10 Fall Essentials to Nail the Studio-to-Street Look

(Photo by Christiana Basso)

Ah, fall. Whenever this season rolls around, I get the itch to open my wallet for entirely selfish purchases: new boots, cozy sweaters, an endless supply of chai lattes. I blame lingering memories of back-to-school-clothes shopping for this inevitable burst of consumerism.

If you’re suffering from a similar spending urge, consider buying pieces that do double duty at the gym and beyond. The studio-to-street clothing trend makes it easy to get more bang for your buck.

Just consider these scenarios:

  • Throw the statement tee you wore to spinning (“I work out for the tacos”) in the laundry Thursday night – it will be fresh and clean for Friday’s happy hour.
  • Wear a cute hat to hide morning bedhead while you run weekend errands – then don it again for that afternoon’s CrossFit class.
  • Lace up your stylish kicks for a brisk walk – your destination is brunch with your besties.


For more inspiration, check out these fabulous fall athleisure finds. Your wardrobe and wallet will thank you.

Gleam Chaturanga™ to Town Tight from Athleta

We love the glossy sheen on these faux leather tights, which look right at home on a rowing machine, in yoga class or on the dance floor at a club.


Court Skort from Outdoor Voices

Tennis time or dinner party? It’s up to you in this adorable skirt with built-in biker shorts.


Scuba Hoodie III from Lululemon

You’ll be glad you wore this slim-cut jacket to the gym when the air conditioning is blasting despite it being 50 degrees outside.


Cyrus Longsleeve Tee from Lukka Lux

This mesh-enhanced, zig-zag-patterned long-sleeved shirt goes equally well with jeans or workout leggings.


SF Air Force 1 Mid from Nike

Be the coolest kid on the block in these high-top shoes, which come in an on-trend blush hue.


Breathe Graphic Tee from Gap

We are fully onboard with the slogan on this comfy top: “Coffee then cardio.”


Funnel-Neck Pullover Hoodie from Old Navy

Stop layering with your ratty old college sweatshirt – amp up your style and stay warm in this funnel-neck top instead.


Star Mesh Top from Noli

With its football-jersey vibe and boxy cut, this long-sleeved tee is perfect for a summer-to-fall (and day-to-night) transition.


Doing Things Hat from Outdoor Voices

In case the general public wasn’t aware, you are “doing things.” Own your day with a hat that tells the world who’s boss.


Urban Tote from Athleta

From workout essentials to life essentials, this roomy tote bridges the divide between studio and street.

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About Kelsey Schagemann

Kelsey is a former NCAA Division III cross country and track athlete who exchanged sneakers for spin shoes in her twenties. Hailing from the great state of Oregon (by way of St. Louis, where she spent her childhood), Kelsey has made Chicago her home since 2006. She can often be found at the helm of her daughter’s stroller, walking miles throughout the city. Her other favorite fitness activities include spinning, yoga, lifting weights and biking. As a freelance writer, Kelsey works with universities, nonprofits, websites and magazines (visit bit.ly/kelseyschagemann for more information). In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, traveling with her family and keeping the library in business. Kelsey holds a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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