Athleisure Is Officially Entering The Dictionary, So We're Officially Updating It

If you're up to date with the fashion lexicon even a little bit, you've heard of athleisure. And for anyone who hasn't, the dictionary's got your vocab lesson right this way. Come 2016, the trend that's made sports-inspired apparel something not meant for just the gym is dropping into Merriam-Webster's dictionaries.

Ever notice that sweatpants suddenly seem chic? That's practically the definition of athleisure. And while we surmise the literal definition will be along those lines, we're ready to take athleisure to the next level.

The new athleisure is so much more than simply wearing a regular, old piece of gym clothing, like a sweatshirt or sneaker, as part of your everyday wardrobe. It's about finding individual items that integrate an athletic ethos — or silhouette or fabric — into a place it wouldn't naturally be.

To help you achieve your athleisure A-game, we've compiled 10 picks that will allow you to seamlessly get ahead of the trend. We bet you won't find this advice in Merriam-Webster.
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Anoraks are traditionally technical jackets, designed to keep you warm in freezing temperatures. Just add leather, and the old-school hooded parka suddenly has a cool-kid vibe.
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Prada knows how to take a slip-on sneaker and make it fancy, turning a basic kick it one of the coolest (and most comfortable) sparkling shoes around.
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T-shirts are inherently sporty. The question is, how will you style this one?

Être Cécile Question Mark Print T-Shirt, $117.24, available at Farfetch.
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These trousers are a luxe take on track pants. Thanks to the super-cropped silhouette, you can easily match this pair with a tucked-in, fitted turtleneck and a reliable black bootie.

T By Alexander Wang Garnet Satin Luxe Track Pant, $275, available at Avenue 32.
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This might read as your run-of-the-mill gray crewneck, but the simple, clean design fits into a minimalist's wardrobe seamlessly.

Nike 'Club Crew' Sweatshirt, $60.10, available at Farfetch.
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This piece has sports-bra roots but halter-top ambitions, and it'll look rad paired under all your off-the-shoulder tops.

Versace Techno Mesh and Jersey Sports Bra, $175, available at Luisa Viaroma.

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You're going to forget you even bought this duffel for the gym.
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This athletic jersey-inspired dress will look unexpectedly perfect with a turtleneck layered underneath.

Damir Doma Mesh Dress, $832, available at Stylebop.
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With its drawstring waist, this slinky skirt will give your outfit some subtle Sporty Spice vibes.
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Up your running sneaker game with a sleek metallic pair that looks as good with workout leggings as it does with a long-sleeved frock.
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