Summer’s here — another chance to revamp your workout, and with it, your wardrobe. From socks and sports bras to kicks and crop tops, Her Campus has scoped the sites, filtered through the fashions, and found this season’s latest trends in workout gear.
$20 and under
These sports bras are pretty and practical without the high price. Each is neon with a contrasting trim — a color combination you’ll want to show off at the gym.
Contrast Trim Racerback Sports Bra, Forever 21 Sport ($9.80)
Turns out cargo shorts aren’t only for Avril Lavigne and the 90s. H&M has wmade them a comfortable, less restrictive option for working out, too.
Sportswear Shorts, H&M ($12.95)
Strapped-In, No-Slip Sock
Ever scared a slippery floor will turn downward-facing dog into downward-facing you? These socks have grip bottoms and a strap on top to fix the slip and slide of normal socks during yoga, dance, or whatever your preferred workout.
Ballet Grip Sock, Lucy ($14)
Under Armour Undies
Nothing ruins a trip to the gym more than uncomfortable, unfitting panties, but this stretchy, sweat-resistant pair is specifically designed for active females. Plus, it’s seamless and available in nine colors — an aesthetically appealing bonus.
Women’s UA Seamless Shorty, Under Armour ($20)
$40 and under
Lifefactory Life Saver
Ditch the disposable bottles and go for a greener option: this bottle is made of glass and is free of the dangerous chemicals often found in plastic. Its silicone sleeve comes in several colors, which allows you the perk of personalizing your exercise accessory to your own tastes.
Glass Bottle with Flip Top Cap and Silicone Sleeve, Lifefactory ($22.99)
Best Damn Bands in the Land
Silicone’s the star here again, lining the inside of each of these headbands to keep back bangs and flyaways during your workout. Each pack comes with two headbands of different colors and designs that match up with the North Face’s yoga collection, if you’re into that, too.
Tadasana Headband, The North Face ($25)
Showing up to the gym with a dingy duffel bag is outdated and sloppy. Invest instead in a better bag, like this Puma duffel. It looks more like a trendy tote than a gym bag, but don’t be fooled; its spacious storage and adjustable straps are perfect for carrying your workout clothes.
Formation Duffel Bag, Puma ($40)