Athleisure has almost completely ceased being a “trend” – it’s walked right into our wardrobe and has secured a permanent spot as a staple item.

I mean, who would say no to these wonderful and comfortable pieces that are great for the gym?

Having said that, I understand it’s not the easiest thing to pull off at work, or during occasions that require an outfit with a little more oomph.

Here’s one clever way to style this wardrobe hero that will allow you to make room for leggings in the workplace and beyond:

(Clockwise) Beaded sequin feather earrings, $445 by Mignonne Gavigan New York from Lane Crawford; Wool sweater, $79.90 by Uniqlo U from Uniqlo; Cotton poplin shirt, $$630 by Victoria Victoria Beckham from mytheresa, Leather 3jour bag, $3,220 by Fendi; Patent boots, $1,300 by Roger Vivier; Polyester mesh legging, $403 by y3 from Tessabit

Firstly, I would opt for leggings in an “expensive” dark hue with sharp and smart detailing (think mesh or leather panels) instead of colourful whimsical prints. The more adventurous can consider taking it up a notch with a full-on leather piece.

Then, anchor the look with a pair of patent sock-boots with prominent hardware. The addition of shine and metal will add polish to your outfit.

Finally, remember to finish the look with a structured bag and some simple yet statement-making accessories. Now you’re all set for the office!