Whether you workout before work in the morning, during your lunch hour or after work, it’s always nice to lighten up your gym bag by letting your gym clothes do double duty. There are many pieces that are made for sweaty workouts but can be worn to work whether you’re headed to the office or to the classroom. Our readers submitted their best pieces for double-duty style that gets them through the day along with some tips on how to wear your workout outfit to work.
Slim, stretchy, and perfect for any type of workout, you can wear these as leggings to the office. Pair them with riding boots and a loose blouse for an office-ready look. Black or dark gray are the easiest to camouflage into your outfit but if you’re feeling daring, try a bright colored pant for a pop of color.
2. Upside tank top
The tank top from The Upside comes in fun colors and various prints that allow you to wear them under a blazer. Pair it with a slimming pencil skirt and flats or loafers for casual, office style. You won’t have to worry about wrinkling your top with the stretchy, breathable material. The built-in bra provides support throughout the day and when you get to the gym, you’re already half dressed.
The jacket was made famous by Olivia Pope on the hit TV drama Scandal and will keep you warm on your run or between workouts. It’s a nice alternative to a blazer and the comfortable stretch and breathable fabric makes it a perfect layer. Pair it with J.Crew cigarette ankle pants in a bright color and pointed pumps to keep it classy. A bright statement necklace will pull your look together so no one even guesses you’re using your workout clothes all day.