7 of the best social media stars who have nailed the athleisure look

Last Updated on 6th April 2024

The portmanteau “athleisure” might admittedly seem like a strangely contradictory term, not to mention one with a rather fuzzy definition. How exactly do you strike the right balance between sporty and laidback with your clothing? It’s a good job that social media is home to various celebs ready to show us the way…

Kim Kardashian

The best-known member of the Kardashian clan was just destined to appear on this list, wasn’t she? Her particularly famous backside is often photographed clad in tight yoga pants, while she paired a fitted white spaghetti tank with bright blue track pants to capture a charmingly casual style back in June 2017.

Kanye West

Since we’ve just mentioned his wife, we can’t help but also cite the one-time presidential hopeful himself, Kanye West, who has proved adept at mixing casual with formal attire in quirky and unexpected ways.

Man of Many particularly highlights the burgundy tracksuit Kanye wore at the 2015 Grammys. Why not click here for an array of men’s tracksuits to explore what is stylistically possible?

Hailey Bieber

The model known as Hailey Baldwin before her marriage to Justin Beiber was spotted in a midriff-baring ensemble of black sports bra, cap and shorts as she left a hot Pilates class in West Hollywood in August 2019.

“I used to be a dancer, which is all about being warmed up and warm and muscles being loose, so I just really enjoy hot classes like that,” she earlier told Us Weekly in March that year.


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Jennifer Lopez

The singer has long kept herself in good shape, as fans who recall her skimpily-dressed self in the “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” video will be able to attest. Unsurprisingly, then, she’s a shining example of how to get the athleisure look right, having been seen in an orange sports bra and multicoloured bottoms in August 2018.


Rita Ora

The British singer is another celeb committed to their workouts, as evidenced even just by the toned midsection she showed off in August 2018. That month, she was photographed simultaneously wearing plain black leggings and an Adidas sweatshirt cropped just enough for her to expose her workout waist.


The Barbadian singer doesn’t always need an umbrella, ella, ella, but she’s more than a little partial to the occasional off-kilter yoga pant. As DKODING points out, she has even been seen in boujee yoga pants – and made such an impression that you’d think she was “the only girl in the world” who has ever wore them.

Bella Hadid

The supermodel is pretty experimental with her workout gear, having once sported sweat pants only to switch to hot yoga pants. She is also fond of complementing her activewear with crop and peppy tops.

Perhaps one of the best examples of her athleisure taste, however, came with the monochromatic arrangement she was seen wearing in New York City in July 2017. On that occasion, a sports bra, leggings, a light sweater and a crossover bag comprised her clothing pieces hewing to this look.