The IMAGE Advent Calendar has arrived with LOTS of prizes to give away
The IMAGE Advent Calendar has arrived with LOTS of prizes to give away

IMAGE

Accounts to follow for homemade giftspiration and Christmas décor ideas
Accounts to follow for homemade giftspiration and Christmas décor ideas

Sarah Finnan

How to set intentions for the next month in a new moon ritual
How to set intentions for the next month in a new moon ritual

Holly O'Neill

From Scandi chic to cheerfully colourful, create a Christmas wreath to suit you
From Scandi chic to cheerfully colourful, create a Christmas wreath to suit you

IMAGE

5 ways to help you fend off festive anxiety this year
5 ways to help you fend off festive anxiety this year

IMAGE

WIN a luxury 3.1 Phillip Lim weekend bag made from eco-friendly materials
WIN a luxury 3.1 Phillip Lim weekend bag made from eco-friendly materials

IMAGE

What the Irish in Australia miss at Christmas: the cold, the full fridge and the roast potatoes
What the Irish in Australia miss at Christmas: the cold, the full fridge and the...

Hannah Kingston

This Wexford estate with swimming pool, gym, tennis court and a gate lodge is on the market for €2.5 million
This Wexford estate with swimming pool, gym, tennis court and a gate lodge is on...

Megan Burns

IMAGE staffers on the essentials that make their Christmas
IMAGE staffers on the essentials that make their Christmas

Holly O'Neill

11 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland
11 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland

Sarah Finnan

Image / Fashion

Comfy But Chic Weekend Wear


By Marie Kelly
14th Aug 2016
Comfy But Chic Weekend Wear

Does your weekend wear lack lustre? Does the word Athleisure intrigue and strike fear into you all at the same time? Well, don’t panic. There’s a happy (and very stylish) medium between high-fashion sports-cum-daywear and pedestrian running gear. Here’s how to achieve a comfy but chic weekend wardrobe.

Rule 1: Get yourself a pair of cuffed trousers. They come in comfortable fabrics like jersey, silk blends and cashmere mixes. They’re neater than traditional tracksuit bottoms but far more forgiving than leggings. And they look like you’ve made an effort, but not overdressed. These will be the basis of your weekend wardrobe.

Cuffed jog pants, €29.95 at Zara

Rule 2: Try out a fashion trainer. Once you start wearing them, you’ll never go back to chunky biker boots simply for running around at the weekend. They’re lightweight, soft-soled and modern. Comfy and cool, they’re what Ugg boots were to casual wear ten years ago.

Metallic leather trainers, Jil Sander, €350 at net-a-porter.com

Rule 3: Invest in an elevated hoodie. This coming season, they’re the epitome of chic. Again, they strike just the right balance between looking like you’ve thought about what you’ve thrown on, but not too hard. I love a?cashmere hoodie, especially when paired with a silk-mix trouser. From velvet to embroidered and brocade, hooded tops are all over the high street right now so take your pick.

Italian cashmere zip-front hoodie, €216.61 at jcrew.com

Rule 4:?Good quality T-shirts can transform weekend wear from scrappy to chic. Finery London is the best place to buy T-shirts that can be thrown into the machine time after time without winding up misshapen. Plus, they’re super soft and comfortable to wear.

Ovington striped long sleeve jersey top, €34.64 at finerylondon.com