Activewear Isn’t Going Anywhere — Here’s How To Style It For Right Now

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Even when staying home was a choice and not a public health requirement, many of us still bopped around in activewear all day. But now that life once again allows for going out, aka occasions to excavate the other 98% of our closets, how do we channel our long-suppressed Big 'Fit Energy without giving up the comfort of four-way stretch?

Luckily, the juggernaut that is 24/7 workout clothes chugs on — but with a few revamps that feel much more of-the-moment. On-trend accessories! A color-coordinating trick that makes getting ready quicker than your response when a friend texts "pét-nat in the park?" Ahead, we've teamed up with Macy's and content creator Angela Rummans to bring you a lesson on the most up-to-date way to elevate how we've dressed for what feels like...forever.

Remember when everybody without a sourdough starter was tie-dying every clothing item within reach? This is extremely not that. While we'll always have a soft spot for the quarantine-era trophy tracksuit, the Summer '21 version is more cropped with a cleaner color scheme. Note the bum bag for hands-free <em>in-person socializing</em> (still can't believe we typed that).
Remember when everybody without a sourdough starter was tie-dying every clothing item within reach? This is extremely not that. While we'll always have a soft spot for the quarantine-era trophy tracksuit, the Summer '21 version is more cropped with a cleaner color scheme. Note the bum bag for hands-free in-person socializing (still can't believe we typed that).
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> Printed Cropped Hooded Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fadidas-originals-womens-printed-cropped-hooded-sweatshirt%3FID%3D11528056%26tdp%3Dcm_app%7EzMCOM-NAVAPP%7Excm_zone%7EzPDP_ZONE_B%7Excm_choiceId%7EzcidM06MNK-04c66da7-bb5d-494e-814f-fe3620e238e6%2540HB1%2540Customers%252Balso%252Bloved%25245344%252411528056%7Excm_pos%7EzPos4%7Excm_srcCatID%7Ez255" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Adidas Printed Cropped Hooded Sweatshirt, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Steve Madden</strong> Chevron Quilted Fanny Pack, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fsteve-madden-chevron-quilted-plus-size-fanny-pack%3FID%3D9185906%26CategoryID%3D26846%26isDlp%3Dtrue%26isDlp%3Dtrue%26swatchColor%3DRed%252FSilver" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Steve Madden Chevron Quilted Fanny Pack, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Steve Madden</strong> Choice Braided Footbed Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fsteve-madden-womens-choice-braided-footbed-sandals%3FID%3D11964141%26CategoryID%3D17570%26isDlp%3Dtrue%26swatchColor%3DBone" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Steve Madden Choice Braided Footbed Sandals, $, available at Macy's
While the handbag became nearly obsolete during lockdown, it's making an enormous comeback as we return to toting around more supplies than the phone/wallet/keys our sad solo walks required. We like a not-too-utilitarian backpack for this — the runway-inspired quilting also complements the top's star print for an all-black look with added visual interest.
While the handbag became nearly obsolete during lockdown, it's making an enormous comeback as we return to toting around more supplies than the phone/wallet/keys our sad solo walks required. We like a not-too-utilitarian backpack for this — the runway-inspired quilting also complements the top's star print for an all-black look with added visual interest.
<br><br><strong>Terez</strong> Metallic-Print Mid-Impact Sports Bra, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fterez-metallic-print-mid-impact-sports-bra%3FID%3D12130282%26CategoryID%3D29891%26swatchColor%3DBlack%2520Star" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Terez Metallic-Print Mid-Impact Sports Bra, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Essential High-Waist Bike Shorts, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fnike-womens-sportswear-essential-high-waist-bike-shorts%3FID%3D11231612%26CategoryID%3D29891%26swatchColor%3DDk%2520Grey%2520Heather%252Fwhite" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Nike Essential High-Waist Bike Shorts, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Court Vision Low Casual Sneakers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fnike-womens-court-vision-low-casual-sneakers-from-finish-line%3FID%3D11243920%26tdp%3Dcm_app%7EzMCOM-NAVAPP%7Excm_zone%7EzPDP_ZONE_A%7Excm_choiceId%7EzcidM05MOB-5434e61a-e383-4694-89e3-4b43b62df6c6%2540HB2%2540Customers%252Balso%252Bshopped%252463268%252411243920%7Excm_pos%7EzPos2%7Excm_srcCatID%7Ez63268" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Nike Court Vision Low Casual Sneakers, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Steve Madden</strong> Bwalton Medium Nylon Backpack, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fsteve-madden-bwalton-medium-nylon-backpack%3FID%3D11974435%26CategoryID%3D26846" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Steve Madden Bwalton Medium Nylon Backpack, $, available at Macy's
Joggers, is that you? Here, the fleecy matching set gets ready to go on its first app date in a year (!) with a striking monochromatic color palette, a trick we often use to look instantly put-together. <br>Add a more body-con fit and non-flat footwear (!!), and the effect is <em>very </em>"nature is healing."
Joggers, is that you? Here, the fleecy matching set gets ready to go on its first app date in a year (!) with a striking monochromatic color palette, a trick we often use to look instantly put-together.
Add a more body-con fit and non-flat footwear (!!), and the effect is very "nature is healing."
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Basic Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fmango-basic-sweatshirt%3FID%3D12117217%26tdp%3Dcm_app%7EzMCOM-NAVAPP%7Excm_zone%7EzPDP_ZONE_A%7Excm_choiceId%7EzcidM05MOB-0b8fe3a8-55ec-4050-8f01-6bc8f80d79ac%2540H7%2540customers%252Balso%252Bshopped%2524118%252412117217%7Excm_pos%7EzPos3%7Excm_srcCatID%7Ez118" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Mango Basic Sweatshirt, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Drawstring Jogger Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fmango-drawstring-jogger-trousers%3FID%3D12416930%26tdp%3Dcm_app%7EzMCOM-NAVAPP%7Excm_zone%7EzPDP_ZONE_A%7Excm_choiceId%7EzcidM05MOB-bd40e115-93c1-4e63-ba20-8f87bcb9e150%2540H7%2540customers%252Balso%252Bshopped%2524118%252412416930%7Excm_pos%7EzPos1%7Excm_srcCatID%7Ez118" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Mango Drawstring Jogger Trousers, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Twisted Strap Baguette Bag, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fmango-twisted-strap-baguette-bag%3FID%3D12261825%26CategoryID%3D118%26isDlp%3Dtrue%26isDlp%3Dtrue" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Mango Twisted Strap Baguette Bag, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Steve Madden</strong> Larkin Studded Platform Wedge Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fsteve-madden-womens-larkin-studded-platform-wedge-sandals%3FID%3D11964220%26CategoryID%3D17570%26isDlp%3Dtrue%26isDlp%3Dtrue%26swatchColor%3DBlush" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Steve Madden Larkin Studded Platform Wedge Sandals, $, available at Macy's

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