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Let’s Get Physical: Looks That’ll Actually Make You Want To Hit The Gym

Dread working out? Not after you see these pieces

There are two types of people in the world: those who love working out, and those who avoid the gym like the plague.

Whether you’re one or the other, what you wear to participate in your workout of choice (or lack thereof) can affect your attitude going into it. I mean, what could make 45 minutes on the elliptical more enjoyable? Chic snakeskin-printed, sheer-paneled leggings, of course. Okay—while that may not entirely be true, there’s something to be said about feeling extra cute at the gym. It's not scientifically proven, but a fashion-forward outfit can even give you that necessary boost to push your limits and go the extra mile.

That’s why we rounded up 15 of the chicest workout pieces to get you out of your summer slump and make you want to go to the gym. Yoga lovers, marathon trainers, and push-up avoiders alike will fall for them—in fact, you might even wish to wear these pieces outside of the gym. Athleisure is still going strong, after all.

Click through the gallery below to check out our favorites.

Photo courtesy of Varley

Varley, Hillcrest White Snake Legging, $120, available at Varley.

Photo courtesy of The Upside

The Upside, Wild Things Zoe Crop Top, $79, available at The Upside.

Photo courtesy of Ivy Park

Ivy Park, Perforated Layer Running Shorts, $50, available at Topshop.

Photo courtesy of Carbon38

LNA, Wings Mesh Hoodie, $110, available at Carbon38.

Photo courtesy of Nike

Nike, Free TR7 Chrome Blush, $100, available at Nike.

Photo courtesy of La Donsk

La Donsk, Legiton Leggings in Legiton Tropical, $120, available at La Donsk.

Photo courtesy of Heroine Sport

Heroine Sport, Sport Shorts In Chambray, $110, available at Heroine Sport.

Photo courtesy of Belo-Forte

Beloforte, Beverly Bra in Blush, $42, available at Beloforte.

Photo courtesy of Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices, Venus Crop Bra, $60, available at Outdoor Voices.

Photo courtesy of Cole Haan

Cole Haan, StudioGrand Knit Sneaker, $200, available at Cole Haan.

Photo courtesy of Forever 21

Forever 21, Active Hooded Windbreaker, $24.90, available at Forever 21.

Photo courtesy of Adidas

Adidas, Trefoil Crop Tank Top. $30, available at Adidas.

Photo courtesy of Aerie

Aerie, Move Mesh Back Legging, $30, available at Aerie.

Photo courtesy of Wolf & Badger

Pepper & Mayne, Monochromatic Striped Body, $82, available at Wolf & Badger.

Photo courtesy of Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh, Print Mesh Back Active Tank, $19, available at Joe Fresh.