Stylish Workout Clothes for Hitting the Gym — and the Road
Workout gear has come a long way since the matching-leotards-and-tights days of the '80s. In recent years, athletic styles have undergone a true renaissance, becoming casual “athleisure” wear.
On weekends and in transit, people are opting out of their “regular” clothes and, instead choosing comfortable (and stylish) performance tops and bottoms.
Celebs from Beyoncé to Kate Hudson have launched their own athletic lines and designers are racking up collaborations with cult sports brands like Adidas and Nike to bring us the best of two worlds: modern design and functionality.
And this is exactly why, when it comes to travel, athleisure fashion reigns supreme. With easy-to-wear pieces like boxy sweatshirts, soft cotton T-shirts, and track pants, we’re not surprised travelers around the world are voting for comfort. And with fabrics designed to keep your body cool and moving without restraint, who can argue that there’s anything better to wear during a 10-hour transatlantic flight?
Here we rounded up 20 incredibly cool and comfortable pieces that you can take from the gym to the airport and beyond.
Athletic Propulsion Labs Cropped Jersey Top
We love this jersey-inspired crop top from APL’s inaugural apparel line, with its breathable mesh panels and loose fit.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $90
Outdoor Voices Catch Me If You Can Hoodie
This classic hoodie with a kangaroo pocket is super-soft and will keep you cozy and warm during a long flight.
To buy: shopspring.com, $85
Koral Lustrous Capri Leggings
Dress up these liquid-like leggings with a pair of heels and a pretty top or dress them down with white sneakers and a sweatshirt for a casual stroll.
To buy: shopspring.com, $78
Ivy Park Crop Hoodie
This Beyoncé-approved hoodie has a trendy crop silhouette and a boxy fit for maximum comfort.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $65
Lacoste French Open T-shirt
This tennis T-shirt will keep you looking chic both on and off the court.
To buy: lacoste.com, $75
Adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade Pants
These tennis pants have long ankle zips, mesh side panels,an elastic waist, and all the model-off-duty vibes.
To buy: adidas.com, $100
Lululemon Love Tee II
We love the loose silhouette and color of this cotton T-shirt that you can easily pair with a skirt or a pair of jeans.
To buy: lululemon.com, $48
P.E. Nation Leggings
Inspired by retro gymwear, these leggings will visually elongate your legs thanks to the bold stripes on both sides.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $130
The Upside Tank
This pretty floral tank has dropped armholes and is made from soft cotton jersey.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $80
Tory Sport Stretch Tank
Wear this tank with a sports skirt for a game of tennis or pair it with shorts or a denim skirt for a vacation-ready outfit.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $85
Haven Collective Yoga Chloe Open Back Top
This long-sleeve yoga top has a cute opening in the back and can be worn over a tank or alone.
To buy: ahalife.com, $80
Prana Bindu Pants
These pants are so multifunctional — you could wear them in the gym or around town. Along with the cute tie details, they’re made from recycled polyester and spandex and have great absorbent qualities.
To buy: prana.com, $89
Sweaty Betty Pacesetter Run Tank
This semi-sheer tank can be layered over a sports bra for spin class or a bralette for a night out.
To buy: sweatybetty.com, $65
L’Etoile Sport Tennis Dress
Sure, you can play tennis in this cute drop-waist dress, but we’d also wear it to brunch.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $245
Athletic Propulsion Labs Track Pants
These cool slim-fit track pants are made from soft French cotton-terry and have an adjustable waistband.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $175
Perfect Moment Starlight Sweatshirt
Who said workout clothes should be boring? This fun star-printed sweatshirt will freshen up any outfit.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $190
LNDR Cropped Pants
These cotton-blend cropped pants were designed specifically to keep you comfortable during long airport layovers and multi-hour flights.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $195
Nike Windbreaker Jacket
This lightweight metallic jacket will protect you from the elements during a run, but we’d also pack it for a weekend escape in the mountains or a summer trip to Iceland.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $90
Zella By The Sea Cardigan
This classic cotton-blend cardigan will keep you cozy not only after yoga class but during a long flight, too. It also has a cool V-shaped cutout in the back.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $85
Adidas Originals Dress
This cool cotton dress is what happens when functionality meets fashion.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $60