What is athleisure and how can I rock the look?

Athleisure is essentially wearing clothes designed for sport, but not actually going and doing sports - the ideal scenario really! Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past year, athleisure is one biiiiiiiiiiig trend atm. Take a look to see how you can update your wardrobe with this trend.

1. Contrast stripes

The side stripe has become a staple on every pair of trouser from trackie bottoms to formal wear. If you’re looking for the pair for you we are really feeling these Nike trousers with a contrast stripe that includes a design on the stipe which we’re a big fan of!

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Check out below to see how to people rocking the look:

2. Sweatshirt

This trend is ALL about the sweatshirts, and we love a good sweatshirt! Most have a relaxed fit and they’re perfect for this weather where it’s raining one minute and sweltering the next. If you’re looking to add some colour to your look this reversible fleece sweatshirt is as versatile as they come!

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3. Sporty jacket

If you don’t want to change up your whole wardrobe to fit the trend then throwing on a sporty jacket will help you complete your athleisure look with minimal effort. The best style to go for is a bomber or varsity jacket. We really love this Nike tech fleece, which we’ve seen Will Smith wearing on his Instagram recently - if that isn’t reason enough to copy the style I don't know what is.

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And on Will Smith:

4. Logo tee

A logo’d tee is the perfect way to make your first step into the athleisure trend. You can mix up your tee with smart trousers if you’re wanting to dress it up or just totally dress it down for a casual occasion! A perfect logo tee is a Nike essentials t shirt!

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5. Sneaks on sneaks

How have we got this far in the list without mentioning the biggest and best athleisure trend - a good solid pair of trainers? A good set of sneakers can take a pretty basic outfit from 0 to 100. We’re really feeling the Air Max ‘97 style and they’re the ideal statement to any outfit.

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And of course, you can never go wrong with a trusty pair of Air Force 1’s.

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If you feel like stocking up your wardrobe with athleisure essentials, make sure you come down our exclusive Nike Town London event on 19th April, where students will be able to get 20% off on the night! Make sure you don’t forget to register.

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