The Athleisure Inspo You Didn’t Think You Needed

Sep 30, 2021, 22:24 IST


Blame it on the pandemic, but the 18 months spent at home in yoga tights and sports bras and tumble-washed t-shirts has made us a little rusty. Our dressing-up skills seem to have deteriorated to the point of no return. Luckily for us, the situation isn’t completely hopeless because athleisure has become the cornerstone of the wardrobes of the 21st century. Guess billions entering lockdown at the same time does have its perks.

We’re looking at athleisure like casual power dressing. It is sporty yet glam and when done right, even statement-making. Sure, we’ve all managed to manoeuvre the tricky minefield of sports dressing between attending zoom calls and making a dash for milk to the local grocery store, but that doesn’t mean we’re confident to take our looks out for a spin just yet. And because a little inspiration usually goes a long way with style, here's a round-up of our favourite athleisure looks you can cop! 


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Gigi Hadid's pants are not only sporty but highly utilitarian with pockets and zip attachments to turn those pants into shorts. If we were into glamping, this outfit would be exactly what we would wear. Special points for those white boots!


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Janhvi Kapoor brings her millennial sensibilties to the athleisure trend with this look comprising of fleece shorts, a sports bra and a denim jacket. A drive around the block or a run to nearest coffee shop for emergency latte could use this look. 


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Malaika Arora has been a fitness enthusiast for the longer than Gen Z has been alive. How could she not nail the athleisure trend? There's even a little bit of Y2K influence in the look in the way the t-shirt has been knotted.


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Malavika Mohanan is nailing athleisure with this chic tie-dye co-rd jogger set that is all the rage right now. TBH, we would even wear the pants with a mock turtleneck crop top and a pair of sneakers. 


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Speaking of tie-dye, how cool is Kiara Advani's outfit? Although its denim, we think it's a chic twist on going-out version of athleisure. Love how she's paired the look with strappy heels instead of chunky shoes. Feminine and sporty!


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Who wears blazers anymore? We're all about embracing the casual like Sonam here, who is wearinga chic set from adidas Ivy Park. Don't we all want to take meetings looking like this?


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Is that a mockneck leotard? A Speedo or a bodysuit? With Bella, one can never really tell. The early adopter of all trends has mastered athleisure and now makes it look editorial, too. Are you noticing the French mani with this sporty look? Who knew!

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