Now that we’re in that sweet spot of mid-spring where we get our first taste of real hot afternoons (summer is coming!), outdoor workouts and warm-weather workout gear can make a powerful comeback for 2021. But it’s still hot out and even if you’re the type of person who loves breaking a sweat, it’s definitely long past time to put your beloved fleece-lined, cozy gear to the side and focus on workout clothes that will breathe, wick some sweat and ideally keep you cool as you do your thing.
Whether you’re a runner, biker, kayaker or an indoor fitness enthusiast without a powerful AC (we see you and love you too!), you’re going to want your clothes to be designed for the summer weather and the summer sweat that comes along with it (particularly when you’re moving around a lot). Whether you’re looking for shorts that breathe as you run, lightweight sleeveless tops that don’t keep the sweat stuck to you or leggings that keep the chafing and discomfort to a minimum, there’s plenty of ways to make your summer fitness and athleisure wardrobe function for the season. And you can still look really cute along the way.
Read on for a few of our favorite picks for hot weather workout looks (that you can totally wear inside while hiding in the shade/AC too)!
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A version of this story was published June 2020.