Whether getting fit is one of your New Year’s cool workout clothes or just a part of your everyday lifestyle, finding cool workout clothes helps motivate you to hit the gym. Luckily, there are plenty of high-performance, fashion-forward options on the market, like this ribbed tank from Lululemon that has more than 7,200 rave reviews on Nordstrom’s site and comes in a ton of colors. Or try this pair of high-waisted compression leggings from Fabletics that’ll keep you cool while helping you smash your squats and planks with ease. Nordstrom also carries legacy workout brands like Sweaty Betty and Nike along with its in-house Zella line. Its sweat-wicking, pill-resistant leggings get top marks from Glamour, with shoppers especially obsessed with the brand’s high-waist Live In style.
Cool and Confident: Trendy Workout Clothes to Elevate Your Fitness Game
If you’re into high-intensity studio classes like ballet and barre, Stokes recommends gear that allows for a full range of movement. Look for tights that hug your legs (without being too restrictive), stretchy, soft performance knits, and accessories with a pop of color. For shoes, she suggests a barefoot style from Tory Sport or a pair of on-trend grip socks from Bala. And don’t forget a thirst-quenching Stanley Hydro Flask to stay hydrated during your workouts.
For the guy who likes to mix his workouts up with outdoor activities and hard work at the gym, Vuori is worth checking out. The line features breathable fabrics that are perfect for sweating it out outdoors or in the gym, plus its sleek cuts and colors flatter all body types. Its striped performance hoodie is a closet staple that can be worn with everything from running shorts to tennis skirts, while this short-sleeve crew neck is a go-to for layering over a tee or a sweatshirt.