Autumn Athleisure

As if you didn’t know, athletic apparel is not just for the gym anymore. Over the last few years, this trend has stretched itself into all aspects of the fashion realm—literally stretched, thanks spandex—from daytime apparel to date night looks. While I don’t love every version of this trend (sequins and heels ≠ athleisure compatibility IMO), after years of fighting the comfort of leggings I’m now fully converted to their simple and slenderizing ways.

My latest athleisure obsession? Macy’s. Macy’s at South County Shopping Center is one four locations in the country to receive its new athletic expansion. The store reallocated thousands of square feet to the newly redesigned active departments for men, women, and juniors to include a larger stock of top brands like Nike, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Under Armour, and Champion. These areas are even staffed by certified trainers—Jamie helped me shop the women’s area and Jordan can be found in the men’s—who help shoppers find the right workout apparel for their particular activity.

Clearly the new department has the athletic part down. How about the athleisure? (At this point, I’m just seeing how many times I can post that word… ha!) Peek inside this newly renovated area and my new Macy’s athleisure outfit below.

Currently wearing… Levi’s Boyfriend Plaid Button Up Shirt c/o Macy’s South County [HERE] | Ideology Thumbhole Top c/o Macy’s South County [HERE] | Calvin Klein Performance Cropped Leggings c/o Macy’s South County [HERE] | Fossil Maya bag c/o Fossil [HERE] | Cap, Arch Apparel [HERE in other colors]

Macys provided me with a gift card to shop the new department and style my own athleisure look for autumn. Since beginning to work from home, this style has become one of my weekday staples. I went for a pair of Calvin Klein pants that are a legging/jogger hybrid. These feature the decorative bands at the ankles and handy pockets you would find in sweatpants, but the feel and fit of leggings. On top, I have a tunic-length long sleeve tee by Ideology. This brand is exclusive Macy’s and features a budget-friendly price point with high-quality details, like these reinforced thumb holes. On top of this outfit, I added a casual, fall friendly button-up plaid shirt by Levi’s. It is also a longer length and looks cute with the leggings by itself, but I wanted a bit of that 1990s flair.

Feel like shopping? We’re giving away two $50 Macy’s gift cards! If you win, I recommend getting these pants as they’re so comfortable I can’t take them off. (But you’re welcome to pick whatever floats your boat.) Enter using the widget below.

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Good luck!

Thank you for collaborating on and sponsoring this post, Macy’s South County!


  1. Peter G
    October 19, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I would buy some towels.

  2. Margaret Smith
    October 19, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    I’d like to buy some new sheets.

  3. Lisa Bourlier
    October 19, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    A nice fall sweater

  4. October 19, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I like these “hybrid” leggings very much, especially with your boots.

  5. Bryan Vice
    October 20, 2017 / 1:07 am

    I would be a good husband and give it to my wife happy wife= happy life !

  6. Crystal F
    October 20, 2017 / 4:15 am

    I would probably get my daughter some boots for Christmas. Thank you!

  7. Cynthia C
    October 20, 2017 / 7:43 am

    I would get some pretty new tops for winter.

  8. Julie Wood
    October 20, 2017 / 8:01 am

    I want to get two pairs of women’s leggings for Winter tops and to wear with my boots!

  9. nickie
    October 20, 2017 / 9:14 am

    I would buy a sweater

  10. Charli
    October 20, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I would put it towards a jacket/coat I’ve been eyeing. I’m not sure if I could put a brand name, so I will omit the “name brand” Wool-Blend Belted Walker Coat.

  11. Mya Murphy
    October 20, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I am definitely going to need some warmer clothes… Maybe sweats..

  12. Holly C.
    October 20, 2017 / 11:58 am

    I would buy a pair of leggings to work out in 🙂

  13. October 20, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I need to stock up on my winter basics! Need some new leggings. 🙂

  14. SaraAB87
    October 20, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I would buy some athlesuire clothing or a small kitchen appliance.

  15. doug g.
    October 20, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    we need a waffle iron. That would be nice! Thanks Julia Ann!

  16. sandra
    October 20, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    I would buy something for me or the kids.

  17. Stephanie Phelps
    October 20, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    I would get some decorations for Christmas!

  18. Lauren
    October 21, 2017 / 8:47 am

    I would buy ankle boots.

  19. October 21, 2017 / 9:31 am

    I would buy a new comforter set for our bed.

  20. Janice Cooper
    October 21, 2017 / 9:51 am

    I would buy a winter coat or some boots

  21. Elena
    October 21, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I would buy a sweater

  22. meredith
    October 21, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I would likely splurge on some fancy face products

  23. Natalie
    October 21, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I would buy new shoes for work and some leggings.

  24. Julie Bickham
    October 21, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    I would get a new pair of shoes for the fall!

  25. Heather Dawn
    October 21, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I would get a new pair of shoes!

  26. Shayna
    October 22, 2017 / 8:07 am


  27. mami2jcn
    October 22, 2017 / 8:17 am

    I would buy fall boots.

  28. Cheryl B
    October 22, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I have a must have vest on my list.

  29. Kelly Kimmell
    October 22, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I would buy a cozy sweater for Fall.

  30. Anna Pry
    October 22, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I would use it for a Christmas gift for my mom, maybe a nice bag or earrings

  31. LauraJJ
    October 23, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Oh I would love to buy a pair of boots for fall! I love that look!

  32. cyndi br
    October 24, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I need to buy a new coat and sheets

  33. Darlene Carbajal
    October 24, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I would love to get new pjs!

  34. October 25, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I would buy some flannel sheets for this winter!

    October 25, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    I would love to buy sweaters for fall one for me and for my kids. Thanks for the wonderful chance 🙂 very generous.

  36. Darlene
    October 26, 2017 / 9:10 am

    I would buy a Christmas Present

  37. Terry
    October 26, 2017 / 10:10 am

    FYI: Unable to find the Instagram account to follow for: Follow @southcountymacys_active on Instagram

  38. Becky phelps
    October 26, 2017 / 10:28 am

    A nice purse would be nice

  39. tat2gurlzrock
    October 26, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I would get new towels!

  40. Serena Powell
    October 27, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    If I won, I would probably get the Nickelodeon X Juniors’ Trust Me I’m A Rugrat Sweatshirt.

  41. Lyndsey R.
    October 27, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I would put it towards a new handbag. Mine is worn out really badly.

  42. Chrissy
    October 27, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I have had my eye on a cute leather, moto jacket for a while so I’d probably finally splurge and get it!

  43. Allyson Tice
    October 27, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I would be buying a new bed comforter for our bed!

  44. Julieh
    October 28, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I would buy some new workout clothes.

  45. Kathy B.
    October 28, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I would buy new towels for my freshly painted bathroom.

  46. Jen R
    October 28, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I would get some new slip on shoes to wear this winter.

  47. Michelle C
    October 29, 2017 / 6:56 am

    I would put it toward some tall black boots… mine need to be replaced.

  48. marilynnawara
    October 29, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I would put it toward a new winter jacket

  49. Lauren U
    October 29, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    I would buy a new pair of shoes.

  50. Carolyn Daley
    October 29, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I would used the gift card to buy towels and accessories for the bathroom.

  51. Hesper Fry
    October 29, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I would buy a new shirt.

  52. October 29, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    I’d like a new sweater.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  53. Leela
    October 30, 2017 / 2:15 am

    I would buy a new dress.

  54. Tracie Cooper
    October 30, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I would buy some new sheets for my master bedroom!

  55. October 30, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    I would buy winter clothing for one of my kids Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  56. Amy Deeter
    October 30, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I would like to buy a sweater for the fall season

  57. Rae74
    October 30, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I would buy workout apparel Its time for some new gear.

  58. Terry
    October 30, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I would buy either a pair of Vintage America jeans or tops from American Rag.

  59. Jerry Marquardt
    October 30, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    I am in need of a nice and new pair of shoes right now. This would benefit me getting a fine pair.

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