Athleisure is all about striking the perfect balance between comfortable, practical silhouettes and elevated details. That's what makes Ashley Graham's off-duty looks so great — the model lives in her leggings when she's off the clock, and she knows a thing or two about styling them. Just take a look at Ashley Graham's black workout outfit as evidence.
On Tues., the model was photographed in New York City's Meatpacking District sporting all-black activewear like it was a runway look. She wore a glossy water-repellent windbreaker with a cropped drawstring waist zipped all the way up to her chin. The versatile Wardrobe.NYC jacket is lined with mesh for breathability and features a nifty hood that folds right into its funnel neck.
Graham paired the windbreaker with the most sophisticated leggings: Alala's Mirage tights with a high-gloss finish and geometric sheer-ribbed detailing up the sides. The $125 bottoms feature convenient pockets for carrying gym essentials and a cuff around the ankle. Graham sported the athletic outfit with Adidas sneakers and a black-and-white Dior handbag.
The 30-year-old is no stranger to high-end designer activewear, and Alala makes some of the trendiest and most luxurious workout clothes on the market. She recently told InStyle that it was her favorite place to shop for athletic pieces, saying "they have clothes that you don't mind wearing around after the gym." Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Hailey Baldwin, and Lea Michele are also big fans of the sportswear brand.
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Wardrobe.NYC has quite the celebrity following as well. In fact, Kim Kardashian wore Graham's exact jacket for her campaign with the brand this past spring. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner have all sported its tennis shoes, tracksuits, and coats, too.
Graham wears workout clothes whether she's on her way to the gym or running errands around the city. When asked about her favorite brands, the supermodel and body activist told InStyle she loves Nike, Zella, Lucas Hugh, Enell, and Heroine Sport. She said she likes "the idea of pairing a really cool zip-up vest or mesh jacket with a pair of sleek, black leggings," and always carries a sophisticated leather tote to the gym.
In 2016, Graham was not only the face of Addition Elle's sporty Nola collection, but she also launched a plus-size activewear line of her own in collaboration with Forever 21. Needless to say, the model is an authority on athleisure, so prepare to take notes from Graham when putting together your own gym looks.
Follow Graham's advice and pair a zip-up vest or a sleek cropped jacket with a pair of glossy leggings with patchwork or a fun print to take your look from spin class to lunch with friends. While mismatching bright colors could make you look like an '80s aerobics video, black is a safe bet for still looking stylish at the gym. You can even upgrade your old duffel bag to a trendy leather tote.
Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite Ashley Graham-inspired gym clothes for a polished — and practical — look.