There's nothing I enjoy doing more to clear my head than exercising. But I have to exercise right. You know — rolling up to the gym lookin' cute and fashionable! I realize how petty (and slightly vain) that sounds, but something about feeling like I look good just makes me put more effort into my workout.
But coming up with cute gym outfits isn't always easy — that's why I've come up with this list of cute athletic gear that I like to wear whenever I'm exercising. Everything in here is not only adorable, but it's also functional, too. You don't want your leggings to turn see-through while you're in downward dog, right?
And the best part about cute gym attire? You don't have an excuse to skip a workout — keep scrolling to see my favorite picks!
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A Cropped Hoodie To Change It UpSleeveless and lightweight, I like to wear this cropped hoodie to change up my regular gym attire. It doesn’t leave me feeling overheated while I’m sweating, and there are tons of colors to choose from — including tie-dye. View on Amazon
A Long Tank In More Than 15 ColorsNot only is the cross back cute, but this long workout tank is also available in more than 15 shades. The large arm holes won’t leave you looking like a sweat-dripping monster, and you can even wear it with jeans on casual days. View on Amazon
This Cropped Tee With A Cute Tie FrontPair this cropped tee with any pair of high-waisted leggings, and you'll instantly look cute for the gym or regular days out. I like the tie in the front since it catches the breeze while I'm working out, and it's made with a hint of spandex so that it's not restricting.
This Workout Top With An Open BackI get really sweaty when I exercise, which is why I like this open-back top. It dries quickly so that I'm not stuck wearing a soggy mess, and it's available in tons of colors.
A Crop Top For The Gym And Anywhere ElseI wear this crop top to the gym, to bed, or even when I’m just laying on the sofa. It’s soft as well as form-fitting, and there are three colors to choose from: black, white, or grey. View on Amazon
An Open Back Top For Yoga And LiftingNo matter whether you’re doing yoga or lifting weights, this open back top is a must-have. I like that it catches the wind as I’m exercising to help me stay cool, and you won’t get stuck with any pit stains since it’s sleeveless and loose. View on Amazon
A Workout Top With A Mesh BackingWith a mesh back for added breathability, this cropped tee is my go-to whenever I have a heavy workout planned. The fabric is stretchy, soft, and the touch of spandex keeps it comfortable as you exercise. View on Amazon
These Yoga Shorts With PocketsWish your workout shorts had pockets? Just throw on these ones. The pockets are large enough to hold my phone while I’m exercising, and the fabric also wicks away sweat to keep me dry. View on Amazon
Not A Fan Of Long Socks? Check Out These Ankle-Cut OnesNot into long socks? No worries — these ankle-cut ones are great too. The heel tabs are padded to help prevent blisters, and the airmesh weave helps keep your feet dry as you sweat. View on Amazon
A Pack Of Workout Tanks In Tons Of Cute ShadesNot a fan of crops? No problem — just grab these tanks instead. They’re made from soft polyester that wicks away sweat as I exercise, and the racerback style shows off your colorful sports bra. View on Amazon
These Casual Joggers That Are LightweightNeed a pair of joggers that aren't too heavy? I like to wear these ones on chill fall mornings when I'm walking the dog, or even to the gym when I want to sweat. Make sure to order one size up though — at 5'7", the small is just a little short on me.
These Tanks That Show Off Your Sports BraWhat’s the point in wearing a cute sports bra if no one can see it? These tanks feature extra-wide warm holes — similar to muscle tanks — so that you can create cute layered looks with your sports bra. And if you don’t care about the layering aspect, they’re still lightweight and breathable for heavy gym sessions. View on Amazon
This Nike Shirt For Exercise And ErrandsI like to do everything from exercising to errands in this shirt from Nike, as it's made from breathable polyester that won't leave me feeling sweaty on hot days. Choose from more than 20 colors, including orange, red, pink, green, and more.
A Longer Pair Of Workout ShortsPrefer a longer pair of workout shorts? These ones don't ride up while I'm sweating, and they also feature pockets for your phone, keys, or cash.
These Cropped Tees That Come In A Pack Of FourI like this four-pack of workout crops because they come in a bunch of different colors to match any leggings. They're just long enough that they pair perfectly with high-waisted jeans on casual days out, and the hint of spandex lets them move with me — not against me.
A Pair Of Joggers That Come In 15 ColorsIf you're looking for joggers that'll add a splash of color to your gym outfit, search no further than these ones. You can grab them in dark olive, misty merlot, savannah, and 12 other gorgeous colors. I like that they're made with lightweight fabric, as they don't leave me sweating out every pore when I'm running.
This Fitness Romper That Already MatchesToo lazy to figure out what to wear to the gym? Me too — that's why I have this fitness romper. Available in pink or blue, it's made from breathable polyester that keeps me dry as I exercise.
These Leggings That Stretch With YouThese leggings are great for everything from yoga to laying around the house. Not only are they soft, but the high-waisted cut looks great with any top — they're so comfortable that I own them in three different shades: black, lilac, and mulberry.
These Track Shorts That Help You Stay CoolWith mesh side panels for added breathability, these track shorts help me stay cool and dry while I'm sweating all over town. Choose from colors like anthracite, blue, white, and others.
These Joggers You Can Wear AnywhereSince they're more tapered than baggy sweats, I like to wear these joggers everywhere — from the gym, all the way to the grocery store, and then back onto the stair master we have in the spare bedroom. Choose from dozens of colors, including granite, purple, teal, and more.
These Adidas TrackpantsTrack pants are so comfortable, but they can be really stylish, too. Case in point: these Adidas ones with a tapered leg so they don't look shapeless and baggy. They come in some bright colors and some tamer ones — I like the classic black to go with all my gym clothes.
These Beyond Yoga LeggingsI would confidently say I’m a seasoned consumer of gym clothes since they make up about 90% of my wardrobe. These Beyond Yoga leggings are the cream of the crop – they’re supersoft brushed jersey fabric and highwaisted so they’re comfortable but keep everything contained! View on Amazon
These Yoga SocksWhenever I do yoga or barre classes, my feet slide all over the place even on my mat. These yoga socks are an awesome solution – thanks to the grippy bottoms you won’t be sliding anywhere, which is a more comfortable and safer way to work out. View on Amazon
These Adidas SneakersAfter I read the over 22,500 rave reviews of these Adidas Cloudfoam running shoes I had to give them a try. They’re the most comfortable sneakers I’ve ever owned, it really is like walking on a cloud! Plus they look great with leggings and yoga pants which I wear daily so I’m basically never taking these shoes off. View on Amazon
These Camo LeggingsAnother cult favorite here on Amazon, these high-waisted leggings have almost 10,000 great reviews for comfort and style. Not into camo? That's cool, they come in 31 other colors as well. And they have the holy grail of leggings - POCKETS!
This Pony Tail CapWearing a baseball cap to cover up messy hair at the gym is essential, but if you have a long mane it can get really hot when your hair is down. Enter: this pony tail hat that has a criss-cross elasticized back to let you wear a high bun or pony or just a regular one. Seriously should be a staple in every long-haired person’s closet. View on Amazon
These Asics Shoes That Are Almost Too ComfyAsics are my favorite athletic shoes, and these Gel-Venture 6 are currently my preferred pair. Specifically, this hot pink and black ones — they add a splash of color to my otherwise monochromatic gym outfit. View on Amazon
These bootcut yoga pants have tummy controlThe fit of these yoga pants is so flattering! And I love that you can choose from several different lengths for every size. (Saves me from having to hem them!) View on Amazon