When I first took up running, I admit I didn't have the proper wardrobe for those miles I'd be tackling. I had no idea how a proper pair of running sneakers could support my ankles, and I definitely did not have a quick-drying long-sleeve tee to run in, which explains how I caught a cold after my first fall run. I've learned from that experience, thankfully, and the first place I turned to for all my runners gear was Amazon. (I literally ordered sweat-wicking socks and a compression thermal top that week.) Upon conducting some research, I discovered the giant e-comm retailer had a bevy of cute workout gear for all types of workout activities, from high-waisted leggings (my favorite) and colorful tanks (that come in packs of three!) to supportive sports bras. Best of all, Amazon workout clothes were affordable. (To be fair, I'm all for luxury athleisure and fitness gear, but I'm less afraid to go all out in my work outs in more budget-friendly options.) Ahead, I rounded up some great workout pieces I found on Amazon based on over thousands of reviews, so you know they're truly vouched for by the community.
This trio of workout tank tops comes in 11 different sets, so you won't have trouble finding colors that work for you. With over 11k reviews and counting, reviewers love the tanks because of the quality and fit, which some say run a little closer to the body.
This highly stretchable sports bra contains removable padding and is made with lightweight, breathable quick-dry fabric. You can wear it underneath your workout top or as is to show off your hard-earned abs.
When the weather gets cooler, runners will want to layer up with this nylon and spandex track jacket. It's one of Amazon's best sellers with over 2,000 reviews. Some details to note about the lightweight piece: it has front pockets for your phone and keys, thumbholes for hand coverage, and is specifically designed to prevent you from overheating on your runs.
If you like a little ventilation on your back as you work out, this top with a mesh back provides a cool flow of air as you run, lunge, jump, or lift. You can even knot the fabric in the back for a little detail. Based off the 6,000-plus reviews, fans say this shirt is comfortable, soft, and cute.
No matter what the weather is, you like to wear shorts when working out. This pair of lightweight bottoms has a snug waistband and built-in mesh briefs, so you don't have to worry about those periodic strong gusts of wind. Two side pockets will keep your keys and phone safe.
This long-sleeve tee has "cool DRI technology" so the fabric dries fast, and it also has odor protection just in case you're worried about smelling funny after a workout. Based off the 8,000-plus reviews, fans of the shirt give it an A for quality and comfort. On your non-workout days, you can even wear this as a base layer with your regular clothes.
Who else loves a matching workout set? This biker shorts and crop top combination comes in eight different colors and suits those who like to show a little skin while working out.
You'll find yourself reaching for this marble print legging more often than not thanks to its breathability and moisture wicking abilities. The four-way stretch legging is designed to hold and move with you, whether you're running, dancing, or simply lounging at home.
This pack of two sports bra has over 19,000 reviews (!!) and is best described as "well made," "super comfy," and "great medium support." One reviewer said, "I always have a hard time finding sports bras that support well but these one are amazing. I'm a D cup and these bras keep everything in place really well, I can run and jump around with no problem."
No workout is complete without a proper pair of moisture-wicking socks. The last thing you want in the middle of working out is worrying about how gross your socks will get afterwards.
With this crop top on, you don't have to wear a sports bra because it's already padded (the pads are removable) for function and comfort. Just slip on your favorite yoga leggings and you're ready to workout...or watch Netflix.
Here's a cute workout set (there are more color options available) that will provide you with the fashion motivation you need to do that 30 minutes pilates class.
If you're looking for affordable leggings to wear every day, you'll want to grab yourself a pair with pockets. (I personally find pockets useful for holding dog treats to train my puppy.) This one has deep pockets and comes in a variety of colors. One reviewer said, "These leggings are very good quality, great price, and comfortable. All that and they look great on as well."
Your college muscle tank days might be over, but if you find yourself missing that loose fit, you can invest in these tank tops. They feel more appropriate, especially when paired with a cute sports bra. The tank is both lightweight and made with sweat-wicking fabric.
These high-waisted, squat-proof leggings have tummy control and two side pockets plus a hidden pocket so you can go hands-free for all your activities. The bottoms fit like a second skin, so don't be surprised if you want to wear these to bed. (Buy a second pair just in case!)
If you like your workout leggings to have some color (I definitely do), this wine hue will speak to your colorful soul. The high-waisted leggings have a four-way stretch and offer both compression/support. The bottoms have a "gusset crotch," which will maximize movement and help with rubbing/chafing.
This sports bra has more than 11,900 reviews, which means it's worth a look, especially since they come in an easy-to-wear pack of three different colors. This style is great for non-racerback lovers and is free from wires, clips, and hooks that can dig into your skin. Don't be surprised if they end up replacing your everyday bra.