Athleisure is one of the most popular menswear trends right now.
And exactly what is ‘Athleisure’?
Well, it is a combination of leisure wear and athletic wear. The most popular athleisure trend example would be the sneaker obsession. The concept revolves around a comfortable, laid back yet fashionable and edgy look.
Whether it is the cool celebrity looks that we spot or an influencer’s street style look, it’s a trend that is here to stay.
However, styling an athleisure look is not as easy as it seems. The effortlessness of a well styled look is hard to recreate.
Worry not because we are here to help you out!
Today, we will not only discuss how to style athleisure for men but also the many style mistakes that most men end up making.
Stay Away From Skinny Fits
Like we discussed earlier, athleisure is about relaxed fashion. This means that uncomfortable skinny jeans or t-shirts are not a great idea. They distort the very intent of an athleisure look by making you look more put-together. Remember to stick to anything between slim to oversized silhouettes and you’ll be sorted.
Mix And Match
The whole concept of this trend is mixing and matching some athletic pieces with your usual wardrobe. An easy way of doing this is to get statement athleisure pieces. Some examples would be a bomber jacket, joggers, chunky sneakers/trainers and caps. Even if you wear any one of these elements with your regular casual wardrobe, your look will be complete.
Layering Always Helps
When nothing else works, just layer some complementary pieces over each other. We know what you’re thinking. Layering in the summer is highly impractical. Well, not if you choose the right pieces. Go for some linen and cotton summer jackets or even statement printed shirts that can be worn as a jacket over a basic tee. Add some athletic accessories like a cap and you’re done!
Invest In Good Sneakers
Sneakers are the flag bearers of the athleisure trend and the ultimate answer to “how to style athleisure”. Invest in a statement pair of sneakers and half your job is done. They can single handedly make any outfit look athletic. Wear them with a basic jeans and t-shirt, chinos, joggers or even a short kurta, they will literally go with all your casual and semi-formal pieces.
Don’t Overindulge In Loud Prints
Prints are of course a great way to elevate any outfit. However, while styling athleisure looks, stick to minimal and subtle prints. Don’t add too many printed pieces in your looks. While print on print is a great trend too and is equally popular these days, it’s a little tricky to style. If not done right, it can easily make any look a bit too busy. So it’s best to stick to minimal prints initially. You can experiment once you have the confidence and a better understanding of your style.
Athleisure is one of the most popular fashion trends right now. We hope this guide will help you nail it every single time! Simple fashion tips like these can make a huge difference. Try them out and let us know in the comment section below how you liked them!
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