4 Ways to Style Athleisure Wear for any Occasion - White Horse Active

4 Ways to Style Athleisure Wear for any Occasion

Who says comfortable clothes can’t be stylish? Our lives are busy. That’s why we love athleisure wear. The whitehorse team has put together our favorite outfits to wear from the gym to brunch. It’s never been easier to be comfy, cool, and chic all at once.

The rise of athleisure, especially celebrity athleisure style, proves that practical clothes like your trusty leggings, jogging pants, or hoodies can be as stylish as they are comfortable. Celebs like the Hadid sisters, the Kardashian sisters, and JLo have been rocking their athleisure wear staples all over Hollywood, showing that jogging pants aren’t just for the gym. 

First off, let’s see what exactly athleisure wear is.

What is Athleisure?

It’s official. Athleisure has been added to the dictionary. The dictionary definition of athleisure describes it as “casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use”. While this definition is certainly accurate, at whitehorse we think athleisure is a little more than this.

For us, athleisure is the perfect blend of fashion and practicality. It transforms performance wear into street style. And it’s not just a trend. It’s a symbol of a shift in culture. A new, more health-conscious lifestyle. Nowadays, we want our clothes to work as hard as we do. We want to look effortlessly cool without sacrificing comfort. That’s why athleisure wear is here to stay.

4 Tips on Styling Athleisure Wear

So, how do you make athleisure stylish? We’ve put together 4 tips to rock athleisure street style.

1. Dress with intention

Just because you’re wearing practical clothes doesn’t mean you should just throw your look together. Build a capsule closet of high-quality athleisure pieces in neutral colors that work together. Great color combinations and high-quality basics will immediately elevate your look.

2. Accessorize 

Choosing the right accessories will pull your look together and make you look more “done”. Show off your personal style with your accessories by choosing a fun pair of sunglasses, a stylish baseball cap, or a sleek bag. Jewelry is the best way to make your outfit pop. Add a delicate necklace and a simple pair of hoops to look effortlessly cool or some statement jewelry to stand out from the crowd.

If you’re worried your look is too casual to wear out and about, try tieing a plaid shirt or brightly-colored sweater around your waist for a grungy look.

3. Mix performance wear with everyday classics

For a stylish athleisure look, blend function with fashion. Figure out which athleisure pieces complement the fashion pieces in your closet. Mixing fabrics like leather or denim with sports fabrics creates texture to draw the eye in.

To nail the look, take inspiration from Hailey Baldwin, the athleisure queen. Hailey is often spotted rocking a leather jacket thrown over her sweat pants or pairing a crop top with her favorite jeans and kicks. Her secret? Picking high-quality closet staples in neutral tones that can be mixed and matched to create lots of chic looks. 

4. Stick to the dress code

Athleisure apparel is versatile enough to wear for many different occasions, however, it’s not for every occasion. When it comes to formal events such as weddings, job interviews, or work events, you should stick to dressier fashion pieces. For casual events like going out for lunch, cinema dates, or drinks with the girls, athleisure looks are perfect.

With the right styling, Athleisure pieces can even be worn to the office. Give your tailored suit a facelift by swapping a blouse for a sporty t-shirt or throw a bomber jacket over your trusty LBD instead of a blazer. 

Shop the whitehorse Flow collection for the best athleisure basics. 

Flow collection - Versatile athleisure apparel from White Horse Active

Athleisure Style Guide: Get the Look

Do you want to join the athleisure revolution and amp up your street style? Here are our favorite athleisure looks for 2022. We’ve taken one of the standout pieces from our Evolve collection, the Flow Joggers in Honey Butter, and styled them in four ways. 

LOOK 1: Monochromatic looks

Monochromatic looks are the style trend du jour. Not only does monochrome look intentional and chic, but it’s also a minimalist’s dream. Pairing neutral classics with modern accessories will elevate your athleisure. 

Monochrome look athleisure style guide White Horse Active



Whitehorse Flow Joggers in Honey Butter
Whitehorse Heroine Crew Neck Sweater in Honey Butter
Free People Duvet bomber jacket in Oatmeal
Hobbs Mollie trainer
ASOS DESIGN recycled frame mid square sunglasses 
Love Moschino Utility backpack in camel

LOOK 2: Add some edge

Joggers aren’t just for watching Netflix on the sofa. When styled properly, they can be edgy and oh so cool. For a ‘fit with attitude, play around with different silhouettes. We love pairing our joggers with a statement tee, our go-to high tops, and a cap in a luxurious texture, like this suede one from whitehorse. 

Edgy outfits athleisure style guide White Horse Active


Whitehorse Flow Joggers in Honey Butter
Amplified Pink Floyd crop cashmere tee
Reclaimed vintage-inspired faux leather dad jacket from ASOS
Able Stride gold hoops
Nike Air Jordan 1 Acclimate black high tops
Whitehorse Elevate Suede Cap in Maple Wood

LOOK 3: Make it sleek

Working from home doesn’t have to be frumpy. Take your whitehorse jogging pants from Zoom calls to after-work cocktails by styling them with an oversized blazer, a plain black tee, and your favorite sneakers. A faux-leather baker boy cap gives an extra touch of glam. For a touch of luxury, pair with delicate gold jewelry, a slicked-back bun, and a red lip.

Dressy outfits athleisure style guide White Horse Active


Whistles Boyfriend single-breasted crepe blazer in black
Nasty Gal Head Games faux leather baker boy hat
Missoma Savi Vintage Link Double chain necklace
Vehla Felix sunglasses in taupe/smoke
Calvin Klein Sustainable Leather Trainers in white/spring rose
Flourish Mesh Cropped Tank Top in Ever Black
Whitehorse Flow Joggers in Honey Butter
Mac matte lipstick in Chili

LOOK 4: Layer it up

Layers not only look stylish, but they’re also perfect for those days when it’s too cold for a winter coat and not quite warm enough for a denim jacket. The key to layering success is to consider your proportions and textures. Jazz up your joggers with some well-thought-out layers and classic closet staples. 

Layering athleisure style guide White Horse Active


Whitehorse Flow Joggers in Honey Butter
Classic cotton trenchcoat in Camel from Massimo Dutti
Ivory scarf from the Ethical Silk Company
Rag & bone long-sleeved stripy top
Original Rayban Wayfarer Classic sunglasses in Tortoise
Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers in white
SOKO Open Square statement ring


Do you love athleisure street style? Share your best style tips in the comments section below or tag @whitehorseactive on social media to show off your favorite look.

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