I’m Building My Entire Activewear Wardrobe Around These Chic Performance Pieces

Be prepared for perfect pairings.

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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have, classic key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

As a fashion editor by day and an avid gym goer by night, I can confidently say I know a thing or two about sportswear. While I believe there are no strict rules when it comes to workout attire, I do think having a curated collection of go-to pieces is a necessity. Whether you’re looking for pieces that are appropriate for the changing weather or want to incorporate some color into your workout wardrobe, one thing is certain: Performance fabrics are key. 

I spent the better half of September reorganizing my sportswear closet, and I’m looking to add pieces that help me get the most out of my movement. On is a brand that specializes in technological innovation and trailblazing athleticwear, specifically for cold-weather running, so it was the first place I went. Matching sets made from ultralight, reflective materials, a comfy cotton sweatshirt for post-workout errands, and brightly colored gym attire are just the tip of the iceberg. My ultimate find was the Climate Jacket, a piece made for any and every outdoor sport. It’s water repellent and insulated with recycled padding, offering warmth and protection for any kind of weather a fall or winter day might bring. If you’re ready to update your workout wardrobe, see the pieces I’m adding to mine below. 

Humaa Hussain
Associate Shopping Editor

Humaa is the Associate Shopping Editor at Who What Wear and Marie Claire, covering fashion beauty and home under the Branded Content team. Before joining both titles, Humaa was Commerce Editor at British Vogue where she wrote all affiliate content to help build up on organic E-Commerce revenue. When she’s not trying to save the world one cashmere sweater at a time, on her off days you can find Humaa with her head buried in the most romantic of romance novels.