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Athleisure Wear for Women Over 50

With spring around the corner, the concept of shedding layers and focusing on fitness and health has us thinking we need to get better about keeping our step counts high and prepare for summer staples like swimwear.

Enter Athleisure Wear. Truly an American-born wardrobe staple, we can take ‘comfy’ to a whole other level. Designers caught on to this and created beautiful, luxurious pieces for days when wearing “grown up clothes” is just not going to happen.

See, the point of Athleisure isn’t the workout. It’s about feeling feminine, strong, and chic. More often than not, the designers have zero intention of you actually working out in said workout clothes. Athleisure wear is a guilt-free zone that says, “Be fabulous, but be comfortable, and if you should decide to go workout, then good for you!”

While the trend started with moms and celebrities looking for casual elegance running between life moments, workout wear designers took note, and elevated what was left of boring-but-functional styles.

No matter your favorite workout – a walk in the park, a few laps in the pool, or balancing your chakras, there’s a lot of options in athleisure wear for the woman over 50.

We’ve created a few looks that will take you from the gym to brunch and back again.

Power-Walking in the Park

Power Walk in Park Athleisure Wear

OV Clifton Sneaker, $140

Outdoor Voices, The Exercise Dress, $100

Fjällräven, ‘Mini Kånken’ Water Resistant Backpack, $70

S’well, Blue Granite Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $35

Outdoor Voices Rec Sock 3-Pack, $20

Additional Options:

Jacket for cooler weather: Adidas, SST Track Jacket, $75

Leggings for Extra Layering: Zella, Live-In High Waist Leggings, $54

For additional strength training: Valeo Adjustable Ankle/Wrist Weights, $18

Yoga Class

Yoga Class Look Athleisure Wear

Outdoor Voices, Freeform Unitard, $90

Outdoor Voices, TissueWeave Wrap Top, $65

Outdoor Voice TissueWeave Wrap Skirt, $45

Additional Options:

For more support up top: Kate Spade New York, Scalloped Sports Bra, $78

Stay put: Zella 2-Pack Heart Barre Socks, $25

Extra cushion: AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat, $19

Gym Time

Gym Look Athleisure Wear

Beyond Yoga Pinapple Midi Leggings, $88

Trouve Peri Nylon Tote, $79

Zella Body Rhythm Sports Bra, $39

Additional Options:

Warm-up Tee: Zella “Sunshine on a Cloudy Day” Graphic Tee, $29

Turn up the beat: Bose, SoundSport Wireless Headphones, $119 & Incase Designs 7/8 Plus Active Armband. $40

Weekend Warrior

Athleisure Wear-Weekend Warrior Look

Valentino Garavani 53MM Round Tortoise Sunglasses Color, $350

Matisse, Harlan Sneaker, $70

J.Crew X prinkshop, “Power Woman” Sweatshirt, $70

Caslon, Linen Joggers, $59

Trouve, Print Square Scarf, $19

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