Comfy-Chic Workout Tops
No need to wear your threadbare t-shirt to the gym this season! Instead, pick out a cute athletic top for your workout sesh. With athletic-wear brands like Lululemon becoming more and more popular, it’s even acceptable to wear some of these cute tanks and sweatshirts to class with your favorite pair of yoga pants.
Because there are so many different options for running tops, it’s important that you try on a few before you buy one. First, pay attention to the fabric - mesh tops allow for breathability (and less sweat!) while cotton tops tend to feel more comfortable against your skin. Mesh and nylon tops may be better for longer, more strenuous exercising, whereas cotton tops are better for lower impact, less sweaty activities.
You should also try on a few different styles and cuts of tops. Racerback tanks (like the Lucy Cross Country Cutie tank) give your breasts minimal support, so you’ll need to pair those with a good sports bra. Other tops (like the Lululemon Catch Me tank) have built-in sports bras for added support and easy movability!
Catch Me Tank, $58, Lululemon Athletica
Cross Country Cutie Tank, $44.99, Lucy
Pink Lotus Crop Dolman Sleeve Top, $44.90, Nordstrom
The Best of the Bottoms
You’ve got your tops covered, but no closet is complete without a pair of comfy workout shorts. We guarantee that you’ll love Victoria’s Secret PINK’s Yoga Shorts. A go-to pair of yoga pants is also a key staple for college life, as is a durable pair of leggings (try the Zellas below and you’ll never go back!) that can be worn both to the gym and to class.
Zella Live-in Leggings, $33.90, Nordstrom
The Groove Pant, $98.00, Lululemon