How It Girls Pull Off Athleisure When It's Freezing Out


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Whether you’ve been a fan of the trend since its humble beginnings or you’re just getting into it now, you can’t deny that athleisure has become an aesthetic greater than anyone could have imagined. With the effortless, sportswear-inspired pieces, the trend has given us a way to be comfortable and chic at the same time. Once the temperatures drop, however, crafting stylish winter athleisure outfits can be more of a chore than anything else.

All that said, it can be done, and you won’t have to compromise your comfort and warmth, either. To show you what we mean, we’ve rounded up the best looks from the coolest It girls who know how to handle athleisure like the pros. From brightly colored puffer jackets to cool sneakers and sweatpants, you’ll be pulling off the style for cold weather like you were born for it. Check out all the looks below.


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Style a large puffer jacket over a turtleneck and jeans for a monochromatic outfit this season.


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A hoodie and sweatpants are the perfect way to sport the trend for the season. Throw a down jacket over your outfit when you're heading out.


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Add a cool pair of sneakers with your puffer and jeans for the ultimate street cred.


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Give a vintage-inspired down jacket a retro feel with a pair of high-top Converse sneakers.


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Hone in on the trend and wear a coordinated sweatsuit with a pair of Air Force 1s. 


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Tap into one of the season's biggest trends and sport some neon this winter.


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A cool jumpsuit will feel elevated when styled with a pair of sock boots.


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Give your sweatpants a more polished look with a wool coat while still keeping the trend going by pairing it with a pair of classic Vans.


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Dress up your track pants and tee with a cool, faux-fur-trimmed coat.


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If you're wearing sweatpants with a sweatshirt, dress it up with a puffer jacket.


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Sport an athletic wear–inspired sweater with sleek boots to take it to the next level.


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Camouflage is the perfect way to tap into the athleisure trend without getting too literal. Style it with sneakers to finish off the look.


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Throw on a bright puffer over any ensemble to instantly give it a sporty feel.


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Style a casual hoodie over a polished pleated skirt for a unique contrast this season.

Now, learn the history of your favorite athleisure staple.

Dale Arden Chong