I’m a sporty chick through and through, and I love when I find a cool matching set that works with a ton of other pieces in my closet. Athleisure gold, shall we call it? Haha. Regardless of the term, pieces like this fab red hoodie and matching cropped pants from Athleta make getting dressed a breeze. Plus, they keep me comfy AND still look interesting (always my goal).
I recently waxed poetic about how much I love my Vuori pieces, and they all happen to mix in beautifully with this fun, red combo set from Athleta. My Vuori pieces are in a heather black and are a little softer than a solid black would be, but that would still totally work here too.
Let’s get into the phenomenal details of this red Athleta set first, shall we? Then, I’ll show you four ways I’m breaking up the hoodie and matching crop pants into some fun, athleisure-inspired outfits.
Rad Red: Athleta Hoodie + Crop Pants Set (+ Some Of My Vuori Faves)
I love that this set has a tracksuit feel in a more wearable, stylish, versatile cut. The On My Way Triumph Hoodie is long enough to wear over leggings if you like that booty coverage, AND it boasts a double zipper, which is always a selling point for me.
The Avenue wide-leg pants are cropped — but not too dramatically — and made from a super-comfy, lightweight fabric that is so easy to wear. AND they have a wide waistband, pockets and a secure zipper pocket for cards or keys.
Sizing Notes: I’m 5’4″ and typically a US 6. I have a straighter midsection and have trouble fitting the butt and thighs in pants and shorts for my size. The pants run TTS (wearing a 6 regular here) but are just a little snug in the butt — although, they’ve relaxed just the tiniest bit with wear. Size up if you’re between. They come in sizes 0 to 26 regular and 0 to 16 tall and petite.
The hoodie fits TTS (wearing a S) and zips up without pulling, BUT the double zip is perfection for adjusting to the style and fit you prefer. Let’s start a petition that all zippered jackets must have this, K? Thx. This great hoodie not only comes in black too but also in XXS to 3X and some tall and petite sizes.
OK, let’s just take a moment to appreciate the cute sleeves on this hoodie — they were just begging for a fabulous moment, haha. The fabric on the lower sleeve is a softer, lighter cotton blend, which allows them to drape better than if they were made out of the fleece the rest of the jacket is made of. So smart, Athleta designers. A super-fun detail.
Outfit Idea 1: Athleta Hoodie + Wide-Leg Crop Pants + Vuori Halo Crop Tank
No rocket science here — just a fun, wearable outfit. I find a cropped tank or tee really complements a waistband like this, especially on my shorter torso. If you didn’t catch it from all our other reviews, Vuori’s Halo Performance pieces are SO freaking soft. This tank has nice, light support and just a bit of padding. Amazing for everyday wear, yoga, etc.
Outfit Idea 2: Athleta Hoodie + Vuori Joggers
Again with the cozy Vuori fabric here…in these Performance Joggers I love instead of the red pants. My Nike Dunks were hard to come by (I searched the internets for months), but any interesting black-and-white sneaker would be great here.
Outfit Idea 3: Athleta Wide-Leg Crop Pant + Vuori Hoodie
More Vuori and Athleta appreciation here because I legit love their clothing. This Vuori Halo Essential hoodie is in that same DreamKnit fabric that we all love and is the perfect layering piece.
It’s easy to tie around your waist without being bulky, and it’s plush enough to wear as a top. I find I need to size up in Vuori tops and most of the bottoms.
Outfit Idea 4: Athleta Hoodie + Vuori Biker Shorts
And lastly, this is what I’ve been wearing a ton lately to run around and lounge in. These Vuori Halo Vintage Bike Shorts are — yep, you guessed it — also DreamKnit, and you’ve seen them on Emily and Amy and Shana too.
What I love is that they’re the only bike-shorts style that isn’t tight on my thighs. They have a looser fit than other biker shorts but stay in place while you’re living your life, and I’ve definitely been known to sleep in them too. I love, love my black neutrals, but this pop of red is giving such life to them!
Shop My Athleta & Vuori Faves (+ Similar Nike Sneakers)
Here’s a nice, little visual way to shop these clothing items I love. I’ve also included a few other great pieces and some options for black-and-white Nike sneakers. Those always go quickly, so snap them up if you see any you like.
And there we have it! My late-summer uniform.
Honestly, I’ll be living in these combos through early fall. They’re so comfy, versatile, layerable and sporty…all necessary for my everyday, go-to outfits for momming in the Pacific Northwest. And what a great collection of pieces to pack up for a weekend trip too.
If you have any favorite athleisure or workout-wear finds lately, do share!
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Photos by the lovely Posy Quarterman Photography
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