Athleisure must-haves this summer
Look good and stay active this season

Summer or winter, athleisure is never off season. Championed by street style, the laidback trend makes sportswear chic in the everyday setting. Whether you’re out for lunch, window shopping at a mall or on your way to a yoga class, look effortlessly cool in gym attire with the hottest athleisure trends this summer.

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Slim leg joggers

Slim leg joggers

Slim leg joggers are one of the hottest looks year-round and an essential item in any athleisure wardrobe. They pair the comfort of everyday track pants with form-fitting cuts for a modern, off-duty aesthetic. From lounging around at home to strolling around town with friends, this new generation of sweatpants signals ‘effortlessly cool’ in every setting. Slim leg joggers are super on-trend, which means you can find them at stores across Dubai. Check out fashion retailers like Topshop, international sports names like Nike or multi-brand stores like Sun & Sand Sports to nab your own.

Sun & Sand Sports stores citywide, including Al Ghurair Centre
  +971 4 4222 7107

Topshop stores citywide, including The Dubai Mall
  +971 4 339 9802

Nike stores citywide, including Mall of the Emirates
  +971 4 341 0833

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Lightweight bomber jacket

Bomber jackets work in Dubai because they’re not too thick for the warm outdoors and offer an easy cover up for the air-conditioned indoors. You'll find many options in classic muted tones like grey, black and olive green, but playful pastels and metallic colours are making their way into this season’s athleisure mood board. Slip it on for an early morning jog or over a thin top while running errands for a chic ‘I woke up like this’ flair. For fashion-focused athleisure jackets, check out stores like Bershka and Pull & Bear, or visit Puma for high-utility buys.

Pull & Bear, Mercato Mall

Pull & Bear, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
  +971 4 284 3280

Bershka, City Centre Deira
  +971 4 295 8440

Puma, The Dubai Mall
  +971 4 434 0204

Yoga pants

Yoga pants

The athleisure look started with women wearing yoga pants on the go, so having a modest collection of leggings is a must. Slim-fit and, thanks to their popularity, available in a wide range of funky patterns, colours and styles, leggings are the perfect gym-to-brunch transition wear. Summer means it’s time to take bright colours out for a spin and many brands are following through with eye-catching patterns. Check out lululemon athletica for muted, psychedelic prints, but if you're looking for something a little louder, Lorna Jane recently released a new collection of animal print and neon leggings worthy of a double take.

Lululemon, Mall of the Emirates
  +971 4 347 4651

Lululemon, City Centre Mirdif
  +971 4 288 1248

Lululemon, Marina Mall
  +971 4 395 8527

Lorna Jane, Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road
  +971 52 244 7045

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Pumped up kicks

Sports shoes were already a booming niche before athleisure brought it into the mainstream. Every fitness fan and fashion star will tell you the right pair of trainers goes a long way, and with so many brands in the business, you’re spoilt for choice. Without a doubt, adidas’ three-striped trainers – including the super hit Stan Smith collaboration – are street style staples around the world. If you want something offbeat and on-trend, GO Sport has an entire wall to choose from, from high-utility trainers to daily wear desires.

Adidas stores citywide, including Dubai Festival City Mall
  +971 04 232 5690

adidas, The Dubai Mall
  +971 4 434 0836

GO Sport, Mall of the Emirates
  +971 4 395 8951

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Hip pack

Making a massive comeback as this summer’s leading fashion accessory is hip packs. Strapless alternatives to bags, this ‘90s revival has swept across the fashion universe, latching onto the waists of top celebrities, models and runway collections. From luxury brands like Chanel and Gucci, to sports retailers like Reebok and adidas, hip packs are available in all kinds of shapes and styles for a retro touch. Harvey Nichols has a variety of upscale options, but you can find affordable alternatives at brands across the city, including Reebok.

Gucci, Harvey Nicols, Mall of the Emirates
  +971 4 409 8888

Reebok, Al Ghurair Centre
  +971 4 256 7857