Kanye said it best in his song “Workout Plan”: “1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and get them sit-ups right. Tuck your tummy tight, and do your crunches like this”—Summer may be over, but the relaxed, chill vibes aren’t. We want to look like we tried without actually trying, ‘ya know?
The athleisure trend has us dreaming up ways in which we can wear the “track-pants look” without looking like we rolled out of bed or just came from Pure Barre.The key to mastering athleisure is to contrast the trend with smarter pieces in order to create a happy medium. We’ve chosen an otherwise basic grey sweatshirt and transformed it into a chic garment that can go from day to night. Pro tip: roll up the sleeves and French tuck it into a slightly cropped pair of trousers in the same colorway for a monochromatic look. Dress up your look with jeweled mules, lucite cat-eye sunglasses and a matching bag.
If that’s too smart for your liking, then maybe a more streetwear approach is more your speed. Try an abstractly printed hoodie with a pair of cropped jeans, white chunky-heeled mules, and a red clutch as a pop of color. Your track-pants will look 2.0 from the cubicle to happy hour.