New year, new workout clothes. That’s how the saying goes, right? Whether or not you’re looking to take advantage of Zara’s winter sale or grab a new pair of boots, don’t forget to update your gym wardrobe too.

If you need justification to buy something cute, when you know you’ll be sweating like an absolute monster in the garment during favorite 90-minute kickboxing class or three-mile run, you’ve come to the right place.

Yes, these clothes are chic, with new prints, styles, and shapes for the 2020 season. But they’re also super-functional. They’ll help you show off your personal style in the studio or on the trails — but they’ll also ensure that you get a better, more comfortable workout too.

Still on the fence? Take a peek at our picks and see if you can resist.

Koral Utile Rib Gloss Long Sleeve Crop Top

This long-sleeved mock turtleneck top has a two-way zipper in the back that looks high-fashion, but also offers a cool way to customize the fit. And honestly, this ice blue number looks right at home in and out of the gym.

Koral Utile Rib Gloss Long Sleeve Crop Top, $, available at Koral

Lululemon Enlite Bra Weave

Your sports bra doesn’t have to be boring. Designed for running, the Enlite Bra is so attractive, you’ll be eager to ditch your shirt so you can show it off. It has built-in cups meant to be extra supportive and a back clasp for easy removal — even after a sweaty workout.

lululemon Enlite Bra Weave, $, available at lululemon

HYLETE Nova Short

These cute shorts are magic. They somehow make room for two front slash pockets that are big enough to hold any phone (yes, even the iPhone 11 Max) and a concealed zippered back pocket so you can keep your valuables secure.

HYLETE Nova Short, $, available at HYLETE

The Upside Velvet Tasha Zip-Front Matte Tech Jacket

Give me a form-fitting jacket with eye-catching details any day. This matte tech jacket from The Upside features semi-sheer striped panels and is super stretchy, super breathable, and of course, super cute.

The Upside Velvet Tasha Zip-Front Matte Tech Jacket, $, available at Neiman Marcus

Carbon38 High Rise Full-Length Takara Legging

Who said the gym can’t also be a runway? These leather-like leggings will take your workout outfit to the next level. Not into black? They come in a ton of colors — from hunter green to wine to cobalt blue.

Carbon38 High Rise Full-Length Takara Legging, $, available at Carbon38

Athleta Flurry Balaclava Hoodie

For those of you that can’t stand the treadmill, or just enjoy heading out into the cold weather for a workout (which — good for you!), you’ll definitely want to invest in this hoodie. The shirt has a built-in balaclava face mask to protect you from wind and icy temps when you’re out and about. Pull the hood off and you’ve got a trendy top with faux turtleneck.

Athleta Athleta Flurry Balaclava Hoodie, $, available at Athleta

Ultracor Radon Celestial Crop Hoodie

Calling all astrology lovers — this celestial crop hoodie is for you. Not only will it make you stand out in the gym, but it’s made with high-stretch compression performance fabric that does its job during any level of workout.

UltraCor Radon Celestial Crop Hoodie, $, available at Ultracor

Varley Northfield Short


Who doesn’t love an animal print? It looks even better on these high-rise bike shorts. If you’re really into this vibe, Varley has a matching sports bra too.

Varley Northfield Short, $, available at Varley

Manduka Breeze Racerback Tank

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty sweaty during a tough workout. Breathable clothes are my go-to solution, and I’m struggling to find a cuter and lighter option than this Manduka tank. The airy top can be worn as is or tied up for a more form-fitting look.

Manduka Breeze Racerback Tank, $, available at Manduka

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