This fall's take on velour

It’s not just for tracksuits anymore.

Velour isn’t exactly new in the athleisure world, as anyone who lived through the Juicy Couture or Adidas tracksuit eras will remember. But thanks to a revival of matching loungewear sets on the runway via designers like Off White and Valentino, the fabric is making its way back into fashion—both active and otherwise.

Now, it’s being used to lend a hint of athletic heritage and a luxurious feel to leggings, designer handbags, outerwear, and more. Ahead, find the best new takes on the velour trend, along with how to style them inside the gym and out.

ultracor knockout velvet legging

These star-printed leggings bring a dressed-up vibe to any ensemble while still wicking sweat and staying put during high-intensity sessions. Beyond workouts, wear them with leather boots, an oversized knit, and your bag of the season.
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clyde velour tie baseball cap

Add a plush texture to any fitness or weekend look with this pastel cap that features a tie back detail—perfect for sweeping up a ponytail.
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junya watanabe faux suede velour hoodie

A velour track jacket feels retro, but a hoodie in the fabric is a fresh take on the trend. Wear it with shorts as an extra layer to and from the gym, or pair it with black jeans and sneakers for an off-duty outfit.
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saint laurent small loulou matelassé velour shoulder bag

Because of the gold chain strap, jewel-toned hue, and soft texture of this bag, it’s an ideal addition to any transitional wardrobe. It has the ability to dress up active basics while also seamlessly integrating with work and weekend-wear.
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stella mccartney pointed velour pumps

A block heel makes these pumps highly walkable. Wear them with denim now and sparkly mini dresses come holiday season.
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year of ours velour joggers

A narrow-cut leg opening transforms early-2000s-style velour sweats into a current silhouette. Try these with a crop top for dance cardio or barre, or as an elevated lounging piece with a tissue-thin tank top.
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moncler caille velour down jacket

A detachable hood and funnel neck mean you can cozy up later in the season, but for now, wear this topper open over a knotted t-shirt with jeans or leggings.
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wu wear cotton blend velour track shorts

These track-style bottoms work for weightlifting, but a rose embroidery detail makes them cool enough to wear in non-active settings as well. Try them with a designer logo hoodie, graphic tee, or non-structured button down for a casual cool look.
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unravel project stretch velour turtleneck bodysuit

A turtleneck bodysuit presents many opportunities for layering: under a dress, blazer, or sweater; tucked into jeans, sweatpants, or a skirt. The stretch velour fabric showcases your waistline no matter how you wear it.
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