6 EASY-CHIC LOOKS TO TAKE YOU FROM GYM TO BRUNCH
words by LUCY BULLING • Fashion
Don’t sweat it, we have your weekend athleisure covered from head to toe.
From left to right: Balenciaga Sweater, Nike Sports Bra, Years of Ours Short, Isabel Marant Sneaker, Stella McCartney Bag
For those who take sweat sessions seriously (i.e. spin and other high intensity cardio), crop-tops and shorts may be your go-to. And whether you know it or not, these items make a great foundation to last minute, uber-cool brunch style. Add an oversized jumper - preferably in black to keep on theme - and style with chunky sneakers.
From left to right: Bandier Jumpsuit, Loewe Cardigan, Nike Sneaker, Anya Hindmarch Bag
For lovers of pilates and yoga, consider a jumpsuit when looking for new sportswear. Not only do they help you become one with your body during downward-dog, they eliminate the need to readjust mid work-out. And, they make heading out afterwards quick and stress-free. Just wear with a long-lined cardigan and simple sneaker, and you’re ready to go.
This is a look to keep in mind when trying to squeeze a quick jog in before your next avocado-on-toast. A simple tank singlet and running short (ideally in a light or neutral tone) can look equally summary as it can sporty. Throw a statement sweatshirt over the top and a classic cross-body, and your friends will be none the wiser you skipped the shower post-workout.
From left to right: Bandier Bodysuit, The Upside Tank, IRO Jacket, Nike Sneaker, Chanel Bag
Don’t waste time changing after a session on the weights. If you’re heading to a friendly catch-up, simply add a graphic singlet over your Lycra and warm up with a leather jacket. A good tip to easily transition from gym to brunch is making sure you get your accessories right: sneakers that strike the balance between sporty and high-fashion make the rest a breeze.
Bike shorts and bomber jackets make a stroll from park to pancakes that bit easier. These are the all-weather pieces that work no matter where you’re coming from, or heading to. Finish the look off with a vintage silhouette on your feet.
Dance your way from barre to bar (OK - maybe not the bar just yet, but the bar-seating at a beloved brunch spot will suffice). If you’re prone to wearing bralettes to class, simply cover-up with a chic roll-neck sweater before heading out. A sporty-yet-refined look no matter where you’re going.