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Fashion is currently in love with fitness clothing – great news for female travelers! Find out how to rock the athleisure wear trend on your next trip!


Athleisure Wear

Written By: Niki Landry


It seems as though every popular clothing brand is releasing a fitness line, and designers are teaming up with athletic brands to push fitness clothing even further into everyday style. That’s good news for us, because stylish clothing made with performance fabric is the perfect combination for travel.


Any trend that involves laid back style and comfort is one I can get behind. The athleisure wear trend is just that, and has been gaining steam in the last couple of years which doesn’t seem to be waning. Here’s how to use it in your travel wardrobe:




reathe pullover hoodie / Military Jacket / Quilted Bomber Jacket


When it comes to travel, your outerwear needs to be one of the most versatile items in your luggage. Best case is that your jacket or coat coordinates with any bottom, and can transition from super casual to dressy as needed.

For athlesiure inspired outfits, sleek jackets can be the tipping point for making your yoga pants and sneakers lunch appropriate. I’m partial to the bomber jacket, and carried a gray one with me while in Europe last year.

Combined with my metro leggings, Air max sneakers, and a scarf it was the perfect comfort travel outfit.


Take a look at these ideas for lightweight jackets for summer!




Slim Sneaker / Nike Air Max / Exotic Sneaker


For me the fun part of putting together any packing list is the shoes, and especially so when it comes to rocking the athleisure wear trend. If your overall wardrobe is pretty neutral, it’s the perfect place to try out patterns, fun materials, or pops of color.

Look for modern takes on classic styles or opt for a vintage style sneaker. I’ve coveting the three styles above. To avoid looking sloppy, make sure your shoes are clean and in great condition. Save your old sneakers for actually working out or muddy treks.


Find out how to choose the best shoes for travel!




Essence Moonbeam TankBreathe cross-back topMixed Stitch Dolman Sweater


For travel tops, try and find pieces that are simple in shape, made of quality materials, and have one added detail like a subtle stripe, polka dot, criss-cross back, or perforated fabric.

For the most part, a classic v neck t-shirt will suffice especially if the rest of your athleisure wear outfit is interesting. I prefer casual loose fitting tops that are easily dressed up with jewelry or a change of shoes.




Moto LeggingsStudio mesh panel joggersCapris


The easiest way to nail the studio to street look on your next trip is by picking the perfect bottoms. Look for high quality materials, which are thick enough to give you good coverage with stylish detailing.

The simple black legging is my travel staple, but if you are looking for something with a little more personality try finding a pair with interesting stitching, mesh panels, or color blocking. Joggers pants are another TFG favorite, and I love a pair with a racing stripe down the leg.


These are the best travel pants for women!





BraletteLow impact reversible sports bra / Cheeky Panty


Don’t forget to update your travel underwear to fit into this trend. I am already a fan of bringing sport style under garments on my trips for comfort and quick drying properties, but if you are wearing super tight bottoms and a shirt with an exposed bra then your selections become a part of your outfit.

Strappy bras are popular under loose fitting tanks or open backs, and a peek of a floral strap is a nice touch with an overall neutral outfit. Seamless underwear are also are an important addition to ensure your sleek sporty outfit doesn’t get ruined by VPL.


Here are some tips on how to choose the best bra for travel.


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What are your tips for the athleisure trend? Share them below!


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Author Bio: Niki is an interior designer and artist from Louisiana. In addition to her design work, she writes for local and online publications sharing her experiences and passion for travel. Niki is currently adding stamps to her passport while building her design practice, Niki Landry Designs.