The Rise of Athleisure | The Top Brands

With athleisure firmly asserted within our wardrobes the lines between smart and casual have become somewhat blurred. Pairing trainers with tailored trousers, adding a trusty sweatshirt underneath a blazer or whether you just go for the full athleisure look, it is no longer a sofa Sunday affair. Comfort and style now go hand in hand.

Here are our favourite brands providing the multifunctional pieces you need this season.

barbour sports luxe

Barbour International Sport Luxe 

Designed for both style and comfort, Barbour International’s latest sporty-girl collection has been designed with both home and the city in mind. With a subtle colour palette of black, moto green and champagne, the Sports Luxe collection is splashed with luxury detailing throughout – in true Barbour style.

BOSS Athleisure

Boss Men’s Athleisurewear has a sports focus for casual everyday clothes. With technical fabrics and sporty fits, the Boss Athleisure collection blends an effortless mix of comfort and style. The BOSS Athleisure is a go-to brand for an everyday wardrobe whether you are working out or having a day shopping.


Another brand taking a revival of the 90’s seriously is Champion. The American athleisure brand originated as high-quality sweatshirts and sweatpants designer for University sports teams in New York. Fast forward almost 100 years and the signature Champion ‘C’ is instantly recognisable across the globe. Bold in colours and simple in design, each piece from the Champion collection is easily paired together for effortless street style.

The North Face

Known for their outdoor wear the brand has become a favourite for key athleisure pieces. Merging performance and fashion the brand has become a uniform for many with branded casual sweatshirts and quarter zips being some of the favourites. Originally a sport led, outdoor explorer brand it has now set itself within the aspirational and arguable luxury world.

CK Performance

An iconic brand in its own right, Calvin Klein’s range of athleisure wear in their CK Performance collection seamlessly syncs together fashion and functionality. Simple in design and made from high quality performance fabrics, each piece is a great gym partner as well as being super on trend.



Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Writer and expert