Athleisure is an extremely popular way of dressing casually in the US. It’s become even more popular during the pandemic as more people work and stay at home, because the items are very comfortable and cosy, and technical fabrics are simple to launder. 

Athleisure outfits on the streets of Seattle are usually topped with super casual puffers, which keeps things sporty and practical. But you also have the option of a fab fashion coat or jacket to create an interesting juxtaposition. The fashion coat adds some dressiness, luxe and chic to the outfit. Here are some examples. The toppers are neutral, but imagine them in non-neutrals too.

The formula is easy. Combine joggers, leggings, sweatpants, yoga pants, technical pants and the like with a tee, hoodie, sweatshirt or sweater. Add fashion or athletic sneakers. Top the lot off with a dressier wool coat, trench coat, leather jacket, faux fur coat, shearling coat, aviator, or non-athletic quilted jacket. Pull the hood of the hoodie through, and place it over the collar of the coat. A dressy crossbody bag can work as well as a casual backpack here, so take your pick. Add jewellery, watch, bag and eyewear as desired.

What do you think of the vibe?