Here are 12 cute and comfy workout gear items that can take you from the gym to brunch
Whether you’re an avowed gym bunny or your favorite form of exercise is lifting a glass of rosé to your lips, (like, ahem, some of us) we can all agree that having some killer activewear helps to get us in the sporty mood. It’s easy to just throw on a ratty old t-shirt and call it a day, but it’s not exactly practical (or great for our self-esteem) when we have things to do and people to see and would rather not look like we just crawled out of a swamp.
Luckily, there are myriad options for those of us who want to wear athleisure that looks just as good in the gym as it does while running errands, grabbing a snack with friends, or lounging at home. We are busy people and we don’t need to sacrifice our dignity while trying to squeeze in a workout.
We’ve found 12 activewear outfits that will look great during your workout and beyond.
1Endeavor Eclipse Capri, $92.
These true high-waisted Capri leggings are made with compression fabric that keeps you feeling nice and sucked in without being too tight, and their simple design won’t be distracting when you head out after your workout. Your waist will never look better than when you’re wearing these beauties.
This sports bra is super stylish and functional, keeping your bits all firmly in place while looking ultra-cool. It’s pretty rare to find a high-performance sports bra that looks good and that is also under $50. We highly recommend snatching this one right up. The easily removable cups and adjustable straps make it almost too good to be true.
32(XIST) Women’s Printed Mesh Legging, $31.20.
For those who like to break free from the all-black workout ensemble, these adorable leggings bring a much-needed burst of color. The leggings are ultra-stretchy, with trendy semi-sheer panels and contrast piping that makes your legs look supermodel long.
4Outdoor Voices Rec Kit, $100.
You can’t get chicer than some classic Outdoor Voices apparel. Their customizable kits make it easy and convenient for you to pick your favorite style. From legging length to type of top, color, and pattern, you can create your ideal workout outfit.
You will literally never feel slimmer than you will when you’re wearing these soft, classic Capri leggings. They’re slightly thicker than what you may be used to, making them perfect for that transition into colder months. We love how no-fuss and versatile they are.
Ditch those worn out, filthy sneakers you’ve been using for years and treat yourself to these adorable kicks. This iconic, ’80s-inspired style will look incredible with workout gear or jeans and a tee, not to mention the fact that they’re super functional.
7Athleta Daydreamer Tank, $59.
This semi-fitted tank provides the support of a bra with the look of a chic tank that you could wear anywhere. The lower cut neckline provides perfect coverage and it skims over the body for a smooth fit that isn’t too tight or too loose.
8Lucy Yoga Flow Romper, $98.
Throw on a colorful bra under this chic, soft, low-backed romper made of moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and breathable fabric. It even has pockets! This romper just couldn’t be cuter and definitely looks like regular street clothes.
9Target Velvet Rose Cowl Neck Jacket, $32.99
When it gets cold and you need to cover up after a workout, skip your ratty college sweatshirt and opt for a chic, black zip-up. The cowl neck elevates it from a normal cover-up and it’ll keep you cozy and warm no matter what you’re up to.
10H&M Short Sports Shorts, $9.99
These comfy, affordable shorts couldn’t be comfier, and the cute print along the sides gives them a bit of an edge. The gently rounded hems are perfect for your summertime runs along the beach and grabbing a mimosa with your girls.
11Free People Halo Crop, $58
This adorable top is ultra-soft thanks to double-brushed heathered jersey fabric and it’s designed to pull moisture away and keep you cool during workouts. The cute open back with a criss-cross design is stylish-as-hell and would look just as cool with jeans as it does with leggings and sneaks.
These are what we like to call fancy sweatpants. They provide all the comfort and coziness of pajamas but aren’t embarrassing to wear outside your home. They’re cute, functional and can be worn while going about your day without looking like a schlub. You can’t beat that Patagonia quality!
There are plenty of activewear options that don’t need to leave you feeling like you’re out in pajamas all day long.
And whether you’ve got a large budget or are looking for a more affordable option, there’s no need to sacrifice comfort or style. There are plenty of choices available that will make everyone happy in their efforts to remain healthy and active in every aspect of life.