Our mothers always told us to cover up or we’d catch a cold. And even though we moved out long ago, we still drag our heels to heed her advice…especially when we’re hitting a workout. Sure, a girl’s gotta keep warm, but drab jackets are such a drag. More often than not, we find ourselves throwing on a schlumpy sweatshirt just to keep the chills away. We had to do a double take when these zippered zingers hit our doorstep – no way could these be workout clothes. But sure enough, these sportswear jackets can hold their own amidst a sea of printed leggings and functional fitwear and have style for days. From bombers and batwings to leather-print luxe, here are our favorite ways to make covering up look cool…
WITHOUT WALLS 2-Fer Reversible Bomber Jacket
Can’t decide if it’s too hot for a jacket or too cold for a vest? With this crazy amazing bomber jacket, you don’t have to. Not only is it reversible to give you two different prints for the price of one, the quick-drying faux leather sleeves actually zip off to create a vest that’s perfect for when temps start to rise.
HUNTER ORIGINAL Outer Space Metallic Coated Cotton Down Jacket
Forget the colorful kicks or printed leggings – this right here is your fitness statement piece of the season. Our favorite part? The cinched waistband, which not only helps keep us warm and cozy, but gives us an oh-so-haute silhouette – quite the feat for a puffy down jacket!
NAU Down Stole Jacket
We love that Nau’s mission is to use design to redefine business so that it can be a positive force for change. Stand out from the crowd with this unique number by Nau, which is ultra-lightweight but keeps you warm like none other. Is it a poncho? Is it a jacket? We’re not quite sure. But what we do know is that it’s stole-n our hearts.
VPL Concentric Jacket
We first fell in love with VPL after laying eyes on their lingerie-inspired sports bras. And now, they’re upping the fitness ante with this super-soft metallic jacket, which has got the ultimate modern sporty thing going on – hello, old school letterman jacket with an edge!
ADIDAS ORGINIALS + MARY KATRANTZOU Monster Marathon Twill Track Jacket
Adidas sure knows how to collab – first Stella McCartney, now greek-born, London-based designer Mary Katrantzou. Inspired by the sportswear brand’s staples, she’s adorned the entire line with her distinctive digital prints that are run and runway-ready.
PILOT ATHLETIC Connie Sport Trench
This is the trench coat outdoor fitness dreams are made of. Long enough to keep you covered and sleek enough to stand out in a crowd, this Pilot Athletic baby is also waterproof – so no need to call your workout on account of the weather.
ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY Weekender Teddy Fleece
Vintage-style fitnesswear is back with a vengeance…but with a modern new twist. This jewel-toned fleece jacket takes us back to our exercise attempts of the 90s – but the ultra-hip batwings and wide collar scream 2015.
PURE + GOLD Camoflora Windbreaker
A hybrid of girly and tough-chic, this camo floral jacket is way too cute to just show off at the gym. Slip it on for an outdoor run, a midday hike, or just to grab a coffee with the girls.
PRISMSPORT Peplum Jacket
This Peplum jacket by Prismsport is like our sportswear spirit animal. With a graphite-toned poly-spandex blend created to look just like your fave cocktail hour cover-up, this takes the idea of a “faux-leather jacket” to a whole other level.