27 Best Athleisure Wear Pieces To Gift Your Fit Friends 2020
Whoever said athleisure wear wasn’t the new, well, everything was seriously disturbed. It’s 2020, and styles that keep you comfy working from home and hold up to all your at-home workouts are here to stay. And I’m here. for. it.
Of course, I don’t mean those old gym-class T-shirts and rolled-down Soffe shorts (RIP my early 2000s style staples), although they could make a major style comeback someday. After all, biker shorts and oversized sweatshirts are having a *moment* decades after Princess Diana made them an international sensation, so… anything’s possible, amiright?
Instead, I’m talking about Instagram-approved joggers, Zoom call-ready wraps, cute crop tops, and, of course, stylish leggings that show off your curves—basically anything you can dress up or down, depending on what kinda lewk you’re going for in the moment (even if, hey, no one sees what you’re wearing except your pet). With so many brands designing clothes with the athleisure lover in mind and at various price points, the possibilities are pretty much endless.
These 28 ridiculously versatile athleisure-wear staples will make you feel both comfortable and chic, which is why they make the perfect birthday gift to a friend you can’t see RN, surprise present for your mom (Mother’s Day is coming soon), or a just ‘cuz gift to treat yourself—you deserve it, trust.
1. Vuori Performance Joggers
If you haven’t parted ways with your old college sweats by now, these cozy pants will convince you to, STAT. Not only are they soft AF, but the jogger style ensures they fit just snug enough you can run around your home in ’em 24/7 and still look cute.
2. HOKA x OV Clifton Sneaker
These sneakers from cult-favorite brand Outdoor Voices are lightweight with “marshmallow-like cushioning,” perfect for running outside. Plus, they look just as cool with jeans (lol, what are those?) and a t-shirt if you’re just going for a leisurely walk in the park.
3. Everyday Yoga Twisted Layering Tank
This ridiculously soft crop top is as stylish as it is affordable—it pairs perfectly with high-waisted leggings and sneakers for running necessary errands, or your mat for some deep stretching and stress relief.
4. Athleta Pranayama Wrap
Made of super soft fabric, this versatile wrap is designed to keep you cozy whether you’re warming up for yoga class or FaceTiming with a friend. Plus, since it’s slightly more ~sophisticated~ than a hoodie, you can even wear this piece of athleisure on a video call for work. Your colleagues will be none the wiser, but they will be totally jealous at how cute and comfy you look. (And did I mention it comes in 10 gorgeous colors?)
5. Alo Freestyle Mockneck Sweatshirt
Chic meets comfort in this sweatshirt made of a cotton-fleece blend. Made for indoor and outdoor yoga practice, as well as life off the mat, this sweatshirt is the perfect thing to throw on when you want to pull off a Beyoncé-style “I woke up like this” look.
6. APL Techloom Pro Sneakers
This pair of kicks are a pro at double duty: They’ll keep you comfortable as you clock miles and help you score some serious Instagram likes, too. Btw, they come in a variety of colors, so if almond isn’t your ~thing~, you got tons of other options.
7. Beyond Yoga Brushed Up Tied Up Hoodie
Beyond Yoga is known for its ultra-soft gear, and this lightweight, tie up hoodie is no exception. The knit is so comfy, you could practically sleep in it—but you’ll probably want to save it for some daytime activities, like bingeing Netflix’s Love Is Blind, too.
8. Adidas Originals Track Pant
Fact: Track pants will never not be cool. This pair has a slight retro feel, but modern detailing.
9. Zella Quilted Hybrid Jacket
This über cozy jacket is like wearing a stylish hug. The quilted design gives it a classic look that’ll never go out of style, while the collar and cuffs keep it sporty. It’s the perfect outerwear piece for going on a run or walking around a park. (And hey, if you just end up wearing it on the couch… I won’t tell.)
10. Zella Studio Lite Longline Bra
From your at-home workout studio to your home office, you’ll find endless comfort moving and shaking in this sports bra styled with a scooped neck and racerback. Best part? You’ll feel just as comfortable exercising as you do chillaxing. Your girls will thank you, trust.
11. Sundry Dolphin Shorts
These shorts are perfect for lounging around watching Netflix or wearing on lazy summer days at the beach. The bright rainbow side detail adds juuuust the right pop of color.
12. Under Armour Breathe Trainers
The white-sneaker trend shows no signs of slowing down, but many pairs aren’t exactly stylish and workout-friendly. This pair offers the best of both worlds—they’ll help you crush that tough HIIT cardio sesh or that grocery store run. The gold detail at the heel adds a little extra something-something, too.
13. Tasc Performance Studio Jogger
Joggers are classic athleisure fare, and for d*mn good reason. They’re stretchy, comfortable, and these days, go with just about everything. These breathable bad boys in particular are so soft, you’ll never want to take them off—and that’s totally okay, since they’re perfectly slim-cut for that “just looking fabulous while running a quick errand, nbd” look.
14. Nike Women’s Half-Zip Adjustable Windbreaker
This slightly cropped piece proves style and function can and do go hand-in-hand. I mean do you see that color combo?! And what about the practicality? Plus, it’s water-resistant, so get ready for this jacket to become your go-to layering piece when it’s drizzly outside (not to mention, the bold color-block style itself adds a little extra oomph to dreary days).
15. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
All the sexiness of leather pants, all the sculpting power of your favorite pair of Spanx—that’s exactly what you’ll get with these cult-fave faux leather leggings. Not only are they made to flatter your body, but they look totally luxe at the same time. (You’ll want to live in them, trust.)
16. Lululemon Muscle Love Crop Tank
Pair this metallic crop top with leggings in the morning for your sweat sesh or at night for a FaceTime hangout with friends. The subtle shimmer will add some extra oomph to any workout, as well as garner tons of admiration from your besties. Win-freakin’-win.
17. Alo High-Waist Moto Leggings
Don’t let these chic moto leggings fool you—while the leather-like fabric looks more sturdy than stretchy, they move just as gracefully on a Pilates reformer as they do on the dance floor.
18. Koral Knockout Cropped Legging
These luxe jacquard leggings and a white tee are all you need for a Cool Girl™ ensemble. After all, you can never go wrong with camo (even if you haven’t been outside in a minute).
19. Lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew
This super soft mesh-paneled top is made of odor-stopping fabrics, which makes all-day-at-home wear a no-brainer.
20. Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress
Hiding beneath that super cute, flouncy exterior is a pair of moisture-wicking bike shorts to save you from chafing as you walk on the treadmill or dance around the house. Pair the dress with a classic jean jacket or sleek bomber for an effortlessly stylish outfit perfect for a spring day spent in nature.
21. Under Armour Threadborne Bomber Fleece
You’ll never have to steal your boyfriend’s bomber again when you’ve got a cozy one of your own. Made of fleece, it’s comfortable enough to wear around the house or outside on brisk fall days.
22. Adidas Originals Relaxed Deboss Cap
Baseball caps have made a big comeback in the athleisure world—they’re an effortless accessory, and they lend a little extra something to any sporty look (whether you’re actually working out or not).
23. Lively Active Bralette
Lively’s bralettes are known for being the perfect loungewear staples, and their sports bra line is no exception. With a similar style to their OG bralette, this sports bra feels just as good mid-workout as it is does mid-snacking sesh.
24. Tory Sport Chevron Leggings
When it comes to investing in activewear, you can never go wrong with another pair of black leggings. But sometimes even the LBD of fitness fashion needs a little bit of, well, something. Enter: this seamless style from Tory Sport. The white calve stripes boost your black legging game while remaining simple enough to style confidently with just about anything in your closet.
25. Spiritual Gangster Karma Crop Top
Could use some good vibes right about now? Look no further than this lightweight tank with a positive message. The already cool and cropped style gets a boost from the bold graphic letter design. Pair with high-rise leggings and you’re good to go.
Btw, you won’t just look good—you’ll feel good knowing that your purchase from Spiritual Gangster provides one meal to a person in need through the brand’s partnership with Feed America.
26. SweatyRocks Tie Dye Hoodie Sweatshirt
Trends come and go, but tie dye is forever. Okay, maybe not forever, but it’s definitely having a moment and, IMO, rightfully so. Colorful creations like this ombré drawstring hoodie are practically guaranteed to give off all the good vibes—it’s like summer camp in a sweatshirt—and all the comfy feels, thanks to its lightweight soft cotton.
27. Beyond Yoga Space Dye Bike Shorts
Who says bike shorts are just for the Lance Armstrongs of the world? Psh, spandex cut-offs are all the rage right now. They’re perfect for warmer weather workouts or chilling at home—just throw on a bigger tee, and ta-da!