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Looking for some good summer workout clothes? Here are my favorite lightweight, comfortable, affordable pieces I’m wearing this year.

Need some new summer workout clothes?

Summer is here in Dallas, so I’m ditching my leggings and pulling out all my summer workout clothes.

I have a few favorites from last year, and also picked up a few new things this year. 

Here are my favorite summer workout clothes:

1. Free people shorts

These are my current favorite workout shorts.

  • Super lightweight
  • Built in brief
  • True to size (I wear a size XS)
  • Super comfortable
  • Don’t ride up while you exercise
  • Come in a bunch of different colors
  • Only $30!
  • (there are several dupes of these now and i think these are still worth it…they’re super great quality and only $30).

2. Comfort Cove tanks

These are fantastic tanks that are perfect with the high waisted free people shorts, or higher waisted leggings. I bought a few last month and haven’t wanted to wear any of my other tanks lately!

  • Very stretchy
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Come in a bunch of colors and styles
  • So flattering and cute
  • use code MERRICK for 10% off
  • I have the “ribbed high neck brami” and “brami crops.” In the photo above I’m wearing the ribbed high neck.

3. Amazon shorts

I bought these shorts last year and they are definitely a favorite. They’re a little high waisted, but not as high as the free people shorts. 

  • Under $30
  • Built in brief
  • Come in a ton of colors and cute prints
  • Small zipper pocket for holding keys or cards, if needed

4. Starter shorts

I’ve had a few of these shorts for several years and they’re fantastic quality and a good semi hi-rise.

5. Amazon tank

These are great loose tanks if you’re looking for something that’s not fitted. Also a lot of the loose tanks out there have big arm holes, which I don’t love.

They’re only $16 and come in a ton of colors.

I wear a size small.

6. Calia Sports Bras

I’ve tried a lot of sports bras, and by far my favorites are the ones that have built in padding. I hate the ones that have the removable pads that slide around or come out in the wash. These ones are fantastic and affordable

7. Low cut socks

I’ve been wearing these socks for years and keep buying them because they’re affordable, comfortable, and great for exercise. 

8. ON Cloud sneakers

I know there are a lot of good running sneakers out there, and if you’re getting into running I’d recommend going to get fitted for a running shoe. These are my current favorite. I’ve been wearing them for a year and they’re so comfortable, have great support, and are so lightweight.

9. Headphones

I’ve been using these Raycon earbuds for the last year or so and I’m obsessed with them. They’re so comfy and stay in your ears.

  • Incredible sound quality
  • Great at blocking outside sound 
  • Super comfortable
  • Comes with different size ear pads so you can fit them exactly to your ears
  • More affordable than other earbuds of this quality
  • Use code MERRICK for 15% off plus FREE shipping

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My Favorite Summer Workout Clothes

summer workout clothes

Looking for some good summer workout clothes? Here are my favorite lightweight, comfortable, affordable pieces I’m wearing this year.

 

 

Need some new summer workout clothes?

Summer is coming and it gets hot and humid in Dallas, and will be hot and humid in St. Louis when we head there next month! So I’m ditching my leggings and pulling out all my summer workout clothes.

 

Here are my favorite summer workout clothes:

1. Free people shorts

These are my current favorite workout shorts.

  • Super lightweight
  • Built in brief
  • Fairly true to size (I have XS and S and the XS are a little more fitted [wearing them above] and the smalls are a little gappy in the waist)
  • Super comfortable
  • Don’t ride up while you exercise
  • Come in a bunch of different colors
  • Only $30!

2. Comfort Cove tanks

These are fantastic tanks that are perfect with the high waisted free people shorts, or higher waisted leggings. I bought a few last month and haven’t wanted to wear any of my other tanks lately!

  • Very stretchy
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Come in a bunch of colors
  • Come in two lengths (I wear the cropped but there’s a longer non-cropped length)
  • So flattering and cute
  • use code MERRICK for 10% off

 

3. Nike shorts

These are another super great pair of shorts to run in during the summer. The material is so lightweight and soft.

  • Under $40
  • Built in brief
  • Come in a ton of colors 
  • Small pouch pocket on the back for holding keys or cards, if needed

4. Amazon tank

These are great loose tanks if you’re looking for something that’s not fitted. Also a lot of the loose tanks out there have big arm holes, which I don’t love.

They’re only $16 and come in a ton of colors.

I wear a size small.

5. Natori Sports Bra

I’ve tried a lot of sports bras, and by far my favorites are the ones that have built in padding. I hate the ones that have the removable pads that slide around or come out in the wash. These ones are fantastic and you literally cannot feel the underwire but they’re so supportive. They’re pricey but they usually go on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in the summer, so it might be worth waiting to snag some then.. 

6. Bombas running socks

Philip got me a few pairs of these socks for Christmas and I won’t run in any other socks now. These are literally THE BEST. So comfy, supportive, don’t make your feet sweat, and stay looking brand new for years. Also for every pair of socks sold, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need, which is amazing.

7. Nike Pegasus Running Shoes

I’ve been wearing ON Cloud sneakers for years but just got these Nike sneakers and I’m obsessed. They’re so lightweight, super bouncy, and very supportive.

8. ON Cloud sneakers

I’m still a huge fan of my ON Cloud sneakers for running – they’re very supportive, super durable, and great for running.

9. Headphones

I’ve been using these Raycon earbuds for the last year or so and I’m obsessed with them. They’re so comfy and stay in your ears.

  • Incredible sound quality
  • Great at blocking outside sound 
  • Super comfortable
  • Comes with different size ear pads so you can fit them exactly to your ears
  • More affordable than other earbuds of this quality
  • Use code MERRICK for 15% off plus FREE shipping

10. Running Belt

I’ve been using this belt for 6 or 7 years — it’s the perfect size to hold your phone and a key if needed, and sits right against your body so it doesn’t bounce around. Highly recommend!

 

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