Neutral Workout Outfits to Start Your Year Off Right — and On-Trend
Whether you're vowing to refine your wardrobe this year or you're just looking for some inspiration to revive your style, there's one trend that's sure to work for every taste and occasion: neutrals. Don't be fooled by the word neutral — minimal grays, creams, browns, greens, and the like are far from drab. Not only can they be the base of any outfit, but they can be great pairs for trendier colors or patterns. What's more, you can even partner neutrals together for a sleek, monochrome look.
Need a little inspiration before adopting this trend? We chose five must-have neutrals from Athleta to show you just how these unassuming shades can totally alter any outfit.
Whether you're traveling or commuting, the Westbound Sherpa Jacket ($159) in this rich cream is a fantastic way to stay warm and build an outfit around a neutral base. Pair this moto-esque jacket with a matching gray trouser like the Endless Pant ($109) for a monochromatic match. A simple rubber rain boot ($85) in an earthy green and a patterned phone case ($50) can help accessorize your outfit while still staying in the neutral family.
A crisp and classic Oversized Poplin Top ($129) is a staple for a reason. Pair this wardrobe classic with a straight leg pant like the Delancey Straight Leg Pant ($109) for a breezy post-workout look. We like this black-and-white duo with another earth tone like this tan chunky Chuck Taylor All Star Lugged 2.0 sneaker ($80). Top it all off with an unbranded baseball cap ($29) — while we prefer this rich mocha shade, you can always add a pop of color to liven up your look.
The color blocking on the Venice Sweatshirt ($89) is a great starting point for any trendy neutral outfit. We like this piece styled with a softer shade like the Headland Hybrid Pant ($119) in birch gray. The slouchy sweater shirt and versatile pant are great ways to level up any hiking or trailing look. Complete the look with an athletic hiking boot like the Merrell Speed Solo Mid Waterproof ($150) in rich tans and golds and an army green fitness tracker band ($50).
A modern update on the cargo pant, the Endless Cargo Pant ($129) from Athleta is a great do-it-all option that can be easily packed in a weekender bag (it's wrinkle resistant!) and go from work to adventures. Alongside an elevated cotton top like the Harlow Hybrid Top ($99), you'll be able to go from zoom meeting to the train to dinner without skipping a beat. To complete the neutral look, add in a series of whimsical hair clips ($9) and a lunch box ($159) that can double as a handbag.
Your post-yoga look just got an upgrade with the Brooklyn Ankle Pant ($99), which counts on breathable fabric and a cozy stretch material so you never feel confined. We like this soft gray option partnered with a bolder and deeper color like the olive shade of the Purana V-Neck Wrap Sweatshirt ($89). Mix in recovery-ready slides ($75) and a travel-friendly water bottle holder ($42) for a true workout warrior style.