From ‘Runsies’ to Lightweight Puffers, These Free People Movement Layering Pieces Are Perfect for Outdoor Runs

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If you're a runner, you're likely anticipating the summer-to-fall transition (overheated runs be gone!), but with this change comes a wardrobe shift. Let's face it: Our tank tops and tiny shorts aren't going to cut it when the breeze turns brisk. When autumn hits, you're going to need longer layers and transitional pieces. Think: cozy pullovers, breathable long-sleeve shirts, and fleece (lots of it.) Lucky for you, we spotted some FP Movement layering pieces that'll keep you totally comfortable, no matter how the temps dip. (And can be easily removed when they don't...)

While Free People is known for its boho, effortless dresses and other "cool-girl" fashion staples, its athleisure line, FP Movement, is also a one-stop-shop for reliable, stylish sportswear. From "runsies" (jumpsuits you can run in) to lightweight puffer jackets, FP Movement has everything you need to go the distance on your next fall jog. Beyond being cozy, lightweight, and breathable, the pieces are meant to be thrown over your sport bras, tanks, tees, and even long-sleeve tops, allowing you to layer up or down as you please.

Ready to hit the pavement? Check out some of our favorite transitional pieces from the FP Movement running collection.

All of the layering pieces we want from FP Movement

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Misty Morning Layer — $68.00

Everyone needs a pullover, and the Misty Morning Layer is a solid bet. It has a figure-hugging silhouette and thumbholes that fasten the sleeves to your arms as you’re pumping through your run (bye bye, ride-ups). Made of a polyester and elastane blend, this long sleeve is super breathable and will keep you warm during chilly mornings. And if it starts to drizzle, the light hood will keep you dry.

Sizes available: XS-XL

Colors: Black and cherry red.

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Tempo Long-Sleeve Tee — $50.00

Up the tempo on your next run with this long-sleeve tee. Featuring an A-line silhouette, the Tempo tee is flattering as it is functional, hugging you at the top and progressively getting more flowy for a comfy fit. The thumbholes are a nice touch to prevent sleeve ride up, especially during long runs. It comes in 16 different colors including an aqua “Cosmic Sea”, bright “Cherry Crush”, sweet “Pink Punch”, and 13 other fun and vibrant hues.

Sizes available: XS-XL

Colors: 16 different hues.

Core Four Joggers — $98.00

While summer might call for barely-there shorts to keep sweat at bay, the cooler temps call for a little more coverage and coziness. Enter, these sporty joggers you can wear while you warm up, cool down, or for the whole dang run. They’re made from a light cotton-polyester blend so even though they’re a bit heavier than materials like spandex, you won’t be left in a swampy sweat. Plus, they’re easy to get on and off thanks to a button-up and drawstring waistband, so if you do want to wear them over shorts, you can.

Sizes available: XS-XL

Colors: Black, white, blue, and dusty rose.

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Tap In Layering Top — $78.00

Whether you’re training for a marathon or a 5k, you’ll want to have the Tap In top in your running rotation. With its cropped and long-sleeve fit, it’s lightweight but still warm to keep the chill out on cold mornings. It comes with a funneled neckline and an adjustable pull to keep your neck warm, too. Complete the fit with your favorite sports bra or running tank.

Sizes available: XS-L

Colors: Black, white, teal, orange, and beige.

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Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket — $198.00

Running or not, cooler weather calls for a lightweight jacket, and the Pippa Packable Puffer is everything. Boxy, oversized, and water-resistant, it’s truly the perfect layering piece that you can wear exercising or running errands. Albeit being lightweight, it keeps you warm thanks to the quilted design and insulation. We also like that it’s foldable, making traveling with it easy.

Sizes available: XS-XL

Colors: 11 different hues.

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Good Karma High-Neck Layer — $88.00

We’re not sure what we love most: The ruffled neckline? The sleek fit? The thumbholes? We love it all, as with most Good Karma pieces. This stretchy, long-sleeve top ticks all of the boxes for the perfect running layer, and it’s so stylish that it can (and should!) be mistaken for a fashion top. We love that it has a no ride-up design and is super lightweight. Machine wash cold to preserve the material.

Sizes available: XS-XL

Colors: Black, white, magenta, and gray.

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Lead The Pack Pullover Fleece — $98.00

Fleece is in every fall, and this Lead The Pack pullover is giving the coziest vibes. Slightly oversized with a relaxed fit, this fleece pullover is super easy to throw on over your sports bra or running top. It has water-resistant paneling to protect you from light drizzles as well as pockets to store your ID and keys. And let’s face it—even if you don’t plan on pounding the pavement, it’s so cute it’s worth a spot in your fall wardrobe regardless.

Sizes available: XS-XL

Colors: Olive green, purple, black, and white.

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Good Karma Long Sleeve Runsie — $108.00

Onesie? More like runsie. The Good Karma Runsie is a no-frills piece that’s super easy to throw on when you want to squeeze a run in to your mid-day routine. Made of a nylon and spandex blend, this stretchy runsie moves with you as you stride out and offers light compression. Simply put it on over your undergarments—or underneath a sweatshirt or sweats, if it’s cold—and you’re good to go.

Sizes available: XS-L

Colors: Black, gray, magenta, and teal.

Interested in seeing more activewear styles? Explore the entire Free People Movement collection here.

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