From the Gym to the Street, and Back Again

Inspired by Louis Vuitton's recent cruise collection, this is the best athleisure that actually works on the street and in the gym.

Fashion-forward workout gear has been on the rise for quite some time now, and Louis Vuitton's latest cruise collection proved it's got staying power. The 47-look range, staged at the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum in Rio, Brazil, last week, was Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesqiuere's sportiest yet—perhaps he was inspired by the upcoming Olympics in the city—with its bold color-blocking, monogrammed stripes, and basketball shorts.


There were also bodycon cut-outs galore, on dresses, tops, and skirts, that may very well do the trick. And we can't think of any better way to make getting into great shape more fun than by shopping for new clothes to wear while doing it.

Here, a round-up of the best and brightest pieces in the athleisure department, that can easily transition from your core workout to the concrete.

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Mesh Direct

You will keep cool and look even cooler in a mesh crop top.

Airtex Crop Tee, $26, topshop.com.

Shorts & Sweet

A bit of bling ups the versatility of a classic pair of gym shorts.

Cappella Appliqued Shell Shorts by The Upside, $100, netaporter.com.

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Wild Thing

A patchworked sweatshirt looks equally as cool with leggings as it does with a midi-skirt or jeans.

Animal Colorblock Sweatshirt, $52, topshop.com.

Fancy Pants

The uneven hem on these track pants by Vetements' give them a significantly elevated sartorial value.

Cotton-Blend Track Pants by Vetements, $665, mytheresa.com.

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In the Bag

Whether packed with your gym essentials or daily necessities, a woven red, white, and blue tote is the ultimate carry-all, if you ask us.

Woven Leather Tote, $425, torysport.com.

For Pleats Sake

On the court or off, this dress serves up style in spades.

Sunray-Pleated Performance Dress by Monreal London, $367, matchesfashion.com.

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Great Strides

As at home on the elliptical as they are on the sidewalk outside that buzzed-about brunch spot that you're waiting in line to try.

Free TR 6 Mesh and Neoprene Sneakers by Nike, $110, netaporter.com.

Hot Lines

Racing stripes in bold colors set a classic T-shirt silhouette apart.

Man of the Match Top by P.E Nation, $115, mytheresa.com.

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Fast Track

Ever since track pants showed up in Chloé's spring 2016 collection, we've been convinced that the style can do double duty on your running route and the runway.

Contrast Piping Jogger, $58, topshop.com.


Hip to Be Square

Pre-, during, and post-game, a graphic mini skirt hits all the high notes.

Printed Pleated-Hem Tennis Skirt, $120, torysport.com.

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