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15 Pretty Activewear Pieces That Will Make You Want To Exercise.

As a mom of two little boys, with a million other things to do on a daily basis, it’s hard for me to find the time and motivation to exercise. And when I feel frumpy in my workout attire (especially if I’m going outside to run or heading to the gym), it’s easy to feel even less motivated.

Here are 15 pretty activewear pieces that are sure to get your heart racing and make you want to exercise (and then maybe wear them for the rest of the day)!

  • 15 Pretty Activewear Pieces! 1 of 17
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    Click through to see all my favorite picks!

  • Color Blocked Tank 2 of 17
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    Between the color-blocking and scooped hemline, this tank is cute enough to wear while NOT exercising! 

    Find it at Forever 21 for $9.80.

  • Barcode Tank 3 of 17
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    This colorful graphic tank is simple and cute. Also comes in pink!

    Find it at Victoria's Secret for $32.50.

  • Dip-Dyed Tank 4 of 17
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    This dip-dyed tank is almost too pretty to sweat in! It also comes in several other gorgeous colors. 

    Find it at Nordstrom for $35.00.

  • Neon Pullover 5 of 17
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    The orange and purple color combination on this pullover is fantastic. 

    Find it at Kohls for $42.50.

  • Sleek and Innovative Tank 6 of 17
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    The sleek black with neon piping is super appealing to me, and that zippered pocket in the front to hold your ipod is amazing!

    Find it at Gracie's Gear and Training for $48.

  • Breathable Pullover 7 of 17
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    This is another top I would for sure wear outside of exercising. It's also called the "Breathe" sweatshirt, so you don't have to worry about dying of heat while you're working out. 

    Find it at GapFit for $34.95.

  • Graphic Tee 8 of 17
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    A cute, comfy tee with an inspiring message is a powerful combination. 

    Find it at Old Navy for $11.00 (on sale!)

  • Tribal Print Capris 9 of 17
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    I am in love with the tribal print on these capris!

    Find them at Forever 21 for $17.80. 

  • Polka Dot Headwrap 10 of 17
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    A head wrap that keeps those flyaway hairs out of your face AND is in a darling polka dot pattern? Yes, please! 

    Find it at LuluLemon for $18.00.

  • Colorful Hair Ties 11 of 17
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    Pull your hair into a workout ponytail with these darling hair ties!

    Find them at Nordstrom for $6.50 (for the 3-pack). 

  • Striped Capris 12 of 17
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    I'm such a sucker for anything stripes, so it was love at first sight with these striped foldover capris. They also have them in pink, yellow, and blue!

    Find them at Forever 21 for $9.80.

  • Pop of Color Capris 13 of 17
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    Keeping everything sucked in and looking firm is a big plus for me when it comes to workout pants. These "compression" pants will do just that! Plus, the little pop of color at the bottom is super cute.

    Find them at Old Navy for $18.00 (on sale!)

  • Soft, Loose Tank 14 of 17
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    Is it just me? Or does this top look INSANELY comfortable? I think I could live in it.  

    Find it at Albion Fit for $38.00.

  • Perfect Blue Pullover 15 of 17
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    This gorgeous hoodie looks incredibly comfortable, and the color is perfect. I would also love to wear this over my swimsuit to the beach. 

    Find it at Albion Fit for $88. 

  • Raglan Sleeve Top 16 of 17
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    I love baseballs tees, so the raglan sleeves on this cute top makes this a winner for me. 

    Find it at Activewear USA for $40.50 (one sale!)

  • Colorful Socks 17 of 17
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    These brightly colored socks are so fun. Not only are they mesh so they're super breathable, they also have a higher back so they won't slip down as you run. 

    Find them at Victoria's Secret in a 6-pack for $29.50. 

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