7 Athletic Brands That Are So Cool They Feel Like High Fashion

Looking for workout wear that will turn heads at the yoga studio? Or spandex cool enough to wear all day long? Then you have to meet our favorite new performance lines — seven brands that are so good they feel like high fashion. Learn all about them below.


This low key brand makes our heart flutter, with their muted color palette and soft, modern, quietly sexy cuts. We love everything they do.

OUTDOOR VOICES: Charcoal Top $50Gradient Legging $95Tetra Athena Crop $55Tri-Tone Legging $75Slashback Crop $60Warmup Legging $90


This super graphic sports line caught our eye immediately. The designer, German born Stefanï Grosse, worked at Calvin Klein and Donna Karan, but was also a pro-tennis player. We love her silver bike shorts with a thigh-pocket for spare balls; and the visors and zip up sports bras are to die for. Still can’t believe we are talking about workout gear. 

MONREAL LONDON: Tennis Dress $405Signature Visor $125Hooded Top $235Leggings $175Leather Visor $117Mesh Bag $585Victory Dress $212Racket Cover $330Signature Visor $125


The British fashion star and print genius brings all her signature whimsy and color to tennis dresses and track pants so fresh we want to wear them on a big night out.

MARY KATRANTZOU x ADIDAS: Track Top $276, Track Pants $230, Sneakers $161, Pleated Dress $437, Structured Tee $299, Ori Shorts $138Adilette Up $86


The super high fashion point of view of No Ka ‘Oi’s “action couture” is unmistakable. The name means “the best” in Hawaiian. We don’t disagree.  

NO KA 'OI: Ola Bra $74, Kumu Pant $192, Ahui Top $119, Huki Bra $101, Kini Pant $164


The L.A.-based brand is a collaboration between Brazilian designer Ilana Kugel and Peter Koral (founder of 7 For All Mankind). Kugel wants women to look “sexy and cute”, even when they work out. 

KORAL: Jet Jumpsuit $155, Equate Sweatshirt $135, Loft Pants $175, Double Time Tank $86

We Are Handsome

The vivid prints plus the novel, flattering, feminine cuts make this Australian brand a favorite of Beyonce, Rihanna, Diane Kruger, and Kendall Kardashian.

WE ARE HANDSOME: Long-sleeve Top $165, Bike Shorts $88, Bralette $66, Leggings $165, Racer Singlet $165

The Upside Sport

Another Australian brand, the Upside is designed to take the wearer from workout to meeting. We love the vintage vibe, and sometimes romantic feel designer Jodhi Meares brings. Candice Swanepoel, Kelly Slater, Kim Kardashian, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are fans.