8 Fall Athleisure Trends To Look for in 2021
Fashion trends never stay the same and are constantly evolving. Some years I love them and other years not so much. But, I’m happy to say that this year I’m all about the trends happening in the athleisure wear department. The days of workout clothes being strictly for the gym are long gone. Women now want an outfit that’s not only functional but also stylish and comfortable. They need to be able to go from the gym, or hiking trail, to brunch and a day of shopping or running errands.
After so many months of at-home workouts, I think we’re all ready to feel good in some IG-worthy outfits again. And thankfully the athleisure trends of Fall 2021 don’t disappoint. If you’re anything like me, or in fact, like most of the women I know, new workout outfits are a big fitness motivation. Athleisure wear is versatile, comfortable, and stylish and allows you to look equally good at the gym or running around. In fact, over the last few years, it’s become a significant niche in the fashion world. So if you’ve been thinking of updating your workout outfits, this fall is a good time for that refresh. Take a look and see if you’re inspired by any of the current fall athleisure trends below.
Fall Athleisure Trends
Minimal seams help to reduce chafing but still offer support, comfort, and flexibility. The high-waisted legging styles are ultra-flattering, help smooth your core, and provide excellent coverage and support that stays put. But they’re not just for working out in. Seamless sets are comfortable also comfortable for the days you’re working from home, sitting in front of a computer for hours, or working around your house. Whatever it is you spend your day doing, a seamless matching set will easily have you looking cute, feeling comfortable, and put together.
The sports bra is of course nothing new. But this season’s fashion trends bring us sports bras that are anything but basic. This new crop of bras comes in styles that feature chic cutout details and asymmetric silhouettes. While most importantly still managing to be surprisingly functional and supportive. And with bras, this cute, do you really want to cover them up with a shirt.
Fabrics have come a long way in recent years. The opacity is now squat proof, the fabric is cooling, quick-drying, ultra-soft, and holds you in in all the right places. Ribbed fabrics are still going strong this season as well as sherpa for outwear.
Fall fashion color choices usually resemble what we see in nature. And this fall season is full of earth tones and some bolder colors in shades of blue, green, mulled wine, yellow, khaki, and always present black. You’ll also be seeing a lot of animal prints like snake, and leopard print.
Sure you can always pair a black sports bra with any pair of pants. But with so many cute sets that come in coordinating colors and patterns, why would you want to? This season sees more sets than ever. Most are sold as two separate pieces which allow you to find the perfect fit for both top and bottom.
Asymmetrical necklines are very on-trend this season and are replacing the regular shirts and tanks you’re used to seeing. From one-shoulder bras and tops, unique shoulder straps, and off-the-shoulder sweaters, it’s a sexy, but classy way to show a little extra skin.
“Ugly” dad sneakers were the top sneaker trend the last few seasons. But this fall sees retro sneakers take the top spot. Vintage best sellers are being revisited by designers for this new season of shoes. Much narrower and lighter in design, retro sneakers have a sporty yet elegant look to them. The classic simplicity mixed with functional performance makes these sneakers a wardrobe staple, this fall and beyond.
Jackets And Coats
This fall season you’ll see lots of sherpa jackets and trenches as well as comfy puffer jackets. Out of all the fall trends, I think this one is my favorite because I’m always cold. The sherpa coat above is one I personally own and absolutely love it! These coats will keep you warm and on-trend on your way to the studio, gym, or out for the day with friends.
I’d like to know which athleisure trends you’re loving this season! I always love hearing from you, so let me know in the comment section below.