Athleisure Clothes You Can Actually Get Away With Wearing In the Office

by Natalie Kiser

November 16, 2021 at 6:51pm PM EST

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Just because you're heading back to the office doesn't mean you have to give up comfort. Ashley Britton/SheKnows

The last few years of work-from-home and hybrid work has done a number on our social lives, our ability to have casual watercooler chit chat and, of course, our professional wardrobes.

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We’ve all found our go-to uniforms — comfy sweat suits, perfect errand-running leggings, the sports bra that doubles as a shirt in the summer — for when we only need to be presentable from the waist up for a couple meetings a day. So a return to office-wear (whatever that might look like for you) might be the last thing you ever want to do if it means ditching the cute, sporty casual-wear you’ve been living in. (I, for one, will have to have my go-to Old Navy jumpsuit pried out of my cold dead hands.)

While every workplace dress code is unique, there are luckily a few brands with designs that are stealthily work appropriate while still offering some of that sweat wicking, movement-friendly comfort that we’ve come to deeply appreciate about our home clothes. So we decided to do a round-up of some of the best finds that let you keep the comfy vibes without looking like you’re coming from the gym.

Read on for some of the cutest athleisure workwear you can score right now — and never stop feeling cozy AF.

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CRZ YOGA Women’s Stretch Lounge Sweatpants

A pair of lounge joggers that could easily pass for a more expensive pair, these have the comfort, stretch and wrinkle-free vibes you want while also offering a look that can be disguised with a more traditional “work” top. No one will ever know! 

CRZ YOGA Women's Stretch Lounge Sweatpants $32.00 on Buy now Sign Up

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Mountain Wool Blend Crewneck Sweater

The colder it gets, the more you want an amazing cozy sweater to live in forever. This one from Sweaty Betty is that sweater. It has a chic look to it that could make it work for whatever outfit you’re trying to put together on a chilly Monday.

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Luluemon Stretch Travel Woven Jumpsuit

As mentioned above, I am a sucker for a jumpsuit. This round-neck one from Lululemon is like everything you could possibly want in one? You can dress it down with sneakers or up with a few tasteful accessories and heels and this copper color is something I’m going to have dreams about forever. 

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Mellow Midi Dress

The first time I saw this dress from Sweaty Betty, I was obsessed. Lightwight, midi-length and totally giving “movement teacher” energy, it’s everything. While you might not be in the market to workout in this number, you won’t feel awful if you have to run for a train in it and you’ll feel like you’re wearing a soft, comfy muumuu (but make it fashion) all day. 

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Pranayama Wrap

We all have our favorite sweaters for fighting the tyranny of office AC and keeping cozy on our commutes — this wrap from Athleta is like the platonic ideal of that sweater. Made of their sustainable, breathable and totally soft material, it’s 

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Athleta Skyline Pant II

As wider-legged, paper bag style pants are a convenient way to get some extra comfort without looking like you’re dressing for comfort. This pair from Athleta also has the quick-drying, soft and wrinkle-resistant fabric you’ll be totally obsessed with (especially if you’re prone to spills!)

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Target All In Motion Women’s Light Support Laser Cut Longline Bra

A long-line sports bra is trendy for a yoga or spin class and can function as a modest or chic top (especially if paired with something high waisted and maybe a little more corporate than casual).

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High Waisted Supersoft Double Knit Jogger Pant

One of the more elevated pieces in this list, these pants from Express bring the softness of your favorite joggers with the structure of a nice pair of work pants.

High Waisted Supersoft Double Knit Jogger Pant $49.99 Buy now Sign Up

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Halle Berry x Sweaty Betty Hera Waffle Knit Bodysuit

So stay with me, even though this cute dance-wear inspired piece isn’t a work-appropriate ‘fit on her own, if you layer it with a cute skirt or the right comfortable pant, you’ll have a cozy henley that covers everything you want covered and doesn’t come untucked throughout the day. Going to the bathroom is maybe a little challenging, but that’s something you’ll get from any bodysuit look. 

Halle Berry x Sweaty Betty Hera Waffle Knit Bodysuit $78 Buy now Sign Up

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Back in Action Long Sleeve Dress

T-shirt and Sweater dresses can be a pretty multi-functional piece for your wardrobe all year round — and this one from Lululemon can work with tights and boots or your favorite leggings and still look super cute.