The most exciting collaboration in fashion is coming. Winter X WFH means you can now dress in athleisure all day every day. Here’s how to style it out
There are few positives to come from 2020, but Zoom calls in your sweat pants have been a beacon of positivity throughout. That doesn’t mean you can sit in a saggy old pair with the yolk stain from last week’s egg sandwich down the leg, though. Athleisure’s continued march from your workout to your everyday wardrobe means that you can now buy stylish (and more importantly, snuggly!) gear that you can wrap up in all winter long. These are the brands that can do it all.
The Canadian brand’s Align leggings have long been the gold-standard in yoga, but this OG of athleisure has expanded its repertoire well beyond the mat. As well as plenty of comfy cotton for sofa days, they also specialise in winter-ready down jackets in a range of cuts and lengths. The men’s line is perfect for transitioning from home desk to days at the office with shirts and chinos sold alongside tracksuits. The ABC pants have a slick slim cut with stretch fabrics that can keep pace with all aspects of your active lifestyle.
As the name suggests, this gear is more flow specific, but whether you’re aligning your chakras or bingeing Netflix their trademark high-waist Goddess leggings will provide the warming comfort you crave in winter. The aesthetic, fresh from L.A, is younger – expect strappy backs and ripped legs for some styles – but the fabric quality is still refined. Their selection of loose-fitting pullovers are the perfect warming layer to pull on and relax post-workout.
This relative new-comer to the sports and athleisure arena specialises in top-quality men’s training kit. The cut of each piece is clean and slimline while remaining comfortable. It also has special tech built into each fibre to ensure that it doesn’t smell, even after 100 wears. We hope it never gets to that – but it may come in useful when you decide to shun social contact for a few days moving from gym to sofa. Most impressively, the waterproof Garcia hoody is a true gamechanger.
Not all gym kit needs to fall into the ‘all black everything’ category. Sometimes, even in winter, it’s good to go loud and Sweaty Betty have always championed a properly bold print to help you stand out from the crowd. Their new Power gym leggings will help you to stand out and stay safe on runs during dark mornings and evenings with their all over reflective print. We recommend going all-in for the set that includes a zip-through jacket and headband to keep your ears warm in style.
Look out for the launch of its first standalone ‘Sustainable in Snow’ collection, featuring 15 exclusive sustainable designs from ski and snowboarding gear. P.E Nation blends its distinctive use of colour with chunky knits, timeless base layers and high performance, technical snow wear. Granted, you won’t be walking around the streets of London in salopettes all winter, but when you are cleared for a week away on the slopes you’ll be glad of P.E Nation’s focus on sweat-wicking, odour-protecting, and quick-drying recycled materials.