13 things you should wear to work out right now

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It’s about this time of year that your gym bag’s contents might start to bore you. (Last year’s leggings tend to get a lot of play in January.) But here’s some sweaty style news:

A ton of hot fitness fashion labels—like Vie Active, Koral, and Alala—are debuting spring pieces that will crush your fitness style plateau. We’re talking rad print leggings, edgy mesh and web-like tanks, and boho cropped yoga tops.

Here are the best of-the-moment  pieces our editors are crushing on (and sweating in) right this moment. Click through for workout style inspiration that will propel you and your workouts into spring. —Jamie McKillop

(Photo: Alala Draped Jacket, Carbon 38)


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K Deer Gypsy Jag yoga fitness leggings K-Deer Haute Legz in Gypsy Jag ($98)

K-Deer is quickly gaining recognition for its eco-friendly and versatile leggings in wild, selfie-worthy colors and patterns, like this leopard-inspired psychedelic print.

(Photo: K-Deer)


Carbon 38 Vie Active Rockell Compression Tights ($130)

The Vie Active Compression Tight is a super-flattering, go-to legging for boutique fitness regulars. We’re loving this slick 50-Shades-of-Grey pair in particular.

(Photo: Carbon 38)


Zella Zella Chameleon Longline Sports Bra ($74)

Nordstrom’s Zella line included lots of cool, urban pieces this season and almost all of them—like this racerback (which doubles as a cropped tank)—get an A+ for comfortable fit.

(Photo: Nordstom)


Carbon Web Top Koral Activewear Web Sleeveless Top ($138)

This lightweight workout top from stylish the Los Angeles-based brand is one web we definitely want to get caught in.

(Photo: Carbon 38)


Phat Buddha Phat Buddha War Horse Leggings ($84)

Phat Buddha’s artful take on camouflage may just give you the fighting power you need to get through the last ten minutes of boot camp.

(Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue)


Misguided Active Missguided Active Printed Full Length Gym Leggings Blue ($29)

International contemporary brand Missguided just launched activewear, with cool, urban prints like this one and prices that won’t make you sweat.

(Photo: Missguided)


Moving Comfort Moving Comfort Fineform Sports Bra ($38)

Lately the go-to brand for functional sports bras has been upping its style game, meaning pieces like this sheer and neon peekaboo bra with adjustable and moveable straps will look amazing and offer the support you need.

(Photo: Moving Comfort)


Athleta Athleta Citytime Sweatshirt Tank ($69)

We can’t wait until it’s warm enough to strut down the street in this French terry tank with mesh ventilation panels. Until then, Bikram it is.

(Photo: Athleta)


Zara Terez Zara Terez Women’s Iridescent Triangles Leggings ($49)

Zara Terez’s cheeky prints, like Emoji and Candy Crush leggings, are suddenly everywhere. And you can go (slightly) more subtle with this geometric triangle pair.

(Photo: Zara Terez)


Hey Jo Hey Jo Cassini Stretch Jersey Leggings ($275)

They may look basic, but these leggings made from soft Italian stretch-Jersey, have a lot of passionate fans who swear they mold perfectly to your body (although you certainly pay for it).

(Photo: Net A Porter)


Carbon 38 Alala Alala Draped Jacket ($205)

Yes, this is actually an activewear jacket, and yes, you can actually sweat in it. But if you just want to wear it to brunch, we won’t tell.

(Photo: Carbon 38)


Hard Tail Hard Tail Triangle Crop Top Tank ($50)

After more than 20 years, Hard Tail continues to woo the yoga crowd with its can’t-not-love tie-dye prints. And this flowy tank is about to become a boho streetwear staple. (Just be sure to wear a bra that holds you in for downward dog).

(Photo: Hard Tail)


Forever 21 Sports Bra Forever 21 Caged Cami Sports Bra ($13)

Forever 21’s young, affordable activewear collection got a boost this year when the company hired fit Aussie model Shanina Shaik to rep its line. And her photos—like this one featuring the super strappy Caged Cami Sports Bra—really do make you want to wear it.

(Photo: Forever 21)


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