Take Your Workout Gear to the Street

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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.

Take workout wear to street wear

Camouflage Military Parka, Express One Eleven Cami, EXP Core Compression Legging, Textured Cross Body Bag, Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses, Tassel Sandal

ACTIVELY CHIC

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.

Take workout wear to street wear

Shrunken Denim Jacket, Mirrored Brow Bar Sunglasses, Similar graphic tank, EXP Core Compression Crop Legging, Lip Gloss, Metallic Coin Holder, Similar Backpack

READY TO PLAY

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!

Men’s Edit: Style It Up To Wear It Out

 

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Men's street style

You’ve dressed for a lazy afternoon of couch time, but your friends have plans to get out for the day and they’re headed to your place to pick you up. It doesn’t take much to put together a street-ready look and still hold onto that lounge level of comfort. Here’s how.

 

Men's street style

Piped Jogger Pant, Caeden Headphones, Enter Fold Top Backpack, similar shirt, hat & sneakers

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Switching out your sweats for a pair of joggers is a smart start. From there, details like color blocking, contrasting piping and hits of slick fabric can give your whole look an edge. They also send the message that you put a little effort into your ensemble (so if you actually spent most of your energy just getting vertical, no one’s the wiser).

Men's street style

Express One Eleven Plush Jersey Hoodie, Baseball Tee, Maritime Supply Co. Bracelet, similar messenger bag,  joggers, sneakers & watch

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A rugged bracelet, an all-purpose messenger bag, classic shades and a clean, fresh pair of kicks – easy add-ons like these individualize your street style and give it some focus. But keep in mind that the trick to impressing with your casual look is to look like you didn’t try too hard. Enter the gray hoodie.

What tried-and-true fashion tricks have you come up with? Share in the comments.

#EXPRESSU AMBASSADORS – What’s up for summer?

Collegiate ambassadors get ready for summer

Right now, our #ExpressU Collegiate Ambassadors are celebrating the start of summer with a toss of a cap and nostalgia for their campus life, or a plan to enjoy one of their last long breaks.

Before heading home, they talked up their favorite school memories and summer fashions, the best part about being an #ExpressU Ambassador and their coolest plans for the long, hot season ahead.

Bonus: Today on Snapchat, Ambassadors from each campus will even let you in on some of their school-end festivities. Friend Express now so you don’t miss out!

What’s on your summer schedule?

Collegiate ambassadors get ready for summer

Amy, ASU: “Getting a big girl job and going to the beach a lot!”

Taylor, SU: “Going to concerts. I’m most looking forward to Governors Ball at Randall Island in NYC.”

Alison, OSU: “Shopping!!!!”

Got any travel plans?

Jacqueline, ASU: “Studying abroad in Italy! I am so excited to explore this beautiful country.”

Emily, OU: “I plan on visiting all of my friends in the different cities they live in like Chicago, Charleston, Columbus, etc.”

What’s your summer
style go-to?

Gabriella, U of Miami: “Denim shorts and a tank top, or a bathing suit and the beach!”

Carly, ASU: “A beachy floppy hat.”

Brian, OSU: “Short sleeve button-ups and above-the-knee shorts!”

New grads, how are you
celebrating the end of school?

Collegiate ambassadors get ready for summer

Natalie, SU: “With friends, reminiscing at all of my old college stomping grounds.”

Morgan, OU: “I hosted a giant graduation party at Huntington Park baseball field in Columbus.”

What have you most enjoyed about being an #ExpressU Collegiate Ambassador?

Collegiate ambassadors get ready for summer

Amy, ASU: “The confidence it’s given me. Whenever I am out and about wearing Express, or even when I post pictures wearing Express, I am always getting compliments on my style.”

Alex, IU: “One hundred percent, the adorable friends I’ve made!”

What’s the most valuable thing you learned from the experience?

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Ronnie, U of Miami: “The power of planning. I learned how important it is to go through in your head how you see yourself executing the day’s tasks before even getting out of bed. It makes executing those tasks less stressful.”

Amara, IU: “It’s OK to go outside of your comfort zone!”

Thanks to all our #ExpressU Collegiate Ambassadors for being such amazing partners. Have a great summer – you earned it!

Collegiate ambassadors get ready for summer