Summer Workouts: What to Wear

Running in the summer is so much better than running in the winter. You sweat a lot and feel great, and you never have to worry about feeling cold right as you enter the outside world.

To beat the heat, I run extra early during the summer. I aim for five days a week! For more information, look at When’s the Best Time to Exercise? Wondering if you should skip your workout routine? Check out Times to Skip your Usual Workout. Lastly, to feel awesome look at 5 Ways to Feel Your Best During Your Workout.

What to Wear Working Out in the Summer

Tank Top

Ah, tank tops are such an essential when sweating in the summer. They make such a difference and decrease the likelihood of any pit stains. I love bright colors, as they are fun and look stellar against both tan & sun-kissed skin! My workout tanks I own are from Gap Fit. They are the perfect fit and material.

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Orange-colored tank top form Gap Fit


Shorts, in the summer, are definitely superior to leggings. You want your legs to breathe! Make sure your shorts are the rights size: not too tight or loose! I love (a) Lululemon shorts and (b) Gap Fit. The two have very different styles—Use whatever you like best, which could be both! Look at Ways to Change Up Your Workout Routine if you are needing something new.

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Printed shorts from Gap Fit with Saucony running shoes


Good running shoes are essential. Without them, you have a much greater chance of getting injured! Running shoes makes all the difference. Currently I have the Saucony brand, but I have also had New Balance before.

While I love my Nike Frees (pictured below), I choose not to run in them. They are great for doing errands and going on a walk, but they are not equipped to be running shoes due to the lack of support.

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Nike Free Shoes

Sports Bra

I talked about this in another post of mine. A quality sports bra is necessary for any sport. I love ones from Athleta and Lululemon, but I know a lot of friends of mine love Title Nine.

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Sports bra from the fitness line of Victoria’s Secret


Unlike the winter, I do not wear socks that go high up my leg in the summer. I simply wear thick ankle socks that feel good against my shoes. See above in earlier pictures.


This is optional, but can be a great way to keep the hair & sweat out of your face. Pick a fun color that you like and goes with most outfits. I like the ones from Ivivva and Lululemon.

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Featured: Lululemon headband

Always remember to protect yourself from the sun. This usually means wearing sunscreen, sunscreen, or a sun hat!

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Smiling on the San Jacinto Mountains

And, of course, do not forget your water! Read more about the importance of hydration.

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Featured: Nalgene


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