As someone who thoroughly enjoys eating, I consider working out just as much of a necessity as it is a pleasure. I essentially work out to balance a lot of the indulging I partake in. But what started out as something strictly to "cancel out" my foodie lifestyle is now something I actually enjoy and look forward to. For me, exercise is just as good for my physical health as it is for my mental health. I always feel clearer after Pilates, and it really helps keep my anxiety and stress levels down.
With the dedication I've found to working out is also the need for activewear clothing that I can count on. I've become increasingly picky when it comes to selecting a workout set, as it has to match certain criteria. It needs to be comfortable enough to get through a strenuous Pilates class but also made of performance fabric that will move with me and not interfere with my workout. Oh, and obviously it needs to look good too.
Taking this checklist of criteria into consideration, I've narrowed it down to a very select few workout sets that I wear on repeat. Below, I'm highlighting a few of the best workout clothing sets I've come across.
STRIPED MATCHING SET
Joylab High Neck Long Line Sports Bra ($20)
This top feels totally supportive, yet never digs into you.
Joylab High-Waisted Stripe 7/8 Leggings ($40)
These are high-waisted (which is a must for me when looking for leggings), and the wide waistband feels like it hugs you without suffocating you.
GRAY PERFORMANCE SET
Joylab Performance Long Line Mini Striped Sports Bra ($17)
This fabric is insanely comfortable for how much support it offers.
Joylab Performance High-Waisted 7/8 Mini Striped Leggings ($35)
I was shocked by how flattering a gray legging could be.
Joylab High Neck Long Line Bra Crop Top ($17)
If you're into prints, this camo set is beyond cool.
Joylab Camo Print 7/8 High-Waisted Leggings ($35)
Wear the leggings with the matching top if you want to go bold, or pair it with a solid black or gray top for a more subtle look.
STAPLE BLACK SET
Joylab Performance Strappy Back Bra ($20)
My holy-grail workout outfit will always be a solid black sports bra and matching leggings.
Joylab Activewear Leggings ($35)
These are the leggings you'll want to do way more than just work out in.
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Joylab Plus Size Long Line Crop Bra ($22)
This color combo is so pretty.
Joylab Plus Size High-Waisted 7/8 Leggings ($37)
Even those print-averse will be into these leggings.
Joylab Seamless High Neck Sports Bra ($20)
Just a subtle pop of print.
Joylab High-Waisted 3/4 Seamless Leggings ($30)
These are beyond comfortable.
Joylab Sports Bra ($20)
This back detailing is so pretty.
Joylab High-Waisted 7/8 Leggings ($35)
The pattern on these makes them feel elevated.
Joylab Cozy Curved Hem Sweatshirt ($25)
The perfect cover-up for any set.
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