Fitness Capsule Wardrobe—Never Think About What To Wear To The Gym Again

A woman wearing a sports bra and leggings is holding a bag full of flowers, symbolizing the ease of shopping with our fitness capsule wardrobe guide

Here are two very different views about working out.

Me: You feel great after, and you get an excuse to buy cute clothes.

My good friend: I feel so out of place. Is there some secret uniform I don’t know about?!

And this led us to a deep dive into capsule wardrobes: A selection of clothes that anchor your looks, allowing you to mix and match without even really thinking about what to wear. How? Because each piece is so versatile, everything looks good together.

So, I pulled this fitness capsule wardrobe of four outfits for her, including one line, Keylime, that is home-grown in her province of Alberta. She loved these so much, that I had to share the looks with you. So, whether you’re a HIIT fan, love barre or Pilates or practice pedalling on your bike at home, here are four outfits that you can wear as is, switch up or even add to your own fitness wardrobe that you already own. Plus, I made each outfit even easier to shop for by building each look at a single retailer. Here they are organized based on your daringness for colour.

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Black is the new black fitness capsule wardrobe

Whenever you wear black head to toe, play with unexpected shapes and silhouettes. The roomy bottoms will look great with a slimming V-neck top, and this avant-guard sweater just adds to that.

Salutation Jogger, $99, Renew Seamless Long Sleeve shirt, $48, Speedlight Seamless Tee, $65, and Cozy Karma Asym Pullover, $78. All from Athleta.

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Ground-breaking florals fitness capsule wardrobe

For wearing a pattern, you can have trompe-l’œil with balance, as long as the weight of the look is the black colour.

Burst Ankle Leggings in Wild Blooms, $119, Elisia Short Sleeve in Mauve Heather, $55, and Maria Insulated Jacket, $169. All from Lolë.

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Blue uniform fitness capsule wardrobe

Invest in pieces that not only make you feel good, but make you look good, too. I thought this would be the “comfiest” fit, but the shapes of the tops allow you look put together, too!

Emma’s Twist Tee in navy, $43, Sonia Pant in navy, $79, Destiny Bamboo Tee in Silver Grey, $63, and Tavi Noir Grip Socks in ebony, $23. All from Keylime.

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Pretty in pink fitness capsule wardrobe

This is a monochromatic look that plays off of different shades of the same colour. I added a layering piece and a tank/top to switch up depending on your mood.

Cotton-Cashmere Knit Wrap in Heathered Dew, $78, Align Pant in Rose Bloom, $128, Classic-Fit Cotton-Blend Tank Top in Strawberry Milkshake, $48, Find Your Balance Studio Tab Sock in Heathered Graphite Grey, $28, and Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve Shirt 2.0 in Sonic Pink, $78. All from Lululemon.