As the mixture of “athletic” and “leisure,” athleisure wear can best be described as pieces of clothing perhaps made for the gym, but just as well belongs outside of it, without giving it a second thought. With this basic concept in mind, many clothing brands have given their own approach to this style in the last few years; casual clothing brands have offered more sports-oriented tops and bottoms, while sport-specific brands have released collections made for everyday wear.
Athleisure: The Earned Athletic Approach
As a brand built for both athletics and everyday wear from day one, we at Earned Athletic believe in three key ingredients to great athleisure:
PerformanceIf it’s to be worn in the gym, it has to take the hits, no matter the activity. For the sport, this means contact with the yoga mat, knurled barbells, and rough turf. For the athlete, this means running, jumping, and lunging. Good-performing clothing needs to accommodate any athlete and sport.
For a piece of activewear to belong inside and outside the gym, it needs to be incredibly easy and enjoyable to wear. It’s one of the first items your eyes look for when you open the closet. It feels so good, it’s something you want to wear all day.
StyleThe piece of clothing must also be something you actually can wear all day. Admit it: you have some gym clothes that perform excellently, feel great, but would never wear to the market, much less the office. Perfect athleisure wear needs to have the ability to appear indistinguishable from everyday clothing.
With the three key ingredients to great athleisure defined, we at Earned Athletic show you that it’s not only possible to wear great gym clothing wherever you want, but whenever you want. That’s right: athleisure all year.
Athleisure for Cold Weather
ACTIVATION HOODIE AND PRIMER JOGGERWhen the temperature dips in the wintertime, it becomes even harder to talk yourself out of bed and start your day. Luckily, the Earned Activation Hoodie and Primer Jogger help you hop up and hit the day running.
IN THE GYMGet toasty in the metro and the squat rack with this perfect hoody and pants combo. The Activation Hoodie and Primer Jogger both use a rich mix of cotton (80% for the hoodie, 95% for the jogger) to keep you perfectly warm and comfy while you prep your morning cup of coffee. In terms of performance, our hoodie also is made of 20% polyester to wick away sweat once your gym session gets going, and our jogger has 5% spandex to let you squat, lunge, and stretch without any restriction.
OUT OF THE GYMWhile the hoodie-and-sweatpants combo is nothing new, the Activation Hoodie and Primer Jogger hit serious style points where others don’t. These aren’t the schlubby gym sweats that you were forced to wear in gym class. And they certainly aren’t the aggressively tight, almost circus-proportioned costumes of popular gym brands. This pair works well because of its understated, flattering fit that makes you look great.
Athleisure for Hot Weather
MOVEMENT TANK AND INVISIBLE SOCKSOnce we hit the bright summer months, our instinct is to wear as few pieces of clothing as possible. For that, we have you covered with a pair of sportswear that beats the heat in style. Stay cool in the Movement Tank and Invisible Socks.
IN THE GYMWhile your warm yoga studio or CrossFit box might be a welcome retreat in the winter, it can be an oven in the summer. A lack of fans or air conditioning can make the place unbearable. To help you deal with the heat, the Movement Tank has a cut made to let air pass in and out of it without losing its shape, which is especially useful in gyms that don’t allow members to go shirtless. And don’t forget your feet! A minimal, barely-there design and cotton-polyester mix of the Invisible Socks keep your toes dry and happy through a serious sweat session.
OUT OF THE GYMSun’s out, guns out! We’re all about letting your hard work show, so that’s why the Movement Tank is the perfect choice for the summer months. With comfortable fits and standard colors, there’s just enough understated style to the tank without getting too much attention; don’t worry, your jacked arms will do that for you. And if you’re looking to add some wild style to your wardrobe, we have a special-edition tie-dye tank just for you!
BONUS PIECE: THE EARNED SWEATBANDWhile maybe not something you’d have to wear out of the gym or off the hiking trail, the Earned Sweatband is a must-have to keep your hands dry. Why? Dry hands mean not slipping from the yoga mat, dumbbells, or pull-up bar. And instead of running to your towel between sets, keep these cotton bands on your wrists for a workout without interruption.
Athleisure for Every Single Day
PERFORMANCE TEEWhether it’s hot or cold, workout or recovery, workday or weekend, nothing beats a perfect tee shirt. That’s why we spent countless hours test batches to create the Earned Performance Tee, our signature shirt for whatever your everyday looks like.
IN THE GYMLike a great athlete, the Performance Tee is an all-around piece of clothing for all training forms. At an optimally dialed-in 88% polyester and 12% elastane, it’s breathable for running, tough for lifting, and stretchy for every yoga pose. It gives where it needs while staying comfortably fitted. This tee hits every technical consideration for sport without being overly technical in its design. The Performance Tee excels in its simplicity.
OUT OF THE GYMA simple design is also what makes it a staple piece for anything you have going on outside the gym. We’ve said a lot about fit, but we just can’t help it. It’s close without being snug, and it’s relaxed without being baggy. In a range of essential shirt colors, you can work this shirt into any wardrobe.
Athleisure: One More ElementThese pieces embody everything you need in a great piece of athleisure: high-level performance, total comfort, and universal style. But there’s one more ingredient that makes these pieces of clothing something worth their weight in gold: time.
If your piece of activewear is tough enough to withstand high-performance workouts over months of weekly wear, it’s going to outlast the other contenders. If it can handle buckets of sweat, chalk, and hard work and still be as comfortable to wear as it was the first time, you’re going to choose it almost any moment you can. And if it’s made with a timeless style, it’s going to look good anytime, anywhere. All things considered, this is how some clothes earn their place as your prized pieces of clothing. And we believe that’s what we have to offer to you.