Summer is here and if you’re like me you love being active and getting outside. While the movement is obviously the most important aspect: I also want to look cute! Depending on where you look: a sports bra and matching leggings can get super expensive very quickly. Lucky for you, I’ve rounded up my favorite affordable matching workout sets to keep you looking stylish and still staying budget friendly.

How I Stay Active

 

Typically, in the colder months, I prefer to workout at home or with my Peloton because let’s be honest – not having to walk in the chilly morning air is the best, but in the summer I’m all about staying moving outside.

Once summer comes around, I like to ride my bike, go for longer walks with Pancake (she’s my Frenchie you can read all about, including why we used a breeder here), take some yoga classes and jump rope outside. RIP to my Peloton activity streaks in the summer, they’re just never as impressive as in the winter…

No matter how I stay active, there’s something about wearing cute matching workout sets that helps me feel like a got a better workout. Anyone else?

Top Summer Athleisure Picks

 

I absolutely love fun matching workout sets that are colorful and comfortable. Some people love wearing all black for their workouts and while that’s super chic: if I’m going to invest in a new pair of leggings, I typically prefer to pair a more neutral top with fun leggings. Like anything: workout sets are a way to express yourself and even start conversations!

For a few years, I worked out at Pure Barre every morning before work when I worked in the Financial District. One of my best friends I made in that class actually started conversation off the leggings I was wearing, and the rest was history! Sometimes a fun pattern on your legs is the best way to start-up a conversation for a new friend!

I’ve rounded up my favorite matching fitness sets below with all the information in the text below the image. Simply find the corresponding number in the graphic and read all about it below (including helpful links you may be looking for):

collage of summer matching athleisure sets for women

Set 1: If you’ve never owned a snakeskin pair of leggings: this is the one for you! Fully Elle Woods approved, this set is amazing because you can select individual sizing for your top and bottom, plus there’s an option to become a VIP member and save even more!

Set 2: How pretty are the bows on the shoulder of this sports bra? Such a cute feminine touch and I love the number of leggings and shorts combos this look perfectly pairs with! All pieces come in standard and plus sizes, which is also amazing!

Set 3: If you’re going hiking this summer, this is the set for you! I love the contrast of the neutrals and the florals paired together, and the high neckline of the sports bra is a win in my book! Best of all: these buttery smooth pieces come in a leggings or shorts option, so no matter the climate: you’re guaranteed to look cute and stay comfortable!

Set 4: Color lovers rejoice: this complete set is under $30 and comes in 15 colors! The ribbed material has a second-skin feeling and is perfect for all the yoga and barre classes you may be planning to take!

Set 5: If you’re looking for the perfect set to wear all summer long: look no further than this beige ribbed set. For less than $12, you have the option to choose from  six different solid colors. Looking to extend the wear of your set: try throwing a blazer over this for a chic and very celebrity-inspired look!

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