New year, new roster of fitness classes — and let’s not forget the new activewear to match. Though we can’t deny the excitement of a badass new sports bra or yoga pants, those workout clothes become even more essential as you discover ways to wear them outside of the gym. Or even better yet, tap their potential as two-in-one pieces that can transition immediately from the locker room to whatever your iCal says is next.
If #barretobrunchgoals sums up your 2016 resolutions, look no further: We teamed up with fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff to show you three easy ways to rewear your workout clothes all day using pieces from her line of effortlessly chic athleisure, plus a few other faves from her current collection. If the outfits leave you feeling inspired, be sure to enter to win a $2000 shopping spree and a B+C kit + class combo. Our suggestion for what to do with the loot? Upgrade your stash of gym clothes from wear-once pieces to slay-all-day status. Here are three outfits to get you started:
Athleisure to Brunch: The Anti-Hoodie
A structured outer layer (read: not a hoodie) will make all the difference when it comes to pulling together your post-sweat look. Pair with your statement tank from class, roomy jeans and mules for a cool-girl touch that dresses things up to the perfect degree (and puts that yoga pedi front and center).
Rebecca Minkoff Neoprene Wes Moto Jacket ($198) + Rebecca Minkoff Fresh Juice Muscle Tee ($58), Zara Mid-Rise Cigarette Jean ($70), Gianvito Rossi Color Block Suede and Cork Mules ($330), American Apparel Nylon Pack Cloth Weekender Duffle Bag ($32), bkr Holiday Bottle ($35)
Athleisure to Work: Sweatpants to the Office
Clever layering is all it takes to make your sweatpants office ready: Throw an of-the-moment tunic top or boxy, midi-length LBD over the pair to chic them up instantly. During the rest of winter, add a tissue turtleneck to the mix to stay warm. Balance the high-low combo with heels and your sporty vest from before.
Rebecca Minkoff Mia Vest ($148) + Mango Side Slit T-Shirt ($50), J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck T-Shirt ($35), Ten Pieces Printed Track Pants ($75), Rebecca Minkoff Brie Heel ($150), Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Feed Bag ($325)
Athleisure to Date: A Double-Duty Top
A form-fitting top with stylish details like a peplum or even a crop top feels almost natural paired with a statement skirt as they do with yoga pants. Bring pops of color to other unexpected places like your bag and booties. Jazzy minimalist accessories will help seal the date-ready deal.
Rebecca Minkoff Vita Top ($78) + Topshop Chevron Stripe Wrap Skirt ($68), Rebecca Minkoff Bethany Heel ($325), Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Crossbody ($195), ASOS Swirl Hoop Earrings ($11), Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask ($26)
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