Leather in the gym is now a thing. And not just because I have an insatiable obsession.
Derek Lam and Athleta just joined forces to create the cah-utest apparel line I’ve seen in a long time. There’s leather. And mesh. The cute kind of mesh, not the Burning Man kind of mesh. There’s an incredibly versatile sweater that I may or may not have recently been kinda living in. It has thumb holes. That you can wear to Spin and then toss on for mimosas afterwards and look like a functioning member of society. And there’s a parka. A parka that defies athletic wear logic. It’s so amazing that sometimes I wear it just to lift my spirits. I also wear it to get my mind right before working out. Which mostly just leads to reorganizing my closet and not working out… I digress.
The fierceness of this collaboration should come as no surprise, since Derek Lam has been creating sartorial gems (drool) since forever, but they’ve strictly been street clothes. Thanks to this phenomenal collaboration with Athleta, gone are the days of wearing your college t-shirts to the gym. Because you’re now a grown-up and grown-ups deserve this parka. Happy shopping, gym rats.
Shop my favorites from the Derek Lam x Athleta Collection here:
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Athleta through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about the Derek Lam 10C Athleta collection, all opinions are my own.
all images Laura Metzler