From Athleisure to Winter Wear: How To Transition Your Favorite Outfit To Cold-Weather Apparel

If you’re one of those college girls who have hopped on the athleisure trend, you understand the struggle that comes when the temperature drops. Your adorable mesh panelled leggings suddenly are a little too cool, and your new Nike kicks are definitely not made for several inches of snow. Instead of giving up the beloved trend, here are some tips and tricks to keep you styling throughout the winter months.

Layer on Layer on Layer

We generally associate layering with our mothers forcing dozens of sweaters, scarves, and mittens upon us; however, layering does not have to be that way. Brands like Uniqlo have created high-tech, heat-producing pieces that are paper thin. Layering these with your favorite zip up (or even a cozy knit) for underneath your coat will keep you warm without the dreaded marshmallow status.

Throw on a Vest

Vests have been making a comeback in all areas of style for the past several years, and athleisure is no exception. Investing in a high quality from brand like J.Crew, the North Face or Patagonia, especially if you’re an outdoorsy person, definitely will be worth the cost. Pop one over a cute pullover to break up an all black outfit or even just for extra warmth!

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Casual and Dressy

This is probably the most important tip to remember when perfecting the athleisure look, no matter the season. It’s perfectly okay to mix joggers and leggings with your favorite leather or jean jacket (even your favorite winter wool coat!). If you stick with a neutral color palette, your items will look cohesive and trendy.

It’s All About the Accessories

Some of the sneakers popping up all over social media are probably prettier than some high end heels. Throw your dirty worn sneakers to the side because your athleisure shoes are a step above the rest. You can also top off your outfit with a cool baseball cap or knit beanie and a chunky blanket scarf.



by Allie Lewandowski