The hardest part about exercising is finding the will to get your butt off the couch and into the gym. But not every workout has to be some huge, strenuous feat — sometimes just going for a walk outside is enough to get your heart pumping. So if you’re having trouble getting your rear into high gear, make sure to check out all these clothes that’ll trick you into exercising outdoors — and be happy about it!
Because if I’m being honest? Whenever I look good, I feel good. And that’s the point of all the pieces I’ve selected below — they’re lightweight, airy, and move with you so that your workout is as effortless as it can be. Who likes it when their clothes start to chafe? Not me, that’s for sure. So if you’re in need of some motivation, make sure to keep scrolling — or at least make it to the gorgeous yoga shorts at #12!
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This Long Sports Bra That Looks Seriously Cute With High-Waisted Leggings
Don’t have one of those stylish long sports bras yet? Not a problem — this one is available for less than $25. The soft V neckline gives it a flirty touch, and it’s supportive enough for running. Plus, it also wicks away sweat to help you stay dry — what’s not to love?
A Workout Set That Does The Styling For You
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve worn some ugly stuff to the gym — but you? You’re better than me. That’s why you grabbed this two-piece set for your next workout. It’s made from soft polyester with a hint of spandex for stretch, and it’ll even wick away sweat to keep you dry. The best part? You get to choose from dozens of colors. You read that right — dozens!
These Running Shoes That Slip Onto Your Feet
I bought these Adidas running shoes before a trip to Thailand. Not only did they last the entire two-week trip, but it’s been about four years since that trip, and I’m still wearing them. You don’t have to tie the laces, as the flexible heel tab makes it easy to slip them on. And if you’re not into grey? It also comes in — you guessed it — dozens of colors!
A Swing Dress That Reviewers Adore
Would I go jogging in this swing dress? Probably not — but if you’re going on a long walk in the warm weather, it’s definitely a cute way to stay cool. The soft jersey fabric drapes on all the right spots, while thousands of reviewers raved about how comfortable it is. “The material is stretchy and just thin enough to be great for summer but not so thin you can see through it,” wrote one. “I like it so much that I bought three!”
These Padded Sports Bras With Cute Cross Backs
Wear this sports bra with a loose tank, and you’ll get to show off the cute criss-cross back as you exercise. It’s stretchy and soft, with some light padding for extra support. And since each order comes with three (black, gray, and white), you’re getting some serious bang for your buck, considering they’re less than $30.
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These Yoga Shorts With Functional Pockets
Too hot for leggings? Just throw on these yoga shorts before your next class. The four-way stretch material won’t become see-through no matter how you bend, and the pockets are actually functional. As in, you can stash money, cards, keys, your phone, all without having to worry that they’ll fall out within .0005 seconds.
This Tank That Won’t Leave You Sweating
Remember how I said those criss-cross sports bras would look cute with a loose tank? Well, they’d look even cuter when paired with this top. Not only does the open back let you show off your stylish bra, but it also helps you stay cool during tough workouts. And if you aren’t into white? Pick from more than 15 fun colors.
These Shorts You Can Wear For Anything
Jogging? Walking? Hitting the tennis courts? Yoga? These shorts are great for basically any activity you can think of — including channeling your inner couch potato. The drawcord inside the waistband lets you adjust how tightly they fit, and there’s even a little pocket on the back where you can stash small items.
A Workout Tank That Gives You Room To Move
With 15 bright colors to choose from, this workout tank is a great basic for any closet. Reviewers reported that it does run a little small, so make sure to order one size up. With that said, they were still head-over-heels — “I love the cut of this top,” wrote one reviewer. “Higher neckline in the front but still has sexy shoulders and a shaped hemline that keeps me from exposing skin at my waistline.
These Shorts Are Some Serious Bang For Your Buck
For just $40, you can get not one, not two, but five pairs of these cute athletic shorts. The zippered pockets ensure that your stuff doesn’t go flying when you start to run, while the elastic waistband automatically adjusts to your hips. And since they’re tagless, there’s no need to worry about any itching in the back.
A Workout Dress With Breathable Mesh On The Sides
Remember how I said that other dress is probably better for long walks? Not only is this one good for heavier workouts — like playing tennis — but the moisture-wicking fabric keeps you dry as you sweat. And with breathable mesh on the sides, it even catches any cool breeze that rolls through.
These Yoga Shorts With A Little Extra Length
If you’d rather have longer yoga shorts, these come in a gorgeous print that’ll look good with basically any color. The wide waistband won’t roll down while you exercise, and there are even pockets on both legs. “If you are looking for a comfortable pair of yoga shorts, true to size, and at an incredibly affordable price, you are on the right page!” wrote one reviewer.
A Stylish Sports Bra From Trusted Brand PUMA
This sports bra is perfect for exercise or lounge with its seamless design that blends effortlessly underneath your clothes. The cups are removable, allowing you to adjust how much support it gives you. And besides — for less than $20, it’s a total steal since it’s from PUMA.
A Workout Top With Breathable Mesh In The Back
Sweat? Not a problem when you’re wearing this breathable workout top. The mesh panel on the back keeps it feeling light, even during the heaviest workouts — and the knot at the bottom is a cute touch. Choose from more than 20 colors, including a gorgeous shade of lavender.
This Champion Sports Bra That Dries Quickly
Whether you’re hitting the great outdoors or your living room couch, this sports bra will keep the girls comfortable, contained, and sweat-free. The cups are removable, while the seamless design won’t leave you with any itching pressure points. Choose from four colors: green, dark/light grey, or violet.
An Athletic Skirt With Shorts Underneath
Don’t worry about bending over in this athletic skirt — the shorts on the inside will keep you from flashing the world. You can run, jump, walk, or do basically anything in them, and the shorts even feature pockets. Unlike other pockets, however, these feature cable holes where you can thread your headphone wire.
These Shorts That Come In Gorgeous Earth Tones
Smoky green, merlot, melanite — these shorts come in so many gorgeous earth-toned colors that you’ll have a hard time choosing just one. They’ve got an ultra-lightweight fit that’s perfect for running, while the built-in briefs help keep you supported. Plus, the back of each leg also features a small strip of reflective fabric for visibility.
The Socks That Won’t Show Above Your Shoes
Can you see the socks in that photo? No? That just means these no-show socks are working exactly as intended. Each one features a heel tab at the back to help keep them from slipping down into your shoes, while the breathable fabric helps keep your feet sweat-free. The best part? Each order comes with 16 pairs!
This Sports Bra That Reviewers Are Obsessed With
You can’t deny that this sports bra is cute — and with its wide elastic under-bust, it looks cute paired with nearly any type of bottom. Medium support makes it great for yoga, weightlifting, or even pilates. One reviewer even wrote that “I had a few girls ask me if it was Lululemon or Gymshark. The quality is great, it has super thick material, and it really holds everything in a very flattering way.”
A Skort That’s High-Waisted For Extra Coverage
Available in a variety of cute summertime shades — pink, blue, white, and more — this skort is a must-have addition to any closet. Not only is it made from wrinkle-resistant fabric, but the pleats along the bottom give it some movement as you strut around the tennis court. Or volleyball court. Or — you get the idea.
These Affordable Leggings With More Than 5,000 Reviews
Buying clothes online can be tricky, but it sure helps when an item has thousands of 5-star reviews! These tummy-control leggings are a wardrobe essential, so you can afford to stock up. They come in five sizes and more than 20 colors and styles. Customers call them their “favorite,” “soft and stretchy,” and comparable to Lululemon.
This Cropped Hoodie Without Any Sleeves
I love retreating into my hoodie whenever I’m out in public, and this one is perfect for warm weather. It’s sleeveless, cropped, and made from soft fabric that won’t cling to your skin. One reviewer even wrote that “I LOVE this top. I bought it as an exercise shirt, but it has become probably my favorite weekend lounge-around top. It’s super soft and very comfortable.”
A Fashionable Tank You Can Wear Everywhere
With the boho-chic print on the front, this tank is perfect for the gym, happy hour, and everywhere in-between. It’s lightweight and breathable, while the dropped armholes let you show off a colorful sports bra. My favorite color? Make sure to check out the bright yellow and tie-dye options!
A Golf Skirt That Comes In A Ton Of Bright Colors
If you’re looking for a golf skirt that’s less flirty and more functional, this one is right up your alley. Not only does it come in a ton of bright colors, but the built-in shorts are made from breathable mesh to help you stay cool. Plus, the triangle-shaped gusset helps prevent pinching as you hit the green.
This Top That Looks Seriously Great In The Reviewer Photos
You know how the product photo might look good, but the reviewer photos tell a different story? That’s not the case with this workout top. It looks exactly as advertised, complete with a breezy cutout in the back. Plus, it also fits true-to-size — so there’s no guesswork needed when picking it out.
A Muscle Tank That’ll Motivate You To Get Off The Couch
Well — did your last workout kill you? No? Then your next one won’t either, so get off the couch and hit the outdoors in this muscle tank. It’s sleeveless and airy, helping you stay cool when temperatures rise high. And with four colors to pick from (black, blue, pink, or red), it’s easy to find one that suits your style.
A Tank That’s Perfect For Your Next Yoga Class
Tired of those “NamaSTAY in BED!!” shirts that have become oh-so-popular? Stand out from the crowd with this LLAMAste tank. It’s made from a silky-smooth cotton blend, with a twisted racerback for a fun touch. And if you’re not a blue person? Don’t worry — it’s also available in grey.
These Sandals With Tough Rubber Soles
These sandals aren’t some flimsy pair of flip-flops that’ll crap out by the end of summer. With tough rubber soles, they’re able to stand up to long walks around the city — and the straps are adjustable for a more secure fit. Plus, the insoles are also made with responsive cushioning that gradually adapts to your feet over time.
This Tank With Extra-Wide Arm Holes
Not only does this tank let you show off your sports bra, but the extra-large armholes help you stay cool as you exercise outside. The knotted bottom gives it some shape, while the soft rayon fabric has a touch of spandex for stretch. The best part? It looks like it cost more than it does, with one reviewer writing that it’s “a great shirt. I’m buying two more. The fabric is soft soft soft. This shirt looks well-made with neat seams, no thread pulls, etc., and the cut is correct.”
A Two-Piece Set For When It’s Hot, Hot, Hot Outside
I could go on and on about this workout set, but why waste my breath when the reviewers have done such a great job already? “My expectations were pretty low for a one size set off Amazon,” wrote one reviewer. “But this is so cute and great! I got a size small, and it fits perfectly—a nice seamless fabric. I sweat like crazy during a workout, and it didn’t show at all! Highly recommend.”
With more than 1,500 positive reviews, it’s clear that this set is a total steal.
A Lightweight Hoodie For Cooler Nights
On those awkward nights where it’s too cold for a T-shirt but too warm for a sweater, this hoodie has got you covered. It’s lightweight and soft, making it the perfect pullover for cool summer evenings. And unlike tons of other hoodies, this one also features thumbholes in both sleeves.
These Active Capris With Bright Color-Blocking Accents
Looking for a fun alternative to regular black leggings? These capris feature bright color blocks on each leg, while the extra-wide waistband is made so that it won’t fold down when you bend. And since the seams are cover-stitched, don’t even think about them chafing up against your skin.
You Can’t Go Wrong With This Pack Of Sports Bras
Put on one of these cute sports bras when you’re doing a relaxing outdoor activity, like taking the dog out for a walk. Each order comes with three — and they’re made from soft cotton that’s ideal for light impact activities. Plus, they’re made by trusted brand Fruit of the Loom — so you know you’re getting a great deal at less than $15.
A Pair Of High-Waisted Leggings That Feel Weightless
Made with ultra-light fabric that gives them a near-naked feel, these leggings are the perfect companion for any workout. Four-way stretch ensures that they don’t become transparent when you bend, and they’ll even wick away sweat to help you stay dry — no matter how hot it is outside.
These Cropped Pants Made From Breathable Cotton
Look, I get it — sometimes I’m not in the mood for fun, brightly-colored clothes, either. And on days like those, I like to wear these pants. They’re made from breathable cotton, while the slanted side pockets are large enough for keys and cash. Plus, the cropped length helps you stay cool in the heat.
A Workout Tank That’s Slouchy And Airy
For less than $25, you can get two of these slouchy workout tanks. I love the drape in the back — and the open-shoulder cut helps you stay cool when you’re sweating. Choose from multiple colors, including a fun shade of lime and pink!
This Tank That Comes In A Bunch Of Different Sizes
Available in 1X — 5X, 16, and 20, this tank will get you feeling cute before your next workout. The scooped neckline paired with the forward shoulder seams gives it a sporty look, and you can even wear it as a base layer when colder weather hits. Choose from six colors, including a gorgeous shade called “petal purple.”