These Casual Kohl’s Outfits Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

Whether you admit it or not, athleisure has become a major part of our wardrobes over the years. (I mean, the fact that “athleisure” is now a fashion term is pretty telling.) We’ve taken leggings and sports bras to new heights by weaving in our favorite trends, and quite frankly, I’m living for it. If you’re still convinced that activewear should be reserved solely for exercising, just take a look at WWW Editorial Director Lauren Eggertsen, who is walking evidence that activewear does, in fact, belong outside the gym.

I hold my fellow editors’ fashion opinions in high regard. They remind me to take risks with my everyday ‘fits and keep me informed on what’s cool and what’s taking a back seat in the fashion world. I tapped Lauren for some affordable and stylish athleisure options, and she sent me some links that led me straight to FLX, a private brand at Kohl’s that carries affordable activewear products that look and feel way more expensive than they are. (FLX even has trendy shoes and accessories.) Everything I found was under $80—yes, really—so I couldn’t help myself from snagging a few pieces and styling them for you below. Keep scrolling to see how Lauren and I styled four athleisure looks from Kohl’s FLX line.

“On the weekends, I like to be as comfortable as possible, which usually entails some form of an athleisure matching set and a statement accessory. This outfit makes me feel insanely confident. I love the all-black look with the unexpected platform shoe and cat-eye sunglasses. The accessories, although pretty simple, quickly transform this look into something that feels so polished and elevated.” 

“Purple is not usually my color, but when I saw this set, I knew it was made for me. I plan on wearing this to an early workout class in L.A. Before I meet up with a friend for breakfast afterward, I’ll throw that striped sweater around my waist or over my shoulders. It’s a simple styling trick, but trust me—it’s magic.” 

“On days when I make it to an early-morning workout class or go on a long evening walk, I wear cute matching sets like this one as my main source of motivation. The color-blocking alone makes me look super put-together and polished without having to put any effort in. I don’t typically find myself walking around my neighborhood in just a sports bra and leggings, but this top is longer than most, removing the need for any additional layers.” 

“You can never underestimate the power of a monochromatic look, even if it’s just sweatpants and a sweatshirt. The split hem on these bottoms feels on-trend and effortless (plus it shows off my comfy kicks), and the quarter-zip is timeless. I’d take this from a morning stroll to a smoothie run to any other errands around the city.”