Finding the motivation to stay active can be a challenge, but I promise it’s a lot easier when you have cute gym clothes. Oversized college t-shirts and old sweatpants will suffice when you’re just getting back into the fray, but over time, they don’t cut it. This is where things like moisture-wicking and antibacterial come into play: clothing specifically designed to keep you cool and sweat-wicking will dramatically improve the quality of your workouts.
But of course, as a fashionista, I don’t just care about the functional qualities — I also want to look good in my pilates class, so I pay particular attention to the outfits. Functional workouts also rank highly for aesthetics. Just like the wider fashion world, sports trends have made their way into the fitness arena, which may explain the explosion of tennis skirts and minimalist earth-tone suits. Taking into account aesthetics and functionality, I’ve rounded up the best workout clothes you’ll find on the market.
Whether your chosen activity is a 40-minute spin class, pilates workout, or an hour-long run in the great outdoors, these sections will be your horse.