With every new year comes New Year’s resolutions, and fitness goals often take center stage. It’s easy to be consistent for a month or two, but life has a funny way of getting in the way of establishing new habits.
We want to help you keep your fitness goals on track by dressing for success with comfy and fashionable athleisure styles. Find out more about how you can reach your goals with a little help from Stitch Fix.
What does athleisure look like in 2023?
If you’re not already familiar with one of the hottest trends of the last few years, now’s the time to dive right in. While a new year means a few new takes on this established favorite, the whole idea of athleisure remains the same: embrace comfort and style at the same time.
This year, performance fabrics are where it’s at. Think durable but breathable fabrics like cotton-poly blends, or soft knit fabrics like modal or brushed cotton. Your athleisure styles should have enough stretch and feature moisture-wicking properties to keep you moving comfortably throughout the day. Details like zip-pockets lend an essential practical touch to the style.
Unsure how to nail this year’s updated athleisure trends? Fear not—from filling out your wardrobe with the latest looks to always picking the right pieces for a hike, a workout or a chill day out, our expert Stylists have you covered.
Fit fitness style into the workday
Let’s start by addressing work. It may seem weird to associate athleisure, work and working out, but wearing comfortable clothing in the office could help you slip in a lunchtime workout, or even snag a few stretches between meetings. Rather than eating at your desk, go outside for a brisk walk. Not only will it help you meet your fitness goals, but midday breaks refresh your mind and spirit so you’ll be better able to tackle your afternoon. If you don’t have time for a long walk, then take the long way to the office kitchen to sneak in a few extra steps under the guise of refilling your water bottle.
Guys can check out our Commutercore and Cabincore trends for ways to layer your work jackets, flannels and puffer vests. These styles are a great way to maintain a classic, professional silhouette but in trendy performance fabrics. Polish off the look with a fashionable leather sneaker.
Ladies, get your heart rate going and have fun mixing and matching office attire with athletic threads. Pair a dark denim jacket with a flexible striped knit so you can move comfortably throughout the day. No need for restrictive trousers—switch them out for black high-waisted leggings. Finish off the look with some slip-on sneakers. Or, try combining a bodysuit with flowy trousers and a light jacket. Plaid or houndstooth scarves are a fab accessory to your athleisure. Having fun with variety is key.
Hit the gym in style
If your 2023 fitness goals include a new (or renewed) gym membership, the latest athleisure styles will help you go from gym to office or vice versa. Men can move from client meeting to gym by layering denim, khaki and flannel, adding a brightly colored sneaker to finish it off and shedding layers accordingly. Or move from brunch to a workout in a pair of tech shorts under stylish joggers to hit the ground running. Throw on a stretchy, moisture-wicking shirt to tackle the treadmill or weight room, looking dapper the entire time.
High-waisted yoga pants or bike shorts can double as a cute outfit base for women while also encouraging movement from cat/cow to downward-facing dog. Balance the look with a loose-fitting top or throw on a roomy sweatshirt for a textured look. Fitted sports bras paired with moisture-wicking tops can help you keep cool while you complete your weight training or cardio routines. After your workout’s complete, throw on a shacket or denim jacket for a brilliant addition to the look.
Try athleisure for outdoor activities
The trend of exercising outdoors is here to stay. Dressing appropriately will help you stay on track to meet your goals. From women’s hiking looks to outdoor must-haves for guys, athleisure is the perfect style to seamlessly transition between seasons and unpredictable weather. Avoid cotton as it will absorb moisture, a no-no in hot and cold weather alike. Opt for performance fabrics with moisture wicking qualities, and don’t forget to layer up! Hiking at elevation can produce a chill even on hot days, while you’ll be shedding layers as you work up a sweat even on a brisk winter’s day.
If you’re new to outdoor fitness options, join a yoga class or bootcamp in the park, try walking (or running) the local hiking trail, or just soak in the spring sun on a pleasant walk around the block.
Stay motivated by adding bold, fun colors to your athleisure looks
Boredom is a major demotivator when it comes to maintaining your fitness goals. Sometimes it only takes a few small changes to get you back on track. Try a different kind of fitness class, give that cross-fit routine a try, or just incorporate a bright pop of color into your workout wardrobe to get you excited to put on your exercise clothes again. To get started, look no further than the 2023 Stitch Fix Color of the Year: clementine! This bright color is easy to incorporate both at work and on the weekend. Lighten up your neutrals with a bright spark of orange color in the form of a light scarf, vest, performance top, or ballcap. Or, show off that juicy pop of color in your fashion sneakers, playing off solid navy joggers for an exciting contrast.
To make an even louder fashion statement, ask your Stylist to send you bold florals and head-turning prints. Incorporating the Maximalism and Garden State trends in your 2023 athleisure looks will help you stay current while feeling great. Mixing and matching bold colors and patterns is a fun way to brighten up your closet and your mood. Bust out those polka dot tops and leopard print leggings. You can be as loud as you want as you celebrate yourself with every fitness milestone in 2023.
Build your personal athleisure wardrobe
These updated athleisure styles make for a perfect multi-purpose wardrobe because these pieces are suitable for work, workouts and the weekend. You can easily wear the same piece in different ways by pairing your wardrobe basics with the latest seasonal styles. Helping yourself to a closet full of options that are comfortable, practical, yet fashion-forward helps ensure that you’ll want to maintain your fitness goals even when life tries to get in the way. Athleisure is the only style where you can effortlessly transition from a work meeting to a date to the gym and back home without changing.
Take your style quiz and schedule your athleisure Fix today. Our expert Stylists will send you on-trend, personalized options. Then, all you have to do is sit back, relax and wait for them to arrive on your doorstep. Try them on, keep what works, and send back what doesn’t. Get ready to look and feel great while you get those steps in.