Athletic Outfits for Women: Get Active in 10+ Stylish Looks for 2024

These activewear looks will have you looking stylish both in and out of the gym.

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This post will show you athletic outfits for women, with budget-friendly outfit ideas and stylish workout clothing.

Athletic Outfit Ideas for Women in 2023

Ready to up-level your athletic outfits for 2024?

If you’re like me, your athletic outfit can make or break your workout — there’s something incredibly motivating about looking put-together rather than disheveled when hitting the gym or a workout class. Plus, why not consider every activity — even exercising — an opportunity to put a cute outfit together?

In this guide, you’ll find athletic outfit inspiration that is functional and stylish for workouts and activities of all kinds. From the gym to the tennis court to the hiking trail, these budget-friendly activewear looks will have you looking and performing your best!

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Matching Set Workout Outfit

There’s something about wearing a matching workout set that makes you feel put-together and, in turn, more motivated to work out! I always have better gym sessions when I am wearing a matching workout set as opposed to the days I am wearing old, mismatched sweats.

These green ribbed seamless high-waisted leggings and coordinating seamless bra top are just as functional as they are cute, with plenty of stretch in their fabric to move with you.

Wear chunky white athletic crew socks (over your leggings) with your sneakers for a trendy look, and don’t forget to stay hydrated with a water jug! This one has a convenient carry strap and milestone markers to show you your progress and motivate you to keep hydrating throughout the day.

Tennis Athletic Outfit

Tennis Athletic Outfit

Products: Skort, Hat, Sunglasses, Top, Sneakers

You’ll want to wear this outfit on and off the tennis court, considering how popular tennis skirts have become in fashion recently.

I’m obsessed with this pleated skort‘s vibrant shade of blue and the fact that it has shorts underneath, plus hidden pockets (so convenient!) and a stretchy waistband.

For a sporty vibe, pair it with this cropped white henley tank top made from soft and supportive fabric that smooths and sculpts you. The tank also features an interior lining with removable pads, so wearing a bra is optional.

Keep with the blue and white theme by wearing some white tennis shoes and a graphic print baseball cap that perfectly matches the outfit’s color palette. A pair of retro-inspired polarized aviator sunglasses will help shield your eyes from the sun’s glare while adding trend appeal to the overall look.

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Yoga Outfit

Get your asana on in an athletic outfit that is as stylish as it is functional for flowing through a yoga or pilates session.

While black leggings are a wardrobe staple, try brightening up your activewear look with some purple sporty leggings; these feature a sleek compressive design and stretchy fit, plus a flattering V-waistband accented with ruched detailing.

Show off the design of your sports bra with this twist-back tee made from a weightless yet supportive fabric that will “hold you in” while you move. Its open-back design is eye-catching, and its lighter purple hue pairs perfectly with the leggings.

Since you’ll likely be barefoot or in socks, skip the sneakers in favor of some athletic slide sandals for your walk to class from the locker room, like this ombre pair.

And, of course, you’ll need a cute yoga mat to inspire your practice — this marble print yoga mat happens to match the ensemble and features an inspiring quote.

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Hiking Outfit

Hiking Athletic Outfit

Products: Anorak, Leggings, Hat, Socks, Boots

Who says you can’t look stylish while you’re hiking? Hit the trails in a practical yet on-trend look featuring earthy hues and innovative design details.

Start with some durable, adventure-ready cargo leggings made with abrasion-resistant fabric — meaning they will resist snags or tears that you could encounter while hiking. They are also water-repellent, have six secure zip pockets to safely stash any small belongings, and are rated UPF 50+.

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You’ll want to pair them with a hooded anorak pullover jacket that is both waterproof and wind-proof in case you encounter any adverse weather conditions. This jacket’s slightly longer hem means it’s ideal for wearing with leggings, and its khaki green hue pairs well with the gold-colored leggings.

These waterproof hiking boots feature fashionable color-blocking, making them a more stylish alternative to the average pair, and their sturdy design makes them a winning choice for any outdoor excursion. Wear them with some hiking socks that are warm yet breathable; these feature a retro-inspired logo that happens to match the boots.

If it’s chilly out, throw on a jersey-knit beanie hat for added warmth.

Running Athletic Outfit

If you’re looking for a running outfit — or in my case, a Hot Girl Walk outfit, which is much more my speed (literally) —you’ll need clothes that are lightweight and functional.

These running shorts will keep you cool and dry thanks to their moisture-wicking technology, with breathable mesh lining and hidden interior pockets, plus an ultra-sleek design. They also have reflective details, which are essential to enhance your visibility if you’re out when it’s dark outside.

Play on their white logo detailing by wearing a white racerback athletic tank top that is stretchy and sweat-wicking. I love its cut-out design for a trendy touch, plus the fact that it has removable pads for customized support.

Not only are these sneakers eye-catching, but they are specifically intended for road running, to make your run that much smoother.

Complete the look with a sweat-wicking, fly-away-taming headband to keep your hair in place (because nothing is more annoying than hair falling in your face when you’re on the move!) and a runner sling in a bright color to stash any small items like keys or earbuds.

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More Athletic Outfit Ideas

Want more athletic outfit inspo? These workout clothes are all under $100 and have been styled to perfection — check out more of our favorite athletic clothing pieces below.

Also, be sure to see our guide to the best athletic wear brands we love in 2024.

Active Onesie Jumpsuit

Full-body jumpsuits, otherwise known as onesies, have become a must-have for every stylish girl on the go. Perfect for workouts, running errands, and chilling in, these make getting dressed a breeze!

This active jumpsuit comes in four colors, and looks super cool with some crew socks and chunky sneakers, like some trendy (yet still ultra-comfy) New Balance sneakers.

Matching Bike Shorts Set with a Button-Down Shirt

I love a matching set moment, and these heathered bike shorts and coordinating bra are just as cute for working out as they are for grabbing a coffee.

Opt for details like this bra top’s cut-outs and one-shoulder neckline to give your athletic clothing a more stylish vibe.

To make this combo more “wearable” outside the gym or workout class, try throwing on a lightweight oversized button-down shirt to provide more coverage. And don’t forget a pair of cool, sporty sunglasses to add a final trendy touch!

Leggings Workout Set with a Trench Coat

Similarly, a trench coat can totally transform your workout clothes into a fashion-forward look that you can wear outside of the gym.

Whether you’ve got somewhere to be after your workout sesh or you want to run some errands beforehand, a trench coat is a perfect piece to wear over your high-waisted gym leggings and matching athletic top for an elevated feel — especially when paired with some trendy sunglasses.

Shrug Top with Joggers

Shrug tops and boleros are some of my favorite recent fashion trends, and they are great for pairing with your athletic outfits for just the right amount of warmth.

Say you just had a major sweat sesh and are heading back outside but don’t want to catch a chill — throw this on over your sports bra or athletic top, and boom, you’ve got sleeves! Plus, they look super stylish and can be worn with non-athletic outfits, too.

Jogger Pants with an Active Bodysuit

Yes, leggings are amazing, but IMO, joggers are a whole other level of comfort. Their slouchy, relaxed fit just can’t be beaten!

Great for both lounging and light activity, these joggers feature on-trend cargo pockets and a wide, high-rise waistband.

Consider wearing them with an activewear bodysuit for a super cool look, or with any athletic top of your choosing.

Exercise Dress with Sneakers

Exercise dresses, also often referred to as tennis dresses, are such a cute activewear alternative. You get the best of both worlds, with the look of a dress and the ease of built-in shorts.

When paired with sneakers and a baseball hat, you’ll be ready for a full day of activities and can easily go from one activity to the next without changing your outfit.

What do you think of our athletic outfit ideas?

Would you wear these outfits? Which athletic look is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!

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