For many of us, getting a workout means sacrificing time as we dash out the door in the morning for work, hit the gym, and then spend 9-5 behind a desk. While this is definitely a great habit, there’s one thing that takes time and effort: making sure we have the right clothes handy at all times.
What if I told you that there are entire lines of clothing made specifically for enjoying the great outdoors that still work well in the office? True, you wouldn’t want to do an avid workout in them without hitting the showers before work, but with a slight tweak to your schedule, you can walk out that office door, shed a layer, and go for a jog or hike before you head home. Even better, you can save money by purchasing multipurpose clothing. Let’s take a look at the best picks!
Athleta Renew Racerback Tank
Available in thirteen colors and eight sizes, the Athleta Renew Racerback Tank looks classy and timeless underneath a blazer. This seamless, chafe-free tank is designed with the active commuter in mind and is made from antimicrobial recycled polyester, nylon, and spandex. It has a UPF rating of 50+, is easy to machine wash and dry, and is the perfect first layer for a corporate look. Even better, if you buy specific colors during winter, you’ll find the prices are beyond reasonable.
Athleta Sea Soft Straight Pant
Available in four colors and eighteen sizes (yes, ladies, they have petite, regular, and tall), the Athleta Sea Soft Straight Pant is the answer if you’re looking for a comfortable set of legwear that works for both corporate meetings and everyday exercising. These pants are gorgeous, with premium sandwashed fabric that is cool to the touch for those long walks along the beach after taking your high heels off to feel the sand. They even include a stash pocket for all your essentials inside the waistband. Speaking of which, the drawstring design ensures a perfect fit while still looking classy.
The Work-It Blazer by Betabrand
Every woman needs a good black blazer, and the Work-It Blazer from Betabrand fits the bill. Even better, it’s specifically designed for both working in the office and working out, with a removable hood and moisture-wicking lining. It’s tailored with princess seams in the front and back to give it that corporate feel, but it also has a double back vent, so when you sweat it out, you have an extra range of movement. It comes in five sizes and only one color, but the versatility of a black blazer counts a lot!
When it comes to working out and working up the corporate ladder, there are a lot of tips and tricks for getting it just right. A few pro tips before we go: tunic tops in a suitable fabric are a total go, yoga pants in professional prints are 100% in, and adding a few accessories can take your workout chic to office chic in five seconds flat. Work it, girl!