Since having Thomas, I’ve worn more athleisure than I used to and I’m loving it. I still like to get ready in real clothes even while working from home, but I’ve found that athleisure can still feel pulled-together. Some days it’s hard to get a workout in AND a shower, so comfortable clothes that I can throw on fast are key. It’s also important to me that I’m able to go on a walk with Thomas mid-day without changing clothes, so that’s another reason athleisure has been so great.
When I originally published this post, I had just had Thomas and it was late fall! Since then, I’ve switched out my joggers and leggings for shorts and skorts, so that’s what you’ll see below. But don’t worry, I left the cold weather options below so we can reference them again once it cools off. I hope to keep this post updated with current links and looks for all seasons.
Let’s dive in!
Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas
Now that it’s warm (ahem, HOT) outside, athleisure is amazing. And I’m sure I’ll say the exact same thing when the winter rolls around too – how amazing it is to feel cozy all day. 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 today, I’m rounding up outfits that are both feminine and comfortable.
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!
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.
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.
Here’s a photo of the skort on me!
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!
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.
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 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!
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Cold Weather Athleisure
When it cools off again, this is what I’m excited to wear! Some links are outdated, but I’ll update them as it cools down this fall!
Joggers are a little tricky. Since I’m petite, I have to make sure they don’t look baggy, and that they hit my ankle at the right spot. Some of the best joggers I’ve found are from Athleta or Lululemon. In this outfit, I paired this with my all time favorite denim jacket with a lightweight sweater. I love these joggers from Athleta because they are thin and slimming. I’ve had this denim jacket for years and love it. And I really love this sweater/sweatshirt. It comes in lots of colors too. These sneakers are by Nike. I love that they give me a little height.
Cold Weather Athleisure
These joggers are from Nordstrom and I love the cut. I like the look of wearing a sweater on top and joggers on the bottom, but the key is to front-tuck the sweater. Since joggers aren’t as slimming as leggings, you want to make sure you accentuate your waist by tucking a little bit of the front of the sweater loosely into the front of the joggers. These earrings are so dainty and perfect for wearing everyday. Same sneakers as above.
I love the back of this white tie-back tank! This outfit is similar to something I would travel in. I always take my Madewell denim jacket with me on every trip. The joggers are by Athleta and they’re the cutest I’ve found so far. The watch is a smart watch but still looks cute, and the sneakers are Nike.
I love this green sweater and this textured hoodie. These joggers look so comfy and they’re Lululemon so you know they’re made well! The sneakers are Nike and I really love them! I’ve had them for a few weeks now.
One of my favorite pair of leggings are the faux leather leggings from Spanx. When I first tried them on I thought they might feel too tight, but I’ve grown to love how they fit. I wear the petite size and the length is perfect. I saw this pullover by Dudley Stephens on Tuckernuck’s website and it would be perfect to wear with leggings since it’s a little longer. These all white sneakers are by Veja.
This outfit is a little more casual with the Patagonia pullover (linked similar). I’ve had this pullover for years and years and I still love it. It’s great on it’s own but also works well for layering under a heavier coat. This watch is so pretty AND has smart watch capabilities –– win win. I love the pink color too. These sneakers are by Veja and I love the red color. And of course, Spanx leggings.
I love this combo because the jacket is so unique. It wraps to close, but when you leave it open it hangs so nicely. It’s similar to a cardigan. This top is by Zella which is Nordstrom’s workout brand. I really like the color. Leggings are Spanx, of course and shoes are Vejas. And the same watch as above!
Cozy Layering Piece
I love this J.Crew pullover with the pink detail. This would be so cute with a nice pair of leggings. These are by Zella and they’re looser than normal leggings but tighter than joggers. I wear them all the time and LOVE them. I wear this Garmin watch almost everyday, and it’s my favorite running watch of all time. These shoes are really cute and give me a little bit of height.
Isn’t this sweater so cool? I love the neckline. This color is also perfect for fall and winter. The leggings I linked are the Lululemon Align Pant and they’re the best of all time. I can’t sing their praises enough. Earrings are cute little dainty studs that would be perfect to wear everyday. And of course, sneakers are Nike.
Last but not least is this blue sweater. I love the bell sleeves and that it’s loose fitting. I linked the same leggings here as above. And the shoes are a pair of my favorite running shoes, the Adizero Boston 9. I love that you could wear a workout tank under the sweater and be ready for a workout instantly!
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!
My Favorite Layering Pieces
I love having cute cardigans and jackets when I’m dressing down. Here are my favorites.
Cute Athleisure Outfit Ideas
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