Shake Up Your Office Style with Joggers: Minimalist Work-Friendly Athleisure Edit
On 10/11/23 // Fashion
Joggers have become a fashionable staple in modern athleisure and, depending on your office policies, can now be seen as a stylish choice for any workplace. With joggers made out of luxurious fabrics such as cashmere, silk, and linen, they can easily be seen as a garment that absolutely belongs to the office rather than to the gym.
It all depends on the quality of fabric and on styling, though.
Keep it mostly monochrome
The key elements in minimalist athleisure can be summed up in three words: comfort, sophistication, and practicality.
Comfort, because joggers and other athleisure pieces are designed to move with you without sacrificing comfort or style. Sophistication, because these garments still need to look polished enough for the office or evening events. And practicality, because athleisure pieces can be worn both in and out of the office without looking too casual or too dressy.
Accessorizing joggers with items such as blazers, silk camisoles, or a stylish scarf can elevate the look to something more polished.
But what really helps to keep the outfit, including footwear, the classic old money minimalist colors. Tones like beige, white or black will help to tie the outfit together. Just focusing on these few colors, good fabrics and put-together hair and makeup will be enough to make your jogger outfit good for the office.
Washable mulberry silk top from Etsy: moresunday
Silk satin jogger from Etsy: NoireBrand
Knit from Etsy: TudoyWeavingDreams
Structured flax linen jogger from Etsy: beautylovemadness
Linen set from Etsy: ModernMoveBoutique
Pencil jogger with embellished bottom via Etsy: GiaExquisiteIndian
Formal linen jogger via Etsy: OzzieFinch
Teal linen jogger via Etsy: ModernMoveBoutique
Dark blue jogger in washable mulberry silk from Etsy: moresunday
Statement accessories optional
When it comes to footwear, choose loafers, mules, or sandals for athleisure for work that looks office-appropriate. With joggers becoming just very freshly popular, you’ll be sure to make a fashionable statement - but not too much of it, if you know what I mean.
When it comes to joggers or any other athleisure for work, dark and light neutrals are a safe bet. This will allow your joggers to blend in with any corporate smart casual look that these days is by default leaning towards the good old Scandi minimalism. Think black, navy, or gray joggers from a good office-friendly material, paired with a crisp white top and a short jacket for a classic combo.
If you’re feeling bolder, add a pop of color with an accessory like a handbag or jewelery, but it is on the whole safer to stay away from any color combos that might evoke an actual jogging outfit. Those would be any neons and reds - tempting, I know, because those accents are trendy.
When it comes to streamlining jogger work outfits, it really comes down to the details. Look for joggers made from quality materials that look and feel luxurious, such as satin, synthetic blends with just a little bit of sheen, or for a casual vibe - linen. These fabrics will look sharp and professional in an office setting yet still be comfortable. Avoid joggers with bright colors or loud patterns, which can look too casual for the office.
A great jogger work outfit would be a pair of navy joggers with a crisp white dress shirt and a black moto style blazer. This look is perfect for the office, as it exudes sophistication without being overly formal. Pair this with minimal accessories like small earrings, a simple necklace, and black loafers for a complete look that’s both professional and comfortable.
Just in case you didn’t get inspired here, there are a few other aesthetics that you could like instead. Fashion aesthetics that are similar to jogger work outfits include monochromatic looks and minimalism. Monochromatic looks, such as an all-black jogger work outfit with a black blazer and black loafers, will help make joggers look more formal and appropriate for the office. Minimalism takes joggers and makes them look polished and professional, by pairing joggers with structured blazers or coats and minimalistic accessories.
Now that well-styled jogger work outfits are becoming more widely accepted in the workplace, I think it’s really time to try one out for yourself though.
Creating jogger work outfits doesn’t have to be intimidating or overwhelming. With the right pieces, joggers can easily become an office staple. Just remember to keep it simple and stylish, and to choose materials that are luxurious yet comfortable.
When it comes to athleisure for work, joggers are a great option that can help you make a fashionable statement. With the right materials and accessories, jogger looks can be dressed up beautifully for any workplace setting.