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5 Activewear-Centric Wardrobe Updates
Beyond the obvious comfort factor, borrowed-from-gym-class staples can read both retro and of-the-moment when weaved into an office/weekend wardrobe. Here, five ways to make it work.
Stripes on KnitsJudiciously placed stripes (as opposed to all-over) have a distinctly chic collegiate feel; bonus points for non-traditional color combinations.
PUMA Fenty By Rihanna
Varsity Letter Sweater goop, $200
Turtleneck Sweater goop, $860
Cashmere Jumper Farfetch, $1,390
Ribbon Sneaker goop, $390
JW ANDERSON X CONVERSE
Thunderbolt Sneaker Opening Ceremony, $130
Race Runners Balenciaga, $695
Sneakers with Skirts The sleekness of a sneaker—especially high-fashion versions, like MM6 or Balenciaga—makes for a particularly cool contrast to a flowing hemline.
Track Pants plus Heels Gently slouchy and surprisingly versatile, this old-school basic feels entirely new paired with pumps (or booties, slides, even pointy-toe flats) and a cashmere sweater.
Fenty By Rihanna
Side-Slit Track Pant goop, $220
DRIE VAN NOTEN
Leather Block Heel
Bootie, White Bergdorf Goodman, $725
with Side Stripes Zara, $90
Grommet Block Heel Mules SSENSE, $975
Oversized Hooded Top NET-A-PORTER, $465
ELECTRIC & ROSE
7TH AVE HOODIE goop, $154
Trefoil Printed Hooded Top NET-A-PORTER, $70
Sweatshirt SSENSE, $263
Date NightBoyish hoodies make surprisingly good matches for feminine pieces like intricately beaded skirts, floral dresses, and dressed-up slacks—just add heels.
Pop-of-Color PuffersBasic black is great and all, but on the dreariest days of winter, a bright down jacket serves as a toasty, cuddly ray of sunshine.
Puffer Jacket Intermix, $440
Quilted shell down jacket NET-A-PORTER, $1,220
Brookvale Hoody Canada Goose, $525
The Super Puff Aritzia, $199