Whenever I share my workouts on Instagram I got lots of questions about the best leggings, my favorite supportive sports bras and my other favorite workout essentials. As I’ve been working to get back into a good routine of moving my body of late, I’ve gone ahead and updated this post to be a comprehensive look at all my current favorite workout clothes from tops to bottom to sports bras and shoes.
My Current Favorite Workout Clothes
I had plenty of workout clothes that are “just ok” or that haven’t stood the test of time. I decided to donate and sell those and instead whittle down my collection to all the things I loved wearing and reached for again and again. You can trust that all those included below are damn good and have been tried and tested by me personally.
I love this tank so much! It is the softest fabric ever and it is so flattering on. You can see it on in this post. I have a size Medium. I have this in several colors- it is truly my go to and my most worn tank for working out.
The same dreamy fabric and similar fit as the tank but with sleeves! I wear a M in this as well.
This similar tee from the brand is next on my list to try from the brand.
I tend to really dislike long sleeve workout shirts that are tight on the arms so I rarely can find long sleeve shirts for workouts but this one was a home run. I’ll definitely be buying more. It also is great layered under puffer jackets for walks and you could even wear it at home as a basic layering tee under cardigans.
I wear a size M. I first bought white and then bought black. This is a great long sleeve top.
And the short sleeve version! My favorite short-sleeve tee for low-sweat workouts. Perfectly cropped without being too cropped and a nice, soft cotton-jersey material.
I wear a M and hope they’ll bring back this style!
I sized way up in this fitted tank – to an XL.
The perfect boyfriend workout tee. I knot mine and I love the oversized fit on this. Comfy and perfect for walks, running or errands. They also have a tank version if that’s more your style.
I also like the similar cropped Cates Tee.
If you have & love the Vuori joggers than you’ll love this hoodie made out of the same super-soft fabric. It’s so soft and cozy yet perfectly sporty and a great weight. I size up to a Large.
There’s a zip-up version if that’s more your style.
A soft yet slick pullover crew that’s a great lightweight layer.
I wear a size M and there’s a variety of colors available.
Super similar that I also own is this pullover from Abercrombie that’s a good price. I own the size L.
This has all the makings of an ideal workout tank in my opinion. A high neck, super soft fabric, a relaxed fit and lightweight.
Loads of colors and sizing available. I wear the M.
So soft and with subtle diamond stitching, this is a great and cozy jacket to throw on for to/from workouts.
I wear it in a size M.
The perfect sporty fleece! I love that it is made from recycled performance sherpa fleece material and features cool contrast pockets that make it stand out. It has a full zip and is perfectly comfy and cozy for outdoor activities.
Available in sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a size Medium – TTS.
A fleece lined so extra cozy half zip hoodie. I wear the size M.
This top is part sweatshirt, part tee and 100% comfy cozy. I love that it is made out of recycled materials and equal parts sporty and stylish. This tee is perfect as an extra layer for training, traveling, hiking, running or just lounging. I wear the M.
I love funnel neck pullovers layered under coats and this one is cozy and has chic yet practical thumb holes to cover your hands in colder months.
I wear the size M.
A great casual topper for outdoor workouts. It layers well over hoodies and other crewneck sweatshirts. I own the XS/S.
I have the Medium D-DD and am wearing it in the above photo. Note it comes with cup inserts but I removed them. I never thought this top would work for me but it turns out it is great for yoga and core workouts that I’ve been doing. Also seen on me here.
This is very similar to the Athleta crop if you like that but it has a bit of a better fit IMO. Built in shelf bra, super soft and a great flattering silhoutte. Perfect to pair with a matching pair of leggings for a stylish matching set.
I wear the size M.
Similar to the Athleta Conscious Crop but in a softer material, the Vuori Elevation Plyo Tank has a really flattering cut to it and the material is just like butter! I wear it in a size L as seen above with the matching Clean Elevation Legging (size M).
A flattering, functional sports bra for lower impact workouts I do. This is made from a highly breathable, fast drying fabric. It has good coverage, decent support and looks good on.
Soft and sleek this is a stretching or yoga only bra for me as there is hardly no support. But it sure does look chic on!
I wear a size 8.
This is a great basic, do-it-all bra. It’s perfectly supportive for high intensity workouts but also could be worn for anything less intense. I love the soft fabric and that it comes in sizes XXS through 3X. I wear a size M.
This is a good bra for yoga and any less-intense workouts you may be doing. I wear a size 8.
I own at least seven of these bras. They are inexpensive and reliable and really, really hold up. Most of those that I own I’ve had for more than five years. Good enough for workouts involving jumping and really comfortable. The perfect no-fuss, throw on and go sports bra.
I wear size Medium. Also available on Amazon if you prefer to shop there.
I love, love, love these leggings. These are a great lounge legging but equally great for HIIT workouts or yoga or pilates. They keep everything really tucked in and look really great on.
I wear the Athleta Elation legging in a size Small. They retail for $89. These tights are also extremely size inclusive running XXS-3X. I own three pair now and they are the ones I always reach for first after a laundry day and I have my pick of leggings.
My favorites for winter. These are oh-so-crazy soft that you never want to take them off. Great for hikes, at home workouts and travel days, too.
Designed with a pure, soft suede feel and complete coverage, this ultra high-rise legging features performance knit made from recycled materials that’s moisture wicking and includes a hidden zipper pocket but sans side seams for superior movement.
I wear them in a size M. They retail for $98 and come in several colors. They also come in Short, Regular and Long length. I wear the Regular at 5’5″.
Another great soft and barely there legging, these high-rise leggings pair breathable, lightweight support with supremely soft and innovative Vuori BlissBlend fabric. The fabric is a performance stretch knit that moves with you and is moisture wicking.
I found them true to size and wear them in a size M.
Related: Read My Vuori Review
I plan to buy a second pair once restocked as I know they are going to be in heavy rotation during this summer. Perfect for yoga but I also wear on particularly hot days to do my BBG. I wear size 8.
Designed for running but I wear them for summer Peloton rides and for hot walks outside. These short inseam active shorts are breathable and moisture wicking to keep you cool.
I wear the size M.
Made from the same soft fabric that wicks moisture as the shorts above, these leggings have a super flattering waistband that makes them perfect to pair with a sports bra or cropped workout top.
I wear the size M.
A flattering yet functional workout legging I wear often during sweaty HIIT workouts. they do show sweat so I’d steer clear of the colors and stick to black. I wear a Size 6.
These are my thinest pair of leggings but I love them for just that. The fabric feels super luxe and the fabric excels for sweaty workouts. These look great on and are my go-to for workouts like hot yoga and Peloton rides.
I now have three pair in size M. They retail for $90.
Another similar pair I love (and haven’t photographed) are the Lululemon Wunder Under Super High Rise Tight which are also a very sporty fabric but they majorly keep everything compressed in a way that leaves me feeling more fit than I am – ha!
I wear a size 6.
I love these joggers that are equal parts sporty and lounge-y. Great for walks, great for wearing around the house, great for travel and now have a cult following in my group of girlfriends. I wear a size Small. You will love these joggers – trust. See my full review here.
One of my longest standing picks for best legging by far is the Lululemon Align 28″ legging. It is made of super soft fabric that feels weightless to wear. The fit is high waisted so everything feels tucked in and they don’t ever feel like they’re falling down (a qualm I find with a lot of cheaper leggings and a reason why I believe these are worth investing in).
These leggings are my favorite for yoga but I also love wearing them at home for cozy work from home days and they are often what I choose to travel in as well as take hikes or long walks in. I have been wearing these for over three years and my collection has grown to five pair because of how often I wear them.
The Align leggings come in a variety of colors and styles and retail for $98. I wear them in a size 6.
In summer I wear the Align short and size up to an 8 in them. As with all Lululemon items, I recommend sizing up if you are in between sizes or prefer a roomier fit.
If you’re looking for an athleisure legging, look no further than the Vuroi Daily Legging. These feature a high waist, drawstring tie, an upgraded no-slip fit, 7/8 length and cuffed ankles making them equal parts sporty and stylish. These leggings are ultra compressive and supportive so I recommend sizing up. They’re great for yoga, running, hiking, traveling or running errands.
I wear a size Large in this pair as I found they run a bit small. The Vuori Daily Legging retails for $89 and is available in sizes XS-XL. They also come in a Long length for the taller girls.
I love the ribbed detail atop the Vuori Rib Studio Leggings. They make them super chic to pair with just a sports bra. They never slip and are made from a fabric that really flatters your legs and make them look photo-ready. They are on the thinner side which makes them great for sweatier, warm weather workouts in my opinion.
I wear a size Medium and they come in XXS-XXL. Available in five colors and seem to be being discontinued as they are on sale.
These Airbrush leggings put this brand on the map. They design their collection to go from the studio to brunch and I think these leggings are really flattering on. They are cut from the label’s signature moisture-wicking stretch fabric and they really lift, sculpt and contour. The wide, high-rise waistband is engineered to stay in place and support you through your workout.
This brand’s leggings run small and I sized down to a size Small.
I live in these shorts in the summer. They are the short version of the Performance Joggers so they’re also super soft and feature no liner so they’re great for lounging or running errands.
Available in sizes XXS-XXL. I wear a size Medium – TTS but I would recommend sizing up if you prefer a bit more of a roomier fit.
Oh how I love these sneakers! So comfortable and yet stylish. I am so picky when it comes to my sneakers and when I booked my trip to Australia last year I decided to splurge on these after reading a lot of hype. My #1 go-tos for walks and hikes. And I love that you don’t have to wear socks with them! I sized down half a size to 6.5.
I love these super comfy shoes for walks. They are so lightweight and therefore great to pack as well.
These are like walking on clouds. So supportive, so comfy.
A great do-it-all sneaker. I love this sleek colorway also.
Truth be told I never thought I’d be an exercise dress kinda gal but there’s something wonderful about this dress!
I sized up to a L.
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As you build out a wardrobe of workout clothes you love, I hope this post and size guidance throughout will help you find quality pieces you love moving in!
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