When it comes to dressing down, we’re first to stand up and praise athleisure. We’re all for finding ways to wear your comfies at work, but crew-neck cotton-fleece sweaters don’t always actually make the cut when it comes to a sweaty gym sesh. Thankfully, J.Crew and New Balance just released their collaborative workout line and, oh no, our keyboards are already covered in drool! J.Crew’s colorful, trendy take on New Balance’s fitness-wear expertise makes this line one that’ll be worth shelling out for.


The majority of the line, like one of our faves, the essential windbreaker ($158), marries performance and aesthetic so amazingly that the higher price point feels justifiable — you know it’ll last, and it will for sure keep you stylish.


Like, have you SEEN the thumb holes in the long-sleeve striped tee ($85)? Amazing for running.


Not unlike these ultra-cute polka Dot running shorts ($66). Real talk: We would wear these with a silk blouse…


…and then we’d totally throw this softshell jacket ($262) over top. Oh yeah, and also wear it to the gym.


You can literally never have too many leggings ($112).


And their striped sports bra ($60) is not only adorbs, but totally moisture-wicking.


This fitted and stretchy seamless hoodie ($124) is perfect for fall’s transitional days. One in each color, please!

Alright, fine — we’ll DEFINITELY be rocking some of this as athleisure. These are pieces you’re gonna wanna keep smelling as fresh as the day you got ’em.

What do you think of the J.Crew x New Balance line? Let us know @BritandCo!

(Photos via J.Crew)