Editors' Picks: The Workout Clothes We're Loving Right Now
C9 Champion Cover-Up Pants
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: On the rare occasion that it's too cold to run outside and I need to hit the gym, I'm way more motivated to get there if my gear is easily layerable. These stretchy pants are ideal because of the wide-leg fit. I can wear a pair of shorts underneath and quickly change between the two during treadmill warm-ups and cool-downs.
Buy It! C9 Champion Freedom cover-up pants, $29.99; target.com
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: It takes a lot to keep me from running outside during the winter (we're talking a bomb cyclone) and it's mainly because I've made it a priority to stock up on well-made gear that's specifically designed for runners. This fitted, stretch jacket features a repellent nylon shell (that really repells everything) with a washable merino wool base that protects me from even the worst Nor'easters.
Buy It! Tracksmith Nor'easter jacket, $298; tracksmith.com
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: It's no wonder why so many people are obsessed with leggings from Nordstrom's exclusive activewear line, Zella. Not only do they lift and tone your legs and butt in all the right places but they're super-affordable and come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes — plus-size included.
Buy It! Zella Live In Electric Mix Power Mesh Crop Leggings, $59; nordstrom.com
Lindy Segal, Style Social Media Editor: Most of my active tops are solid colors, in the black/navy family and just generally on the boring side. So when I spotted this cute top from J.Crew's Sport line (which keeps getting better and better, IMHO), I needed to have it in my workout wardrobe. It's not over-the-top, but the cheeky graphic and low-cut arms — and the not-so-subtle reminder to, you know, breathe — are just what I need.
Buy it! Tank top, $29.50; jcrew.com
Lou & Grey FORM Leggings
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: Let's face it, leggings aren't the most forgiving piece of clothing, which is why quality is so important for me. These Lou & Grey leggings are extremely smoothing, amazingly comfortable and most importantly, they keep everything well where it should be. No jiggling here!
Buy It! Lou & Grey FORM Leggings, $69.50; louandgrey.com
Alo Moto Leggings
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: I own more leggings than I can keep track of, but I keep reaching for this edgy moto-inspired pair by Alo featuring glossy fabric and mesh detail. They're great to work out in or to just sport on the weekends in a stylish athleisure outfit.
Buy It! Alo High Waist Moto Leggings, $114; nordstrom.com
Gap Half-Zip Pullover
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: Whether I'm going to the gym or "going to the gym" (a.k.a. a brisk Saturday afternoon walk to the grocery store beneath my apartment building), I always throw on my trusty Gap half-zip pullover. It's snug enough to be worn alone over a sports bra, yet still comfortable and cozy enough to simply create an athletic look on those days when you don't want anyone thinking you're actually wearing leggings as pants.
Buy It! GapFit Half-Zip Pullover, $49.99; gap.com