2022 Workout Clothes So Cute You'll Want to Go Back to the Gym

Here are our favorite outfits, including Balance Athletica's The Cloud Pant & Ethos Jacket.

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2022 Workout Clothes So Cute You’ll Want to Go Back to the Gym
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Gym clothes have come a long way from the vehicles for sweat and body odor we sported in high school P.E. Now, athletic designs double as clothing you can wear outside the four walls of your beloved spin class, too, and the days of sporting ratty band tees and shorts with uncomfortable waistbands are far, far behind us. It's also probably not coincidental that the more stylish the gear, the greater the initiative to put it on and actually exercise, and with the new year on the horizon, who couldn't use some new workout clothes to smash all those 2022 fitness goals in?

One of our favorite combos, Balance Athletica's The Cloud Pant & Ethos Jacket will keep you comfortable during your workout and looking great before and after.

Ahead, we've rounded up some of the cutest workout clothes on the market, including a few complete sets to spark some much-needed motivation. Between all the beautiful and supportive sports bras, effortlessly cool sets, and done-in-one fits, we guarantee there's an athletic aesthetic that meets your style preferences.

Balance Athletica The Cloud Pant & Ethos Jacket in Cocoa Plaid

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Balance Athletica's Cloud Pant is an elite legging. We're writing from experience when we say, the material is so deliciously buttery and the waistline is so relaxed on your stomach, you might even be tempted to toss all the incomparable pairs collecting dust in your drawer once you try them on (we know we were). Plus, the pants come in 18 colorways, practically guaranteeing there's a shade that speaks to your personal preference and style in the collection. As for the Ethos Jacket, it's an extremely lightweight, cropped nylon bomber that, admittedly, won't keep you warm in the winter, but it's so cute you won't care. In chillier months, it will work as a protective shell against rain and snow; in the spring and summer, it's a decorative addition to your workout wear.

Balance Athletica The Ethos Jacket

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Balance Athletica The Cloud Pant

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Tory Sport Color Block Track Jacket & Velour Joggers

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Velour in 2022? Sign. Us. Up. The set was inspired by the 1970s wardrobe staple; it's retro, cozy (made from specially engineered plush velour with a high-cotton content the brand has spent three years developing), and can be worn on your leisurely morning run, whether on the track or to get coffee.

Tory Sport Velour Color-Block Track Jacket

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Tory Sport Velour Track Joggers

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Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress

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Outdoor Voices introduced its Exercise Dress in 2018, challenging the traditional workout ensemble of leggings and tank tops. Now available in over 10 colors and prints, the lightweight LED (that's little exercise dress) is made with OV's breathable LightSpeed fabric and features built-in shorts with not one but two pockets to store your essentials. It's the perfect outfit to exercise in style, but it will also make for the perfect yoga studio-to-office foundational layer. Throw on a cardigan and flats and you're ready for that business lunch.

Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress

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Beyond Yoga Velvet Luster PowerShine Studio Cropped Tank & High Waisted Midi Legging

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Comfort will still be a key component to the quintessential 2022 wardrobe, and this velvet set from Beyond Yoga will make a fabulous addition to your collection. Better together, but also cute worn apart, you can easily make these separates work elsewhere in your closet. Example: mixing the tank with denim or skirts, and wearing the leggings with T-shirts or a long-sleeved white button-down.

Beyond Yoga Velvet Luster PowerShine Studio Cropped Tank

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Beyond Yoga Velvet Luster PowerShine High Waisted Midi Legging

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Live the Process Taurus Long Sleeve

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Here at InStyle, we love a two-for-one special, and the Live the Process Taurus Long Sleeve is no exception. The top doubles as a sports bra; each set comes in two contrasting colors, and details like a wide scoop-neck and cropped hem enhance its cool factor, especially when paired with high-waisted leggings.

Live the Process Taurus Long Sleeve

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Nike Air Max 97 SE

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This pair of Nike sneakers is on this writer's wish list for 2022 because they'll look just as fresh with a pair of leggings as they will with jeans and a sweatshirt. These safari-patterned kicks were also specifically designed to weather through rain and snow, thanks to its iconic ripple with mudguard and additional rubberized accents, so they're the quintessential year-round sneaker.

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PatBO Rio Print Cut-Out Onesie

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This peek-a-boo one-piece from PatBO is as sexy as it is sporty. The red carpet brand recently pivoted to workout wear, creating a done-in-one ensemble that perfect for pilates, yoga, or even light jog around the neighborhood. Toss on the matching track jacket for some protection against the cold or to complete the look on your way out to run errands.

Shop the look: Something Navy x Bandier Cropped Hoodie & Catsuit Kit, $185; bandier.com.

PatBO Rio Print Cut-Out Onesie

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Alo Yoga Renown Cropped Button-Up Pullover & Courtside Tearaway Snap Pant

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We love Alo Yoga's Courtside Tearaway Snap Pant for light jogs or a little one-on-one basketball with your workout buddy, but we especially love the bottoms paired with the brand's Cropped Button-Up Pullover for post-workout engagements.

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Alo Yoga Courtside Tearaway Snap Pant

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Spanx The Get Moving Skort

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Another sneaky alternative to leggings and shorts, the Spanx Active Skort is primped and primed for tennis matches, basketball games, sprints on the track, and more. It's made from sweat-wicking, fast-drying polyester and elastane, designed with a four-way stretch for easy movement, is UPF 50+ for sun protection, and the shorts are lined with silicone to ensure they stay in place. Plus, the skort is available in four colors (white, black, navy, and plum).

Spanx The Get Moving Skort

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Stori Redemption Bra in Midnight Floral

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Fitness influencer Katy Hearn's Redemption Bra in Midnight Floral looks like something Ariana Grande should have worn in her Vevo live performance of her "positions" album. It's floral, moody, and subtly sexy, and offers support for low-impact activity. Wear it to the gym, but also pair it with a moto jacket and high-waisted denim for a cool streetwear fit.

Stori Redemption Bra in Midnight Floral

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adidas x Stella McCartney ASMC Woven Track Top & Woven Track Pant

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This matching set from Stella McCartney is the whole package. A cool-girl tracksuit with a sporty/street-smart fit, it's the kind of top and bottom combo you'd wear to warm up at the gym, hop on the treadmill, or get your steps in over the weekend while browsing at the mall with your friends. But perhaps its biggest selling point? All of the pockets and zip closures for storing the essentials and then some — think gym membership card, wallet, keys, cellphone, earbuds, etc.

adidas x Stella McCartney ASMC Woven Track Top

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adidas x Stella MCartney ASMC Woven Track Pant

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Borne Collection Affinity Short

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If your preferred workout method is a dance class or even firing up a YouTube video, these sturdy shorts from Borne will be your BFF. They're super comfy and thick enough to avoid any see-though moments in public. Plus, you can always style them with a bralette and blazer on those days off.

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