It’s hard enough to squeeze in a workout without trying to remember to pack all the clothes, hair products, and snacks you’ll need for the day ahead. (Eh, who are we kidding? We can always remember snacks). Point being, every minute counts, and you need more of them.
One easy way to free up some time after your workout: Find activewear that’s as chic and functional in the office as it is on the elliptical. Here are some of our favorite transitional workout clothes that take business casual to the next level. And your coworkers won’t be able to tell the difference… as long as you remember to pack deodorant.
A nice pair of yoga pants is one of the most versatile pieces you can own. The classic black hue and slim silhouette on these Matches Fashion Upside Yoga Leggings make this workout staple easy to class up, and the thicker fabric will save you from any see-through action. Pair with a black top and heels for a monochrome look.
Every closet needs a LBFD: Little Black Fitness Dress. The sweat-wicking fabric on this Under Armour Essential Dress is light and airy enough for a morning hike, but can be easily dressed up by adding a fleece blazer or layering over leggings.
A drapey tunic like this breezy Bestisun Crossover Tank Top is a comfy choice for your yoga workout — then just throw a structured jacket over it and tuck it into some tapered joggers, and you’re good to go for work.
This Gap Embellished Sweatshirt will keep you warm when you need to layer up for a chilly outdoor workout, but it can also be worn alone over jeans or paired with a blazer for a more professional look.
If your workout doesn’t require a serious pair of running shoes, opt for a pair of polished sneakers that can easily transition from the Pilates class to the conference room. Look for shoes in a soft neutral hue that complements any outfit, like these light and breezy Allbirds Tree Runners.
With their pocket detail and tapered cut, these Banana Republic Utility Joggers can pull double duty as comfy workout gear or a stylish utility pant fit for an important meeting. Pair them with a leather jacket, and you’ll look like a serious boss — and not at all like someone who was just whimpering through a HIIT workout.