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From left: The Autumn Winter 2014 collections from Fendi, Jeremy Scott and Miu Miu. Credit: Showbit

Everyone multitasks without a bat of an eye so why shouldn’t your clothing do double duty too?

With the sportswear trend still popular on and off the runways, it makes complete sense to don your performance gym wear out on the streets. I can’t be the only one who was excited about the prospect of incorporating my sports bras and windbreakers into my everyday outfits, right? The various looks from the fashion houses – Miu Miu’s colourful parkas, the mesh and drawstring details seen at Fendi and even Jeremy Scott’s pairing of a sportsbra and tracksuit jacket – all are great examples but I’m not going to spend that much on a piece that I can’t actually sweat in.

I would totally wear this golf dress to the office, wouldn’t you? Credit: NET-A-SPORTER at NET-A-PORTER

While I’m willing to shell out a little more to look and feel great during my workouts, I’m all about getting bang for buck. It looks like the buyers at have the same idea. Net-a-sporter – I know, what a clever name – was launched in July 2014 on the online store. The new activewear category has a range of 37 brands with performance pieces for tennis, golf, swim, yoga and even ski. Activewear brands Laain and Live the Process, Weargrace’s yoga wear and dance-inspired Ballet Beautiful are all exclusively stocked at Net-a-sporter.

These multitasking stylish pieces are meant to be worn to yoga class and then to brunch after. I’ve selected four sporty must-haves from the amazing selection that you wouldn’t think twice about wearing all day.


Montreal London mesh-paneled stretch-jersey playsuit, US$532.27 
Tennis dresses are so passé, why not hit the courts in a playsuit from this modern tennis wear line? This fun Montreal London piece is made of stretch-jersey so you can reach for those wide shots easily.
From gym to street: Ditch your tennis shoes for a pair of gladiator sandals and pop a smart jacket over the playsuit for a look that’s weekend brunch-worthy.


Bodyism Lily printed stretch sports bra, US$91.67 
Bodyism is the latest venture from the creator of the Clean and Lean diet. This cityscape-print sports bra is more stylish than any plain variation by miles. The wide crossover straps ensures maximum support in high-impact classes like body combat.
From gym to street: Treat your sports bra like a crop top and pair it with a ultra-high waist skirt when you go clubbing and don’t forget the strappy heels!


Lisa Marie Fernandez Maillot neoprene swimsuit, US$537.10 
Designed by New York stylist Lisa Marie Fernandez, the swimwear line is inspired by scuba gear and loved by Nicole Ritchie, Giselle Bundchen and more. Made of neoprene, the Maillot swimsuit – exclusive at Net-a-porter won’t lose its shape whether in the sea or pool.
From gym to street: The open back is the sexiest part of the swimsuit. Show off your toned back from all those laps by pulling on a maxi skirt or wide legged pants for maximum impact on a fancy night out.


Laain oversized wool-blend hooded tunic top, US$656.09 
The first collection of this new activewear label, comprising of comfy leggings and T-shirts, has been launched exclusively at I’ll gladly pull this cosy Laain oversized tunic over my exercise outfit after a tough gym workout to keep my muscles warm.
From gym to street: This tunic is the perfect piece of travelling. The wood-blend material and hood will keep you warm on chilly plane rides and once you have landed, it will make the best layering piece without extra bulk.

Check out the Net-a-sporter active wear range at You can follow Net-A-Porter on Facebook; on Twitter at @netaporter; on Instagram @netaporter; and on YouTube at