6 Sporty Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own


Gina Beretta |

By Gina Beretta

Every fit girl knows… you just can’t beat a great pair of gym leggings.

Let’s face it – we spend at least half our lives in activewear, so it’s time to ditch the fading sweat pants and promo tees for gear that’s functional AND sexy.

The classic T-shirt 

You know those moments when you have ‘nothing to wear’? Well, you don’t have to over-think your outfit if your wardrobe is stocked with a classic white tee. Easy basics can take you anywhere from boxing, to brunch and on to the bar. Want to shake it up a little? Go for a graphic basic that’ll look just as good with a pair of jeans as it does with your gym tights.

6 Sporty Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
T-shirt, R349, UltimateWilcat.com

A fun sports bra 

Is it supportive? Check. Does it keep things in check when you’re a hot sweaty mess? Check. Think of your sports bar as your boob’s BFF.

6 Sporty Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
Medium-supportive DryFit crop top with removable cups, R469, Nike at Totalsports

The perfect legging 

Some days just call for leggings, right? Comfy, stretchy and they hug your body in all the right places. What’s not to love?

6 Sporty Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
Ruched-detail tights, R599, Country Road

A cute backpack 

You don’t always need to lug a massive duffle bag with you. A cute backpack can fit all your essentials, while keeping your hands free so you can grab a post-workout smoothie and check your Insta at the same time.

6 Sporty Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
Backpack, R349, Nike at Totalspots

The jacket 

One moment it’s sunny and the next it’s windy or worse… raining! Yeah, nothing kills outdoor workout plans faster than temperamental spring weather.  Enter the ‘wind-breaker’. It’s a life-saver!

6 Sporty Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
Windcheater jacket, R1 200, New Balance

A pullover 

Hands up if all you want to do after a really tough workout is to slip into to something comfy and dry? Stash your sweaty gear in a Ziploc bag and change into cozy sweater so that you can totally ‘Netflix and chill’ on the couch.

6 Sporty Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
Active pullover, R120, Mr.Price

Looking for more workout wear tips? Give your fitness gear a spring clean and then invest in one of these sporty spring watches.  Plus, here are 3 major signs that you need new workout shoes.

Get your hands on our September issue for all the latest active wear trends and hottest buys for spring.

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