Four years have breezed past us since the last summer Olympic Games, and while our favorite athletes have been slaving away at the gym, we … well, we’ve been more focused on building our closets rather than building our biceps. With everyone buzzing about the coming games, we’ve become motivated to hit the treadmill and get back in shape. We’re even considering trying out some new sports!
Obviously, we need to feel like we have the best outfit possible to suit the occasion (it’s a confidence booster). With that in mind, we’ve scoured the Web to find new and exciting athletic gear, rounding up 10 awesome items that you should seriously consider snapping up if you’re looking to get back into the workout groove as well.
It's rare to find running shorts that you can wear outside of the gym, these are just the ticket. We'd throw on a tank and gladiator sandals to run errands after busting our booties.
Women's UA Escape Shorts, $29.99, at Under Armour
We've always wanted to try rowing (and surfing for that matter). We're digging these printed board shorts that are fun and functional as we try these new sports.
Venice 5, $48, at Billabong
Hitting up the pool? Forget those crusty one-pieces and opt for a more on-trend option.
Wild Escape V-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit, $72, at Roxy
Partaking in a friendly game of tennis? Spruce up your all-white get-up with this awesome skirt that we would seriously consider wearing out.
Adidas by Jeremy Scott Graphic Dress, $60, at Adidas
Keeping fly-aways out of your face doesn't necessarily call for an ugly sweatband (it's not 1987 after all). We love this cute headband that we'd totally wear running errands on a hot Saturday.
Skinny Satin Pirouette Headband, $12, at Lulu Lemon
If you haven't noticed, neon is in, very in. Include one of summer's most trendy looks into your workout attire -- plus it'll help you avoid being roadkill if you're a fan of nighttime running.
Nike Zoom Structure Triax, $99.99, at Lady Foot Locker
No need to hide the ladies away -- it's hot outside! Stay cool and look hot in these vibrantly printed sports bra. It'll bring all the right kind of looks.
Techfit Zebra Print Bra, $30, at Adidas
Keep your heart rate in check with this cute monitor, that will help you push yourself to the max (and look awesome doing it).
Polar Women's FT4 Heart Rate Monitor, $89.99, at Dick's Sporting Goods
Finding good socks can be a workout within itself. Here, we find highly tested socks that are made especially for women.
Asics Hera Eco Low Cut Women's Socks, $9.95, at Running Warehouse
We're loving stripes this summer, and what a better way to get zen with your stylishness than a printed yoga mat?
Yoga Direct 1/4" Natural Collection Yoga Mat, $21.98, at Yoga Direct