Six athleisure essentials you’ll finesse a casual cool in
One of the freshest ways to pull off casual looks is with a touch of sporty-chic, we see it with our favourite celebrity street style getups – especially if the Hadid sisters’ style game is on your radar. The principle is that you may be off-duty, but your style still needs to stay on beat. We’ll say this as often as we must: the rules aren’t dictated by us, we’re just here to see to it that you get the memo. So, here are six pieces that have just dropped on Superbalist to help you do the most, even at rest.
The thing with tees is that it’s easy for them to look drab (we’re looking at you wearing them as sleepwear) and the effortless style statement is all in the cut. Yes, regular shaped tees will always be a great classic, but the cropped versions allow you to tap into different fashion moments. Like, a tight high-neck silhouette can take you straight to the Aaliyah’s unforced cool girl vibe and a boxy three-quarter sleeve can be styled up in a Japanese-street-style-inspired way. It’s all about what you’re into.
The same applies to sweaters: the classic college hoodie will always have its place, but it can look extremely unimaginative. And the best way to keep it casual yet still elevated is going for bright fashionable staples. So, whether you wear the full adidas Originals front-zip crewneck two-piece a la Run DMC or as separates, you’re giving us a look at a fraction of the effort. The Nike cropped sweat has the same effect: you can style it with jeans or go full sporty-chic with biker shorts and be all impact at no effort. The secret is to be calculated with the casual vibes.
Trainers need no explanation: what else might you be planning to wear? Pumps??? Some mistakes aren’t worth the humiliation. Nike's Pre-Love O.X. comes through with an oversized swoosh and an aggressive waffle sole that makes it look like the Cortez’s edgy sister, its striking look is what makes it a must-have for adding head-turning detail. Equally bold with an elegant air, adidas’ UltraBOOST W has the Primeknit and Boost sole tech that gives adidas kicks their level of comfort, so all you’d have to worry about is maximising on style.