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Amazon Athleisure Outfits (that are cute & comfortable)

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Athleisure is not the same as workout gear. Today I’m sharing the difference between the two and how to still look cute (and comfortable!) when rocking athleisure. And I’ll share some affordable picks from Amazon. Let’s dive in!

Amazon Athleisure Outfits

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I have more tips below on how to make a cute athleisure outfit but let’s get right into the picks!

Amazon Athleisure Outfits (that are cute & comfortable)

Thin Strap Tennis Dress

My #1 pick from my recent Amazon order (which I placed for this post), is this black tennis dress. It has a built in bra and the shorts underneath are also built in, so keep that in mind. While I generally stray away from dresses with built in bottoms since it’s hard to use the bathroom in them, this one is well-worth the effort required. I have a size XS and it fits perfectly.

You can choose from 11 cute colors too!

White Ribbed Tennis Dress

Unfortunately this white tennis dress was a little too big on me, but MAN is it cute! I love the thicker straps, the pleated skirt, and the wide ribbed detailing down the entire thing. I’m usually a size XS and this only comes in sizes S-XL, so it should be perfect for anyone to wears those sizes. It comes with shorts to wear underneath, and the bra is built in.

I especially love that it’s feminine enough to pair with slides or heeled sandals if you were in a pinch. In fact, it would make a great travel dress for Europe, and would be perfect with a denim jacket for an extra layer.

Thick Strap Tennis Dress

If the pleats and ribbing of the dress above are a little to preppy or feminine for your taste, you’ll probably love this simple tennis dress. It comes in 11 colors and has separate shorts to wear with it. The back also as a pretty crossover detail.

Pink Pleated Skort

I originally ordered this pink skort for golf, but I think I’ve worn it a good 6 times since I got it a week or two ago. The waist band is thick and holds you in (it’s not super stretchy so it feels a little snug when you’re pulling it on, but once it’s on you will LOVE the feeling), and the back is a little longer than the front. I have a size XS.

High Neck Racer Back Tank

I got this high neck tank a few months ago and it has held up really well. I find that I wear it most often with the pink skirt or these hiking shorts. The racer back and high neck combo is the perfect sporty shape. I have a size XS.

Hot Pink Running Shorts

There’s nothing better than hot pink clothes. They make you feel SO TAN! These running shorts (which I don’t wear for running), are special because the back is just a hair shorter than the front. I struggle to find athletic shorts that are long enough to feel appropriate as a mom, but these hit the mark because of the high-low cut. I wear a size XS.

Hot Pink Leggings

While legging season is extremely short lived in Winston-Salem, these would be the ideal pant for a cooler spring or summer climate. And I’ll definitely get to wear them in the mountains for cooler days this summer. I ordered these hot pink leggings to wear for pilates (this is actually one of the only things I’ve worn for both a workout and as athleisure), and I got the matching tank with them.

However, when I wear them for athleisure, rather than pilates or the gym, I pair them with a white tee. The leggings look like they are almost sold out in some sizes (in the pink), but there are SO many colors to choose from!

Belt Bag

I carry my Amazon belt bag almost every time I wear an athleisure outfit. It’s practical AND trendy, which a rare combo, ha! I compared it to the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag and they are almost identical, other than the Lululemon logo, so I highly recommend the Amazon version since it’s easier to find in stock and much cheaper! The one below is Lululemon because it was more conveniently located when I took these photos. You can see some snaps of the Amazon version on me in this review.

New Balance 237 Sneakers

I have two favorite pairs of sneakers for athleisure outfits. This pair of New Balance 237s is such a cute option for athleisure because they have a little bit of height and they’re sporty, but not in a super athletic, “I work out in these” type of way. They also come in a ton of colors!

On Cloudnova Form Sneakers

The other pair of sneakers I love are the Cloudnova Form sneakers from On. I got mine from ShopBop, where you can use your Prime shipping perks! They’re SO comfortable (and have amazing arch support), and cute as can be.

Abercrombie Romper

Not an Amazon find, but I wanted to include this black romper in this post since it’s another great athleisure option and not very expensive. I’m wearing an XS Petite in this, but I likely would have gotten the regular length if I had tried it on in-store for a little more length. It has pockets, and it’s just SO flattering! A perfect outfit for a zoo outing with your kids, a park play-date, or for a day full of errands.

What is athleisure attire?

First, let’s start with the basics. Is “Athleisure” even a real word? Actually, yes, according to Miriam Webster.

Since the term athleisure is relatively new, it’s totally fair that some may not even know what it really means! Essentially, the term athliesure refers to clothing that’s comfortable and athletic but also cute and pulled together enough to wear in public. And in my mind, it doesn’t count if I can’t wear sneakers with it.

Is athleisure still in style?

Sure is. And I don’t see it going anywhere for a WHILE.

My wardrobe is slowly filling up matching workout sets, tennis dresses, and colorful athletic shorts, so I feel like I’ve finally found my groove in terms of my activewear style. And let’s be real: the timing couldn’t be better considering I have a wild toddler to chase around outside this summer!

What’s the difference between athletic wear and athleisure?

In general, athleisure outfits are fashion-forward, pulled together, and can be worn appropriately in public, while athletic wear is worn for workouts. But honestly, I don’t believe in strict “rules” for fashion. There are many pieces in my closet that I could wear for a workout and also wear as a cute outfit. And depending on what kind of workouts you do, you might have a ton of crossover. However, as a runner, there are some things I wear for workouts that I absolutely wouldn’t wear as “street style”, like my running shoes. I find that running shoes aren’t usually very cute (and my running shoes are strictly for runs, which helps them last longer), so I have a pair of cute (non-running) sneakers that wear with athleisure outfits.

While you could wear the same clothes for workouts that you also wear as athleisure, my personal differentiation, and what helps me feel cute and polished, is NOT wearing the same clothes for workouts that I wear as cute athleisure. I need the mental separation between the two in order to feel like I’m polished in my athelisure. I’ve also found that HOW I wear an outfit dictates if it’s athleisure or workout gear. I always style my hair and put on at least a little makeup so that I feel pulled-together for the day.

Again, there are no rules. You do you!

If you’re working on building out an athleisure wardrobe, here are the staples I’d start with:

  1. A workout dress
  2. A skort
  3. A solid tank or t-shirt
  4. Cute (non-running) sneakers

Is Lululemon considered athleisure?

Absolutely! I love to wear my Align leggings and yoga pants in the cooler months for athleisure outfits, especially as an alternative to baggy sweatpants. And I also find that their Scuba pullover is a much cuter option than wearing any of my old hoodies.

I also love this pair of Lululemon lookalike joggers in the fall and winter as one of my go-to athleisure pieces.

I’ll continue to add to this post as I find more great pieces! I hope you find a couple fashionable pieces to add to your athleisure style.

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    4 responses to “Amazon Athleisure Outfits (that are cute & comfortable)”

    1. My wallet is about to hate me hah! I’ve been searching for more joggers. Thank you!!

    2. Hello! I loooove these looks, thank you! Do you happen to know the name of the coral Alo Yoga sweatshirt you posted in the first look? The link is expired.

      Thank you, Much appreciated!

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