3 things: 1. A top or tank that doesn’t require a complicated bra, 2. bottoms that aren’t tight or hugging you in uncomfortable places, and 3. Shoes that can go on a long walk around the block no problem. For me, that’s cute sneakers. Sometimes I’ll also wear my Birkenstocks out on walks, but I’m always glad when I’m wearing real sneakers. I also like to have a  lightweight sweater to throw on since I get cold inside with the air conditioning running. (My desk is right over an AC vent!)

My favorite athleisure tops

You’ll see these paired with my favorite shoes and bottoms within the outfits below.

My favorite athleisure bottoms

I love shorts and skirts (or skorts) right now. Especially for golf! And, so many of my favorite golf skirts work well for athleisure!

My favorite athleisure shoes

I’ve recently become obsessed with JSLIDES shoes. They’re crazy comfortable and look cute!

Okay, now onto a few outfit ideas! Almost everything in these outfits can be found at Nordstrom (my favorite place to shop) and since they have free shipping and returns, you can try anything you want without worrying about it!

Outfit #1 

I love this exercise dress paired with the JSLIDE shoes. Would I ever exercise in it? Nope. But it’d work for golf or tennis and for feeling cute and comfy all day in the summer. See all the outfit details here.

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Outfit linked here.

Outfit #2 

The pop of pink makes me happy. You don’t have to wear an athletic top with this outfit, but it’s sure nice when it’s hot outside. The thing I love most about this is the skort. I got this in navy a week ago to try for golf, and I LOVE IT. It’s the best golf skirt I’ve tried! I love the white color. It would be cute with any color top! See all the outfit details here. Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

 

Outfit details here

Here’s a photo of the skort on me!

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Details

Outfit #3

I love this ribbed Zella tank. I love the fitted look and the white color, since it could be worn with anything. Since it’s by Zella, it’s sweat wicking which is amazing compared to most everyday white tanks. I’ve had OnCloud shoes for years, and I love that they’re SO comfortable and slip on!

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Outfit details here

Outfit #4

Here’s an example of a regular cotton tank with athletic shorts. You couldn’t know these are athletic shorts by looking since they have a cute paperbag waist, but the material is sweat wicking! I’d pair them with my favorite visor from this summer. All the outfit details here.

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Outfit Details here

Outfit #5

I LOVE this look because it’s so simple (I could probably recreate this without purchasing anything) but so cute. This is just a flowy Zella tank and skirt. I could also wear this skirt for golf with a collared shirt, and I know I would wear these shoes with jeans in the fall. This would be the perfect look for a weekend! All the outfit details here!

cute sporty outfits

Outfit Details here

Outfit #6

These shorts are from Athleta and I need them. The waistband looks so comfortable. And I also love that they look like J.Crew chino shorts. See the outfit details here!

cute summer sporty fashion

Outfit details here.

Outfit #7

I love this red tank! Such a fun top for working out and casual day! These shorts are linen, so not sweat wicking but super light and comfortable. Outfit details here.

summer athleisure fashion

Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

Outfit details here

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Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Hillary
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    Love your style! Such cute and cozy styles. All about the turtlenecks 🙂

  • Reply
    Haley
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    My wallet is about to hate me hah! I’ve been searching for more joggers. Thank you!!

  • Reply
    Heather
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    Love these!! Thank you for the post!!

  • Reply
    Brittney
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    Hello! I loooove these looks, thank you! Do you happen to know the name of the coral Alo Yoga sweatshirt you posted in the first look? The link is expired.

    Thank you, Much appreciated!

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