Workout Outfits For Everyday Wear

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Whether you’re sweating it out at home, the gym or outdoors, the right workout outfits can add motivation to reach your fitness goals. “You should have separates for different types of workouts and conditions,” says personal trainer Massy Arias. Higher-impact activities like HIIT require clothes with compression and support while lower-impact movements demand soft, stretchy fabrics that don’t feel constrictive.

The right fabric can make all the difference in your comfort level and how long you last during a workout. Choose breathable fabrics, like cotton, to allow hot air to escape and avoid overheating. Or, opt for tighter-knit fabrics that keep warm air close to your body. It’s also a good idea to look for clothing that wicks away moisture to help you stay cool and dry throughout your workout.

Effortless and Chic: Workout Outfit Ideas for Women

For a lightweight option that can easily double as loungewear, look to bohemian brand Free People’s active line FP Movement, which offers an array of workout clothes. This legging and matching sports bra set are perfect for any workout and feature a blend of 88 percent polyester and 12 percent spandex. Plus, they’re eco-friendly and made of a smooth Italian econyl seamless yarn.

Guys should pay attention to fit as well. While you can play through a game of pick-up basketball in a pair of gym shorts and an old college T-shirt, you’ll probably be more comfortable if you have athletic pants with stretch and a supportive waistband to keep them in place. If you plan to work up a sweat in the weight room, consider this workout tank that’s slim with a relaxed dropped armhole. Then, finish off your workout in these joggers, which have an adjustable waistband and ribbed ankle cuffs for a clean fit.