Ah, athleisure, the trend that made it socially acceptable to walk into the office wearing track pants and matching sandals that had previously only seen the communal shower floor. Kidding — but only sort of. The rise of the activewear trend — which rose to buzzword territory at the tail end of 2014 and has been kept alive thanks in great part to Vetements and its four-figure-priced sweatshirts — only just began to plateau in recent months. Now, it’s less of of a guilty pleasure and more of a cool-girl, DGAF fashion move.
Still, even with brands like Tory Sport and Bandier — and even mass-market retailers like Zara, which is betting on athleisure — it’s not always easy to style gym wear for things that don’t actually involve going to the gym. To help you out, we found 12 women who got it right — and then we tracked down what they’re wearing. Ahead, 12 ways to nail the athleisure trend without looking schlubby, and the exact picks to get the look.