There’s a few things you can do to boost your motivation to exercise in the non-summer months. You can: set yourself a goal to get in shape for your upcoming holiday, recruit yourself a gym buddy so you have no choice but to get out of bed when your alarm goes off at 5am, and—now this one is our favourite—treat yourself to some new activewear (because, when does that NOT work?!).
You see, a change of season is probably the BEST excuse you’ll need to update your workout wardrobe. You’re replacing your short shorts for leggings and your crops tops for long sleeves, so really—you kinda have to add a few extra pieces into the rotation.
The beauty of Autumn is that you still have the freedom to mix and match with all your favourite staple pieces. Layering becomes your best friend, which means that you can get double the wear and hide the fact that you’ve been wearing the same crop to your HIIT classes for weeks now (fresh and clean, we hope!).
Keep scrolling for some of our current must-haves when it comes to trans-seasonal gym dressing:
Crafted using a plush, organic cotton-blend fleece, this throw-over design by adidas by Stella McCartney is the perfect pre and post workout layering piece. Offering a relaxed fit complete with dropped shoulders, it also comes equipped with a zip fasten and hoodie with adjustable drawstring for a personalised fit. Simply team with a pair of black leggings on your next day on-the-go for the ultimate in casual comfort.
Oh, would you look at that, here’s that crop you’ll be wearing over and over again! Add a little colour to your workout wardrobe with this statement piece by Lucas Hugh. Providing greater coverage thanks to its longline silhouette, this sports bra is crafted using a breathable stretch fabric that works to wick away moisture as you’re sweating it out. Show off this amazing print by wearing it under an open back top, or simply wear solo during your next hot yoga class, and just layer up as you’re heading out the door.
Nothing says ‘winter is near’ like grey marle. Constructed using Nike’s signature Dri-FIT technology designed to wick away moisture, these full length leggings are ideal for any type of workout both in the gym and studio (think; HIIT to yoga). Complete with a high-rise waistband for the ultimate comfort, the ribbed panels provide compression support for your core and will sculpt you in the all right places. Plus, this neutral colourway goes with just about anything!
Perfect for showing off your favourite crop to and from the studio, the Uplift Long Sleeve Top by Alo Yoga is crafted using a soft luxurious fleece that feels lightweight on the body. Featuring a flattering, open back design with crisscross straps and a draped silhouette for a flattering fit, you can also dress this top up by teaming with denim for a relaxed, laidback look.
No workout wardrobe is complete without a pair of white trainers no matter what season it is! The TechLoom Phantom 3D sneakers from APL Athletic Propulsion Labs provide max support and comfort during intense workouts thanks to its stretch material which works to move with you. Fitted with a spongy neoprene sock liner and shock-absorbent midsoles for joint support, the speckled outsoles provide a fashion element equally ideal for afterhours wear.
Don’t you just a love a pair of leggings that’ll take you from gym to street? Fashionable and functional, the Tread Leggings by Heroine Sport features a sleek black design complete with contrast-coloured panels for added style. The sculpted mid-rise waistband will provide you with all-day comfort and confidence whilst the matte finish makes it suitable for everyday wear.
Now this is the ultimate everyday accessory! Featuring a printed, quilted finish, this bomber jacket by P.E Nation is equal parts sporty and retro. Offering an oversized fit for P.E’s signature tomboy look and sprayed with a bold papaya hue, you can wear this bomber over your crop, long sleeve top or simply tie it around your waist as you’re doing your thang outside of the gym. Team with anything from denim to leggings.