5 Gym Wear Essentials Cool Enough to Wear on a Night Out

Runway model wearing designer gym wear

There’s only one thing we love more than great workout gear to get our fitness goals in motion — and that’s pieces that flex beyond their initial form and function. Thanks to the gym wear trend that’s still high kicking, we’re seeing a more robust future for our gym favorites. So we’re tuned in and on the lookout for pieces that blur the lines between studio and street. And, as we shop for a 2018 lineup to begin checking off those resolutions, we’re finding more and more must-haves that fit the bill.

Cost-per-wear shoppers read on! From the tights to the bag you carry them in, these are the gym essentials so chic, you’ll be wearing them for your next night out in no time.

Double-Duty Gym Wear for Women

The Elegant Crop

An elegant, off-the-shoulder crop flexes between the bar and barre with ease. Paired with high-waist leggings, denim or even a wide-leg trouser, this sheer-trimmed tank from Michi features performance fabrics that span seasons and look as good as they feel.

The Designer-Look Legging

Moto details upgrade any garment, and the faux leather paneling and edgy zip details of the Luxe Ponte Legging are no different. When you’re not teaming them up with trainers, choose an ankle bootie or a platform heel for your next party. These are a huge upgrade from your jeggings for sure.

The Cool Girl Coat

While leather touches might seem obvious, patent provides a glam sheen that’s unexpected. This cropped coat will keep you warm on your way into the studio and out on the town for a trendy, athleisure edge.

The Iconic Leather Bag

The best gym bags are the ones that do — and house — it all without having to lug around something huge on your hip. This leather-look bag is sleek enough for casual evenings out, and a definite go-to for concerts and long days that turn into all-nighters.

The Top-Knot Tie

A little detail makes all the difference. Up your hair-tie game with a knotted set that you’ll want to wear everywhere, even on your wrist. The best part? You’ll love these subtle cuties so much, you’ll actually attempt to keep track of them.

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
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