Stock Up on These 12 Spring Workout Wardrobe Essentials

By , SparkPeople Blogger
As the days linger a little longer and the temperatures finally start to rise, venturing outside for some open-air exercise starts to sound not quite as daunting—and maybe even downright pleasant. If you still need a little extra motivation to smooth the transition from winter hibernation to spring training, there's nothing like a little pre-season shopping to get you excited about your activity of choice. We did a little legwork to get you started—check out some of these fun and functional pieces to kickstart your spring goals.

Light Jackets for Cool Mornings

This Unibelle Thin Zip-Up Jacket (starting at $19.99)

Throw on this brightly colored jacket from Unibelle and hit the streets for a morning walk, or wear it on the way to yoga class. Thin and lightweight, the water-resistant fabric shields you from light rain. Zippered pockets have been added for convenience.

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Women's Venture Jacket from The North Face (starting at $68.31)

This high-performance spring jacket is available in a medley of spring-friendly colors. The waterproof outer layer and Velcro stormflap closure will keep you dry in pop-up showers, and zippered vents keep you cool when temps start to creep up.

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ZSHOW Women's Lightweight, Quick-Dry Windbreaker (starting at $19.99)

This amazingly versatile, perfectly packable windbreaker is great for running, cycling, hiking or any outdoor spring exercise. It even offers built-in UV protection.

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Short Sleeves for Sweat Sessions

RBX Active Women's Space Dye Short Sleeve Tee Shirt (starting at $14.94)

Made from a high-tech wicking fabric, this easy-fit active tee offers a flattering silhouette without being too clingy. The heathered, space-dye pattern is available in your favorite spring shades.

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Baleaf Women's Short Sleeve Running Shirt (starting at $10.99)

When you need a budget-friendly option that stands up to strenuous spring workouts, this high-performance tee is a winner. Cool-feeling fabric wicks moisture away from the skin, while a back mesh panel provides ventilation. Perfect for running, walking and biking.

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RBX Active Women's Back Detail Yoga Tank Top (starting at $14.90)

This flattering, relaxed-fit workout tank has a high-low hem for just the right amount of flowy coverage. The scoop neck and racerback design allows for freedom of movement while keeping you cool.

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Cropped Pants for Warm Workouts

Comfy Yoga Capris ($19.99)

With a flattering mid-rise cut that will stay put all through your workout and beyond, these comfy capris are available in dozens of cheery spring patterns and colors.

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Sipaya Women's High Waist Yoga Pants ($13.99)

Who says you have to pay big bucks for well-fitting capris with tummy control? As one reviewer says of these soft, lightweight leggings: "They fit great, I’m 180 pounds, 5' 7", all my weight is in my stomach…I got a medium and they hold me in and fit really well!"

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Alex + Abby Women's Energy Skirted Capri (starting at $59.00)

For those who love the look of a skirt and the comfort and coverage of capris, here's the perfect hybrid. Adjust the mesh outer layer to show a splash of color. The leggings feature a hidden wide waistband for extra tummy control.

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Just for the Guys

Mizuno Men's Kato 2.0 Running Jacket (starting at $45.99)

From running to hiking to biking, this super lightweight and perfectly packable athletic jacket goes effortlessly on any adventure. It features back ventilation, water-resistant fabric and convenient thumbholes in the sleeves.

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Nike Men's Dri-Fit City 7" Running Shorts (starting at $29.99)

These high-performance shorts feature Dri-Fit Technology that wicks away moisture to keep you dry during warm runs. An elastic waistband and drawstring ensure a custom, comfortable fit. Roomy pockets keep essentials close.

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tasc Performance Beaver Falls Long-Sleeve Tee Shirt (starting at $19.95)

Sure to become a daily staple, this silky-soft long-sleeve tee is lightweight enough for all-year wear. Made from bamboo-based rayon and cotton, it’s easy to wash and wear while offering plenty of performance benefits.

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What's your favorite piece of spring fitness apparel?

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