It’s 2019! The holidays were, indeed, merry—you likely imbibed with a few extra beverages, increased your sugar intake, helped yourself to a few extra servings at holiday dinners, or maybe all of the above (no shade!), and now it’s time to refocus on your health and kick your wellness resolutions into motion. One resolution undoubtedly at the top of your list is to work out more, whether that be joining a gym or yoga studio, hitting every boxing, sculpting, and spin class on ClassPass, joining a local running club, or streaming video workouts at home. Whichever way you choose to break a sweat in the new year, a stylish lineup of workout clothes will help motivate you whether you’re a calorie-burning fiend or less than inclined to break a sweat. If you’re recently engaged and have a wedding on the horizon, you’re likely even more motivated to kick your fitness routine into high gear. You want to look extraordinary in that wedding dress after all, right?
Regardless of your sweat session of choice, there are certain items that are a key when you’ve got workouts on the brain such as sports bras and leggings. Athletic brands like Nike and Lululemon, affordable labels like H&M and Target, and trendy brands like Outdoor Voices and The Upside all have these essentials on offer from matching bra-and-legging sets to the popularized bra top silhouette (these are basically longline bras that double as crop tops and are perfect with high-waist leggings!). For a little more coverage, tank tops with cutouts or that tie in the back are great for showing off a killer sports bra while sheer fabrics will offer a similar reveal. If you’re into outdoor workouts or like a few extra layers when warming up, long sleeves are key in the form of jackets or hoodies while fleece-lined leggings with keep you warm in brisk weather. These cozier pieces also make for a great postworkout layer (you know, to serve as a barrier between sweaty skin and your coat) or as sporty-chic piece when you’re angling for an athleisure outfit.
The most important thing to keep in mind is the level of intensity with each workout—a light-impact bra probably won’t hold up during sprints or in a HIIT class. The same goes for technical materials that are more breathable (the key is moisture wicking!) or styles with UPF (aka built-in sunscreen)—you’ll definitely want these when you’re breaking a major sweat or working out outdoors.
Now that you’ve committed to a new 2019 fitness routine, ahead, shop the edit of fashionable workout clothes to get you through them in style.