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Make your activewear match your hard-earned body.

While traditional cutoutsare still popular in workout gear, there’s a brand new way to display what you’ve got going on underneath all that spandex: slashed-up activewear. Rather than displaying one larger area of skin, this trend letsyou show just a hint of it all over. Even if that's not your thing, these cut-up pieces can be layered with solid ones to add an element of toughness to the fitness apparel you already have.

ultracor ultra high silk slash legging, $196

If there were a futuristic version of the grunge trend, these leggings would be the model example of it. Somehow, they manage to be sleek and hardcore at the same time, and the shiny racing stripe down the side gives them an element of sportiness while streamlining your silhouette.
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maison mihara yasuhiro distressed track shorts, $280

These are like your favorite comfortable shorts, but way cooler. Breathable enough for a light workout, these make a great addition to the gym wardrobe of guys who already have everything. They're also perfect for wearing over compression leggings before or after a more intense routine.
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alo yoga wanderer long sleeve, $70

A more modest take on the trend, this curve-hugging topper comes in virtually every color and pairs well with both sports bras and tanks. And it’s not just about the fashion. It will keep you just warm enough when you first hit the air-conditioned gym floor, but the open-weave design lets you sweat comfortably once you get started.
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satisfy running cult moth eaten muscle tee, $128

This might look like your basic distressed vintage tee, but it's actually made specifically for combatting sweat. Complete with a convenient key pocket, it'll keep you freshly ventilated whether you're hitting the road or the weight room.
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teeki jimi hotpant, $80

Keep it simple with these black side-slashed leggings. Wear them with literally anything you already have in your gym wardrobe for an instantly updated look.
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t by alexander wang cutout striped cotton sweater, $375

A to-and-from piece, this top has built-in ventilation in the form of all-over slits, making it ideal for when you want to bundle up after a workout but you’re still sweating. The distressed details level up the striped sweater, an essential preppy classic, to something much more current.
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sweaty betty contemporary barre crop top, $105

Here's proof that slashes can be feminine, too. This cropped sweater with elbow slit details is ballet-inspired with a modern twist, designed for barre, yoga, and Pilates workouts.
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phat buddha st. nicholas ave crops, $103

Think of these bottoms like the activewear version of your favorite boyfriend jeans with ripped knees: cool, comfortable, and just the right amount of edgy.
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