How To Wear Fitness Wear Everywhere: 19 Picks That Go Beyond The Gym

So popular is the term (a mashup of athletic and leisure) that Merriam-Webster has now added it to its dictionary listings. Here’s how to wear athleisure – at the gym and beyond

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At the gym

Trade your traditional tank top for something with a tad more detail, like on-trend cut-outs. Pair it with colourful capris and suddenly the order to “drop and give me 50” will seem way more doable.

Michi tank top, $207; Winners pants, $25

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Top with a bright jacket

Ellie Mae Solange jacket, $595

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Or a sporty-chic dress

Lacoste dress, $175

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And a leather backpack

MICHAEL Michael Kors backpack, $328

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At the gym

Couple colour-blocked leggings with layered tanks for a confident, comfortable look that lets fellow spinners know you’re at the forefront of fashion – even if you choose a bike at the back of the class.

Gap tank top, $40, bra top, $35, and pants, $70

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On the street

There is a lot of life to be lived in going to and from the gym or studio, and you deserve a sporty look that’s also chic. So, what’s the secret to rocking athleisure wear? Add accessories like sunnies to instantly up your game (hello, Nicole Richie) or throw on a pretty knit top to meet the girls for coffee.

TNA hat, $25 at

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Sunglasses instantly upgrade any outfit

Garrett Leight sunglasses, $380 at Josephson Opticians

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Top with a pretty knit top

French Connection sweater, $98

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On-the-go beauty

We love this three-in-one that revives post-workout hair to its former glory. The spray acts as a dry shampoo, absorbing oil, while boosting fullness and adding matte texture.

Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1, $33 at Sephora

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Spritz skin to freshen up

Keep your healthy streak going with this organic oil combo that comes in an easy-to-use mist to keep skin smooth while also enhancing your, ahem, personal aroma.

Intelligent Nutrients Awaken – Wake Up, $85 at Murale

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At the gym

Are you a basic black leggings girl? We get it. Black is such a versatile – not to mention forgiving – colour from which to build a look. But don’t let that maxim stop you from introducing colour into your workout wear.

Try mixing and matching colours up top, like layering a brightly hued sports bra with a softly shaded tank. This takes “never let them see you sweat” to a whole new level.

Titika Active Couture tank top, $36; Gap bra top, $35

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On the street

Choosing pieces that balance easy-to-wear fabrics with flattering silhouettes and eye-catching details is key. Swap your gym sneaks for a pair of white-soled flats, or throw on a colorful striped top for instant street cred.

Lacoste t-shirt, $165

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Swap your sneakers

Aldo sneakers, $85

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Sweats are chic

Hyba pants, $40

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On-the-go beauty

Glow on. Throw these multi-tasking creamy sticks into your kit bag for luminosity that lasts long past your hot-yoga session.

Smashbox L.A. Lights Colour Sticks, $36 each at Sephora

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