15 Outfits That Will Actually Make You Want to Go to the Gym

What if you had such an incredible array of gym outfits in your wardrobe that working out became a pleasure instead of a chore? While it's a cliché, we know that there will be plenty of you reading this who want to get fitter this year. Still—and we're just as guilty—it's undeniably difficult to want to work out when venturing out of the house into the cold is unavoidable. But honestly, there is a way to motivate yourself to get to the gym, and having a wardrobe that makes you look and feel great before you've even stepped on the treadmill makes a difference.

In fact, we find this theory so convincing that we've hunted down the chicest influencer and A-list gym outfits we're sure you'll love and want to emulate. From Felicity Hayward's logo-emblazoned leggings and Kate Hudson's printed numbers to Monikh's runner shorts and Callie Thorpe's chic outerwear, there are ensembles to suit every kind of exercise you could challenge yourself with.

Scroll through our gallery to get some inspiration, then shop a plethora of stylish workout pieces.


#1: Retro Runner Shorts
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Give your workout attire a retro injection with a pair of red runner shorts, then pair with a marl knit like Monikh. 


#2: Hoodie
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Hoodies make for the ideal post-workout cover-up as they're more breathable than conventional coats. 


#3: High-Neck Sports Bra
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A high-neck sports bra offers more support than strappy styles, making it an excellent option should you have a bigger bust. 

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#4: Box-Fresh White Kicks
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Nothing completes a workout look quite like a pair of chunky white trainers. These Puma kicks nod to the Dad trainer trend and they'll go perfectly with printed kits. 


#5: Bumbag
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Bumbags are the ultimate carry-all solution for working out. Tie them tightly round your waist for running, or sling it over your shoulder like Paloma when cycling. 


#6: Cycling Shorts
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Cycling shorts will forever divide the fashion industry but if you're for them, we recommend going all out for a printed pair. The cropped length makes them ideal for warm workout sessions, such as Bikram yoga. 

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#7: Side-Stripe Joggers
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Side-stripe jogging bottoms work just as well for the gym as they do for casual brunches with your friends. Make like ASOS's Lesley and coordinate your top to the colour of your side-stripe for a flawless ensemble. 


#8: Tennis Skirt
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With discreet undershorts, this skirt will work for a variety of sports, including tennis, of course. 


#9: Polo Shirt
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A polo shirt offers a preppy alternative to the classic cotton tees you always wear to the gym.

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#10: Colour-Pop Sneaks
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Give monochrome wares a lift by investing in bright trainers. We love Sophia's combo of pink, black and grey. 


#11: Zip-Up Outerwear
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If you plan on exercising outdoors, a jacket is a must. It pays to invest in a proper sports jacket as it'll ensure you stay a comfortable temperature for the duration. 


#12: Logo-Emblazoned Leggings
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The logo trend is still going strong, and it's so easy to integrate it into your gym kit. Felicity Hayward gets it right with her contrast-stitch leggings. 

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#13: Strappy Sports Bra
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Strap details are set to be one of the biggest gym-kit trends of the year. Lululemon's Braham bra nails the look while boasting brilliant support. 


#14: Printed Leggings
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Gym clothes needn't be cookie-cutter; let your personal style shine through with a pair of printed leggings. Floral, animal, geometric—you're guaranteed to find a pair to suit your vibe. 


#15: Bodysuit
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While we may not recommend it for vigorous workouts, there's no denying that Trace Ellis Ross looks 10/10 in her bodysuit. Wear them with jogging bottoms and a cool cover-up for the ultimate in après-gym styling. 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Elinor Block