I Test Activewear For a Living—Here are The 25 Pieces in My Cart Right Now

New arrivals and stylish pieces from lululemon, Athleta, Beyond Yoga, and more

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Verywell Fit / Kevin Liang

Finding quality activewear that’s both comfortable and cute can be a difficult feat. With so many brands to choose from and the constant flush of new arrivals on the market, knowing where to start can be overwhelming. As a fitness editor, I test and review activewear for a living, so I’m constantly sifting through best-selling brands to find the newest, cutest styles to shop (for work, and for myself!). 

Wearing activewear that helps me feel comfortable and confident has truly changed my fitness journey for the better. It keeps me feeling motivated before, laser-focused during, and accomplished after each workout. Between my personal and professional experiences, I have tested countless pieces from best-selling brands—so I know what it takes to find the best activewear.

As the season shifts and brands begin to release new arrivals, now is an exciting (but potentially overwhelming) time to shop. To help you find the newest and cutest activewear pieces to invest in for the new season, I’m sharing what’s in my cart from my tried-and-true brands.

lululemon Align High-Rise Biker Short

Lululemon Align High-Rise Biker Short


Buy Now: Align High-Rise Short 8”, $64 on lululemon.com 

I own about a dozen activewear pieces from lululemon’s Align collection—they have and always will be my go-to. But I’m not the only super-fan—when we tested the Best lululemon Leggings, the Align’s came out on top. The buttery-soft fabric moves with you through every workout, while still providing enough compression to keep you supported. 

This style of biker shorts from lululemon is already a part of my overflowing activewear collection, but when I saw this stunning new color, I had to add it to cart. I also plan to check out the matching Align Tank Top for an easy, stylish set.  

Also in my lululemon Cart: 

Alo Yoga Courtside Tennis Dress

Alo Yoga Alosoft Courtside Tennis Dress

Alo Yoga

Buy Now: Courtside Tennis Dress, $118 on aloyoga.com

If you’re like me, you might be thinking of picking up a racket sport this season. In my case it’s tennis, but there are a million options out there, with sports like pickleball and paddle ball on the rise. And what better way to start than purchasing a stylish tennis dress to sport on the courts. Alo Yoga offers well-known activewear and athleisure that’s cute and comfortable, without sacrificing quality and functionality. 

This dress features adjustable straps, a built-in sports bra, hidden shorts with pockets, and a super flattering silhouette. I plan to purchase this piece for my seasonal tennis triumphs and everyday wear. 

Also in my Alo Yoga Cart: 

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Hit The Scene Jumpsuit

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Hit The Scene Jumpsuit

Beyond Yoga

Buy Now: Spacedye Hit The Scene Jumpsuit, $138 on beyondyoga.com 

I’m obsessed with anything from Beyond Yoga’s Spacedye collection. The fabric is super soft, comfortable, and perfect for low-impact activities like yoga, Pilates, walking, and everyday wear. I’m always reaching for my mixed-matched Spacedye cropped tanks and leggings, but how great would it be to have one, easy outfit? 

Beyond Yoga’s Hit The Scene Jumpsuit will be the newest addition to my activewear arsenal—it’s sleek, stylish, and super versatile. It also features adjustable straps, a built-in shelf bra, and flattering flared leg design. 

Also in my Beyond Yoga Cart:  

Athleta Run With It Short

Athleta Run With It 3.5 Shorts


Buy Now: Run With It 3.5” Short, $59 on athleta.gap.com 

The best running shorts are lightweight and sleek, with a compressive waistband that will stay up as you hit the ground running. I love that these shorts are suitable for running, but can also be worn for everyday activities like walking or running errands. They feature a silky, stretchy, featherweight fabric, as well as an adjustable drawcord for the perfect fit and back zippered pocket for easy storage. 

I recently came across this color (perfect timing for spring!) and immediately added these shorts to my cart. 

Also in my Athleta Cart: 

New Balance Women’s 608 V5 Cross Trainer

New Balance 608 V5 Casual Comfort Cross Trainer


Buy Now: New Balance Women’s 608 V5 Cross Trainer, $75 on amazon.com

New Balance is one of my favorite footwear brands for style and functionality—and the 608 V5 Cross Trainer is the perfect combination of the two. I love the classic chunky white sneaker look, with a subtle pop of color that makes this pair perfect for the new season. 

When we tested New Balance sneakers, this shoe made it into our top picks list because it’s comfortable, responsive, and versatile enough for all types of activities. I love the design for training and everyday wear. 

Also in my Amazon Cart: