Working out is shaping up to look a little different this fall. While the gym may be canceled, you might be taking your fitness routine outdoors, virtual or in front of your TV. What doesn’t change is how important exercise is physically or how good it makes you feel mentally, whatever form it comes in.
Bare Necessities has your needs top of mind, from the industry’s best sports bras and performance underwear to the workout clothes that go with them. More than ever before, buyer Kelly Morales has sourced the industry’s best brands and styles (think Nike, Champion, Under Armour) that let you get your sweat on, from gentle yoga to a rigorous on-demand class—even post-workout activewear and sporty-ish athleisure (which lately also doubles as actual work wear).
Fitness newness is flowing in every day here, so keep checking back in our Activewear department. For the moment, check out some of our fall fitness favorites.
As the customer reviews make clear, this activewear wardrobe staple is one of our best-selling sports bras, not to mention a great value for the price. It’s wire-free, high-impact, offers comfy compression like a much pricier bra and fits up to a size 42DDD. (For more best-in-class bras tailored to different physiques, see our Top 10 Sports Bras.)
Everything old is new again, and bike shorts—those ’90s staple—are the trending silhouette in activewear right now. They’re supremely functional for a ride or a run, of course, but these days they also translate into a streetwear look for simply running some errands. Love the ribbing on these from Glyder.
This must-have pair of pants (yes, they’re totally pants) has moisture-wicking properties and incredible stretch for any pose or range of motion you need to achieve and, what’s more, Onzie is always recreating them in cool new colors and prints, like the recent tie-dye trend, leopard and marbled stone.
As cozy as it is cute, this stretch cotton scoop-neck tank is a fan favorite for yoga and barre. With one or two in black and in white, you’re effortlessly set up for a week’s worth of workouts. In fact, it’s such an easy-to-wear layering piece, you’ll be reaching for it on lazy off-days, too.
We can’t be the only ones who look down at our feet for a swift kick of self-motivation from time to time. Witty, activewear-adjacent socks can always be counted on for a wry smile whether or not you ever log a workout wearing them.
Compression is a little-talked-about key to a well-rounded active lifestyle. The idea is that these pieces gently squeeze your muscles after a workout, helping assist in their recovery by reducing swelling and soreness in the legs and feet while simultaneously improving circulation.
Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.