10 Fall Essentials to Nail the Studio-to-Street Look
  • October 9, 2017
  • (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.

    About Kelsey Schagemann

    Kelsey’s fitness journey started at age 14 when she moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Portland, Ore., also known as Nike headquarters and the home state of Steve Prefontaine. She was one of only two eighth grade girls on the cross country team and didn’t particularly like running in the rain, but she doggedly stuck with it. Running became Kelsey’s exercise of choice for the next several years as she logged countless miles on her high school and college cross country and track teams. Nowadays, you’re much more likely to find Kelsey in the spin studio (absolutely her favorite workout), lifting weights, perfecting tree pose or biking to/from DePaul University in Chicago, where she’s an associate editor. When she’s not working out, Kelsey is often trying new recipes, keeping the library in business, supporting her husband’s team (go Illini basketball!) and writing for publications such as Refinery29, A Practical Wedding, Melo, Fiterazzi, PR Week, and, of course, aSweatLife. 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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