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; nike.com).


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; adidas.com.

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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; lululemon.com).


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

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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; mybkr.com.

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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; adidas.com.

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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; intimint.com.

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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; underarmour.com.

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


Nike polyester mesh sneakers, $180; nike.com.

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The best moisture-­wicking socks, hands down.


Balega running socks, $12; balega.com.

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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; eileenfisher.com.

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


TomTom fitness watch, $200; tomtom.com.

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A tennis dress that's super soft and sucks you in (Outdoor Voices mossed Supplex sports dress, $120; outdoor-voices.com).


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

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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; carbon38.com.

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


Fitbit Flex wireless activity and sleep wristband, $100; radioshack.com.

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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; mpgsport.com.

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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; mzwallace.com.

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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; adidas.com.

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


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

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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​band.com.

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Backpacks are in vogue again, updated here with neoprene.


DKNY neoprene backpack, $165; dkny.com.

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Flexible skimmers hop from yoga to the farmers’ market.


Ballasox Napa soft shoes, $69; zappos.com.

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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; mykitsch.com.

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


Lorna Jane thermal hoodie, $130; lornajane.com.

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A workout shell hip enough to wear under a blazer.


Mpg spandex blend sleeveless shirt, $54; mpgsport.com.

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


Swatch silicone watch, $60; swatch.com.

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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; adidas.com.

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A floral racing stripe adds feminine flair to leggings.


Work Out Life leggings, $117; carbon38.com.

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


Jawbone Bluetooth wristband, $150; jawbone.com

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


Athleta Cami, $52; athleta.com.

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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; letoilesport.com

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


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


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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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