In the Goldilocks world of fitness fashion, where this sports bra is too big and those sneakers are too small, finding a piece that’s just right can feel better than landing on the top of the Flywheel Torq board.
And that gym staple—the workout legging—comes with its own woes: The spring weather doesn’t quite warrant shorts, but you don’t want to wear workout tights that reach your ankles (no judgement if it’s been months since you last shaved)—or you’re on the shorter side and long styles simply don’t fit.
Enter the cropped legging, your wonderful answer to all of those in-between moments.
Fitness fashion brands have gotten the memo, apparently, with their spring collections heralding nearly endless wear-everywhere options. Whether utilizing bold patterns or fun color-blocking, these leggings are sure to make a statement—and fulfill your not-quite-summer needs—no matter where the day takes you. Consider that the ultimate perfect fit.
Scroll through for nine of this season’s best cropped leggings to seamlessly take you from spring to summer (and beyond).
Best color-blocked cropped leggings: Athleta Chaturanga capri, $49.99
Best budget-friendly cropped leggings: Champion Vapor Capri, $29.99
Best print-obsessed cropped leggings: Suki Shufu Universe capri, $95
Best it-brand cropped leggings: Ivy Park capri, $50
Best splurge-worthy cropped leggings: Bodyism I Am Proud capri, $215
Best yoga-ready cropped leggings: Beyond Yoga Lux Foxing Capri, $64
Best statement-making cropped leggings: Nike printed capri, $65
Best technical cropped leggings: Lucas Hugh Capri Sport, $200
Best floral cropped leggings: The Upside capri, $100
Need something to go with your leggings? These layering options will keep you well-dressed through spring showers and in-between temps. And while you’re at it, skip the ponytail and opt for one of these new workout-ready hairstyles.
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