When it comes to workout motivation, it varies by person. Some need a really awesome playlist to pump them up. Others might want to work out to boost their mood or energy levels. Some might have a certain fitness goal in mind, or a personal record they want to reach. And there are those who get motivation from others, like an exercise buddy or accountability partner.
For me, I’m a mix of all of the above, but I’d also like to add that some cute activewear pieces can really push me to get to a class when I’d rather be at happy hour, or take a class on my Peloton when I just want to sit on my couch and watch Netflix. Anyone else feel the same? Sometimes all you need is a new outfit to really get you moving. And right now, I’m really going all in on printed leggings. They’re fun and a little more unexpected than the regular black and gray ones that everyone else wears. I find when I’m wearing them I feel a little bit sassier and ready to take on my workout because I’m wearing something that really makes a statement.
If you need a wardrobe refresher (and some sartorial motivation), I’ve found some of the best printed leggings out there. Take a look below.
1. Zella Spray Dye High Waist Leggings
Zella Spray Dye High Waist Leggings ($33)
These abstract-print leggings feature a slip-free waistband and flatlock seams, which means they’re super comfortable.
2. Colorfulkoala High Waisted 7/8 Length Leggings
Colorfulkoala High Waisted 7/8 Length Leggings ($25)
You can’t go wrong with a classic leopard print. These are made with brushed, soft fabric and a have convenient side pockets.
3. Fp Movement High-Rise 7/8 Beat The Heat Reversible Printed Leggings
Fp Movement High-Rise 7/8 Beat The Heat Reversible Printed Leggings ($118)
The cool thing about these printed leggings is they’re reversible with a solid side, so you can have the best of both worlds. Plus, it’s kind of like having two leggings in one.
4. Core 10 Spectrum Yoga High Waist 7/8 Crop Legging
Core 10 Spectrum Yoga High Waist 7/8 Crop Legging ($43)
These high-waisted leggings are made with buttery-soft fabric so you might end up wearing them even when you’re not working out. The fabric is also squat-proof.
5. Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II 7/8 Tight
Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II 7/8 Tight ($98)
Pink leopard print leggings are a must if you’re looking to stand out. They’re designed for yoga and studio classes.
6. Outdoor Voices Move Free 3/4 Legging
Outdoor Voices Move Free 3/4 Legging ($82)
Outdoor Voices’s leggings are made with the brand’s lightweight TechSweat fabric, which means they’re flexible and easy to move in. There’s also a hidden waistband pocket.
7. Ewedoos High-Waisted Yoga Pants
Visit the Ewedoos Store High Waisted Yoga Pants ($14)
These leggings are ultra-flattering—they’re butt-lifting and have a smoothing waistband. And there are two side pockets for some handy storage.
8. Alo Yoga Vapor High-Waist Graident Dusk Legging
Alo Yoga Vapor High-Waist Gradient Dusk Legging ($128)
While this isn’t exactly a printed legging, it does have an interesting gradient design, so I think it still counts. The high-waist design is made with flexible, breathable, and compressive fabric.
9. Dragon Fit High Waist Yoga Leggings
Dragon Fit High Waist Yoga Leggings ($23)
I love the swirly, smoky design on these leggings. Since it’s a subtle print, this pair is a great one to start with if you’re just venturing into patterned leggings.
10. Nike Dri-Fit One Icon Clash Performance Leggings
Made with Nike’s Dri-FIT technology, these leggings will keep you dry and comfortable during your workout. It has a V-shape at the back of the waistband to prevent gaping.
11. Fp Movement High-Rise 7/8 The Essence Leggings
Fp Movement High-Rise 7/8 The Essence Leggings ($108)
Here’s another pair of leggings that’s for those who are still wary of committing to patterned leggings. They also have breathable mesh cutouts to keep you cool and not dripping in sweat.
12. Amazon Essentials Mid Rise Full Length Active Sculpt Legging
Amazon Essentials Mid Rise Full Length Active Sculpt Legging ($13)
If you prefer a mid-rise instead of a high-rise fit, these are for you. The full-length leggings are made with moisture-wicking fabric.
13. Beyond Yoga High Waist Print Leggings
Beyond Yoga High Waist Print Leggings ($59)
With a seamless construction, these leggings are so easy to move in and you don’t have to worry about chafing or rubbing.
14. Gym People High Waist Yoga Pants
Gym People High Waist Yoga Pants ($23)
The marble pattern on these are just so chic and unique. The leggings also have a wide waistband to prevent any slippage, plus an ultra-stretchy fit.
15. Sweaty Betty Power Pocket Workout Leggings
Sweaty Betty Power Pocket Workout Leggings ($100)
These leggings have a fun and modern twist on florals. And of course, since they’re Sweaty Betty, they are bum-sculpting and compressive. Other features include reflective details and a back pocket.
16. Twenty Montreal Flamingo Stretch-Jacquard Leggings
Twenty Montreal Flamingo Stretch-Jacquard Leggings ($135)
Well these are definitely a lot of fun—just look at the flamingo print! But the subtle jacquard design doesn’t make it too out there because you have to look really closely to see the pattern.
17. Ododos High Waisted Yoga Leggings
Ododos High Waisted Yoga Leggings ($22)
On the flip side, if you want something that’s not subtle, these abstract print leggings are a great option. They have a four-way stretch and two big side pockets.
18. Zella Live In High Waist Ankle Performance Leggings
Zella Live In High Waist Ankle Performance Leggings ($65)
These not only have a pattern, but they also have a shiny metallic finish. Only wear these if you want to make a statement.
19. Core 10 High Waist 7/8 Crop Yoga Legging
Core 10 High Waist 7/8 Crop Yoga Legging ($17)
Designed for yoga and studio workouts, these ankle leggings are medium-weight and have four-way stretch.
20. Athleta Elation Textured 7/8 Tight
Athleta Elation Textured 7/8 Tight ($89)
Athleta’s leggings have a textured fabric that’s cozy and compressive. Wear them during yoga and studio classes.
21. Zella Renew High Waist 7/8 Leggings
Zella Renew High Waist 7/8 Leggings ($65)
I love the pretty brushstroke design on these leggings. The ankle-length pair are stretchy and have a hidden pocket in the waistband.
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