How to Rock Activewear Outside the Gym (with Pictures)

Yep, athleisure is still a thing. It is growing bigger than ever ( proof here ) since 2015 and we have zero problems with that.

What is athleisure anyway and why is everyone talking about it?

As Millennials are deemed the most health-conscious generation ever, their active lifestyle has made an impact on the fashion world, positively. Athleisure started as a style of clothing that is suitable for fitness activities but also chic enough to be worn for everyday life.

This fusion of fashion and function has now evolved into a way of living, as it continues to blur the line between streetwear and athletic wear. Today, celebrities and fashion bloggers are rocking sweatpants as a high-fashion thing at major events.

How to tap into the athleisure trend:

Sporty-esque clothes can be found everywhere from fast-fashion retailers to luxury designer labels. However, most of the athleisure pieces' are intended for getting things done, or going places and therefore, are not suitable to have a sweaty workout in.

On the other hand, you can also jump on the athleisure bandwagon in a smart way with zero budget by pairing up activewear with your daily wear pieces.

Here are a few A-listers approved key items that you can incorporate into your gym look:

Bomber Jacket

Originally worn by the military air forces back in 50's and 60's for its function, bomber jacket has evolved into a wardrobe staple for every fashionista we know. It is a versatile piece that goes along with almost every outfit, not to mention it is lightweight and comfy AF. What more reasons do you need?

Model Gigi Hadid is undeniably the biggest source of inspiration when it comes to living athleisure-ly.

She is often spotted on the street in a bomber jacket and leggings with her hair tied up in a bun, looking effortlessly fashionable.

Hunter McGrady attended a party in her pink satin bomber over a black top and leggings, completed with pink sneakers. We are all about this casual chic look with the perfect amount of feminine flair.

Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is a timeless piece that never goes out of style. It adds an instant edge to any outfit while keeping you warm on cooler days. If you do not own a leather jacket, it's time to invest in one!

Chrissy Teigen and Kendall Jenner have been embracing the athleisure trend too.

The former was spotted running errands with her bump in a classic black leather jacket over a monochrome gym attire. It is easily the best maternity athleisure look we've seen.

We all know that Kendall loves a good crop top. Here she is sipping on coffee in a basic crop tee and her signature high-waisted black leggings, paired with a moto jacket and trainers, looking abs-olutely stunning.


A nice long coat will take you anywhere from a coffee run to the airport, and everything in between. Tips on how to nail this combo? Go for a colour-coordinated look.

Selena Gomez is definitely one of those whom we love to steal the looks from. It's been 2 years and we still can't get over her denim-on-denim airport look.

Supermodel Karlie Kloss is killing the athleisure game when she is off the runway. Here is one of the many looks we love from this smart lady, she layered her usual gym pieces with a zip-up hoodie and an oversized long coat to ward off the winter chill.

Like it or not, this hoodie-under-coat look is not going away anytime soon. We are head over heels in love with this look, especially the soft, neutral palette that makes it even better.


You can still join the athleisure club even if you are not a fan of the leggings-are-pants thing.  From mini to midi to maxi, celebrities and fashion bloggers are rocking the glam-leisure look by matching a sports bra with a pretty skirt on a night out.

Is there any look Riri can't pull off? We particularly love this monochromatic combination of a white bra top, a beanie, a leather pencil skirt and boots. She also managed to pull off a good amount of jewelry and looked bomb dot com.

If you are seeking for inspirations on how to turn your regular gym bra into a high fashion piece, look no further. The hottest Australian fashion blogger Micah Gianneli has created many edgy blazer-over-sports-bra looks with her impeccable fashion sense.

Kim K has nailed this statement look by complimenting her embellished slitted Balmain skirt with a white scoop neck bra and a pair of clear sandals from her husband's Yeezy collection.

Relaxed Fit Jeans

It's true that they said good jeans are a girl's best friend, one of the reasons being that they are hard to come by.

Flared, straight, slim, boyfriend or mom - w e still have a fair share of love on jeans in this yoga pants era. Swap your spandex to denim after gym on summer days for an easy-but-cool look!

Supermodel Chanel Iman was also seen embracing the laid-back trend on the street. She matched a white sports bra with a drapey cardigan, a trusty pair of baggy ripped jeans, and mid-calf boots in black leather.

The 'it-girl' Emily Ratajkowski surely knows how to master the athleisure look with her innate sense of style. She had her incredible abs on display in a basic sports bra, boyfriend jeans and closed-toe mules on a sunny day.

Back to the queen of athleisure - Gigi Hadid was spotted out and about in a denim patch jeans and a basic white sports bra under a knitted camisole. She also kept the rest of the look simple with a sling bag and leather boots in white.

Have you got all your style notes written down yet?

Our team at XXIV Active has put together a few lovely outfits using our very own activewear from our  monochrome collection. They are all made up of pieces that are basic and versatile, but the outcomes are amazing.

A minimalist approach to the modern athleisure lifestyle - look good at a weekend brunch by throwing on a grey textured coat after a spinning class.

Action Sports Bra offers high support and keeps you breezy with a mesh open back.

Strike Tights  are not your average black leggings. They flatter your curves and stay put during an intense workout.

Need to look party-ready but don't have time for a change?  Take this sports bra from barre to bar by matching it with a chic mini skirt. We also added badass elements into the look with a leather jacket and vinyl ankle boots. Put on a bold lipstick and the spotlight is yours!

Balance Sports Bra gives your look a mixture of femininity and edginess whenever you put it on. It also has removable cups and offers medium support.

We match a crop top and leggings with a reversible bomber jacket for our favourite go-to look. It is featherlight and also freaking plushy - excuse me for hugging myself!  Accessorize with sunnies and headphones.

Bold Padded Crop Top (Grey)  is designed for the girl who is always on the go with its hassle-free built-in bra and a racerback. This comfortable crop top also comes in 3 other colours: Marl Stone, Pink and White.

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