Have you always loved following the latest fashion trends but it’s getting harder to keep up? Well if you haven’t heard already, mixing sporty and casual wear is all the rage, especially thanks to celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Rihanna, and many others. This is great news cause the trend mixes comfort with style, which is perfect for those with busy schedules – and for us moms! Here are some tips to bring the casual sporty look to life.
1) Joggers Are Your New Best Friend
Jogger outside the gym? Yes, if you dare do it, it’s actually a great piece to style into a trendy outfit that is also chic. You want to avoid styling in a way that makes you look lazy more than casual, though. To achieve that, try to get a pair of joggers that aren’t too baggy or tight. A perfectly fitted pair of joggers should feel comfortable and fit perfectly on your upper legs and backside but fit more loosely around the lower part of your legs. Try to stay away from joggers that make the rest of the outfit seem awkward, like ones with straight or flared legs.
2) You Can Never Go Wrong With a Sweatshirt
Casual doesn’t have to be only for the summer, in fact, the look works more effortlessly during the cold weather. As soon as you feel a chill in the air, it’s time to break out all the sweatshirts and try out new ways to style them for a casual everyday look. What many don’t know about sweatshirts, is that when they are worn right, they can make an outfit sexier instead of overly plain. Pair your favorite sweatshirt with sleek running tights for that attractive yet casual look. You can also try out hoodless pullover sweatshirts in regular and oversized cuts to switch it up.
3) Get a Bunch of Go-To T-Shirts
This may seem like it’s too basic of a fashion tip, but it’s still very underrated. If you’re planning to rock a sporty look on a regular basis, you need to shop now to have at least 10 t-shirts in neutral shades of white, black, and gray as well as other more vibrant colors. They come in all kinds of styles so try to diversify your purchases from cropped tees to oversized ones to create several looks with them. Whether they’re tied and paired with high-waisted leggings or joggers, tucked under a sweatshirt, or with jeans and a leather jacket, you can never go wrong with a trusty tee.
4) Pair With Leggings
Leggings are your second best friend after joggers because of their ability to go with so many outfits, not to mention how comfortable they are. Pair them with a sweatshirt, hoodie, jacket, sports bra, whatever – it will all work. They are the perfect base for any casual sporty look and the way you style it can take it from pure athletic wear to a part of an everyday look. Try to switch it up with mesh panels, leggings that are cropped, or ones that have or other detailing. For full-length leggings, they are best paired with cropped tops.
5) Try Styling a Jersey
Nothing screams sporty more than a sports jersey. Whether you really root for a certain sports team or not, a sports jersey makes for a comfortable casual look. Pair it with your trusty leggings or go for a cropped jersey with a pair of mom jeans. You can even get one of those oversized jerseys that are worn like a dress for a cute summer look. Jerseys can also be paired with denim shorts or with varsity jackets and ripped jeans.
6) Athleisure From Head To Toe
The athleisure trend surfaced a few years ago and it refers to wearing athletic wear as everyday clothes, something we see is very popular nowadays. Many people define a casual sporty look to mean wearing athleisure from head to toe but in a smart, casual way. So bust out those gym clothes you stopped wearing to make the most of them. Whether it’s yoga pants, track pants, or a compression tank, you can definitely pull it off in places that aren’t a yoga studio. The best thing about athleisure other than being super comfortable is that the material makes you look and feel nimble too.
7) Shoes Bring it All Together
Believe it or not but the shoes you choose to wear are the main determiner of achieving the casual sporty look you’re going for. Each of the styles suggested needs to be finished with the perfect pair of shoes in order to work. In general, there are main types of shoes that can be included to complete your full athleisure look, with tennis shoes being the number one. You should also have a pair of comfortable walking sandals, and most importantly, a trendy pair of sneakers which are the go-to for any sporty look. Try to get shoes in both neutral colors as well as bright ones to add a pop of color when needed.
We all know how the right accessories have the power to transform an outfit from one vibe to another. Use that fact to your advantage while styling a casual sporty look whenever you feel like it’s either too sporty or too casual. For example, if you feel like the outfit could bear to be sportier, add a baseball hat since they are the peak of sporty-chic fashion. You can also tie a jacket around your waist as a piece of accessory that could also come in handy when it’s chilly, add a pair of sunglasses, or some bracelets, or a large hoop earring.
These are just some of the simplest tips to create the perfect casual sporty look. There are, of course, many other styles out there you can experiment with too to see which fits you the best. Keep trying mixing your casual and sporty wear until you come up with the perfect combination that best fits you and your personality. Just remember to stay authentic to your own taste instead of just going for what’s in fashion, and always prioritize your comfort!