Fit check: Keep motivated with 22+ workout wardrobe upgrades

30 May 2024
By Fashion Quarterly

With bright shades and chic sports-luxe styles, you don’t have to stay in your lane when it comes to dressing up for your active pursuits.

Comfy, chic, and above all, practical — the athleisure look is is top of mind in the fashion industry this season. The aesthetic, which describes the marriage between activewear and leisurewear, first rose to prominence during the pandemic when everyone was forced to stay at home. With many of us now adopting WFH or hybrid work schedules, comfort remains high on our list of sartorial priorities.

With high luxury brands like The Row peppering athleisure pieces throughout their latest ready-to-wear collection, there’s never been a better time to learn how to style your beloved sweatpants. 

Taking cues from the high energy ‘Match Fit’ shoot in our Autumn 2024 issue, we’ve rounded up the best athleisure pieces you can shop now to add a sporty chic touch to your wardrobe.

Shop our activewear edit:

Maggie Marilyn ‘Grows you to the clouds’ jacket, $595.
Lululemon 'Wunder train' high-rise short, $89.
Hydro Flask 12oz (354mL) Coffee with Flex Sip Lid, $60.
Styled by Tori Ambler. Photographed by Chris Sisarich.

Hit it out of the park in sporting styles that balance function and form.

Get the look: Paloma Wool ‘Palomar’ cap, $150. Wixii ‘Onure’ top, $235. Adidas ‘Aeroimpact’ bra, $80. Rachel Mills broefs, $84. Mi Piaci ‘Bambi’ ballet flats, $240. Stylist’s own tights. 

Subtype 'Cambered Tee', $120.
Rebe trench coat, $695.
Assembly Label essential socks, $10.
Aje Athletica 'Sherpa Bomber Jacket 769', $340.
GRAMICCI 'Long Baker Skirt', $220 from Subtype.
Wynn Hamlyn ‘Diesel’ tank, $100.
P.E Nation ‘Immersion’ cap, $49, from Superette.
Sporty & Rich 'SR Bold Sports Jacket', $280, from Subtype.
Styled by Tori Ambler. Photographed by Chris Sisarich.

Style tip:

To elevate an athleisure look from casual to luxe, try throwing on a lightweight cotton trench or tailored blazer. 

Get the look: Harris Tapper ‘Miller’ trench, $599. R.M.Williams ‘Regular’ shirt, $169. Adidas ‘Firebird’ track pants, $140. Maggie Marilyn ‘Marilyn’ socks, $35. Teva ‘Hurricane XLT2’ sandals, $170. Dahven ‘Sapphire’ sunglasses, $575. Meadowlark ‘Bon Bon’ bracelet (left), $549. Cos ‘Ariel’ earrings, $72, and ‘Ariel’ bangle (right), $99.

Adidas ‘Firebird’ track pants, $140.
Anjac ‘Antibes’ top, $287.
New Balance ‘530’ sneakers, $180.
Maggie Marilyn signature shirt, $495.
Camilla and Marc ‘Enzo’ top, $180.
P.E Nation 'Trifecta Hoodie', $209.
Camilla and Marc 'Carver Active Legging', $228.
Deadly Ponies ‘Mr Mini Verne’ bag, $649.
Styled by Tori Ambler. Photographed by Chris Sisarich.

Style tip:

Add interest to your ensemble by playing with colour. Pick 2-3 complementary hues (like red and pink) and build your outfit around these. No need to stick to monochrome. 

Get the look: Loewe tank, $1150, parka, $3990, and trousers, $2590, from Faradays. Asics ‘Gel-Lyte III OG’ sneakers, $260. Julietta ‘Sepses’ earrings, $439, and ‘Mykonos’ necklace, $389, from Faradays.

Cotopaxi neck pouch, $35.
Lululemon relaxed-fit twill blazer, $219.
Aim'n 'Terry' t-shirt, $59.

Words: Amberley Colby
Styling: Tori Ambler
Photography: Chris Sisarich
Model: Annie Rose at Red Eleven
Hair and make-up: Sophy Phillips
Digital assistant: Cameron Lloyd

This edit originally appeared in Fashion Quarterly’s ‘Ambition’ issue, autumn 2024. 

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