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Activewear Capsule Wardrobe / 15 Pieces, 30+ Ways

May 24, 2022


Erin Schrader

Let’s get physical, physical! We’re big fans of capsule wardrobes at LIY, typically focusing on seasonal wardrobes! This time we’re switching it up, giving a new spot in our closet some extra attention – our activewear! There’s no reason we should be sweating before our workout while we try to figure out what to wear, so with a few quick tweaks and a dose of a capsule wardrobe added in, you’ll be off to your pilates class in record time!

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?

If you aren’t familiar with what a capsule wardrobe is, I’ll quickly explain – a capsule wardrobe is where you take several pieces (15-20) that all work together within your wardrobe to interchange and get creative with. The point behind a capsule wardrobe is to minimize the number of items you have on hand while maximizing the number of ways you can wear each piece. From a creativity standpoint, it’s awesome – a capsule wardrobe will force you to be more intentional about making sure all items work together in multiple ways, which really will make you feel like you have a closet full of options with just a few pieces! This not only creates a lot less headache and time in the morning when deciding what to wear but also saves you money as well. I think we can agree that we like saving on all of the above.

How To Build an Activewear Capsule Wardrobe

For our activewear capsule wardrobe, we went with a light and bright color scheme of mostly pinks, oranges, and whites [with a few black pieces thrown in for good measure]. For this capsule, we included a few lightweight tops to keep you cool during those warmer days, some long sleeve and sweatshirt options for cooler weather, two jacket options, shorts, leggings, and joggers! Of course, we couldn’t forget the accessories and included a hands-free belt bag, a great sports bra, socks and sneakers with support, and of course, cute water bottles! With just a handful of items we were able to come up with over 30 different looks that are perfect for all types of weather and workouts. Curious what pieces we chose for our capsule? Here you have em’!

Meet The Pieces In The Activewear Capsule Wardrobe

Tops and Jackets



The Activewear Capsule Wardrobe

First up, the cap sleeve tee

Next, the rose tank top

Followed by the orange waffle longe sleeve!

Don’t forget an orange racerback tank!

Layer it up with a white tie-dye sweatshirt

Wrap it up with this wrap

And top it off with a zip-up jacket!

Onto the bottoms…

My all-time favorite black joggers

Keep it bright with coral shorts

Don’t forget the fun leggings!

Add In Accessories

It all starts with the right pair of sneakers!

Keep the girls supported with this sports bra

Stay hydrated my friends [with this 4-pack of water bottles!]

Hands free is the way to be! Once you use this belt bag you’ll be hooked!

Don’t forget the no-show socks!

And there you have it! With just 15 pieces you can make getting ready for your workout less of a hassle, and save your sweat for the actual workout!

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