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Work Wear That Feels Like Activewear

Aella High Waist Flare Pants

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Aella was created by designer Eunice Cho, who discovered that women's suits were uncomfortable and crazy expensive after starting business school. Her line focuses on work-appropriate basics, like these high waisted trousers, made from fabrics that perform similarly to activewear and feel just as good on the inside, while still looking professional on the outside. ($245; aella.co)

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Aella Single Button Blazer

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This chic blazer is made from Aella's signature Matte Skin fabric, which is machine-washable (yay!) and UV-blocking. ($192; aella.co)

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Aella Ankle Skinny Pants

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If you want to feel like you're wearing yoga pants to work, this slim, chic style is for you. You can even bike to work in these! ($198; aella.co)

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Carbon38 Gallium Blazer

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Online activewear boutique Carbon38 recently launched their own collection, which includes office-friendly athleisure pieces like this blazer. With a focus on being ultra-functional, many of the pieces in the collection can be worn multiple ways. The zipper on this jacket adds a fun element of detail, and it also allows you to transform it into a cropped style, so you get two pieces in one. ($245; carbon38.com)

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Carbon38 Lithium Printed Dress

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This sheath dress is made from the same fabric used for workout leggings, so it gives you both comfort and light compression. If this print is a little too loud for your office environment, don't fret––it also comes in black. ($165; carbon38.com)

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Lululemon Lab Collection Cutt Top and Awl Pant

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Lululemon's lab stores in NYC and Vancouver have been testing out all kinds of office wear, like these wide leg pants that are made from their proprietary lightweight recycled polyester stretch fabric. Some items tested in lab stores end up in regular Lululemon locations, so keep your eyes peeled! ($80 and $130; Lululemon Lab stores)

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Lululemon Lab Collection Awl Tank and Volly Pant

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This extra light tank and pant create a sophisticated summer suit you won't feel bad about sweating in. ($70 and $160; Lululemon Lab stores)

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Balsa Athletica Twisted Top

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NYC-based Balsa Athletica focuses on versatile tennis and golf gear that also happens to be completely office-friendly. This breathable top reverses from plain white to white with neon piping, and the scrunched neckline is stylish but also work-appropriate. ($195; balsa.nyc)

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Balsa Athletica No. 10 Pant

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Wear these moto-zip pants with a silky shell and blazer to the office, then switch out to a different top for a post-work activity. ($245; balsa.nyc)

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Athleta Lily Nolita Tank

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Athleta's ongoing collaboration with Derek Lam has produced some awesome career wear, like this feminine lightweight tank. ($98; athleta.com)

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Athleta Stripe Madison Ave Top

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Pair this top with a black or khaki pant and you're set. ($78; athleta.com)

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