Revamping your activewear wardrobe comes with big payoffs. When you add fresh new pieces to your collection, it can really inspire you to get more excited and energized about your workouts. After all, when you look and feel better about yourself and what you are wearing, you will perform better. Of course, style isn’t the only important factor to consider when buying new activewear pieces; you also need to think about functionality and comfort. Fewer things are worse than trying to do a vigorous strength training circuit or an online barre class when all you can think about is how tight and restrictive your leggings are.
In this post, we will take a look at some of the best activewear clothing items that are cute and comfy and will help you do even better during your at-home workouts.
Women's workout leggings have increasingly become one of the most popular clothing items of choice and not just for working out either! Would you prefer to spend your day off at home in a pair of jeans or a pair of comfy leggings? And when you are working out, chances are you might prefer a lightweight pair of leggings or capri yoga pants over baggy sweatpants. Invest in a few new pairs of leggings of varying lengths to provide more mobility and flexibility when you are moving around and feel cute and confident when you are doing your exercises.
You don’t have to be a runner to invest in some cute and comfy running shorts for your at-home workouts. Like leggings, running shorts allow for more unrestricted movement than other types of activewear. They are great for all kinds of at-home workouts from cardio kickboxing to jump roping to weight training. Plus, running shorts are something you’d probably want to wear if you plan to workout outside on a sweltering summer day.
Virtually every woman has endured the frustrating struggle of finding a good quality sports bra that will provide the support they need and last them for years. Buying the right sports bra for you is a process that takes a bit of time and research. What might be great for one person might not work for someone else. Just as you should do when buying any new article of clothing, it is definitely in your best interest to spend time trying on several different sports bras before deciding on which one fits and feels the most comfortable and supportive.
With some at-home workouts like yoga or dance, you may opt not to have any footwear on. However, if you are planning to go on a jog around your neighborhood or do at-home workouts like boxing or jump roping, it’s always better to have something supportive and protective on your feet. Just as you would with sports bras or anything else, spend some time shopping for a new pair of sneakers and try on several before buying. Let yourself feel what it’s like by walking around in them briskly or running in place. A high-quality pair of sneakers should last you for a long time and provide you with plenty of support to protect you from discomfort at best or injury at worst.
A long-sleeved second layer like an athletic jacket or a hoodie is a must-have if you are working out in a chilly environment or you just want to work up more of a sweat during your workouts. A pair of leggings with a cute hoodie and your favorite sneakers not only allows you to work out comfortably and productively, but it makes for a stylish outfit you can wear when you head out for a post-workout smoothie. There are so many different athletic jacket styles to choose from, like comfy hoodies, sporty women’s fleece jackets, or windbreakers, so take your time shopping around for cuts and colors that look the most flattering on you.
You can’t have a second layer without a first layer, and nothing beats the classic athletic tank top. Of course, there are other athletic tops to choose from, but if you are looking for something simple and reliable, you can't go wrong with a good sports bra and athletic tank combo. And tank tops will serve you well for any type of at-home workout, from an online dance class to HIIT training to lifting weights. Add a few new colorful athletic tank tops to your workout wardrobe and enjoy the effortlessness of pairing them with any bottoms, like running shorts or leggings. If you want to supplement your athletic tank top collection with other styles, short-sleeve athletic tops and crop tops are other great choices to consider.
See anything above you might want to add to your workout wardrobe? They are all supremely comfortable and functional choices, so enjoy the shopping experience of revamping your athletic collection!