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.

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 Renew High Waist 7/8 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 leopard print. These are made with brushed, soft fabric and have convenient side pockets.

3. Sincerely Jules for Bandier Rowan V Seam Leggings

If you're crazy about florals, I'd suggest trying this pair.

4. Core 10 Spectrum Yoga High Waist 7/8 Crop Legging

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

6. Outdoor Voices Move Free 3/4 Legging

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

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. 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.

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 Bubble 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 wavy color-blocked design.

14. Gym People High Waist Yoga Pants

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

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. The Upside Ditsy Paisley Printed Stretch Recycled 7/8 Leggings

17. Ododos High Waisted Yoga Leggings

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 OSR Live In High Waist Pocket Leggings

It's almost like wearing jeans, but you're wearing leggings (not jeggings, though). These have a denim-inspired print.

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 it some edge.

21. Sweaty Betty Interval Seamless Workout Leggings

I love the '80s-esque design here. They also feature perforated panels for ventilation.

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

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