Athleisure: 9 key pieces to perfect the sporty trend

Athleisure,” the trend that takes sportswear-inspired separates from SoulCycle to dinner at Nobu, has been adopted (in varying degrees) by celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna and Beyoncé. The new crop of athletic-approved basics are as chic as everything else in your closet and even boast the same A-list designer labels.


Whether you prefer a smart tennis or golf outfit that’s anything but traditional, printed pants worthy of a marathon shopping spree or urban dance academy outfits with edge, these clothes, shoes and accessories combine sport with style.

Designer Spotlight

NikeLab + Sacai

Renowned for fashion-forward collaborations, NikeLab’s newest line teams with Sacai’s avant-garde founder Chitose Abe to reinterpret heritage sportswear silhouettes. The eight-piece capsule collection blends feminine and modern esthetics with Chitose’s “disruptive” style for a seriously pumped-up look.

Glam Gear

1. Kate Hudson + Fabletics

Our favourite fitness guru (and imaginary workout buddy) Kate launched her affordable workout line last year. “I want every woman to be able to afford great quality, great fit and hip styles,” she said. Since then the mother of two has expanded her collection to include a bright and playful range of outfits beginning at $65 per look (a top and bottom). Translation? More barre classes, ladies.
GET THE LOOK: Aruba Wrap Top, $43,

2. Beyoncé + Topshop

Beyoncé has teamed up with Topshop to create a range of clothing, footwear and accessories (launching later this year) that will have you channelling Sasha Fierce from the gym to the boardroom. “I have always loved Topshop for its fashion credentials and forward thinking,” said Queen Bey. “Working with the team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting!”
GET THE LOOK: Sporty Barrel Holder, $72,

3. Carrie Underwood + Calia

Country music star Carrie worked with DICK’S Sporting Goods on this line of activewear designed to suit women’s hectic lives. “It isn’t about the workout or the cute fluff,” says Carrie. “It’s about your lifestyle. I want to get things done and look good while I’m doing it.” These trendy, sweatproof items are ideal for layering and give your workout wardrobe an instant refresh.
GET THE LOOK: Calia Shapewear tights, from $45,

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