8 Workout Pieces You Can Wear All Day and Not Look Sloppy
It’s all about the layered look and covering your rear
So many workout clothes, so little room in our closet. Why not choose pieces that double as work wear when paired with the right separates? Here are eight athleisure styles and how to layer them with whatever is already in your closet.
A sleeveless mock turtleneck eliminates your midsection peeking out of your low-rise work trousers.
Kit and Ace ($128)
Hair Band Bracelet
Game changer alert: Don’t wear your hair elastic as a bracelet anymore; it looks too casual. And dents your wrist. Instead, keep it stretched over a bracelet specially designed to hold it. Smooth.
Maria Shireen ($45)
You want a short-sleeved shirt you can throw a blazer over. And one that’s not emblazoned with an inspirational message or branding. And one that doesn’t cling too much, because that’s why you’re hitting the gym in the first place. This marbled number ticks all the boxes.
Just say no to the hoodie. Or anything with a hood, really. A lacy laser-cut bomber style is more on trend and way sleeker. In black, it’s ready to replace your tailored jacket over blouses, T-shirts and tanks.
There’s a time and a place for fun, carnival-ready leggings. Like crow pose and brunch. But when it's time to put on your big-girl pants and go to work, make sure they’re a hide-in-plain-sight pair of neutral-toned leggings, and that you’re layering them under a long shirttail and a jacket. Discretion, people.
A fitness tracker that doubles as statement jewelry is enough to finally spur you to start keeping up with your daily steps. Since you know, pretty is as pretty does.
Mira Fitness Tracker ($115)
A long white tank with a longer tail that covers your rear end is totally blouse-like. Wear it out over skinny jeans or even plain leggings, punctuated by a ballet flat for a gamine look.
Sweaty Betty ($75)
A massive lightweight scarf in a wool-silk blend will be your best friend both during a post-workout cool down and when the AC is cranked in your office. It’s equal parts comforting blankie and superhero cape when worn over an all-black ensemble.