I'm Updating My Activewear Closet for the New Year—32 Finds I Think Are Great


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Despite my usual and expected attentiveness to what I wear, I do have to confess that I almost arrive at the gym looking quite messy. Holey old T-shirts, tired leggings, and an outworn pair of running sneakers are my typical uniform. So, this New Year, I've decided that an athletic gear overhaul is necessary and will hopefully spark subsequent motivation. 

Since activewear has become more of a lifestyle category courtesy of athleisure, the options have greatly expanded. Although I love a sporty lounge set (any activewear can double as one), I am looking for functional pieces that will support a high-intensity workout.

Below, I've compiled the pieces I have my eye on for my activewear refresh. Keep scrolling to shop the pieces that will have you eager to book your next workout. 

Freelance Fashion and Accessories Editor

Copelyn is a freelance fashion and accessory editor. She formerly worked for Who What Wear as an associate shopping editor and is based in New York City. She writes about fashion and accessory trends in addition to creating original content. Before her time at Who What Wear, Copelyn was at Bustle Digital Group, working on the accessory market for cover shoots and fashion features across Nylon, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Romper, and Elite Daily. Copelyn also previously worked at InStyle and Cosmopolitan in the fashion and accessory departments on shopping and fashion market. Copelyn has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Copelyn freelances in graphic and web design in the fashion-and-lifestyle space. She also loves to upcycle clothing and home décor as well as collect an embarrassing number of colorful sneakers and experiment with her hair color.