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Our Fave Workout Clothes for Warmer Weather

workout clothes for spring
Design: theSkimm | Photo: FP Movement, Beyond Yoga
May 1, 2023

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

Outdoor Voices

High-waisted, kick-flare leggings…

This cropped, ribbed pair is perfect for everything — from lounging on the couch and wearing on errands to yoga sessions and dog walks. The fabric is ultra stretchy and the thick elastic band means they won’t ride down. If you’re looking to level up your old pair of sweats, you need these. ($98, Outdoor Voices)

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A swim top we’d wear beyond the beach…

We love that this sporty top can take us from swimming in the ocean right to brunch or a midday hike. It’s incredibly supportive thanks to the removable pads, and the low back makes it unique and great for tanning (with sunscreen, of course). The black is chic and easily matches the bottom of your choice. ($16.47, Aerie)

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cropped leggings

V-cut, 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 have zero side seams and a four-way stretch that moves with you. Not to mention the fabric is super soft. Trust us when we say once you try these, you’ll never go without them again. Into it. ($44+, Alo)

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performance running long sleeve

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

Make no mistake, spring is around the corner, which means there's a 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. Plus, the fabric is breathable and will keep you cool. Just do it. ($49, Nordstrom)

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biker shorts

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 favorite color and pop them in your washing machine after a sweat sesh. It’s as simple as that. ($18.99+, Amazon)

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cropped sports bra top
Beyond Yoga

A soft, cropped bra top with lots of support…

For the peeps that love workout sets. 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. ($70, Beyond Yoga)

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Girlfriend Collective sports bra
Girlfriend Collective

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 scoop neck  sports bra is made from 79% recycled plastic bottles and has a smooth four-way stretch. Not to mention, it has 45+ UPF so it’ll protect you during sunny spring workouts. There’s even a built-in band for added support. Also, it’s machine-washable too so it’s easy to care for after a workout. ($46, Girlfriend Collective)

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short sleeve running tshirt

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 you safe. Easy peasy. ($6.25+/2 pack, Amazon)

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leggings for workouts

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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colorful everyday tshirt
Outdoor Voices

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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exercise skirt with shorts

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. ($28.99, Amazon)

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lightweight track jacket
Outdoor Voices

A lightweight windbreaker for your outdoor runs…

It’s got a zippered front pocket, an adjustable hood, and a bungee-cinched hem. 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 nylon so it’s also good for Mother Earth. ($98, Outdoor Voices)

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exercise dress with built-in bra
Girlfriend Collective

An 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 white, or opt for a bright spring tone like green or baby blue. Obsessed. ($44, Girlfriend Collective)

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small crossbody bag with zippers

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

With over 8,000 reviews, this bag is beloved 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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all-distance running and walking sneaker

A cult-fave running shoe…

So many HQ’rs have worn these for years. They feel like you’re walking on clouds thanks to its cushiony foam sole. They’re light and springy (literally) 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 them. ($144.95, Zappos)

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flowy tank top with wide armholes
Beyond Yoga

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 (like your armpits). The cut and 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 thanks to its four-way stretch and moisture-wicking properties. Versatility = better value for money. ($53.99, Beyond Yoga)

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FP Movement

Biker shorts that come in tons of colors…

Wear this high-rise pair with your favorite sweatshirt for the ultimate workout class to coffee shop look. The best part? They have side pinhole details and SPF 30 to keep you cool and protected on warmer days. ($58, FP Movement)

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pink ribbed leggings

Ribbed leggings for your next yoga flow…

The waistband is ultra-wide for even more support. Plus, the ribbed texture is seamless for minimal chafing. Our favorite part? It’s made of an odor-controlling yarn that’ll keep them feeling fresher for longer. We’ll see you in Savasana. ($109, Athleta)

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