What Does Athleisure Mean?

Athleisure has been on the rise over recent years and it’s become a popular option for exercise and lounge wear. While the types of garments that fit into this category have been around for decades, they have evolved recently and been refined to better serve the role they play in daily life. In this article, we’d like to formally introduce you to the concept of athleisure and help you understand how some of these pieces can play an integral role in your wardrobe.

What is Athleisure?

As the name suggests, the term “athleisure” is a blend of the words athletic and leisure. Rather than items that are strictly used for athletic activities, or garments that are used only for leisurely events, you’ll find products in this category blend the two together. Clothing in the athleisure category will work nicely for exercise purposes, but it will also be well-suited for meeting up with friends, running errands, etc.

While the term athleisure is relatively new to the landscape, this concept has been around for decades. As soon as fitness routines become popular, the clothing that was worn for those exercise sessions started to be seen as fashionable. Of course, the items you wear to exercise tend to be rather comfortable, so it’s logical that they would catch on for use in other areas of life.

Athletic Pants Are a Great Start

If you want to add your first piece of athleisure wear to your wardrobe, we have two great options here at V1946. Consider picking up a pair or two of each to bring some versatility, and comfort, to your closet.

  • Blue Ridge Joggers. We have these pants available in a few different colors, and you will love how they can rise to the occasion for so many of the things you do each day. The comfortable feel of these pants is provided by the blended fabric that includes 88% polyester and 12% spandex. Also, with a jogger bottom, meaning there is an ankle cuff at the bottom of the leg, you won’t have to worry about these pants hanging over your shoes or dragging on the ground.
  • Everyday Pant. Our other athleisure bottom option to consider is the Everyday Pant, which uses that same comfortable fabric blend as seen in our Blue Ridge Joggers. This time, however, you’ll have an open cuff at the bottom, which you may prefer in some circumstances. Whether for some light exercise or to head to the grocery store for a few things, you’ll find yourself reaching for these pants over and over again.

Other Athleisure Options

Comfortable Shorts

Once you have some pants that fit firmly in the athleisure category, you will likely want to expand your reach and find some other garments that can be used for both physical activities and relaxing days. Many of our outdoor shorts fit into this definition, including our Windjammer Hybrid, Micrograph Windjammer, and Camo Windjammer. All of these shorts feature the style and quality you would expect from V1946, and each has the comfort needed on your busiest of days.

Athleisure Shirts

Looking for shirts to go with these pants and shorts? No problem – we have plenty of options there, as well. For starters, look at our Negative Slub Pocket Crew Neck t-shirts and our Negative Slub Henley. You get outstanding quality and durability, attractive designs, great color options, and unsurpassed comfort.

Add Athleisure to Your Wardrobe

At V1946, our collection features plenty of items that fall into the athleisure category, including those we have highlighted so far in this article. Also, you’ll find other options that are a little more formal and suitable for wearing to work, out to dinner on a Friday night, and much more. You’ll be impressed both by the quality and style of our offerings, and our customer service is always a top priority. We appreciate the time you have taken on our site and we hope to serve you soon!