Our Fave Workout Clothes for Warmer Weather

workout clothes for spring
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Lululemon, Athleta, Girlfriend Collective
Apr 7, 2022

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Longer days and warmer weather = more reasons to do your workout routine outside. Whether you're taking a daily mental health walk, doing a quick yoga flow in the park, or on a run through the neighborhood, we rounded up our fave workout clothes that’ll put a spring in your step. We’ve got pieces with bright colors, moisture-wicking materials, and comfy fabrics. So you can head into this season looking good and feeling even better. Endorphin boost, here you come.

High-waisted, cropped leggings for cycling or yoga…

It’s giving Jenna Rink in Pilates class. They aren’t quite a biker short, but also aren’t quite a legging either. These babes are quick-drying, moisture-wicking, and have UV protection. Not to mention the fabric is super soft. Trust us when we say once you try these, you’ll never go without ‘em again. Into it. ($86, Beyond Yoga)

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A moisture-wicking long-sleeve shirt for cooler days…

Make no mistake. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean there isn’t a morning chill in the air. That’s where a good long sleeve comes into play. This one has a relaxed fit and is perfect for runs on breezier days. It also has thumbholes to keep the sleeves in place so you can move freely. And the smooth seaming helps to eliminate rubbing and irritation. ($49, Nordstrom)

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High-waisted biker shorts for the ultimate athleisure look…

Yep. Biker shorts are still cool this season. We love these super-stretchy ones because they provide complete coverage thanks to the high-rise, wide waistband. The longer length means that they won’t roll up and can handle a wide range of motion. And say goodbye to chafing thanks to its smooth ergonomic seams. Pick your fave color and pop them in your washing machine after a sweat sesh. It’s as simple as that. ($18.19+, Amazon)

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A soft, cropped bra top with lots of support…

This cropped tank isn’t just *any* cropped tank. It has a built-in bra that’ll keep you supported without feeling scratchy on your skin. The cult-fave fabric feels like heaven and has a unique texture to keep you nice and dry. Plus, the racerback cut is uber flattering and even has UV protection. Win. Psst…here are the matching leggings if you can’t resist a good set. ($68, Beyond Yoga)

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A medium-impact sports bra you won’t hate wearing…

There’s nothing worse than a bra that’s supportive but feels too thick. This sports bra is made from 83% recycled plastic bottles and is sweat-wicking and quick-drying so it’s ideal for summer workouts. We love that it’s double lined so you don’t have to worry about it being see-through. Psst…it’s machine washable too so it’s easy to care for after a workout. ($52, Girlfriend Collective)

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Short-sleeve performance tees…

You can never have too many of these. Throw them on for hikes, a biking sesh, a quick errand, and so much more. They’re slightly tailored through the waist so they’ll be supportive and flattering. The fabric is soft, fast-drying, and has a gentle stretch to it. And if you prefer sunset workouts, there’s a reflective logo on the back to keep ya safe. Easy peasy. ($16.04+/2 pack, Amazon)

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Buttery-soft, restriction-free leggings for your next HIIT class…

Got a training sesh coming up? No sweat (literally). These high-waisted leggings come in a ton of colors (and fit styles) and feel like a second skin. They have a slight compression to keep you secure while you lift. And the double-seamed, wide waistband adds extra comfort and support. Not to mention a sleek look. PS: If you’re on the shorter side or prefer a capri style, they also come in a cropped version. Grab your kettlebell. ($26+, Amazon)

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An everyday tee that’ll take you from your daily walk to WFH…

Because you can never have too many basics. This boxy, cropped T-shirt is made from organic cotton jersey that hits right at the waist so you don’t have to stress about tucking it in. Reviewers say it’s great with leggings and jeans thanks to all the bright color options. See the rainbow, wear the rainbow. ($38, Outdoor Voices)

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An exercise skirt with built-in shorts….

Whether you’re hitting the putting green or your local tennis courts, this skirt will keep you cool and dry. It’s double layered in a breathable material so you'll feel secure and comfy. The wide waistband has an inner drawstring so you can customize your fit. Did we mention it has pockets? Because it does. It’s got a hidden one for your keys and two mesh ones on each side for your phone. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors. ($24.99+, Amazon)

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A lightweight windbreaker for your outdoor runs…

It’s got zippered front pockets, a double-lined body and hood, and back vents for breathability. Other perks we love? It’s water-resistant and has elasticized cuffs that’ll stay in place when you’re on the move. Oh, and it’s made from 100% recycled water bottles so it’s also good for Mother Earth. ($98, Girlfriend Collective)

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A compressive exercise dress that does it all…

This racerback dress has a built-in unitard and bra. So you can feel secure and comfy for tennis, dog walks, coffee runs, you name it. Just put your phone and keys in the inner mesh pockets so you can go hands-free. Choose a classic neutral like black or navy, or opt for a bright tone like pink or baby blue. Obsessed. ($88, Girlfriend Collective)

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A fanny pack that’ll hold your essentials while you workout… 

Think: phone, keys, wallet. With over 1,500 reviews, this bag is loved for a reason. It’s made of a super-lightweight, water-repellent fabric and has zippered pockets that make it easy to access all your everyday essentials. So whether you’re heading out to a quick group fitness class or need a carryall for your next round of errands, it’s perfect. Small but mighty for the win. ($38, Lululemon)

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A cult-fave running shoe…

So many HQ’rs have worn these for years. They feel like you’re walking on clouds thanks to the gravity-defying foam sole. They’re light and are perfect for long walks or all-distance running. Plus, there’s a removable insole if you have orthotics that you prefer. Run, don’t walk, to get ’em. ($140, Nordstrom)

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A featherweight muscle tank with UV protection…

Did someone say ‘arms day’ outside? Enter: This hip-length tank that’s flowy in all the right places (think: your armpits). The cut and the fabric are relaxed with dropped armholes for extra ease. You can wear it on its own or treat it as a layering piece. We love it for yoga, Pilates, and light weight lifting too thanks to its four-way stretch and moisture-wicking properties. Versatility = better value for money. ($58, Beyond Yoga)

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A chic pair of biker shorts that’ll take you from your next workout class to brunch…

This animal-print pair has a wide, comfortable waistband. So you can take your fave Sunday class and then eat all the plates of pancakes you want. Hey…it’s all about balance, right? It also has a matching bra top so you can feel coordinated. Who doesn’t love a matching set? No one. ($14.97, Saks OFF 5TH)

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Ribbed leggings for your next yoga flow…

Because getting a wedgie during Downward Dog is *not* a vibe. The waistband has three layers of its smoothing fabric for even more support. Plus, the ribbed texture is breathable and moisture-wicking. Our fave part? The hidden back pocket where you can sneak a scrunchie or tissues so you can be prepared for whatever comes your way during a group class. We’ll see ya in Savasana. ($44.99+, Athleta)

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