Men’s Fashion: Tips for Wearing the Athleisure Trend and Rock It in 2019
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Men’s Fashion: Tips for Wearing the Athleisure Trend and Rock It in 2019

Style and comfort – they don’t have to be mutually exclusive. With the athleisure trend, you can look fashionable while still feeling great in what you’re wearing. While there’s always a need for a great suit, athleisure styles are beginning to become weekend favorites among men everywhere. After all, this trend gives you the chance to look effortlessly cool in comfort. 

If you’re not familiar with athleisure, the word actually refers to a method of dressing that combines ready-to-wear clothing and sportswear. It brings both function and practicality into the world of fashion. Sportswear fastenings, athletic details, and high-performance fabrics meet essentials like t-shirts, coats, and denim. 

To help you rock the athleisure trend, we’ve put together a few tips for wearing it in 2019. 

Tip #1 – Know When to Wear It

First, you have to know when to wear athleisure. It’s become so popular that it’s an accepted dress code for many different occasions. It’s perfect for a casual date, lunch with the guys, or a sporting event. However, the style works best for relaxed, informal occasions – it’s not usually acceptable in business or formal settings. 

Tip #2 – Do Add a Bomber Jacket for an Athleisure Touch 

One of the key athleisure pieces is a bomber jacket. With the revival of ‘90s style, statement bombers are right on trend, and celebrities like Robert Pattinson, Orlando Bloom, and Ashton Kutcher are big fans. If you really want to go towards the athletic side of this trend, go with bombers in performance fabrics like bonded jersey or neoprene. For a more traditional look, go with suede or leather bombers

Dolce & Gabbana logo plaque leather bomber jacket

Dolce & Gabbana logo plaque leather bomber jacket

£1,850.00
Prada reversible leather bomber jacket - Black

Prada reversible leather bomber jacket - Black

£2,320.00
Diesel polished bomber jacket - Black

Diesel polished bomber jacket - Black

£590.00
Z Zegna leather bomber jacket - Black

Z Zegna leather bomber jacket - Black

£1,425.00
Givenchy zipped bomber jacket - Black

Givenchy zipped bomber jacket - Black

£2,285.00
Golden Goose Sadao bomber jacket - Black

Golden Goose Sadao bomber jacket - Black

£850.00
Givenchy leather panel bomber jacket - Black -10%

Givenchy leather panel bomber jacket - Black

£2485 £2,237.00
Gucci logo-print hooded bomber jacket - Black

Gucci logo-print hooded bomber jacket - Black

£3,550.00
Roberto Cavalli leather bomber jacket - Black -30%

Roberto Cavalli leather bomber jacket - Black

£1947 £1,363.00
Dolce & Gabbana quilted bomber jacket - Black -20%

Dolce & Gabbana quilted bomber jacket - Black

£2339 £1,872.00
Prada reversible nappa leather bomber jacket - Black

Prada reversible nappa leather bomber jacket - Black

£2,320.00
Philipp Plein 20th Anniversary bomber jacket - Black -40%

Philipp Plein 20th Anniversary bomber jacket - Black

£2915 £1,749.00
Neil Barrett panelled bomber jacket - Black -25%

Neil Barrett panelled bomber jacket - Black

£1932 £1,449.00
Neil Barrett pins leather bomber jacket - Black -40%

Neil Barrett pins leather bomber jacket - Black

£1695 £1,017.00
Givenchy chevron stripe leather bomber jacket - Black

Givenchy chevron stripe leather bomber jacket - Black

£2,230.00
Barba reversible leather bomber jacket - Brown

Barba reversible leather bomber jacket - Brown

£910.00
Philipp Plein quilted sleeve bomber jacket - Black

Philipp Plein quilted sleeve bomber jacket - Black

£2,670.00
Dolce & Gabbana logo plaque bomber jacket - Black

Dolce & Gabbana logo plaque bomber jacket - Black

£1,850.00

Tip #3 – Swap Out Jeans for Track Pants and Joggers

According to GQ, if you want to adopt the athleisure trend, try swapping out your jeans for track pants and joggers. While they’re always popular in grays and black, update your athleisure gear for spring by going with track pants and joggers in bright, popping colors. They’ll look great with a simple t-shirt and sunglasses through spring and summer.

Tip #4 – Sneakers are the Go-To Footwear 

Sneakers are the go-to footwear of the athleisure trend. According to Fashion Beans, Nike and Adidas have locked down this game, but there are other brands to try as well. Trainers aren’t just comfortable, today they look just as good with a pair of dressy trousers as they do your jeans or track pants. 

Nike x Undercover air max 720 sneakers

Nike x Undercover air max 720 sneakers

£170.00
Nike black ISPA Joyride Envelope high top sneakers

Nike black ISPA Joyride Envelope high top sneakers

£170.00
Nike air max 90 ultra 2.0 flyknit sneakers - White

Nike air max 90 ultra 2.0 flyknit sneakers - White

£135.00
Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low sneakers - Green

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low sneakers - Green

£516.00
Nike Dunk High Premium SB sneakers - Black

Nike Dunk High Premium SB sneakers - Black

£326.00
Nike Air Skylon 2 sneakers - White

Nike Air Skylon 2 sneakers - White

£96.00
Nike X Comme des Garcons black acg mowab sneakers

Nike X Comme des Garcons black acg mowab sneakers

£326.00
Nike Air Jordan Retro 8 sneakers - Grey

Nike Air Jordan Retro 8 sneakers - Grey

£302.00
Nike Air Max 98 sneakers - NEUTRALS -20%

Nike Air Max 98 sneakers - NEUTRALS

£173 £139.00
Nike Air Max 98 sneakers - PINK

Nike Air Max 98 sneakers - PINK

£107.00
Nike The 10: Off White x Air Max 90 sneakers - NEUTRALS

Nike The 10: Off White x Air Max 90 sneakers - NEUTRALS

£887.00
Nike double strap sneakers - Black

Nike double strap sneakers - Black

£105.00
Nike x Gyakusou Zoom Fly sneakers - PURPLE

Nike x Gyakusou Zoom Fly sneakers - PURPLE

£290.00
Nike x Ispa React sneakers - White

Nike x Ispa React sneakers - White

£220.00
Nike ISPA React sneakers - Black

Nike ISPA React sneakers - Black

£227.00
Nike Air Force 1 '07 LV8 sneakers - Black

Nike Air Force 1 '07 LV8 sneakers - Black

£208.00
Nike Zoom Kobe 4 trainers - Black

Nike Zoom Kobe 4 trainers - Black

£502.00
Nike React Element 87 sneakers - Grey

Nike React Element 87 sneakers - Grey

£252.00

Tip #5 – Go with a Polo Shirt

The Art of Manliness notes that the polo shirt goes all the way back to the 1926 U.S. Open when Rene Lacoste tried a new type of shirt for playing tennis. It quickly caught on with polo players and was dubbed the “polo shirt.” Fast-forward to today, and the polo shirt has become a staple in the athleisure trend, worn by stars like Justin Timberlake and Chris Pine

It looks great paired with jeans or chinos during the day, and you can even wear one with a relaxed suit for a comfortable yet stylish evening outfit.

Vineyard Vines Classic Baseball Cap

Vineyard Vines Classic Baseball Cap

$28.00

Tip #6 – Add Athleisure Accessories

Of course, you’ll also want to add the right athleisure accessories to your look. After all, no outfit is complete without the perfect accessories. 

According to The Trend Spotter, athleisure accessories are both functional and stylish and include items like duffle bags, baseball caps, and sleek carryalls. In fact, you can transform any casual outfit into your own athleisure look by adding sports-inspired accessories.

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