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This sporty-fresh activewear line will power you through till spring


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The age old dilemma: Should you cozy up in two pairs of socks, guzzle green tea, and huddle under your knit throw until spring? Or suit up in cute activewear, hit up a heart-pumping workout, and charge through the rest of winter on an endorphin high?

We vote option two (with solid hygge time thrown in for good measure, of course). And this ultra-curated list—starring J.Crew’s new sporty line—will help get you started.

The classic megabrand just dropped all of the super-fresh workout wear you need to get moving, this time in the soft spring palette of your mood-boosting dreams. Pale pink kicks? Striped crop tops? Showstopping—ahem, barre-stopping—bodysuits? The latest batch of J.Crew activewear checks all the boxes.

We selected our favorites from the collection, for a selection of looks that will give your dark-hued gym wardrobe (and winter-workout attitude) a facelift.

Scroll down for our handpicked must-haves from the spring-inspired collection. (Spoiler: Serious fit-fashion staples ahead).

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New Balance® for J.Crew performance crop top in stripe, $70

You can never have too many crop tops—and this navy striped number packs the go-with-everything mileage to prove it. (Come warmer temps, you won’t even want to cover up with a hoodie.)

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J. Crew full-length body suit, $88

This brand new one-piece will satisfy your closet’s wow-worthy quota. And in a soft, totally stretchable performance fabric, it will hold up through ballet, Pilates, and beyond.

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New Balance® for J.Crew 711 mesh sneakers, $80

Everyone deserves a pair of sneakers in a color called “confetti” (hey, just consider it your motivator for every dance cardio class and living-room dance party). Bonus: The lightweight mesh construction means they won’t interfere with your moves.

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New Balance® for J.Crew performance crop top, $70, and high-waisted performance crop leggings in star print, $85

Whether you wear them solo or as a matching set, you can’t go wrong with a standout print. Psst: Contoured seams and sweat-wicking fabric mean both are fit-like-a-glove comfy.

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J. Crew Anorak, $90

Rainy-day jogs are made all the brighter by a little bling—in this case, a shiny metallic detail that takes this pullover jacket from solidly classic to subtly chic.

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New Balance® for J.Crew performance scoopneck sports bra, $46

This sports bra makes sturdy elegant, with a pretty neckline and minimalist design. Oh, and the moisture-wicking fabric means you’ll stay dry through every squat.

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Photo: J.Crew

New Balance® for J.Crew performance scoopneck sports bra, $46

What could possibly be more more spring-y than snagging it in soft pink, too?

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Photo: J.Crew

New Balance® for J.Crew performance leggings in colorblock, $95

Side pockets, antimicrobial (and odor-resistant) fabric, and an eye-catching design that adds a playful touch to every outdoor jaunt: Your new fave leggings are here.

Grab all these styles (and more spring-certified activewear) at jcrew.com

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