There have been a number of recent days in which I’ve planned to take a long midday walk with a neighbor, explore a local garden with Mr. Magpie, or take a stroll on the Crescent Trail with a friend, and so I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of athleisure pieces. My favorite items I reach for time and time again:
SPLITS59 AIRWEIGHT LEGGINGS — THE BEST FOR NON-RUNNING ACTIVITIES; THESE DON’T READ “PERFORMANCE WEAR” AND FEEL APPROPRIATE FOR DAY
SPANX AIR ESSENTIALS HALF-ZIP — CRAZY SOFT
HOKAS — DON’T LOVE FOR RUNNING (I FEEL HEAVY-FOOTED IN THEM?) BUT THESE ARE GREAT FOR LONG WALKS…VERY STABILIZING WITH A LOT OF SUPPORT
NIKE CREW SOCKS IF COLD; FEETURES IF WARM
J. CREW TEES — PREFER THE THIN WEIGHT OF THESE WHEN LAYERING
GAP VINTAGE FIT SWEATS + SWEATSHIRT — HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT THESE?! THEY ARE SO WELL-CUT AND HAVE A GREAT VINTAGE VIBE TO THEM…FOR A GREAT DEAL! I OWN THE SET IN NAVY AND THEY LOOK REALLY GOOD WITH DRESSIER SNEAKS, TOO
ALICE WALK ZIP-UP SWEATSHIRT — MY LONGTIME FAVORITE; LOVE THE SLIGHTLY LONGER LENGTH
LULULEMON CROPPED ALIGNS — BUT ALSO DYING TO TRY THEIR NEW RIBBED VARIATION
SEAMLESS BRALETTES FROM AMAZON (SOO COMFORTABLE…REMOVE THE CUTLETS)
NIKE DAYBREAKS — STILL WEAR THESE ALLLLL THE TIME, BOTH WITH JEANS/CASUAL ATTIRE AND FOR WALKS…THEY ARE REALLY, REALLY COMFORTABLE
STATE BAGS BENNETT BAG — REALLY, REALLY GOOD BAG…GREAT QUALITY, CAN BE WORN DRESSED UP, TOO
At home, when I’m putzing around, I love to wear caftan dresses — my top two current favorites are the Saffron from Mille and the Kitty dress from S.Z. Blockprints. If I’m in the mood for a shorter hemline, I adore Marea’s Casita dress and Lake’s Patio dress. The Marea one in particular makes me want to pour a margarita and sit on the back deck with bare feet and good music. I am also eagerly awaiting the arrival of this Lenora nightgown. So pretty and love the easy midi length — a perfect “evening at home” dress!
Haven Well Within just sent me a striped lounge set (shorts and top), and while it’s marketed as pajamas, I wore the top out to dinner (the cuffs are so chic!) and am contemplating wearing the whole set out?! Like, I’ve seen super chic street style starlets style with aplomb (ahem and ahem). So fab? The pieces are (at the time of writing this post) 40% off! Even if you don’t plan on taking the fashion risk and wearing out of doors, it’s a REALLY good lounge set. The cotton is soft/almost brushed and not that starchy-poplin sensation.
Finally, recently mentioned this in my “shower/bath favorites post,” but I’ve had a resurgent love affair with my Eberjey rompers. They are SO soft. Love to wear while getting ready for a night out.
A few other finds in this category that I’m into…
BEYOND YOGA HIGH-WAISTED PANTS…MAYBE IN THE YELLOW?
AYR EARLY MORNINGS TEE (HAVE HAD MY EYE ON THIS FOR AWHILE)
FUNNEL NECK SWEATSHIRT FROM FRANK AND EILEEN
FUN SPORTS BRA FROM THE UPSIDE OR BEYOND YOGA
P.S. More of my fitness favorites here.
P.P.S. The best inexpensive tees.
P.P.P.S. Even all these years later, I still love this M.Z. Wallace tote.
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5 thoughts on “Current Favorite Lounge + Athleisure.”
Hi Jen! I have a sneaker question for you — have you tried any mid- or high top sneakers? I’ve been curious and want to try… Sometimes I think it’s just what I need to make athleisure more interesting when I’m out and about, but I wonder if they’ll make me look stumpy, or be mistaken for a high schooler (it’s happened before, in my 30s… haha), being 5’0″. I keep looking at Golden Goose mid/high tops but I can’t justify it as I already have a pair of low-cut GGs. But there are some really cute Converse high tops out — which is a price point I’m comfortable with if I’m not sure about a style. Any ideas on how to style it for a grown-up yet fun look and not like I just got off the school bus?
Haha! I feel you. I personally LOVE the look. I would absolutely try Converses — check out Sylvana Durrett and Stephanie Trotta for inspo:
I think the key is to keep the rest of the look pretty neutral and sophisticated, with interesting silhouettes, so that it “dresses up” the sneaker.
Oooh these are great styling ideas — thank you!
Hi Jen! What bag are you wearing in the top photo?
Hi! It is by Paris 64!