Hey, friends! I’m back today with two casual athleisure looks I’ve been loving lately. Both feature these Sweaty Betty high shine leggings.
I love how the sleek finish gives them the look of faux leather leggings with all the comfort of your favorite workout gear.
The 11 1/2″ front rise keeps everything nice and smooth through the midsection, and the 24″ inseam is slightly cropped, or ankle-length, depending on your height.
They stay in place and don’t slide down, and they have plenty of stretch for the ultimate comfort and freedom of movement. For size reference, I’m in the medium.
The key to making leggings look intentional is to have the right tops. Tunics tend to be be shapeless and unflattering, but these days, there are tons of options to choose from, and some are actually really cute!
I wanted to keep these looks ultra casual and sporty, so I chose two sweatshirts from Nordstrom’s activewear department.
First, this After Class Sweatshirt is pretty much the epitome of the studio-to-street vibe that is Sweaty Betty’s claim to fame.
It comes in a bunch of solids and prints, and of course I was drawn to this pink tie dye. I love the oversized fit, and the way it’s cut longer in the back with deep side slits. It also has a lot of interesting seaming details, as well as extra long sleeves with thumbholes.
This sweatshirt is perfect for throwing on over your tank top after your latest sweat sesh to meet a friend for coffee, or you can just wear it with your favorite leggings for a casual day at home or running errands.
It runs true to size, with an oversize fit. I have the small.
I wore my Brooks running shoes with this look because I like how the subtle blush tones complement the pink sweatshirt. This is the ombre/black/primrose colorway.
My sporty backpack is also by Sweaty Betty. The one I have with the rose gold hardware sold out, but I actually really like the black hardware on this year’s version. This bag has a lot of organizational compartments, including a padded laptop sleeve, should you want to bring your work along.
This sweatshirt is so, so soft, ohmygoodness… The second I touched it, I knew it was coming home with me.
I was drawn to the simple styling, and I like the banded hem, for something different.
Because it’s so plain, it will also look really good with patterned leggings. In fact, I wish I’d thought to photograph it with my Vuori camo leggings for this post, but I like the simplicity of this look with the black high shine leggings as well.
This top comes in several colors, and it runs true to size. I have the small.
I wore my On Cloud X training sneakers with this outfit, in keeping with the monochromatic palette. Even my water bottle and iPhone match! #itsthelittlethings
I also recently added this practical Longchamp tote to my closet. It’s a great little weekender bag, or it would work for the gym, or as a casual laptop bag/tote for your day to day life.
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photos: Alison Cornell