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11 Tips for Buying and Styling Athleisure Wear

Embrace the comfort of hybrid clothing with these easy guidelines

A woman looking at a pink t-shirt at a sports clothing store

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En español | Does anyone wear real clothes anymore? I can't remember the last time I saw women 50 and older not in black leggings. It has become our daily uniform. Gym-inspired clothes may not do more than make us feel cool and fit, but who needs more incentive to wear them than that? Here's the thing, though: Sometimes what feels good can look wrong if your body and those leggings and tees are out of sync. So here's how to get athleisure all right, and one or two tweaks is all it takes.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.