How To Style A Sporty Casual Outfit High Or Low

Here’s a sporty casual outfit for women over 40 that’s ideal for these days while we are sheltering at home. It’s super comfortable and quite versatile too. This athleisure look can go from a Zoom meeting for work to a brisk walk outdoors (and then back inside to curl up on your sofa with a good book). You can wear all of these pieces with other items you already own, and get a lot of mileage out of them now and in the future. This will also be an easy-to-wear casual work day or weekend look in the days ahead. There will be an end to this quarantine, and we will all get through it together.

How To Style A Sporty Casual Outfit

You can invest in high quality designer fashion to get the look (on the left), or spend a lot less with the low price items I found (on the right). A third option is to mix up the pieces to get a combination that will fit your taste and your budget. Whichever way you go, here’s how to style this sporty casual outfit high or low.

The Black Joggers

I started this look with an essential pair of black joggers. These pants are extremely comfortable for wearing around the house and are perfect for working out in too! Right now you can lounge around the house in them, but you can also go for a jog, or walk the dog while wearing these Adidas by Stella McCartney Perfect Track Pants. You get high style and high quality but they come with a rather high price of $160. To get a similar look for a lot less, these Socialite Twill Jogger Pants from Nordstrom are now only $29.40!


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A White Button Front Shirt

This closet staple brings your jogging pants to work! A white shirt is a chic way to dress up a pair of athletic pants, but it still keeps the look comfortable. This is how athleisure styling works, when you mix fitness wear with street wear. Now you are ready for your Zoom or Skype meeting! I found this amazing 3.1 Phillip Lim Long Sleeve Shirt with Gathered Sleeves. It was $450 and now it is on sale for $270. To go with a lower price shirt this Lucky Brand Relaxed Shirt is now only $47.70. It serves the same purpose, but doesn’t have the edgy designer details.

Sporty Casual Cardigan Sweater

Tennis style sweaters and stripped cardigans are on trend for spring 2020. I feel this sporty trend is quite classic and can be worn for years to come so it is worth the investment. This Burberry Scioto Icon Stripe Merino Wool Cardigan makes quite a statement! Everyone can tell it is Burberry from the pattern. However you will have to pay the Burberry price of $620 for it. If you want a similar sporty look, at a lower price, this Tory Burch Madeline Cardigan is now only $148.80.

Old School Sneakers

We are fans of Golden Goose sneakers because they certainly have an edge on looking cool. The slightly beat up sneakers are worth the investment if you wear them almost every single day. And I’m sure you can! These Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers are $600 and the red metallic trim around the heel gives them personality. I have been noticing Veja sneakers and now I see they can give a similar vibe for a much lower price. These Veja Esplar 3-Lock Sneakers are $130.

The Puffer Tote Bag

This trend was strong last fall and winter but why not go with a soft and lightweight puffer tote bag for spring and summer? This See by Chloe Joyrider Tote for $235 will carry everything you need from room to room in your house now, and serve as the perfect tote bag for later when we’re free to roam again. For a similar bag with a low price you may like this BAGGU Puffy Tote for $68.

Styling Tips

  1. This sporty outfit is an all-in-one look that’s ready for anything. Wear the cardigan tied over your shoulders or around your waist if it gets warm. Slip it on when you get chilly.
  2. Get multiple looks with pieces you already own. You can wear these pieces with black trousers and heels for a more conservative office look, or with shorts or distressed denim jeans and sandals for a casual summer look.
  3. Atheisure styling is a mix of fitness wear and streetwear. The classic white shirt is the one element that actually ties this look together. The cotton contrasts the sporty joggers and sneakers to make it work.
  4. Invest in a color-blocked, striped or tipped cardigan this spring. It’s a new twist on a classic trend that will give your wardrobe a little boost.

Shop Sporty Casual Outfit High Or Low


Adidas by Stella McCartney Perfect Track Pants, $160

3.1 Phillip Lim Long Sleeve Shirt with Gathered Sleeves, was $450, now $270

Burberry Scioto Icon Stripe Merino Wool Cardigan, $620

Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers, $600

See by Chloe Joyrider Tote, $235



Socialite Twill Jogger Pants, were $49, now $29.40

Lucky Brand Relaxed Shirt, was $79.50, now $47.70

Tory Burch Madeline Cardigan, was $248, now $148.80

Veja Esplar 3-Lock Sneakers, 130

BAGGU Puffy Tote, $68


Will you wear this sporty casual outfit high or low?

Carol Calacci

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