Athletic wear worn in any setting – a trend known as “athleisure” – has taken the fashion world by storm. In recognizing a woman’s need for comfortable, attractive clothing, designers are creating clothing which can be worn everywhere from the gym to the office. If you want to put this look to work for you, here are three rules you need to follow in order to wear workout clothes in any setting.
1. Never skimp on quality.
Wearing athletic wear in non-athletic settings is becoming more and more acceptable. What is NOT acceptable? Wearing clothing which is torn or thinning or is otherwise not in good shape. As many women have learned the hard way, cheap leggings are prone to wearing thin in embarrassing spots. This is why purchasing quality athletic wear is so important. With the popularity of this trend, places from box stores to pharmacies are starting to sell athletic wear. And all of us have been known to fall prey to convenience and low price tags. But if you want clothing which can be won in a number of settings, then you need to know that what you are buying is made from durable, long-lasting materials.
We recommend Wear It To Heart’s Solid High-Waisted Leggings for a quality legging which is perfect for everyday wear. Available in both black and blue, these leggings are sure to make a welcome addition to your wardrobe. The solid legging is the foundation for any athleisure wardrobe. Start with quality with these leggings crafted from Salutex fabric with four-way stretch. These high-waisted leggings will keep you comfortable and stylish whatever your day has in store.
If leggings are not your style, Wear It To Heart also carries track pants, such as our new Mokume Sparkler Track Pants. Track pants give you the comfort and wearability of leggings but in a less body-hugging style.
2. Double-check your butt coverage.
The key to successfully pulling off the athleisure style is to know where the boundaries are. No matter how great your body looks, you will still never hear someone recommend that you wear yoga leggings and a sports bra to your next board meeting. Therefore, when we say to double-check your coverage, we are actually referring to the need to make sure you are not showing off too much skin. When you hear objections to people wearing leggings as pants, the complaint usually lies with how tightly the leggings fit over the rear end. A simple way to avoid this complaint is to always make sure that your butt is covered at work or in other non-athletic settings. You can do this by wearing a long sweater or a tunic paired with jeans, for example. The bottom line is that athleisure is supposed to make you feel comfortable. And if you are constantly worried that your apparel is too “over-the-top,” you will have trouble feeling comfortable. So play it safe and cover your rear – both literally and figuratively.
3. Try something new.
Wearing a pair of black leggings is always a great choice, but it isn’t exactly cutting-edge style. If you truly want to break out of your current clothing cycle, you should try something completely different. Consider some printed leggings or track pants, for example.
These Urban Camo Leggings give you the reliability and durability of our traditional leggings, but with a fun camo print. They are a great choice for running errands, playing with your kids, or even a girls’ night out. Try pairing with military boots and a white blouse with a bomber jacket, or with a sexy mesh top for a night out.
And don’t forget that you can also incorporate sexy sports bras into your everyday wardrobe as part of the athleisure look. Our high neck bras, such as the Adder High Neck Bra, have a large sexy cutout along with a mesh back to give you the ultimate in stylish wearability. Once you feel how soft and comfortable a well-made sports bra can be, you’ll never want to take it off.
Wear It To Heart makes fun and flirty activewear for women. While our clothing is built to withstand the most rigorous workouts, we also know that most women wear their athletic clothes to places other than the gym. That is why we focus on form as well as function. We carry leggings, tops, pullovers, and even shorts, giving you the perfect arsenal to build your athleisure wardrobe.