If we learned anything from fashion week last month, it’s that activewear’s grip on our wardrobes is stronger than ever. With major designers including track pants in their runway lineups to black leggings becoming the street style staple of choice for New Yorkers, surely all that’s left to do is figure out how to make activewear apropos for weddings. While we won’t go that far (yet), thanks to JoyLab, we have come up with clever ways to make activewear work for nearly every other occasion.
And that’s because JoyLab, the brand-new activewear line that we co-designed with Target, is equal parts stylish and functional. Need to hit up a workout class and then head straight to happy hour? Grab a JoyLab moto jacket. Joining friends for a casual Saturday brunch or rooftop barbecue? Opt for your mesh-paneled leggings for the ultimate base. Low-key date night in with your girls? You guessed it.
Whether or not you have big fitness plans for fall, we’re here to show you how to take your activewear uniform to the next level for three occasions ahead.
From Namaste to Date Night
For those weekday evenings when you need a little zen at yoga class before a low-key date night, add a little fun to your post-namaste look. Get cozy in a chunky knit; then layer a statement puffer jacket over sleek leggings and a sports bra to feel pulled together. A pair of platform sneakers will give you a confidence boost as you trade your gym bag for a chic leather backpack.
If you’re a runner, you know the best time for an uninterrupted jog is at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning. After your pedestrian-free spring, refuel at brunch with the girls. Opt for sneakers with a touch of embellishment; then throw on an of-the-moment topper like a shearling coat. Trust us—you won’t regret this comfortable look after a delicious meal and a few libations.
Had every good intention of sneaking in a quick cardio class before happy hour, but didn’t quite make it? Turns out those leggings might just be the best thing to happen to your evening look. Swap out your tennis shoes for a pair of chic sock boots (the season’s most versatile footwear); then give a nod to the elevated sportswear vibe by layering a polished turtleneck dress over your athletic bottoms. The slice of red from your on trend belt bag and the addition of gold-heavy accessories (hello, hoop earrings) make this a runway-approved look we can really get behind.