The Hottest Trends in Workout Wear

Gear up! Get the details on trends and the newest innovations and workout wear.


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The Runner

Workout Wear for Running

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The Look

  • Headphones: Sweat-proof wireless headphones that actually stay put. Fitbit Flyer, fitbit.com, $130
  • Shorts: A pop of floral adds a feminine touch to your workout wear, and mesh lining prevents chafing. bodyglove.com, $67
  • Sneakers: Finding the right running shoe is no easy feat. The Brooks Launch 5 has incredible support and springy cushioning. brooksrunning.com, $100
  • Tech #2.0 Top: This UPF 50+ (and moisture-wicking) long-sleeved top keeps you warm and dry on morning runs and protected from the sun any time of day. gracedbygrit.com, $86 

Try an app!

Strava, Android and iOS, free; $8/month for premium
Great for all running and walking levels, this interactive community allows you to share stories and workout tips plus ask fitness questions to keep yourself on track. 


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The Kick Boxer

Workout Wear Prize Fighter

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The Look

  • Sports bra: A multi-strap bra has a powerful hold and comfortable fit for your every move. athleta.com, $21
  • Leggings: Mesh panels are twice as nice—super chic with built-in AC. onzie.com, $69
  • Tech #2.0 Top: ActiveChill‘s super-breathable fabric prevents your body from heating up—it’s actually cold to the touch. Covered seams minimize chafing. reebok.com, $30

Try an app!

Gold’s AMP: Cardio Coaching, Android and iOs, $10/month
This high-intensity cardio app with a custom music library offers workouts—indoor and out—as short as six minutes.


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The Spin Master

Workout Wear Spin Master

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The Look

  • Tank: A higher-neck top covers your chest, especially when you’re leaning forward out of the saddle. terez.com, $60
  • Sports bra: For a sleek look, pair a neon bra with monochromatic separates. newbalance.com, $50
  • Tech #2.0 leggings: Spinning = sweating. Choose three-quarter length tight leggings—loose bottoms can get caught in pedals—in a moisture-wicking fabric. oldnavy.com, $33

Try an app!

Peloton, iOS, $13/month
Livestream Spin classes or access more than 8,000 on-demand options on your mobile device.


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The Yogi

Workout Wear Shape Shifter

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Form fitting is key. When it comes to yoga attire, keep it tight to allow your instructor to monitor your alignment. 

The Look

  • Tank: Fashion’s trend of mixing prints has made its way to the gym. Be sure your top hugs your body to avoid it slipping over your head and getting in the way. lululemon.com, $58
  • Bra: This soft bra has moderate support—perfect for all low-impact workouts, such as Pilates and barre. gap.com, $30
  • Tech #2.0 leggings: High-performance stretch fabric retains its shape while you contort your body.  mirarae.com, $82

Try an app!

Yoga Download, Android and iOS, $18/month unlimited

Even if you don’t think of yourself as a yoga gal, everyone needs to stretch sometimes. This app has customized routines that complement any workout, including running and strength training. 


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Exercise Essentials: The Kicks

workout wear shoes

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Light-as-air kicks

Clockwise from top, starting with white shoes

1 White sneakers, underarmour.com, $100 
2 Maroon, adidasoutdoor.com, $90
3 Blue, Skechers, select Skechers stores nationwide, $70
4 Pink, ABEO Active, thewalkingcompany.com, $140
5 Olive: asics.com, $100


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Exercise Essentials: The Bag

Workout Wear Carry-Alls

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Cute carry-alls for your fitness gear

1 Quilted Koala, shop.quiltedkoala.com, $188  
2 State Bags, statebags.com, $75
3 Lands’ End, landsend.com, $60 
4 Under Armour, underarmour.com, $60 (Extended bottom straps accommodate a yoga mat.) 
5 Herschel Supply Co., herschel.com, $30


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Workout Essentials: No-Tie Laces

no-tie laces

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Hickies elastic bands transform your sneaker into a snug slip-on—no tripping over untied shoelaces.


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Workout Makeup

ELF makeup

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Photo by Erin & Erica

Yes, you can wear makeup while exercising without clogging your pores. Check out our picks here.