Looking for an excuse to hit the gym? Here are a few.

By Lisa DeSantis
March 01, 2018
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In my opinion, there's a definite correlation between wearing workout clothes you feel good in and performing better at the gym.A killer outfit ups your confidence, and who doesn't want that?The same can be said for accessories like a great pair of sneakers and the bag that you tote everything in.One could argue that a good gym bag is particularly important, since you carry it to and from the gym, and possibly the office if you're fitting in a post-work sweat session. So we were excited to stumble across a stylish new gym bag go-to: Athleta's collaboration with sport bag and accessory company Caraa.

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To buy: Prices from $58; athleta.com

There are a total of four bags in the collection to take you from barre to brunch with ease.At first glance, the Caraa x Athleta Everyday Vinyasa Tote ($118; athleta.com) appears to be your average carryall, but the hidden compartments really make it shine.For one, the bottom zipper opens up to reveal a spot for shoes—genius!—that's perfect for anyone who hates packing dirty sneakers next to their clothes.Inside, there's a sleeve for your laptop and two zippers at the top that can fit a rolled-up yoga mat.Available in three neutral colors (black, grey, and bone), this tote will go with any outfit.

If you're on the hunt for a backpack that has it all, look no further.The Caraa x Athleta Convertible Backpack ($138; athleta.com) is super sleek,and features the same space for shoes and even a detachable pouch. The pouch makes hitting the gym bathroom much less cumbersome, and it can also be converted into a clutch or crossbody bag. If you prefer a smaller bag, try the Caraa x Athleta Convertible Pouch ($68; athleta.com), which comes in black, white, and blue in addition to metallic black. There's a pocket to secure your phone, wallet, and keys while you're on the move.

Strictly a yoga girl? The Caraa x Athleta Yoga Mat Bag($58; athleta.com) is for you. It has two pockets for your phone, keys, and wallet, plus an antimicrobialmain compartment to carry a mat and towel. The crossbody strap makes it comfortable and easy to wear out of the studio post-savasana.

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