Our latest athleisure inspiration

As certain trends are becoming more prominent in 2017, it’s hard to ignore the obvious frontrunner. Athleisure is taking the fashion world by storm, and we can’t ignore how much we love it! Since we’re pretty crazy about sticking to our health and fitness goals here at Team LC, workout wear is a serious staple in most of our closets. So much so that sports bras and yoga pants often make an appearance in our day-to-day outfits. That being said, athleisure is exactly what it sounds like: a juxtaposition between athletic wear and casual, everyday ensembles.

While the argument over whether or not leggings should be considered pants is still a hot topic, it is becoming more acceptable to wear your favorite leggings out in public. We believe that, when done correctly, workout wear can live in harmony with your everyday wardrobe. To prove our point, we thought it would be fun to show our readers how to make athleisure look chic with all of our favorite trends.

To the office:

We realize that the office may seem like an unlikely place to sport workout wear. However, we often find ourselves lacing up our running shoes for an afternoon meeting or carrying around yoga clothes to change into during our lunch breaks. Because of this, we’ve managed to find pieces that blend seamlessly into our day-to-day office attire to make outfit transitions even smoother. We’ve recently become pretty smitten with pairing our favorite midi skirts with a versatile tank top and relaxed jacket that can be worn to the gym or to the office.

New Balance Women's Printed Bomber Jacket

New Balance Women’s Printed Bomber Jacket, $144.99

Zella 'Flow Over' Tank

Zella ‘Flow Over’ Woven Tank, $49

Paper Crown Nantes Skirt

Paper Crown Nantes Skirt, $188

Sam Edelman Pointed Toe Pump

Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pump, $119.95

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To brunch with the girls:

Weekends were made to be celebrated, and we can’t think of a better way to unwind than an outing with our closest friends. We usually take any get-together as an opportunity to dress to the nines, but sometimes comfort takes the cake. Athleisure allows us to stay comfy yet still look polished. Lately we’ve been throwing on a lightweight jacket over a dress or pairing a wrap with some high-waisted distressed jeans.

Alo Ameilia Two Way Crop Top

Alo Ameilia Two-Way Crop Top, $60

LC Lauren Conrad Rippe Skinny Ankle Jeans

LC Lauren Conrad Ripped Skinny Ankle Jeans, $36.99

Nike Juvenate Sneaker

Nike Juvenate Sneaker, $85

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Running errands:

Nothing beats a casual outfit on your day off. We could easily spend all of our free time in pajamas, but athleisure is a close second. Before you step out in your PJ bottoms, kick your street style up a notch with textured leggings or yoga pants—we love a pop of leather or mesh details! We recommend wearing them with a V-neck tee, sneakers and a jean jacket for an effortless ensemble. Not only is a baseball cap totally on trend, but it can help hide second-day hair as well.

’47 Clean Up LA Dodgers Baseball Cap, $25

Madewell Cotton Denim Jacket

Madewell Cotton Denim Jacket, $118

Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee

Madewell ‘Whisper’ Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee, $19.50

Alo 'Coast' Mesh Stirrup Leggings

Alo ‘Coast’ Mesh Inset Stirrup Leggings, $94

Adidas 'Stan Smith' Sneaker

Adidas ‘Stan Smith’ Sneaker, $74.95

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Out on the town:

Believe it or not, athleisure has made its way out on the town. Take a sports bra from the gym to a night out by pairing it with black skinnies and a sleek leather jacket. The long-line cut of sports bras make them an easy substitute for crop tops. Wearing sneakers with dresses is easily one of our favorite athleisure looks as well.

Levi's Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $99.90

Outdoor Voices Slashback Crop

Outdoor Voices Slashback Crop, $60

Topshop Moto 'Leigh' Skinny Jeans

Topshop Moto ‘Leigh’ Ripped Skinny Jeans, $70

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Photos: Jessi Burrone for LaurenConrad.com