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The word “athleisure” is dated: to me, it brings to mind the Dark Winter of 2013 where several Racked editors showed up to work, everyday, in leggings and zip-up hoodies. We were past the point of athleisure and 100% in pajamas. That spring, we retired our leggings in favor of real clothes and never looked back.
However, A.P.C. and Outdoor Voices just teamed up on a very simple line of workout clothes, and I am 100% here for it. It’s a collaboration that makes a ton of sense, and the end result is a neutral palette of clothes you could exercise in but definitely don’t have to. Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney explains:
Jean [Touitou] and I were introduced by a mutual friend. He visited our first office on Canal Street over a year ago and we immediately bonded over materials. Our aesthetics are really similar and we both have the same goal of making well-fitting, long lasting pieces that look good together and can be worn everyday. It's timeless with a touch of sensibility, not trendy.
Jean has been designing with that formula for 30 years, and A.P.C. is just as relevant as it was when he started it. We want to do the same thing in the activewear space.
The collection ranges from $80 to $260 for womens and from $80 to $290 for mens, with accessories for $60. Shop it here, and see a few of our favorite pieces below.