Workout Wear That Looks Great Anywhere

Today's exercise clothes are a far cry from the baggy drawstrings and cotton T-shirts of yore. High-tech fabrics are more functional than ever, and thanks to luxe design details once reserved for women's ready-to-wear, you'll easily mix these pieces into your everyday wardrobe. Finally, you can look as good at the gym as you did at lunch

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The sunny shirt is paper thin and wicks moisture like a champ; it could be a first layer for any topper (Nike polyester tank top, $32;

This jacket has motorcycle ­styling—open collar, zipper accents, structured shape—but the fabric is made to move (Lulu­lemon nylon blend blazer,$178; lululemon​.com).

This flirty skirt with ball pockets is ready for tennis or fun. Too short? Wear leggings underneath. (Outdoor Voices tennis skirt, $95; outdoor-voices​.com).

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With a 30-lap memory, this watch will help you run your personal best.

Soleus polycarbon running watch, $55; soleusrunning​.com.

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Weight training? A barre class? These cool kicks are light and flexible.

Adidas By Stella McCartney mesh sneakers, $125;

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Post-workout, throw this cozy wrap over leggings and a tank—and add some chic to your dash to the derm (Lululemon Boolux sweater wrap, $128;

A workout catsuit for all-in-one ease. Put a sports bra underneath if need be (Koral Activewear brushed elastane jumpsuit, $143;

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This BPA-free glass water bottle with a silicone cover comes in a slew of energizing colors.

BKR glass and silicone water bottle,$30;

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This updated rain poncho, in a new shape, is super chic but still water resistant.

Adidas by Stella McCartney nylon blend pullover, $120;

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A sport cami that’s so pretty, you may need to add a catwalk to your circuit training.

Intimint by Cosabella elastane blend cami, $60;

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A coated canvas bag in the of-the-moment shape is polished enough for the office.

Under Armour denim twill tote, $115;

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Cushioning and loads of support will do your feet some good.

Nike polyester mesh sneakers, $180;

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The best moisture-­wicking socks, hands down.

Balega running socks, $12;

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Leggings with an attached skirt to help them go from Spin class to whatever comes next.

Eileen Fisher viscose jersey skirted leggings, $138;

With built-in GPS and heart rate monitor, this watch lets you track it all.

TomTom fitness watch, $200;

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A tennis dress that's super soft and sucks you in (Outdoor Voices mossed Supplex sports dress, $120;

A nylon coat with perforations for post-workout ventilation (Lija nylon coat, $160;

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This A-line, ­peplum-hem exercise vest is also fun to throw on with leggings or jeans.

Slog polyester vest, $150;

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High-tech TMI: Track your steps, calorie intake, sleep patterns and more.

Fitbit Flex wireless activity and sleep wristband, $100;

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The look of chinos (center seam, cuffs) but meant for movement. After a workout, ditch sneakers and grab flats.

MPG jersey capri pants, $58;

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Featuring pockets galore and extra pouches, this featherlight bag is the one our editors are fighting over.

MZ Wallace quilted nylon tote, $215;

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Mesh tennis shoes will keep feet cool, even during a three-setter.

Adidas by Stella McCartney mesh and rubber sneakers, $120;

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Mint sports tank with subtle blouson is feminine and forgiving (Old Navy polyester tank with built-in bra, $20;

On-trend bomber-jacket styling, with glam sheer sleeves, jazzes up a utilitarian topper (Interactive Active by Norma Kamali Supplex mesh jacket, $225;

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A smart headband: no slip, no drip, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting cancer research.

Bondi Band polyblend wicking headband, $9; bondi​

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Backpacks are in vogue again, updated here with neoprene.

DKNY neoprene backpack, $165;

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Flexible skimmers hop from yoga to the farmers’ market.

Ballasox Napa soft shoes, $69;

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A hair tie so cute, it’ll look good mixed in with your bracelet stack.

Kitsch nylon and spandex blend hair ties, $12 for a set of five;

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The orange hue packs power; the pretty sculpted sleeve is the bonus.

Lorna Jane thermal hoodie, $130;

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A workout shell hip enough to wear under a blazer.

Mpg spandex blend sleeveless shirt, $54;

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Sweat all you want; the water-resistant silicone band can take it.

Swatch silicone watch, $60;

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These beauties will make you run faster and farther. Or so we like to think.

Adidas mesh and rubber sneakers, $170;

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A floral racing stripe adds feminine flair to leggings.

Work Out Life leggings, $117;

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Download the app, and wireless technology will track calories based on your age, height and weight.

Jawbone Bluetooth wristband, $150;

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The midsection ruching camouflages; the built-in bra holds you in place.

Athleta Cami, $52;

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When tennis whites aren’t required. Or skip the game and sit in the stands in style.

L’etoile Sport viscose and nylon dress, $325;

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Retro look, coated canvas, leather trim. Game, set, match.

Park Accessories coated-canvas tennis tote with leather trim, $875;

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First published in the April 2014 issue

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susan 05.29.2014

Most of that clothing is so expensive I couldn't afford my gym membership. Not a very practical article.

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