How to wear athleisure to work

Before the start of the pandemic, bits and pieces of athleisure poked its way into corporate offices on days like casual Fridays through relaxed fit pants and body-hugging layering pieces. Little did we know how the relationship between athleisure and the corporate world would soon change. In March 2020 when entire companies were asked to work from home, blouses and trousers were hung away and folded clothing like leggings, tanks, and sweat tops filled their place, a storyline similar to that of our Founder, Denise Lee, when she started Alala

The idea of rolling out of bed, throwing on sweats, and commuting to your desk in the next room was a dream at the time, but novelty has worn off after the last 2 years. 

Those that are still working from home (and even those that have been called back to their offices) have transitioned to wearing athleisure, a happy medium between sweats and corporate attire. Athleisure is casual, comfortable, and functional clothing that can be worn for athletic or everyday activities (like work!). It may be difficult to identify work-appropriate athleisure, but Alala is here to help.

Alala has crafted the perfect athleisure that’s great for anyone, whether they’re still commuting to the desk in the next room or 30 blocks from home. When planning an athleisure outfit for work, it’s best to start with a pant like our Commuter Pant. These are both elevated sweats that we’ve tailored for the perfect fit. Top it off with the Diana Top - it’s super lightweight and chic, plus its collared neckline adds a professional element. 

For another work-appropriate athleisure look, pair our ankle-length Track Pant with our Washable Cashmere Tee. The sheer mesh detailing of the track pant combined with the fitted crew neck styling of the tee makes for an easy, put together outfit. Does your office tend to blast the AC? Throw on our Wander Cardigan to keep you warm, even on warmer spring and summer days.

Shop our work-appropriate athleisure:

The Long Sleeve Breakers Tee is the easiest top. This amazingly soft tee features raw edge detailing, is fitted through the arms, and has a roomy fit through the body making this ultra comfy tee perfect for the office. Pairs well with the Commuter or Fast Track Pant.

The Commuter Pant is designed with innovative fabrics and thoughtful details. This relaxed fit, high waisted pant is lightweight and great for spring. Because of the versatility of this pant, it goes with quite literally anything. 

The Jet Set Cardigan is a super-soft knit that has you covered in any office, wherever that may be. Keep this sweater on your desk chair for easy layering access.


Woman wearing glasses and a black long sleeve top sitting at a table working from home


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