Gifts to Get That 1 Fashion Friend Who Secretly Loves Wearing Activewear
You know that fashion girl who refuses to wear leggings outside of the gym because they're "not real pants?" We'll put a hefty wager on the fact that she finds an excuse to rock them any chance she gets. After all, she may be insanely stylish, but that doesn't mean she doesn't secretly enjoy the comfort of wearing workout gear every once in awhile — whether or not she's actually working out. This season, tap into her guilty pleasure, and surprise her with a fitness-inspired piece she'll actually be excited to show off. From sports bras that can pass as crop tops to sneakers that are more form than function, these pieces are so chic, she'll definitely consider them "real."
The shoulder-baring silhouette, exaggerated sleeves, and ruffled trim make this Burberry Asymmetric Off-The-Shoulder Sweatshirt ($685) more ideal for play than performance.
A tennis skirt is the ultimate sporty girl cheat. This Tory Sport Stretch Tennis Skirt ($120) is built for comfort and movement, but looks so polished, it can easily be worn off the court with a change of shoes.
No longer considered just athleisure pieces, hoodies have earned their status as cool-girl staples. Look for one with a shorter cut and flared sleeves, like the by the way. Loni Crop Hoodie ($54), to layer under leather jackets or blazers and over high-waisted bottoms.
Gold-trimmed sports bra
It's hard to tell whether this is a sports bra or a crop top — and that's exactly why we love it. Between the plunging neckline, gold-trimmed band, and cutout, we can easily envision the P.E Nation The Full Toss Stretch-Jersey Sports Bra ($85) paired with a high-waisted, pleated midi skirt.
Wrap silhouettes are so big right now, no one will know this Ballet Beautiful - Stretch Wrap Top ($75) is actually intended for the dance studio, especially when combined with jeans.
If opting for a pullover, make it the Alexander Wang Tie-Back Long-Sleeve Sweatshirt ($295). The relaxed shape keeps it casual, but with enough unexpected details to keep it interesting.
When leggings are this comfortable and flattering, she can't help but reach for them all the time. Plus, the extra high waist and lace-up detailing on the David Lerner High Rise Corset Leggings ($168) definitely deserve to be seen outside the gym.