Style Guide: Cool Athleisure Looks You Can Create From Items You Already Have In Your Cupboard

Rock your activewear, but make it fashion.


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Activewear has transitioned from gym kit to fashion statement. Whether you want to look good while you break a sweat, hit the promenade, run errands or simply sip your chai tea latte at the corner cafe – you can glam up your activewear for any occasion. Here’s how… (PS: We’ve used the Cat Intruder sneaker as a staple to pull each outfit together. And it worked out really well. Just sayin’.)

All you need are a few key items…

Celebs have been pretty busy serving us athleisure looks, rocking their chic gym-wear on the runway and even the red carpet. Kim Kardashian blew us away by pairing cycling shorts with stilettos, and former Women’s Health cover star Pearl Thusi recently posted an Insta snap of herself rocking the trend.

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Just goes to show, activewear is here to stay. And we especially love how comfy and cool you can be in your tights while taking part in the activities you enjoy.

Okay, so let’s get going. We’ve got the Cat Intruder sneaker. What next?

If you don’t want to look as though you’ve just stepped out of a spin class, here’s a guide to looks you can create from items you probably already have in your cupboard, featuring the uber-trendy Intruder Sneaker.

1/ Bomber jacket

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A bomber jacket is an athleisure staple that’ll take any outfit from average to cool in seconds. Also – a bomber gives you that retro Eighties look. Love. Pair it with a pair of leggings, yoga tights or cycle shorts. And a smokin’-hot look-at-me sneaker, obvs.

2/ Cycle shorts

Biker shorts or cycle shorts can be paired with an oversized tee or a half-tucked shirt. Grab a pair of sunnies and a few accessories (think earrings, sling bag) and you’re good to go.

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3/ Leggings

If you thought leggings were a no-no, think again… Leggings are a great foundation for any athleisure look. Simply coordinate with a jacket, sports bra and a cool pair of kicks.

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4/ Sunglasses

No look is complete without a good pair of sunnies. And bonus… eye protection – especially with those warm summer days fast approaching. Want to give your ‘fit a bit of an edge? Don’t forget your shades.

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5/ Cat Intruder sneaker

A good pair of sneaks can dress up even the most boring of outfits. The brighter the better. The Cat Intruder is bold, chunky – basically the epitome of streetwear.

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Get the Cat Intruder and other cool sneaker styles at catfootwear.co.za.

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