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Kith’s New Sports Capsule Is the Only ‘Activewear’ Line I’d Wear in Real Life

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Suddenly I want to own multiple pairs of compression shorts.

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A look from Kith’s activewear capsule for women. Photos: Kith

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I’m not the kind of person who gets dressed up to go to the gym; I’m the one on the elliptical in one of my high school basketball T-shirts and a pair of so-old-they-could-be-vintage leggings. Naturally, that means I’m the least likely to spend money on expensive sports bras or fancy, mesh cut-out leggings positioned as the best things to wear “from barre to brunch.” (Big! Eye! Roll!)

So it comes as a surprise that I’m so in love with Kith’s latest Sport Collection for women — clothes that look as much like genuinely efficient activewear as they do easy, everyday staples. Ranging in price from $55 to $150, the capsule launched in two drops earlier this month; everything is currently available on the site right now.

A look from Kith’s activewear capsule for women.

While all the classic workout styles are reminiscent of the ’80s — there are cut-outs, Kith-branded waistbands, colorblocked cropped windbreaker jackets, and high-cut thong bodysuits — the pieces still feel current thanks to streetwear-inspired details. Aesthetics aside, the brand used thicker compression fabric for items like sports bras and bike shorts and put each garment through some serious testing to make sure it’d hold up in the gym, but still be comfortable on the street.

My favorite part of the collection is the unisex graphic T-shirts ($55). There are a handful of different options with both short and long sleeves, but they all look like the kind of thing you’d hope to find in a really good thrift store. They’re not too flashy, and because they’re meant to be unisex, the fit is roomy rather than skin-tight.

Though I’d rarely admit it, obnoxious millennial that I am, I’m constantly looking for clothes that make me look cool without it seeming like I tried. This collection is definitely that. Check the full selection out for yourself right here, and see some of my favorite shots from the lookbook below.

A look from Kith’s activewear capsule for women.
A look from Kith’s activewear capsule for women.
A look from Kith’s activewear capsule for women.
A look from Kith’s activewear capsule for women.