You’re hitting the street in workout gear but you didn’t actually hit the gym?! Congrats, you’re in on one of the most widespread and worst kept secrets ever. There’s no shame in slipping on a pair of comfy, flattering compression leggings and calling a bodega run your cardio for the day. Just take some of the effort you’d put into your barre class and spend it on your street style. Here’s the boost you need to get started.
Camouflage Military Parka, Express One Eleven Cami, EXP Core Compression Legging, Textured Cross Body Bag, Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses, Tassel Sandal
You can kick off a casual look with a big city vibe with leggings in basic black. A soft, drapey cami adds ease to the silhouette and a menswear-inspired piece like a military parka sharpens the edge. Monochrome accessories give it all a clean finish.
Shrunken Denim Jacket, Mirrored Brow Bar Sunglasses, Similar graphic tank, EXP Core Compression Crop Legging, Lip Gloss, Metallic Coin Holder, Similar Backpack
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When you’re in the mood for something more colorful, put on a bright printed pair of compression leggings and go for a look that’s light and fun. A graphic tee that’s dripping with attitude is a perfect match, along with a heavy-fade jean jacket. Lace up some white tennies, swipe on some gloss, sling a backpack over your shoulder and you’re good for a brunch date or some music in the park – even a trip to the gym if you get a sudden burst of energy.
What’s your favorite activewear to not work out in? How do you keep your athleisure look from being fresh-from-the-gym sloppy? Spill it in the comments!