The Best Athleisure Brands to Start Wearing Now

If there's one trend that's defining fashion in 2020, it's athleisure. It's become pretty standard to wear workout gear any day of the week and pieces like cool sweatpants and hoodies have become the backbones of many wardrobes this year.

Our eyes are on the sweatsuits that have been making a major comeback over the last few months. To style the pieces, wear them with a mix of your closet staples to make them feel modern—whether it's tube socks and sneakers, a pair of chunky boots, or a tailored trench to throw on top. Looking for the best brands to add to your closet? We have a number on our radar, as does the fashion set. Keep reading to find out the best athleisure brands to try now, and see our favorite pieces from each.



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Danish brand 7 Days Active is one on the rise among the fashion set and is definitely one to watch. They have a colorful take on sweat suits that have a cool, retro vibe.

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2. Nike


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Nike is the cool, classic athleisure brand that you're very familiar with already and their pieces never disappoint.

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Pangaia's cool sweats and tees are also sustainable, made using fibers and materials from recycled plastic bottles. Plus, for every clothing item sold, the company will plant, protect, or restore a tree.

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Founded by Scott Sternberg, Entireworld excels at cozy sweatsuits in an array of colors, so you're sure to find just the one you're looking for.

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L.A.-based brand Cotton Citizen is rooted in the cool. comfortable clothes that define fashion in the city.

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Another L.A.-based brand, Les Tiens focuses on crafting the perfect cuts of its basics, so if you invest in its pieces, you know you'll be wearing for years and years.

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An expert at athleisure, Alo Yoga is a go-to brand for all of your, well, yoga clothes. But they go far beyond just that.

Shop Alo Yoga:

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.