Over the last year, one of the styles I found myself wearing more regularly was athleisure, and I’m convinced that the trend is here to stay. I love how it combines style and function, allowing me to create easy everyday looks that are beyond comfortable. On the surface, athleisure might seem hard to elevate, but with the right mix of pieces, you can easily look put together and polished. I always shop for my athleisure pieces at Nordstrom because they have the best selection of my favorite sportswear brands. Think Nike, Alo, Sweaty Betty, Beach Riot and so much more. They also never fail to have tons of stylish pieces, so you can look more chic in leggings and sweatpants. If you’re ready to step up your casual style this winter, here’s the 10-piece athleisure capsule wardrobe you need.
1. Puffer Jacket
Quilted, puffer jackets are all the rage this winter, and I’m completely on board. I’ve really been loving puffer jackets in lighter color palettes, like cream and beige.
2 .Fleece Jacket or Sweater
If you want to take the casual vibe of athleisure wear up a notch, you just need to add the right textures to your outfit. I’m obsessed with all things fleece and faux shearling, so that’s my texture of choice – it always levels up the cozy chic factor.
One of the my favorite things about athleisure is the edgy, street style vibe that it gives off. Nothing highlights that look quite like a hoodie, especially when you pair it with the right outerwear. I’d recommend going with a sleek puffer, a biker jacket, or a tailored camel coat.
4. Pullover Sweater
Pullover sweaters are great for layering in the winter and I love that they’re so easy to slip into if you need to get out the door in a pinch. I find that slouchy, cowl neck pullovers add more of a stylish touch.
5. Basic Tops
Basic tops, from v-neck tees to tanks, are essential for taking your athleisure wear from the gym to the street. Plus, they’re great for layering. I love throwing on a t-shirt over a sports bra and topping it off with a cool jacket.
Every girl needs a few pairs of leggings to create an edgy but totally wearable look. While I love basic black leggings, I appreciate how brands are designing more fashion-forward pieces. Nordstrom has a great range of fashion leggings from fun leopard prints to interesting textures like faux leather.
A coordinating sweatshirt and sweatpants combo is foolproof because the pieces are designed to be worn together. I recommend going for a neutral set like black, gray, or beige so you can easily mix them with the other items on this list.
8. Sports Bra
Clean minimal sports bras are great if you’re hitting the gym or stretching at home while strappy sports bras are great to wear under sheer t-shirts.
I like having a mix of true performance sneakers and casual trainers. Fortunately, there are so many options to pick from, making it easy for you to find one that fits your aesthetic. I tend to gravitate towards cleaner, neutral sneakers for maximum versatility.
No athleisure look is complete without accessories. I love playing up the sporty vibe with a chunky knit beanie, baseball cap, and even sunglasses.
This post is sponsored by Nordstrom.