If there’s one trend that’s reigned supreme over the last few seasons, it’s athleisure—we’re talking sneakers, track pants, hoodies, and everything in between. Looking for new ways to test out the look? That’s where athleisure enthusiast Anaa Saber comes in. In her new column, the fashion girl behind @oursecondskin will offer up her best styling tricks for those of you looking to inject this cool trend into your everyday lives.
Athleisure is singlehandedly becoming one of my favorite trends embraced by the fashion industry. No, not just because you can throw on a hoodie and call it chic… well, yes, because it’s that simple. Honestly, there are so many aspects of athleisure that make it incredibly versatile; the lack of needless complexity, along with comfort, are two of the most important factors responsible for athleisure’s sudden surge in popularity. With people now being out and about all day, leading their busy lives, comfort is everything. Fashion no longer has to kill.
My favorite athleisure staple right now is track pants. Track pants are everywhere—and they’re not just for the gym anymore. Meaning: It’s possible to go to the gym and then to the office wearing the same look (though I suggest otherwise), by styling it just a little differently. The right styling defines the look, and that involves paying attention to the crux of the outfit, from head to toe. The trick is pairing them with the right key pieces. For a casual look, try sneakers and your favorite band tee. For something more polished, heels and a statement blazer are beyond sleek. Lest we forget accessories, earrings, belts, and chains are all welcome embellishments.
Keep scrolling for three ways to style track pants this season—and shop my must-haves, too.
1. The Classic Adidas Track Pant
Adidas track pants are your best friend and go-to saviors when you don’t know what to wear. You can wear them everywhere and they make it easy to transition from day to night. Classics are key here. Almost everyone can find a clean button-down and an old pair of track pants that they never thought they could wear again. Throw on a chain belt, a funky pair heels, some refined earrings, and get going.
On Anaa Saber: Siammpatra Crystal Mismatched Chain Link Statement Earrings Rhodium ($228); Loeil Keira Corset Shirt ($118); Adidas pants; Balenciaga Knife Floral-Print Jersey Sock Boots ($1015).
2. The Vintage Sport Track Pant
Instead of a sweat suit for weekend errands, try track pants for a sporty-meets-cozy vibe. If you want an exclusive pair of pants no one else has, I would try hitting upyour local thrift store to find a one-of-a-kind piece. To get the model-off-duty look, add a cropped hoodie and a chic pair of sneakers.
3. The Modern and Polished Track Pant
You don’t always have to opt for traditional track pants. The beauty of this trend is that so many designers have adapted these pants to fit modern-day trends. One of my favorite variations of the track pant is a dress-pant hybrid. You can easily style them with professional staples like blazers, strappy heels, and mismatched earrings.