Best women's activewear brands you can wear outside of the gym

Stylish workout clothes you can sneak into your daily outfits

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Spend wisely on chic activewear that doubles as wardrobe essentials. 

The endless debate on leggings as appropriate attire for outside of the gym continues. While some feel there’s a time and a place for activewear, many prefer the comforting second skin that makes airport travel, running errands or brunch dates all the more pleasant. 

There is a strong argument to be made for clothes that transcend fashion categories as we become increasingly mindful of consumerism and its impact on the environment. Making smart purchases has never been more crucial and doing so means avoiding wasteful fast-fashion buys that end up in the bin after only a few wears.

Not to mention how expensive activewear can be. To get the most out of your investments, we’ve rounded up sleek fitness apparel that will take you straight from the office to the gym with the help of clever styling. Plus, feeling good in your workout kit gives you that added motivation to exercise

  • Free People Movement Give Your All Hareem Pant in Rising Tide

    Free People Harem Pant
    Free People Harem Pant

    Spend all day in these cozy harem pants – running errands, lounging around the house, warming up during dance class, whatever really. The deep hip pockets are an added perk for storing your keys or ID when heading to the gym. Offset these roomy, high-waisted bottoms with a fitted, cropped tank top. 

    Shop Give Your All Hareem Pant in Rising Tide at Free People Movement, £88

  • Veja Condor Alveomesh Running Trainers in Red

    Veja Condor Alveomesh Trainers
    Veja Condor Alveomesh Trainers

    If running is your predilection for staying fit, these versatile trainers will take you far. Veja’s EVA-cushioned midsole and sustainable rubber sole (made from recycled plastic bottles) are designed to absorb impact on both paved and dirt roads. Couple with a frilly, feminine midi-length dress to show off your funky burgundy sneaks with pink and neon orange accents.  

    Shop Condor Alveomesh Running Trainers at MATCHESFASHION, £72 

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Meriam Ahari

Meriam Ahari is a health and fitness writer who loves trying new vegan recipes, going on long walks (especially hiking with her dog) and finds motivation to workout whenever she puts on stylish activewear.

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