When it comes to workout clothes, I have some nonnegotiable requirements. First, I like to wear things that are comfortable and functional. The pieces have to bend and stretch in a yoga class, stay in place for a dance session at Body by Simone, and wick away sweat for a weekend hike in L.A.’s Runyon Canyon.
Next, and equally important to me, is the cut. In terms of bottoms, I always slip into high-waisted styles since I find them to be the most flattering. For tops, I generally stick with coordinating racer-cut bras or crop tops. Finally, it has to be cute. A requirement that exists because of the inevitable group pics on workout outings with friends, because I want something I can run around in for errands when I’m not working out, and (most importantly) because it just makes me feel my most confident.
My new favorite workout set from JoyLab—a matching seamless sports bra and cropped leggings—adheres to all three of these points. I first spotted the pieces on Who What Wear’s managing editor, Michelle Scanga, and The Thirty’s editorial director, Victoria Hoff. While they opted for bright yellow and red colors, I didn’t veer too far from my typical palette and chose the charcoal version. Clocking in at just $40, the affordable set has quickly risen to the top of my workout set favorites, so now I’m tempted to order it in a few more colors. Ahead shop the flattering workout set, as well as more of my picks from JoyLab’s collection.