Active athleisure style

What To Wear Now If Your Style ID Is Active

Over athleisure but still need functional fashion? Here's how to embrace your style personality for the new season

Discovering your personal style ID is all about individuality. Putting your own customised filter on the latest runway trends is a true art form - and the approach is never one size fits all. To help you find the looks to suit, we've teamed up with Hyundai to develop three separate style IDs. To find out if ACTIVE is a match, read on, or skip ahead to BOLD and MODERN.

The Active ID

Fit, sporty and up for a challenge, nothing keeps you down. From your early-morning fitness regime to your nonstop schedule, there's no time for slowing down - but why would you want to? Your life is dynamic, your personality is direct and you need a wardrobe that reflects that. Think Rihanna and the I-can-do-anything attitude that's woven throughout her Fenty x Puma line – rooted in sportswear but with a serious urban twist.

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You're on the go all the time, but you don't want to compromise on style or comfort. Look to Cara Delevingne too, and her ability to mix traditional sportswear pieces with luxe separates – like a head-to-toe crisp monochrome tracksuit worn with a sumptuous shearling aviator jacket, beanie and shades.

Fashion Inspiration

It's a new take on the athleisure trend. Look to French wonder brand Vetements and Milan-based It-label Off-White, advises ELLE Fashion Editor Michelle Duguid.

"They've taken all the codes of sportswear and they've transformed them into a very European street look. Sportswear and athleisure has historically come from a very American place, but they've skewed that look and taken it out of a very traditional, preppy sports look and made it much cooler," explains Michelle. "So it has various elements of athleisure, but mixed in a very particular way to push it into a new place."

So, what are the key pieces you need to get the look? A puffer jacket – Vetements versions are a modern-day icon, but you'll find purse-friendly, expensive-looking versions all over the high street come autumn, as well as online at ASOS. You'll need an extra-long long hoodie too, with super-long sleeves that flood the hands – head to Zara or H&M, or invest in a Fenty x Puma design. Add a sports cap, preferably logoed – like Ivy Park's basic black version. And some shorts or luxe tracksuit trousers – opt for styles with stripes down the seams.

"You need everything to be very oversized and a touch more masculine," says Michelle. "It's not a 'pretty' look."

To finish the look, add sneakers - but there's one condition: "Be careful they're not the functional trainers that you're wearing to the gym," she says. "It's a much more urban look than that." So go for a box-fresh pair of Adidas Gazelles, or something similar.

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New-Season Picks

To refresh your active wardrobe for the new season, build on your staples with standout pieces like an all-leather hoodie, box-fresh kicks and a bold, bright beanie. Don't leave the house without a parka - we're rooting for this all-black version from Ivy Park.


The Ultimate Accessory

Your busy, active lifestyle needs a car that's as on-the-go as you are - but functionality should never come at the expense of style. With its stylish design, the Hyundai Kona will keep you moving - from your early morning gym class to your post-work networking session, and everything in between.

"You need a car that's as on-the-go as you are, but functionality should never come above style."

For the Active Style ID, the shade to match your mood has to be Acid Yellow. Why? It's punchy enough to keep up your energy, even on your downtime.

Discover the Hyundai Kona to match your style here...

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