15 Athleisure Looks That Can Take You From the Gym to Happy Hour

by Bethany Cantor
Aug 1, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. ET

In our athleisure-saturated era, getting dressed for the gym often means donning pieces that can easily go from the studio to brunch and beyond. This is great news for comfort-devotees but it can also mean the sheer number of athletic pieces to pick from is completely overwhelming. We’ve narrowed your choices down a bit with 15 chic pieces to take you from your favorite workout to after hours.

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1 /15: Powwful The Triangle sports bra

1/15 :Powwful The Triangle sports bra

This sports bra is so playful you’ll want to workout just so you can wear it. The unique back detail means it’ll look just as cute peeking out from your tank at brunch as it did during spin. (Powwful, $36)

2 /15: Athleta Essence tie-back tank

2/15 :Athleta Essence tie-back tank

There’s nothing better than a multitasking top, and this one from Athleta is comfortable and convertible. Wear it long or tie it up in the back for a spin on the average workout tank. (Athleta, $44)

3 /15: Alo high-waisted moto legging

3/15 :Alo high-waisted moto legging

If edgy is your style, these leggings will be your new go-tos. Wear them to HIIT it hard, then throw a tee, jacket and boots on for a drink post-sweat sesh. (Revolve, $114)

4 /15: Varley Manning sweatshirt

4/15 :Varley Manning sweatshirt

Go from a chilly studio to the street in this chic sweatshirt. The gold exposed zippers at the sides set it apart from your old college cozies. (Revolve, $110)

5 /15: Adidas Originals cropped 3-stripe sweatpants

5/15 :Adidas Originals cropped 3-stripe sweatpants

These comfy sweatpants are perfect for your next dance class. When the workout is done, pair them with a blazer and white sneakers for an irreverent take on street style. (Nordstrom, $60)

6 /15: Beyond Yoga varsity romper

6/15 :Beyond Yoga varsity romper

This take on yogawear is totally original. Trade in your leggings and tank for this super-soft terrycloth romper. After some quality time on the mat, simply add sandals and a denim jacket to get brunch-ready. (Nordstrom, $119)

7 /15: P.E Nation Fastball tank

7/15 :P.E Nation Fastball tank

To be frank, we’d put the whole P.E Nation collection on this list if we could. These smart, sleek styles just scream streetwear star. This mesh tank is a top pick thanks to its edginess and the endless layering possibilities it presents. (P.E Nation, $109)

8 /15: Outdoor Voices Athena crop

8/15 :Outdoor Voices Athena crop

We’re guessing you’ve heard of Outdoor Voices by now. The ultra-popular line is a winner through and through. For all its options, though, our top pick for transitional wear is the Athena crop. Work out hard, then throw on high-waisted jeans and a jacket and you’re ready. (Outdoor Voices, $50)

9 /15: Lucy perfect core leggings

9/15 :Lucy perfect core leggings

If you haven’t heard of Lucy leggings, get ready to become an instant fan. The brand has a cult following for a reason. The leggings have a unique fabrication that allows them to form to your body and move when you do. Plus, they come in fun patterns you’ll be happy to wear from studio to street. (Lucy, $108)

10 /15: Forever21 Active NYC sleeveless hoodie

10/15 :Forever21 Active NYC sleeveless hoodie

Fitness lovers on a budget know Forever21 is a treasure trove of affordable activewear. This sleeveless hoodie can easily transition from spin to a stroll around the city. (Forever21, $15.90)

11 /15: Alala fuel short

11/15 :Alala fuel short

When it’s hot outside, a pair of gold lamé shorts like these make climbing temps a little more bearable. Rock them at boxing class, then throw on a tee and head to brunch. (Alala, $80)

12 /15: First Base Rebound long-sleeve tee

12/15 :First Base Rebound long-sleeve tee

If working out on a cold day has got you down, this comfy tee will pick you right back up. The laid-back shape makes it perfect for both moving and lounging, and the X detail on the sleeve gives it an elevated look. (First Base, $54)

13 /15: Calia women’s effortless skort

13/15 :Calia women’s effortless skort

Songstress Carrie Underwood’s activewear line, Calia, is created with multitasking women in mind. We love this cute skort, which easily transitions from the tennis court or a long walk to running errands — sans judgy looks. (Calia, $45)

14 /15: Love Life Live women's strappy sports bra

14/15 :Love Life Live women's strappy sports bra

Would you believe us if we told you this beauty is from Target?! The prismatic print is just begging to peek out over your favorite tank while you’re out and about. (Target, $33)

15 /15: Tracksmith Podium Jacket

15/15 :Tracksmith Podium Jacket

If you’ve got a weakness for vintage vibes, Tracksmith will make you swoon. All of their pieces are inspired by old-school track gear. This jacket is especially streetworthy. (Tracksmith, $188)