The athleisure trend has proven to be more than a passing fad and we're not surprised - it's the perfect fusion of fashion and function. Trendy sports bras and classic sneakers are tons of fun to experiment with, but the cornerstone of the activewear look is the legging, which has quickly been adopted as a wardrobe staple. Touted for their versatility and comfort, leggings can take you far beyond the gym - if you know how to style them right!
We consulted 5 athleisure experts whose legging game is on point. They've shared their top legging picks and how they'd style them outside the gym. Shop their style and get ready to take your athleisure look to the next level!
From acai bowls and super smoothies to fit tips and booty workouts, Kallie House's Instagram (@kal_fitlife) is full of motivating health and fitness inspo. But what really catches our eye is her killer workout style. Whether she's keeping it casual in Nike sweats and a sports bra or experimenting with cutouts, bold colors, and prints, Kallie's look is always on point. And she doesn’t hesitate to bring her favorite activewear to the street.
Kallie tells us, "My favorite leggings right now are the Captain Ankle Tights by Alala. I would "dress" these up with my typical street style: a grey tee, white low-top converses and an oversized cardigan."
Photographer Corrine Noel's fitness-centric feed (@noelcorrinne) is all about empowering women and inspiring them to be their best selves. When she's not snapping pics of her go-to healthy snacks and favorite workout outfits, she's out capturing the natural beauty of Kauai, the island she calls home. She’s a fan of Lululemon’s much-loved Wunder Under Pant III.
Corrine explains, "They are my go to when I want to look stylish, but be comfortable at the same time! If I'm going for a more casual look that doesn't look like I'm about to hit the gym, I like to throw a nice jacket on and wear my Adidas Originals!"
Paola Marquez is a personal trainer and fitness blogger whose 12 week workout program, the Strong & Sexy Body Method, is an up-and-coming sensation. Follow her on Instagram @paosfitworld for your daily dose of sporty fashion and fitness. And what's Paola's favorite pair of leggings? Her Golda Tights from Karma Athletics, which she pairs with wardrobe essentials like a classic striped tee and denim jacket.
In her own words, “I really love wearing my Golda Tights - they are my favorite leggings for almost every occasion. I’ll wear them with a striped top, high-top sneakers, cute backpack, and a jean jacket tied around the hips for an easy-going vibe.”
Chase Lindsey Rosen created fashion blog ATHLEISURELY with the goal to inspire women to look and feel their best, from the fitness studio to the street. With the rise of the athleisure trend, Chase has made a name for herself by aligning with brands like Adidas, Nike, and Estee Lauder. She has been featured on Well+Good NYC, Marie Claire, Refinery29, Shape and SELF. Her favorite all-around legging?
"The Alo Moto Leggings in black! They are great for a workout (especially yoga) and look awesome when styled outside the gym as well. Pair with a black tee shirt, leather jacket and booties for a perfect night out look!"
In her self-named brand, Tully Lou encourages women to lead healthier and empowered lives by designing activewear that inspires women to want to work out and be fit. Her line incorporates all the coolest cuts and colors for the girl who wants to stand out from the pack. When styling her favorite pair of leggings, Tully fuses rock-and-roll with sporty chic.
Tully says, "My go-to pair are the Tully Lou Manhattan Pants. I've started to pair them with a vintage band tee, Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, and a fedora hat for a little more of a sports-luxe, rock-chic vibe."