Ever wish your work clothes were just as comfortable as your gym clothes? Well, transitioning your favorite sporty styles for the office is totally doable; the key is making sure you pair them with more polished pieces in your closet—think: crisp button downs, a smart blazer, or even a pair of heels.
Check out these 12 active pieces that you can get away with wearing to work. Of course, we know these picks won't fly in all offices or in jobs with uniforms, but if your dress code is casual, go ahead and downward dog your way straight into Monday—we won't tell your boss you’re wearing sweats to that staff meeting.
Your boring work pants just got a major update in the shape of an old-school adidas track pant. Treat them like any trouser and wear them with a button-down and heels or a metallic loafer. The signature three-stripe detail will set you apart from the rest of your coworkers in the best way possible.
Black leggings seem like the obvious answer for gym to office—and they are—but the key to making them appropriate for the office is structure (think: flat seams, slight compression, and a higher waistband). These tights check all the boxes (and they're crazy comfortable), so you can transition from the CrossFit box to the boardroom with ease.
This is a more sporty and stylish version of your trusty trench coat. The slouchy fabric makes it comfortable enough for you to throw on for your early morning workout commute, while the belted waist gives the jacket enough shape to wear in the office over a structured sheath dress.
What could be more comfortable than wearing your pajamas to work? Unless you’re swaddled in a cloud, we’re not sure, but we do know that this jumpsuit is pretty close to it. The mesh accents and drawstring waistband give it a sporty edge, but when paired with great heels and a moto jacket, it looks like an updated pant suit. Yes, it's a touch pricey, but it takes the place of two items (and saves spce in your closet!) so, worth it.
That moment when you open your gym bag and realize you forgot to pack a bra. It happens to the best of us, so don’t sweat it. An easy fix is to layer your sports bra under a button-down shirt like you would a tank top. It’s less bulky than your tank, and one with a little flash, like this printed one from Old Navy, gives you a reason to leave a few buttons undone.