Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Workout Wear

Good morning everyone! Happy Hump Day! :)

Spring is upon us, which means a lot of people are looking to put away their long pants and sweatshirts and bring out the cute tanks and shorts for their workouts.  

With that in mind, I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite workout wear for Spring!  

Victoria's Secret Girlfriend Tank: These tanks are one of my staples.  They are long and very flattering, super soft, and they are somehow amazingly shrink resistant in the wash.  I discovered these last summer and have a bunch of them that I wear over a sports bra to go work out, under other sweaters and tops for everyday wear, and for pajamas! They are usually $18 a piece, but you can get them online right now for only $12.50! 

They have a ba-gillion colors, and they just came out with these funky striped ones for Spring! 

Lululemon Push Ur Limits Tank: I recently picked up one of these tanks from lululemon after seeing so many girls with the CUTEST tanks from there.  I have not been disappointed.  I would usually never go sans-sports bra, but this top truly does have enough support to go freely.  It's also moisture wicking, which is great for activities like spin, involving the super sweats.  It looks like they only have the black available online, but I know they had tons of color options in the store when I was there last.  What is great about ordering online through lululemon is they offer FREE shipping! Woo hooo!

Look how great the back looks! Guaranteed to cause some work-out-gear-envy at your gym. 

Nike Tempo Shorts: I'm sure 99.9% of the women in the world who work out have discovered these amazing shorts, but I thought they still deserved some credit.  After years of searching for a good pair of running shorts, these came out, and I haven't looked back since.  They are super flattering, made from Dri-FIT material, and they don't ride up -- so you won't get the stares from everyone at the gym as you constantly "fix" yourself on the treadmill.  They have a MILLION different color combos. Nordstrom usually has some good options online, and they seem to have maybe gone down in price?? Only $28 a pair, not too shabby.

Lululemon Hot Move Shorts: If you're a fan of Bikram Yoga, you will love these lightweight shorts.  They are PRETTY short, but anyone who has done yoga in 105 degrees knows that less is more, and you will not be the one showing the most booty in these!

I have a pair that I bought last summer in the black/grey print, but I think the "Unicorn Tears" print could be kinda fun, especially for spring! They've also added a cool little draw-string to the side of the shorts now.

Lululemon Wunder Under Crop: If you're like me, you love to workout in capris, even in the Spring/Summer.  For spin and barre classes, lightweight crops are my go-to.  I discovered this amazing invention recently, and again, I won't ever be turning back!  Lululemon Wunder Under Crops are moisture wicking, which is great for spin, and there is something about the material that makes you look great in all the right places, kinda like SPANKZ! They even have a hidden pocket in the waistband that is perfect for a couple of $$ or small keys.

Goody StayPut Hair Bands: These are kind of a no brainer.  Especially as it warms up outside, every girl wants something to keep those fly-aways from buzzing in her face as she gets her sweat on.  These Hair Bands stay in place and they do not give you a headache or pull painfully on your hair. They come in both basic and fun colors! I pick some up every once in a while at Target.  

Lululemon Untwisted Headband (shown in "sprinkler ikat"): For you fashionistas, I recently stumbled across this pretty headband on the lulu website.  It gets great reviews for the luon fabric, which catches sweat and dries quickly.  It is also pretty good about staying in place, but best with a lower pony tail, and probably lower intensity workouts where you're not whipping your hair back-and-forth, like yoga or a barre classes.  It is also REVERSIBLE! The other side is plain bright blue. Funnnn. 

I am *trying* to generate some more comments from you guys...I know you all have great ideas to add!  So, does anyone out there have a great suggestion for spring workout wear?? Comment away! 

Have a great day! It looks like a sunny one here in Chicago! :) 




  1. I think I'll check some of these out. I remember you mentioning your love for the vs tanks last year. My fav workout gear is an IU tanker and old navy capris.... Ok...I guess it's time for an update. :)

  2. I do still love working out in one of the MANY IU tees I collected from Steve & Barrys :)