Modern and downright stylish, the athleisure trend is finally getting the recognition it deserves, and for all the good reasons. This trend features clothing that appears as workout clothes but is actually meant to be worn in different settings such as the office or for casual days around the block. Athleisure wear is perfect for busy gents who want to combine practicality with style, plus don’t want to compromise on comfort. If you are confused about where to start, here are some key pieces to add to your wardrobe for a perfectly hip look.

All good in the hood

A hooded sweatshirt is the epitome of athleisure wear. Opt for a warm ski-inspired design that will keep you warm while you are out gallivanting with friends during the winter season. Go for warmer colours like maroon or moss green, though you could also make it work with the basics such as grey, black and white. Bundle up when the temperature drops or unzip when it gets warm, the choice is yours. You can pair it up with your sweatshirt or a plain white t-shirt for extra layers.

Short take

They are breathy, comfortable and uber trendy, so what’s not to love about shorts? Aside from the traditional designs, test out quirky shapes to elevate your sporty-cool look to the next level. Sweatshirts and sneakers are a safe bet but you can also pair them up with formals to push the boundaries of your comfort zone.

Pick up the pace

Running shoes double as leisure wear and are super lightweight, depending on what model you go for. Opt for a breathable pair that you can also wear during summers. Some shoes feature special midsole technology that makes it feel as though you aren’t wearing shoes at all! Aside from durability, colour is another prime factor to consider when buying a pair, so don’t be too shy to try out neon coloured shoes.

A long story

A long sleeved t-shirt is a must-have for the athleisure loving man or practically anyone who wants to join the fashion bandwagon. Opt for a comfortable, long sleeved t-shirt that blends well with shorts or yoga pants. This versatile piece allows you to have the best of both worlds without needing any additional accessories. Keep the look clean or throw on a jacket, and matching shoes.