21 Leggings to Refresh Your Workout Wardrobe

21 Best Printed Leggings to Add to Your Workout Wardrobe


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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.

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 Studio Luxe High Waist Pocket Leggings

The waistband on this pair is shaping and supportive.

2. Colorfulkoala High Waisted 7/8 Length Leggings

You can't go wrong with a classic camo print. These are made with brushed, soft fabric and have convenient side pockets.

3. Sincerely Jules for Bandier Rowan V Seam Leggings

4. Amazon Essentials Women's Active Sculpt High-Rise Full-Length Legging

These high-waisted leggings are made with moisture-wicking fabric to help keep you cool. 

5. Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket Printed Tight

These are designed for yoga and studio classes.

6. Outdoor Voices Freeform 7/8 Legging

Outdoor Voices' leggings are made with the brand's peachy-soft FreeForm fabric. The double folded waistband ensures no pinching. 

7. Ewedoos High-Waisted Yoga Pants

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

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

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. Tory Sport High-Rise Printed Weightless 7/8 Leggings

11. Adidas by Stella McCartney TruePurpose Printed Stretch Recycled Leggings

Made with recycled stretch fabric, this pair has a fun wavy design that features strategically placed contrasting trim.

12. Amazon Essentials Mid Rise Full Length Active Sculpt Legging

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. Port de Bras Ponti Leggings

For people who don't want to go with a full pattern but also want to try something new, opt for this fun piece that has color-blocked design.

14. Gym People High Waist Yoga Pants

The marble pattern on these is just so chic and unique. The leggings also have a wide waistband to prevent any slippage, plus an ultra-stretchy fit.

15. Beyond Yoga Spacedye Caught In The Midi High Waisted Legging

16. Athleta Elation 7/8 Tight

Tie-dye gets a stylish upgrade on these leggings.

17. Ododos High Waist Yoga Leggings

On the flip side, if you want something that's not subtle, these animal-print leggings are a great option. They have a four-way stretch and two big side pockets.

18. Sweaty Betty Power Pocket Workout Leggings

It's almost like wearing jeans, but you're wearing leggings (not jeggings, though). 

19. Core 10 High Waist 7/8 Crop Yoga Legging

Designed for yoga and studio workouts, these ankle leggings are medium-weight and have four-way stretch.

20. Varley Let's Go Cropped Snake-Print Stretch Leggings

You'll be comfortable wearing these to a sweaty workout—they're moisture-wicking, compressive, and stretchy. Plus, the snakeskin print gives them some edge.

21. H&M High Waist Sports Leggings

The subtle leopard print on these leggings is chic.

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.