Leotards were 80s. Sweatpants were 90s. And we all know today’s workout apparel craze is athleisure. But it’s tricky picking fashionable fitness clothes that also look great outside of the gym.
To start building a workout wardrobe worthy of that task, you’ve got to stock up on essentials. (Think LBD or classic white tee.) Get inspired by these items every active woman needs.
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Mippo Long-Sleeve Workout Shirt
This is the plain white tee of yoga shirts but with ventilation that’s sure to come in handy during that 90-degree Bikram class. Ohm.
All Day Alba Leggings
The brand is called “All Day Alba” for a reason: You can wear these leggings to the store, on a date, and yes, during a workout…basically, all. damn. day. Just be warned: They run a little big so size down.
(Photo: All Day Alba)
Lululemon Here for Serenity Sweater
Call this one a pre- and post-workout essential if you want, but we’re straight-up obsessed with this Lululemon sweater. Throw it on after yoga, head straight to brunch, and no one will know you haven’t showered. We won’t tell if you won’t.
Garnet Hill Comfort Trousers
Are they work pants? Are they workout pants? Unclear! And that’s the beauty of these babies. Wear ‘em anywhere and you’re sure to be on-trend.
(Photo: Garnet Hill)
Beach Riot Shine Legging
Who said basic needs to be boring? These black leggings have justtttt the right amount of shine for those who simply will *not* be put into a corner.
(Photo: Beach Riot)