10 Ways to Style An Athletic Dress for Fall

With fall here, the temps are dropping and our fits are getting cozier. But that doesn’t mean your Play Dress, our #1 selling swim-meets-exercise dress made from sustainable fabric, has to take a backseat. We brainstormed the ten best ways to style your athleisure dress this fall season!

Moodboard with Daisy Play Dress, Pale Pink Graphic Tee, Chunky Sneakers, and Ruffle Socks.

Graphic Tee Tied Over the Top with Chunky Sneakers

One of the simplest ways to spice up your Play Dress is by (essentially) turning it into a skirt. Tie a simple graphic tee over the top and pair with some sneakers for that casual camp counselor look and to add a bit of warmth. 

Moodboard with the Ashton Play Dress, mock neck sweater, sheer long sleeved shirt, and chunky boots.

Long Sleeve/Turtleneck Layered Underneath 

You can also layer tops underneath your dress by adding a form-fitting turtleneck or long sleeve. That way, your celestial Ashton Play Dress is still flaunted in all its glory, but you won’t be shivering. For a more party-ready look, wear a sheer long sleeve underneath!

Moodboard with Redwood Play Dress, chunky knit sweater, and chelsea boots.

Chunky Cropped Sweater & Boots

It’s Doc Martens season, baby. Bundle up with a chunky cropped sweater that complements the color/print of your Redwood Play Dress, and throw on some boots for the total fall effect. 

Moodboard with Wilde Play Dress, wide brimmed hat, denim jacket, and high top sneakers.

Wide Brim Hat & Denim Jacket

A simple, classic wide brim hat elevates any outfit and has you looking pumpkin-patch ready. Throw a denim jacket over the top: the perfect staple that matches effortlessly with the Wilde Play Dress

Moodboard with an oversized button up, loafers, and the Goldie Play Dress.

Oversized Button Up 

Business casual for the win, ALWAYS. An oversized men’s button up looks effortlessly chic and trendy. Add a pair of platform boots or sneakers, and you’ll be straight out of your Pinterest style board.

Moodboard with the Black Play Dress, sheer tights, puffer coat, and a claw clip.

Sheer Tights Underneath & Puffer Coat

The best closet staple to make any summer dress fall-proof: tights! Use them as an accessory (there are plenty of patterned/printed statement tights), or wear sheer ones to have them blend in seamlessly. Pair this with a solid puffer coat to mimic iconic NYC fashion. 

Moodboard with Black Play Dress, checkered knit sweater, printed socks, and clogs.

Cozy Socks & Birkenstock Bostons Clogs

Clogs are all the rage this fall; they’re the trendy, socially-acceptable slipper. Match some thick, cozy socks to your Black Play Dress and add a cardigan for a practical and warm fall fit.

Moodboard with the Ashton Play Dress, leather jacket, heeled boots, and a purse with clips.

Vintage Leather Jacket, Tights, and Crossbody

Who said exercise dresses can’t be edgy? A vintage leather jacket, black tights, and a crossbody purse turn a simple athleisure look into a sophisticated one. Try it with a sleek bun or claw clip to really lean into the cool girl vibe. 

Moodboard with the Daisy Play Dress, oversized crewneck sweatshirt, and white high top sneakers.

Cozy Crewneck (tucked under with shoelace hack)

Keep it cozy for class by upping your typical sweatshirt and leggings look. Opt for an oversized vintage crewneck + Daisy Play Dress combo. It’s giving Rachel Green, and we are here for it. Tuck your sweatshirt underneath itself using a tied shoelace to eliminate any undesired length.

Moodboard with the Goldie Play Dress, a taupe shrug sweater, white cowgirl boots, and gold hoop earrings.

Mini Shrug Sweater & Cowboy Boots

Don’t leave your Goldie Play Dress behind for Girl’s Night Out. Throw on a mini shrug sweater with some cowboy boots, and it’ll be the comfiest going out-fit of your life. Jump and dance worry-free the entire evening thanks to the built-in shorts. 

Exercise dresses don’t have to be seasonal. By layering over the top or underneath, you can easily incorporate your Play Dress into all your fall outfits. Sweaters, jackets, tights, and boots will keep you cozy while staying comfy in athleisure.