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Tennis Athleisure: Stylish tennis clothes you can wear everywhere

by Kristin March 20, 2019

Ever get the sense that traditional tennis brands are simply rehashing the same styles every couple of years with very little innovation (e.g. the faux acid wash denim shorts and skirts on display in 2019)?

Having trouble finding sports apparel that both functions well and looks stylish on and off the court? We feel your pain and it prompted us to do some research into new brands that cater to working professionals living active lifestyles.

In the end we found 25 items that check the boxes of being fresh, versatile and successfully incorporating technical features far more exciting than just ‘dry fit’.

Most of the items on the list come from non-racket sport athleisure brands you might not be familiar with, but like Epirus they feature subtle branding, attention to detail, quality construction and a timeless aesthetic.

Beyond the court, the pieces below will have you feeling comfortable and looking great no matter where you are or what you're doing.

PRIMARILY OFF THE COURT 

Lululemon Define Jacket

Slim, lightweight and tailored - this Lululemon jacket works equally well with a tennis skirt or jeans.

 

Lululemon Surge Warm Up Half Zip

Featuring 4-way stretch and naturally breathable fabric this top from Lululemon is suitable for a casual work environment and initial stages of a workout.

 

Arc'teryx Cerium LT Vest

Lightweight and packable, this Arc'teryx vest is an equally attractive option for outdoor platform tennis or popping in a duffel for a weekend away.

 

Arc'teryx Cerium SL Vest

Performing impeccably as a mid-layer or stand alone piece, this 
Arc'teryx vest is an ideal shoulder season garment.

 

Lululemon On the Fly Pant

Modern “jogging” pants from Lululemon with 4-way stretch are ideal when you need to hit the ground running after disembarking.

 

Lululemon Commission Pant

Sweat wicking, stretchy chinos from Lululemon offer exceptional freedom.

 

Adidas by Stella McCartney Terry Pants

The slim fit and high-waisted style of jogging pant from adidas by Stella McCartney looks great whether you’re wearing them for sport or play. 

 

Reigning Champ Half Zip Pullover

A stylish, tailored hoodie is a wardrobe staple. This one from Reigning Champ is of our favourites.

 

Reigning Champ Slim Sweatpant

Slim fit sweatpants by Reigning Champ made from premium cotton terry deserve to be part of the weekend apparel rotation.

 

Kit and Ace Navigator Stretch Trouser

Water repellent and moisture absorbing, cycling to work in style with these Kit & Ace trousers would be a game-changer.

 

Alala Rise Jogger

These Alala trousers with zipped pockets and flattering tapering are an excellent warm up update.  

 

Bogner Harrison Slim-Fit Fleece

A fleece top - but not as you know it. Slim fitting and lightweight, this piece from Bogner works in the office, on the court and in the mountains.

Alo Heat-Up Long Sleeve Top

The long ribbed cuffs on this Alo hoodie elevate it from loungewear to modern streetwear.

 

MOSTLY ON THE COURT

HEDGE Douglas Dress

Classic, but not dated. We love the flattering silhouette of this dress from Hedge.

 

Monreal Featherweight Jacket

Sleek and lightweight, you wouldn’t have to take this Monreal jacket off on a cool day.

 

Monreal Grand Slam Skirt

This Monreal skirt has just the right amount of neon and a unique pocket.

 

Inphorm Diagonal Mesh Striped Tank

Inphorm has created an athletic tank stylish enough to wear on a ‘rest day’.

 

Play Brave Tour Technical Polo

A Play Brave top featuring a traditional look with modern material.

 

adidas by Stella McCartney Leggings

Neutral, sleek adidas by Stella McCartney leggings for shoulder season outings (and then brunch afterwards).

 

LNDR Cropped Leggings

Cropped LNDR leggings for days with variable weather and engagements.

 

Nike Twist cut-out Tank

A Nike tank to sport during day and night.

 

All Access Session Ribbed Stretch Tank

A flattering basic white tank from All Access is ideal for layering.

 

Reigning Champ Team Short

Grown up athletic shorts from Reigning Champ are a must have.

 

Reigning Champ Training Shirt

This Reigning Champ shirt will keep you comfortable whether you’re active or in relaxed mode.

 

Get the perfect tennis bag to complete your look

Epirus racket bags look great with traditional tennis apparel, casual clothes, athleisure and even formal wear.

Learn more about different bags styles available in the Signature Collection and the Everyday Collection.

Epirus Everyday Racket Bag Collection

Epirus Signature Racket Bag Collection

 

Do you have some great 'tennis athleisure' recommendations? Let us know in the comments below.




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