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How to Style a Bodysuit

The Most Versatile Piece in Your Gym Bag Isn't Leggings

Versatility is key when it comes to taking your workout clothes from the gym to the street. We've partnered with Material Girl to bring you the athleisure-inspired piece you'll be rocking again and again.

You may think your black workout leggings are the most versatile piece of your athleisure wardrobe, but we're making the case for something a little more interesting: a strappy black bodysuit. Similar to leggings, it's sleek and universally flattering. But unlike your go-to pants, a bodysuit allows you to build endless outfit combinations, each one more unique than the last. With just a few easy swaps in the locker room, you can create stylish looks for almost any occasion on the go. Keep reading to see why this is a one-piece wonder to be reckoned with.

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The great thing about a bodysuit is that it lends itself easily to low-impact activities. Whether you're spending time on the elliptical or taking a power walk, wear it with matching leggings and gold-toned accessories to play up its sleek vibe. Then, keep the streamlined theme going by swapping out the leggings for a lace-up dress and clean accessories before heading into the office.

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One of the trickiest style swaps is making the transition from a workout to a night out. For a bike ride, wear the bodysuit with fun patterned shorts and a mesh jacket to add coverage up top. Afterward, recycle it as a top and add satin joggers, a structured blazer, and block heels for a polished menswear-inspired look that will take you straight into evening.

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For a morning of barre, use the bodysuit as a building block for looser pieces like joggers and a cropped sweatshirt that you can easily peel off during your workout. Next, layer on a cheeky tee, two-toned jeans, and standout white accessories to create the ultimate cool-girl uniform for brunch and beyond.

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Graphic 1: Material Girl bodysuit, leggings, and dress, APL sneakers, i.am+ headphones, Rachel Comey bag, Web sunglasses, Maryam Nassir Zadeh heels
Graphic 2: Material Girl bodysuit, shorts, pants, and heels, adidas by Stella McCartney jacket, BKR water bottle, Theory blazer, Isabel Marant earrings
Graphic 3: Material Girl bodysuit, joggers, and top, T by Alexander Wang sweatshirt, RE/DONE jeans, Marni bag, Golden Goose sneakers

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