Whether you live in workout clothes or occasionally throw on a pair of leggings, there’s no denying the comfort and ease of activewear. Sure, black leggings, sports bras, and athletic shorts aren’t exactly “fashion staples,” but they are core pieces in any workout wardrobe and go-tos when the main goal of an outfit is comfort. So, when figuring how to wear workout clothes both for casual and dressy occasions, there are a few key styling tips to know when you want to look put together.
Now, there are plenty of naysayers who consider any trace of activewear in an outfit to be lazy or worse, sloppy (I, for the record, am not one of those people and cherish my assortment of ultrasoft leggings). But thanks to the consistency of athleisure in fashion, styling these made-for-gym pieces is becoming par for the course (take the bike short trend as a prime example), especially for off-duty occasions like the weekend. And there’s nothing we love more than comfy-cute looks on Saturdays and Sundays.
So, in the spirit of fresh outfit ideas that are both comfortable and stylish, ahead, we’re breaking down nine fun formulas that center on workout attire like leggings, sports bras, and bike shorts. From chic basics styled head to toe to quirkier combos à la the street style set, we’re pretty darn certain you’ll be inspired to take your favorite piece of activewear for a spin ASAP.