Sorry, Karl, but thanks to the athleisure trend in 2021, sweatpants are a far cry from the sign of defeat you thought they were. In fact, fashion-savvy designers and influencers like the always chic Victoria Beckham, show us how to wear gym clothes with style. Likewise, the cool Scandinavian girls, Emili Sindlev, Jeanette Madsen and Pernille Teisbaek, are also often in sportswear. Additionally, most luxury fashion brands like, for example, Chanel, Gucci, Burberry and Prada, present athleisure in their collections.
So, good news for all those who are not ready to give up their comfy sportswear yet; this year, you can wear your gym clothes all day long and look stylish, and we’re here to show you how. Because after spending basically a year working from home in comfortable and easy-to-wear clothes, athleisure is the ultimate trend for 2021.
But even though comfort is crucial, you don’t want to look as if you were going to the gym. Then, keep scrolling for our styling tricks and see how to wear your gym clothes and look so on-point that you can even go to the office.
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How to wear track pants and look elevated
Certainly, the wearable and versatile track pants have become a wardrobe foundation, very much like jeans. Get inspired by these stylish athleisure looks, and you’ll see how easy it is to wear your gym clothes all day. Pair your track pants with a puffy vest and coat or a blazer for a contemporary office look. Tuck the pants into ankle boots or wear them with sandals or pumps, and you’re ready to go.
Can you wear sports bras outside the gym club?
One of the trends in 2021 is exposed bras and tops, so consider wearing your sports bras layered under a shirt and suit as Anine Bing suggests, or under a hoodie and jacket like the Chanel athleisure look.
How to wear cycling shorts when you’re not in the Tour de France
Cycling shorts are one of those athleisure trends you either love or hate. So how to wear these gym shorts in 2021 without looking as if you were wearing clothes to take part in the bicycle race Tour de France? Follow the elegant fashion show-goers’ lead and pair your cycling shorts with a long blazer and pumps. A nice handbag and red lipstick will take your gym clothes to another level.
And to complete your stylish look, check Clean Classics, the sustainable Zalando x Adidas sneaker collection.
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