Gigi Hadid Makes A Case For High-End Gym Leggings

Photo: MANIK/Splash News.
We look to Gigi Hadid for insight on so many of our sartorial quandaries, like, “How do I wear athleisure-wear on an airplane and not look like I’m headed to the gym?” — a question the model deftly answered on an international flight earlier this month. Gigi practically lives in her running pants and, if we're being honest, her gymwear is usually better than most of our everyday outfits. So, clearly she was primed to answer something of an inverse question: “How do I make a straight-from-SoulCycle outfit look totally street-style ready?” A quick study of the budding supermodel’s overall styling skills reveals a definite strategy for turning workout wear into street-worthy duds.

First pro tip: Elevate your running pants with edgy, interesting details that would be right at home on, say, a Balmain leather jacket — like Gigi’s favorite Blue Life Fit double-zippered, moto-patched pair. (If they’re fancy enough to wear to Taylor Swift’s house party, well…) Gigi’s distressed short-sleeve tee and cropped white sweatshirt would fit right in at the boxing gym, but she counterbalanced them by throwing a country club-approved cricket sweater over her shoulders. She further bridged her athletic-meets-streetwear look with her accessories: white and black striped Adidas kicks and a plush Botkier Lafayette satchel. If anything, Gigi’s outfit formula is the perfect excuse to invest in high-end athletic gear. We break it down, ahead.

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Photo: MANIK/Splash News.
Gigi Hadid opted for her signature sporty It Girl style for a lunch date with possible new boyfriend, Joe Jonas, in Los Angeles.
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These edged up running pants are super versatile. Throw them on with a casual top and sweater for a relaxed daytime outing, or dress them up with a leather jacket and mid-heel booties for a night out.
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Comfy and chic as hell: We can never get mad at a pair of fashionable sneaks.
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You could cut the sleeves off and distress a lovingly beat-up white sweatshirt — or just buy a worn-in and ready-to-wear one. (We won't tell.)
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Add a preppy vibe to any outfit with a cricket sweater.
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A roomy, black leather satchel can serve as your gym bag and an everyday accessory staple.
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Colorful mirrored lenses give the classic aviator shape a dreamy touch.
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