Cold weather can be tough on workouts: runners woefully move indoors to treadmills, our staple black workout capris get way less love, and, as the days grow shorter, 6:00 a.m. workouts become so much more challenging when it’s still pitch black outside.
But there’s a silver lining to the biting weather of winter—and the lining happens to be wool. Or cashmere. Or fleece.
Over-sized yoga sweaters are some of our favorite fitness fashion duds to rock on our way to class (or anywhere else) as the temperatures drop. Cozy, cuddly, and chic, here are six sweaters straight from the editors at Well+Good that we’re layering on right now. Bundle up with us… —Jamie McKillop
Photo: Just Jared
I never thought I’d fall for this trend, but I love the fun animal-print. I can totally wear this cardi with straight-up black yoga pants to Pure Yoga (on days when I’m not rocking a print or bright color) or skinny jeans and boots. I’m also a fan of the cozy tush-skimming length, and I know I’ll amortize the price tag by wearing it incessantly.
For a boho-chic yoga look, I love throwing a leather moto jacket over a sweater like this. I’ll pair it with a Turkish towel scarf, sunnies, high-top sneakers, and voila! I’m good to go for a well-earned post-Yoga-to-the People brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda.
Two words: Delicious cashmere. I’m also in love the scoop neck—it’s pretty and comfortable. I can see this becoming a great double-duty piece in my wardrobe: it can be dressed up with jewelry and black pants for a night out or thrown over a workout tank and leggings after a class at Modo.
I’ve had my eye on this fleece from Nike. It’s cute enough to throw on when I’m running straight from a class at Yoga Vida to school, and cozy enough that I can wear it without having to add too many layers.
This cozy, drapey sweater with a cowl neck needs to get in my closet now. I’d probably wear it with necklaces to work. And, like a good Boho-chic piece, it’s loose, casual, and elegant, so it won’t stick to my post-vinyasa sweat at Yoga 216.
This is a great layering piece but it isn’t too heavy, so I can throw my down coast over it, too. There’s something really elegant about the extra long sleeves that bunch at the wrist. I think it would look really great with boots and skinny jeans—no body would guess I wore this to Kula earlier in the day. It’s all yoga in the studio and chic in the street.
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