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lululemon’s 8 Best Athleisure Pieces to Wear Pre-and-Post-Workout

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Everyone and their mother knows lululemon makes great performancewear. The brand has only grown more ubiquitous over the past decade, proving it is far more than a yoga pants manufacturer and is one of the athleisure world’s most highly-capable clothiers and accessory makers. Notwithstanding, it goes beyond running shorts and joggers, too, as it has an endless catalog of essential garments to wear daily, not just for exercising. So, we decided to wheel out 8 of lululemon’s best athleisure pieces to wear outside of the gym.

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Evolution Short Sleeve Polo  

A simple polo will go a long way, especially when there are this many colors to choose. Consider lululemon’s performance-ready take on the wardrobe essential to be an upgrade from any traditional option, primarily thanks to its sweat-wicking fabric. Additionally, this quick-drying material is enhanced with Lycra fibers for the perfect balance of stretch and shape retention.

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Luxtreme Long Sleeve shirt

A trusty long sleeve is a must when the temperature dips, but that doesn’t mean you should resort to any old option. lululemon uses its Luxtreme fabric to make this technical top, highlighted by four-way stretch properties for optimal freedom of movement. Additionally, the shirt is treated with a signature No-Stink Zinc finish that prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria, allowing you to wear it over and over again.

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Surge Warm Half-Zip

This sleek half-zip is one of lululemon’s latest releases, and while it was “designed for running,” there’s no problem with wearing it on an easy-going day out. It is crafted from nothing but lightweight Rula fabric that stems from over 50% recycled materials. Lastly, it’s treated with a plant seed-based finish with moisture-wicking properties to keep things sustainable.

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ABC Classic Fit Pant 34″ warpstreme

These ultra-breathable bottoms are touted as “a dynamic improvement on denim,” which is why the brand’s quick-drying Warpstreme fabric is one of its most versatile technical innovations. The standard-fitting pants are wrinkle-resistant and remarkably comfortable, allowing you to treat them like your favorite pair of jeans or chinos.

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As we mentioned earlier, performance wear is no longer limited to shorts and sweatpants, and this technical flannel is a seamless showcase of the Canadian brand’s versatility. lululemon makes the Soft Knit Overshirt from a four-way stretch, flannel-knit fabric with impressive sweat-wicking and quick-drying properties. Plus, the textile is comprised of responsibly-sourced materials.

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A handsome pair of trousers is a go-to choice for more upscale occasions, but that shouldn’t limit you from being comfortable. Fortunately, lululemon crafts its New Venture Trouser from soft, water-repellent Pique fabric with two-way stretch capabilities for optimal freedom of movement. The pants feature a traditional tapered fit, so you’re in the clear as long as you know your measurements.

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What? You didn’t think there would be a performance blazer to match your new performance trousers? That would be a major faux pas, and lululemon is well aware of that. The matching New Venture blazer is comprised of the same water-repellent material and has a slim fit that looks like you practically just stepped out of your tailor’s shop.

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Navigation down hoodie

Whether you live in sunny Southern California or the heart of frigid Vancouver, a down jacket will always come in handy through the winter. lululemon’s Navigation Down Hoodie is powered by its proprietary ThermoChannel construction, down insulation tech that locks in heat to assure you’re staying warm all season long.