Stock Up on These 12 Spring Workout Wardrobe Essentials

By , SparkPeople Blogger
As the days linger a little longer and the temperatures finally start to rise, venturing outside for some open-air exercise starts to sound not quite as daunting—and maybe even downright pleasant. If you still need a little extra motivation to smooth the transition from winter hibernation to spring training, there's nothing like a little pre-season shopping to get you excited about your activity of choice. We did a little legwork to get you started—check out some of these fun and functional pieces to kickstart your spring goals.

Light Jackets for Cool Mornings

This Unibelle Thin Zip-Up Jacket (starting at $19.99)

Throw on this brightly colored jacket from Unibelle and hit the streets for a morning walk, or wear it on the way to yoga class. Thin and lightweight, the water-resistant fabric shields you from light rain. Zippered pockets have been added for convenience.

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Women's Venture Jacket from The North Face (starting at $68.31)

This high-performance spring jacket is available in a medley of spring-friendly colors. The waterproof outer layer and Velcro stormflap closure will keep you dry in pop-up showers, and zippered vents keep you cool when temps start to creep up.

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ZSHOW Women's Lightweight, Quick-Dry Windbreaker (starting at $19.99)

This amazingly versatile, perfectly packable windbreaker is great for running, cycling, hiking or any outdoor spring exercise. It even offers built-in UV protection.

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Short Sleeves for Sweat Sessions

RBX Active Women's Space Dye Short Sleeve Tee Shirt (starting at $14.94)

Made from a high-tech wicking fabric, this easy-fit active tee offers a flattering silhouette without being too clingy. The heathered, space-dye pattern is available in your favorite spring shades.

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Baleaf Women's Short Sleeve Running Shirt (starting at $10.99)

When you need a budget-friendly option that stands up to strenuous spring workouts, this high-performance tee is a winner. Cool-feeling fabric wicks moisture away from the skin, while a back mesh panel provides ventilation. Perfect for running, walking and biking.

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RBX Active Women's Back Detail Yoga Tank Top (starting at $14.90)

This flattering, relaxed-fit workout tank has a high-low hem for just the right amount of flowy coverage. The scoop neck and racerback design allows for freedom of movement while keeping you cool.

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Cropped Pants for Warm Workouts

Comfy Yoga Capris ($19.99)

With a flattering mid-rise cut that will stay put all through your workout and beyond, these comfy capris are available in dozens of cheery spring patterns and colors.

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Sipaya Women's High Waist Yoga Pants ($13.99)

Who says you have to pay big bucks for well-fitting capris with tummy control? As one reviewer says of these soft, lightweight leggings: "They fit great, I’m 180 pounds, 5' 7", all my weight is in my stomach…I got a medium and they hold me in and fit really well!"

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Alex + Abby Women's Energy Skirted Capri (starting at $59.00)

For those who love the look of a skirt and the comfort and coverage of capris, here's the perfect hybrid. Adjust the mesh outer layer to show a splash of color. The leggings feature a hidden wide waistband for extra tummy control.

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Just for the Guys

Mizuno Men's Kato 2.0 Running Jacket (starting at $45.99)

From running to hiking to biking, this super lightweight and perfectly packable athletic jacket goes effortlessly on any adventure. It features back ventilation, water-resistant fabric and convenient thumbholes in the sleeves.

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Nike Men's Dri-Fit City 7" Running Shorts (starting at $29.99)

These high-performance shorts feature Dri-Fit Technology that wicks away moisture to keep you dry during warm runs. An elastic waistband and drawstring ensure a custom, comfortable fit. Roomy pockets keep essentials close.

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tasc Performance Beaver Falls Long-Sleeve Tee Shirt (starting at $19.95)

Sure to become a daily staple, this silky-soft long-sleeve tee is lightweight enough for all-year wear. Made from bamboo-based rayon and cotton, it’s easy to wash and wear while offering plenty of performance benefits.

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What's your favorite piece of spring fitness apparel?

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CECELW 10/1/2020
I don't go to a gym to workout. I exercise at home. Report
Great products and prices. Report
I love the articles, colors and the prices. Report
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
I could definitely use some new spring workout gear!!! Great suggestions and checklist Report
Great article! Report
I have been walking and working out almost daily for six years. I never go to a gym, so don't have a reason to spend on clothes just for workouts. Regular shorts and tees work just fine, and always wear jeans to walk with my dog, because... pockets! If it's warm, I wear jean shorts. Report
I thought the prices were good. I get most of my workout clothing at Kohl's now and enjoy shopping in person. And the things I get there last for years with heavy wear. Report
A nice choice of clothing and the prices are affordable too. Report
Most of these things are under $20. I think the prices are fine. That skirt/legging combo thing, however, is heinous. Report
excellent re read Report
great items, but pricey Report
im loving the long sleeve yellow shirt! everythings so expensive these days though....
i just purchased a few items from that seemed to be much cheaper the other online stores, so ill probably stick to them guys for the time being till i can afford more expensive fitness gear. Report
Not sure I really like any of those "fashions". Report
Loved all the info!!! Report
Loved all the info in this article!!! Report
Thanks for the info Report
Thanks, great! Report
Had this article pop up more than once. Neat colors. Report
good tips Report
I like the Men's Yellow Long Sleeve Tee, but yellow is not my colour. I do not do Facebook or order from Amazon as I like to try on for the size. Every brand Tee and Pants do not fit the same in their sizing. My black Athletic Wear Pants from Walmart and black Tees for $20. each still look like new and they are 15 years old. Have been washed and put in the dryer weekly. Too bad that the Medium is too big for me know. The new stock this year has changed a bit. The small pants fit good and are slimmer, while the older stock was more of a straight leg. I have bought pants at COSTCO that fit well and wear well. This spring, I bought the tight leg legging type pants that are super smart. Looking for a PINK shirt. Most stores are not into PINK or RED shirts this year.Guess I will keep looking. I do not like to shop Marshall's or Winners, as their stores are messy an confusing. Target didn't do well in Canada and moved out. The Zellers store was better that Target. Also, the Hudson Bay seems to be going downhill as far as being messy and aisles are always filled with sale items that are not worth their prices. Report
Thank you. Report
Nice ideas! Thanks. Report
Thank you! Report
Thanks for remembering men are a part of SparkPeople Report
So what.s wrong with just using plain no name brand clothes? Report
These are really nice workout clothes Report
I try to get used, from either a thrift store or a free box. I use whatever will breathe enough for me to work out in it. When a store is closing, I'll buy some clothes from them, or if an item is on clearance and it's really cheap. The most important item you can buy, though, is some good quality shoes. If you're going to buy one expensive item, go with comfortable, sturdy shoes! Report
Great list! Thank you! Report
I would rather spend the money on a good pair of shoes . and like Martha 342 Kohl's is a great place to shop . Report
Nice ideas Report
thank you Report
Hi Melissa these clothing suggestions are great (and I don't think they are too expensive). But I often shop at Target and Marshalls for workout clothing too. thanks for the suggestions! Report
SInce I wear plus size, most of these options do not work for me. Report
thanks Report
Great ideas for jackets--I'm always stuck in a too-warm hoody ;-). Report
I have so many longsleeve shirts from five case that I don’t need a jacket Report
Thank you Report
Nice, but I don't wear any thing specific for working out--just use what I have already. Report
A good list, but too expensive for what they are Report
I can't buy workout clothes at this price, due to the fact that my body tends to change size and shape . I tend to buy what I need to accomplish my goal. Report
Great products Report
Recently i have gifted my wife Trendy slim fit, sleeveless cut Ladies GFA Sleeveless Tee perfect for both street wear and everyday training.You can try Gripped Fitness Accessories.Hope you like this Report
Personal suggestion sign up for the site nike, walmart, shopko, kmart and other stores and wait for sales. I but 9 to 10 dollar danskin tanktops with built in bras for 1 to 3 dollars at my local walmart on clearance. Plus don't hesitate to check out garage sales and goodwills and even local things on facebook there are over 10 places in my local area where people sign up on facebook to sell things. Things from xbox 360s to tv to clothing to even fitness equipment. I don't use craigslist in my area for clothing because they price to high might as well go new if there going to be to high.

But there are many options out there. Report
These options are way too expensive! Maybe try the article again with things that the average person can afford. Report
Some of these clothes are really cute and fun! Report
It seems like every piece of clothing that is shown is very expensive. Most people are not going to spend that much money on workout gear. Report