Even though I love summer and warm weather (I am absolutely going to move to Hawaii one day!) I do also enjoy the fun change of seasons in Chicago. The leaves have all turned different colors, and we even had our first official snowstorm the other day! With the turn of the weather and a new season, it’s a fabulous time to invest in some comfy, warm, and classic layering pieces to keep your athleisure game strong! To help you, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite (and budget-friendly) layering pieces in my fall athleisure guide!
The key to mixing and matching different looks is to keep the color scheme similar. I am a huge fan of simple, neutral pieces that easily layer for a comfortable and put-together look!
For this first outfit, I paired a light gray Crop Sweatshirt from Amazon with Black Lululemon Leggings, a Gray Baseball Cap from Kiava, and a Denim Jacket from Target (similar one linked for $25!) I’m a big fan of Crop Sweatshirts because while they are definitely comfortable and warm, they are way more form-flattering than an oversized sweatshirt!
I love wearing jean jackets because they are lightweight and can easily be layered on top of a sweatshirt or even just a tank top! This is such a fun (and not expensive) sporty street to studio outfit. I threw on a mini Vegan/Faux Leather Backpack from Amazon for an added fun accessory!
For the second outfit, I took the same Lululemon leggings and paired a simple gray V-neck T-Shirt from Joriki with a Vegan/faux Leather Jacket from Boo Hoo (similar one linked for $36!) Flat Sneakers and Sunglasses – both from Target! This is perfect for those days where you have a million errands to run and want to be comfy while still looking effortlessly chic. I would highly recommend investing in a vegan/faux leather jacket for fall/spring. Mine is so warm and I wear it ALL the time! With the creation of synthetic leather these days, there is truly no need to buy a real leather jacket. I’ve had mine for years and it’s never shown any signs of wear. No animals were harmed in the making of this look 🙂
For my last look, I am wearing the Black Motto leggings from Alo Yoga which are to die for! They add bad-ass vibes to your classic black leggings, and are very flattering for women of all shapes, sizes and heights! These are a bit more expensive but will definitely be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come. I added a long sleeve Black Crop Top (similar one linked here), my Vegan Leather Jacket from Boo Hoo (seriously my favorite jacket ever), a Black Mini Backpack from Amazon for easy phone and wallet storage, and Black Baseball Hat from Amazon. Now this baseball hat is special because it has an extra high hole for women who love high ponytails (ummm hellooooo!!!) This hat is a total lifesaver for bad hair days, and I am for real going to buy it in every color! How did I not know about this sooner?!?
What are your go-to athleisure layering pieces for fall/winter? Let me know in the comments section below!
Photos by Shanti Knight