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    28 Items For Anyone Who Thinks Wearing Athleisure Is Better Than Wearing “Real” Clothes

    Maybe it's just me, but even wearing leggings instead of sweatpants feels like I'm dressing up.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A pair of Girlfriend Collective Float leggings that are sweat-wicking and quick-drying, which is perfect for any workout. Plus, they are made with suuupper soft fabric that will still be comfortable even after wearing them around the whole day.

    model wearing the full-length leggings in red
    model wearing full length leggings in black
    Girlfriend Collective

    Promising review: "I love these leggings — I’ve worn them hiking, on the airplane, out running errands: they’re truly versatile and built for every occasion. They’re so different from other leggings I’ve tried because the fit feels so perfect, and you can tell the material is super high quality. I love." —cleo

    Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $78 (available in sizes XXS–6XL, two lengths, and eight colors). 

    2. longline sports bra designed with flexible fabric to let you move freely throughout your workout or while running errands.

    reviewer wearing the bra in white
    Reviewer wearing the top in black on top of a mountain

    Promising review: "You need this!! I have ordered almost every color in this top! The material is fantastic and doesn’t show too much sweat even in my HITT workouts! I also do yoga in them because they’re so soft and flexible. The quality of these are definitely comparable to Lululemon or other high-end brands. They look great for running errands too! I’ve never been more obsessed with the product! The fabric is thick so you don’t have to worry about ripping or micro tears on rough surfaces, and they are NOT see-through. I can’t believe I’m saying this but the price is definitely under what it should be for the quality! The sizing for the top is perfect." —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS—XXL and in 20 colors). 

    3. A pair of drawstring lounge pants that look pprreettttyy similar to a pair of Lululemon pants but much more affordable ($32 vs $118 😳). Dress them up for work, or dress them down to lounge around the house. Either way, just know you'll be wicked comfortable. 

    Reviewer in high waist faded red drawstring lounge pants
    Reviewer in gray version zoomed in on elastic waist

    PS! These are available for Prime Try Before You Buy, so definitely check that out if you're a member!

    Promising review: "You need these! Great fit, super comfortable with a little stretch. Material is smooth and soft. I’m 5’4” and they hit right at the ankle. I highly recommend these! I ordered one pair, wore them, loved them so much I just ordered four more pairs in other colors!" —S. Holland

    Get it from Amazon for $32 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 22 colors).

    4. A twist-front crop top perfect for creating a fashionable gym fit or dressing up with jeans or a skirt. We L O V E a top that can do both, without being obvious that you are dressing for comfort. 

    reviewer in dark pink twist-front crop top and pink and white leggings
    reviewer wears blue twist-front crop top with a striped midi skirt

    FYI — this is available for  Prime Try Before You Buy!

    Promising review: "This top is so comfy! I paired it with high-waisted joggers and sweatpants because I was lacking in loungewear. It’s so soft and light. I’m going to buy several more colors!" —Keaton W.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.90 (available in sizes XS–3X and in 12 colors).

    5. A two-tone bodysuit with an incredibly comfortable fit and amazing design so you can wear it to yoga and keep it on after for brunch (and no one will even know you just came from a workout).

    model wearing the two-tone long-sleeved body suit while doing a headstand against a wall
    the same model showing the back of the bodysuit and how it has a cut out in the middle
    Solely Fit

    Solely Fit is a Black woman-owned business that sells gorgeous activewear. You'll find sports bras, leggings, bodysuits, more great pieces you can wear for workouts, running errands, and lounging at home.

    Get it from Solely Fit for $144 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two color designs).

    6. A pair of printed bike shorts perfect to throw on with an oversized tee to give a *pop* to an otherwise plain outfit when you have to rush out the door and don't have time to plan a perfectly curated ensemble.

    Reviewer wearing the bike shorts in a blue snake print
    A different reviewer wearing the bike shorts in white leopard print

    Promising review: "This product is perfect for all outdoor activities! I recently got into bike shorts because I was tired of my thighs chafing when I run, hike, and bike. These shorts are shorter than other bike shorts, but long enough to prevent chafing. The patterns are perfect and vibrant and the cloth is so soft. They are incredibly breathable and comfortable for lounging in, or taking on a long run or bike ride." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL, in sets of two, and in 17 colors and patterns).

    7. A pair of joggers you will never want to take off — with incredibly soft fabric and a relaxed fit that isn't overly baggy, you'll want to make these your new everyday staple. Pair them with your favorite workout tank, sweater, or jacket, and make an outfit that fits any vibe.

    Reviewer wears black tie-waist joggers with a blue cami top and white slide-on sandals
    reviewer in same black joggers and a tee and denim jacket

    Promising review: "I wear yoga pants all the time, so I bought these just to switch it up a bit. They are super soft and I would wear them to do errands, or just hang out. They are great for when you want to be really comfortable and stylish and don't want to wear yoga pants." —Andrea Guzman

    Get them from Amazon for $13.50+ (available in sizes S–3X, regular and slim fit, and in many, many colors and styles).

    8. An Outdoor Voices exercise dress that is the *the* trendy exercise dress. The built-in shorts will keep you ~protected~ from blustery winds, and the addition of pockets are *chef's kiss* — functionality meet comfort 🤝.

    BuzzFeed editor Rachel Dunkle wearing the scoop neck, spaghetti strap dress
    A different angle of Rachel in the dress
    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping contributor Rachel Dunkel owns this dress and said: "I wore the exercise dress on a camping trip and absolutely loved it. It's tight enough that you feel agile but not SO tight that it's restricting. It was great for hiking, too! I even scaled some big ole' rocks and exposed mountain faces, and it fared really well. Despite me literally sliding down a giant rock on my butt, the dress never got caught, ripped, or showed wear. It's a trooper."

    Promising review: "This dress is so versatile not only for your exercise activities, but also for going out or running errands. It's comfortable, adjustable, and has just the right amount of coverage. I also appreciate that the shorts underneath are just long enough to where they don't ride up but also don't show super easily. OV is the pioneer of the exercise dress trend for a reason, so definitely recommend!" —Rachelle

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $100 (available in sizes XXS–XXXL and in seven colors and patterns).

    9. Or a workout dress designed with a mock turtleneck and long sleeves to provide a little extra warmth for those chillier days. Need to run to dinner straight after tennis practice? Have no fear, just throw on some boots and maybe a jacket and you're all set!

    a model wearing the teal dress with built in shorts with pockets

    Promising review: “Very lightweight and comfortable, yet can be worn anywhere! I have it in two colors." —KJP

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).

    10. A shelf bra tank top because why would you want to go out of your way to wear a bra when you could wear a top that has one built in for you?! This is going to become a staple to wear with leggings, sweatpants, jeans, or any other bottoms you have lying around in your closet.

    model wearing the tank top in evergreen
    Superfit Hero

    Superfit Hero is a woman-founded activewear brand known for their inclusive sizing and stylish performance pieces. From flare leggings to crop tops, you'll find clothes that are great for the gym and everyday wear.

    Promising review: "The best workout tank. This tank is the PERFECT tank. Cute & functional." —Sherrel S.

    Get it from Superfit Hero for $75 (available in sizes L–7XL and five colors). 

    11. A pair of crossover leggings that are high-waisted, have a unique (and trendy) v-cut, and…POCKETS! Come on, who doesn't love a legging that has pockets included?! 

    model wearing the leggings in olive moss

    Promising review: "I've worn Aerie leggings for years, and these are the best I have ever owned! They are so ridiculously soft, it literally feels like you're not even wearing pants, but better somehow. These also hardly budge when I move or work out, even through yoga positions. The pockets also keep everything nice and in place, so you don't have to worry about anything falling out of them. If you haven't tried these leggings, you seriously need to get them before they sell out." —Aerie Customer

    Get them from Aerie for $32.97 (originally $54.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL, three lengths, and in four colors).

    12. A tie-dye long-sleeved shirt with thumbholes (!) so you can make sure your sleeves aren't flopping in the wind while you're power walking through Target. The cool tie-dye pattern is just an added bonus for this amazing shirt.

    reviewer wearing the shirt in black and white tie-dye
    model wearing the same tie-dye top in a pink shade

    Psst — this is available for Prime Try Before You Buy, so check that out if you're a member!

    Promising review: "This shirt is a MUST-HAVE!!! It is buttery soft, a dri-fit material, and is so perfect for working out! I love the design and the fit! I have already purchased several more! I would wear this shirt every day if I could it is so comfortable!" —Brittanie Ashton

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and in 22 styles, including some with hoods).  

    13. A pleated tennis skirt because ICYMI, tennis skirts are no longer only worn for playing tennis. The inner shorts keep you ~covered,~ and there are pockets to hold your phone, wallet, or even tennis balls (hard to believe, right?! The tennis skirt is equipped for tennis balls 😂).

    reviewer wearing the skirt in blue