Another plus size athleisure outfit based on my basic no-fail “formula.” As I’ve talked about, this formula is a great starting point for trying out the athleisure trend. And I know I talk about “outfit formulas” a lot on this blog. But, I really think if you understand the essential ideas of why outfits “work,” then you can apply them to clothes you already have in your wardrobe.
Activewear Bottoms + T-Shirt/Tank + Sneakers + Third Piece
See how easy? And with attention to a few details, you can nail this look every time!
- Activewear Bottoms, like leggings or joggers. When in doubt, your favorite black leggings work!
- T-Shirt or Tank. Often a plain white, grey, or black tee works. Or add a “neutral” print, like camo or leopard. See more about mixing prints here. And, of course, you can add a longer tunic for more coverage.
- Sneakers. Choose what I call, “elevated” sneakers. From my previous post:
Choose classic or retro sneakers, such as Saucony Jazz (I love the Low Pro versions), adidas Gazelles or Campus, Onitsuka Tiger in any variety, or anything similar. Many of these classic sneakers are unisex and come sized as men’s, which means they run wide.
If retro classics aren’t your thing, look for trendy trainers, such as Nike’s Air Max. If you are really lost to pick out some kick ass sneakers, check the sneaker section of asos. I feel like they are always on top of what is hot at the moment.
Bottom line, your kicks need to be clean, in good condition, and “elevated.” If you wear your everyday gym sneakers or the dirty old tennis shoes that you wear to walk the dog, you’re going to look like a hot mess. Not that there is anything wrong with hot mess, but we’re trying to look trendy and smart in this situation.
By the way, if you do find yourself some kick ass, trendy, and “elevated” sneakers, you will realize you can wear them with practically anything and look awesome! And that is a total win for comfort! Take a look at this outfit idea to see what I mean.
Also, you’re going to want to go sockless or wear no show socks.
- Third Piece. Optional. In colder weather, top with denim jacket, anorak, or cardigan.
Plus Size Athleisure
These plus size leopard leggings are made by Spanx and offer medium control. I recommending sizing up. If you are apple-shaped, you may have to go even larger to prevent the waist from rolling down. Wash on the delicate setting, cold water, in a laundry/lingerie bag or by hand. And do not put in a dryer to keep their elasticity. Basically, think of these as a pair of Spanx shapewear and care for them accordingly.
Plus Size Athleisure
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