Labor Day weekend means different things to different people. But the real reason we get to take an extra day off work, without it dipping into our vacation days, is to pay tribute to all our hard work, achievements and contribution to society by having our 9 to 5 in the first place. It’s also not a bad way to end the summer.
For fall lovers, especially pumpkin spice latte addicts, LDW is a welcome finish line to the seasonal heat and humidity and a signal of cooler days ahead. For fashionistas and fitness fanatics alike, this long weekend is more of an excuse to get the most use out of their favorite white workout clothing before it’s time to pack them up until next season (if you’re into the whole no-white-after-Labor-Day deal). Whether you plan on spending your long weekend sitting poolside post-workout or hosting a backyard barbecue, here are our favorite white gym outfits for looking fly for LDW.
Women’s Ghost 10 Running Shoes
White shoes are hard to keep clean, but these bad boys blend in a little gray hue to disguise slight scuffing. The key quality runners look for in a good pair of shoes is comfort—you have to be able to enjoy the strides free from pain. This shoe features BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning that adapts to your stride and disperses the impact away from your body (read: it keeps those knees from handling all that pressure!). The newly engineered mesh isn’t only a cool look—it’s strategically placed to offer a soft and secure fit.
Buy it now: Brooks, $120
Hero Strong Bra
The last thing you want to worry about mid-workout is your gals bouncing around too much. A secure, strong fit is essential so you can keep your focus on those high knees or mountain climbers. This breathable, high-impact bra allows you to do just that. The fit is snug but comfortable, and the bra offers strong bounce control. Its Speedwick technology comes in handy, especially for those hot and humid days. The mesh detail adds more breathability and the skinny racerback silhouette offers freedom of motion.
Buy it now: Reebok, $55
Women’s Layer Shorts – C9 Champion
This solid pair of shorts offers full support and freedom of movement without constantly riding up. The pair has Power Core compression support on the inside so you don’t have to worry about this common issue. Its inner lining also has Duo Dry technology, which protects you from sweating and cools you down. It’s great for everything from running to spin.
Buy it now: Target, $19
Walk And Talk High-Waisted Capri Legging
When it comes to workout leggings, a total essential is the capri. It covers enough so that you don’t have to worry about the material riding up and showing more than your fellow classers bargained for, but it also gives your calves the room to breathe. While white might be a tricky color, we can’t deny that you’ll look fierce in this pair (just put a towel or mat down before you do bicycle abs!). It’s made from Supplex fabric, a durable, moisture-wicking performance material that provides a generous stretch and full recovery.
Buy it now: Beyond Yoga, $80
Vitamin Sea Jacket
Whether you’re heading outside for a run and the weather is chillier than expected or area getting up on the SUP yoga board and want a little added protection, this ultra-versatile hoodie jacket has all of the qualities you’re looking for, including UPF 50+ coverage. (Yep, the sun creeps through your clothing, so you gotta be prepared!). It’s fairly light, so you don’t have to worry about it adding any extra weight and has two front zip pockets to keep your essentials like your credit card and keys.
Buy it now: Athleta, $64-$79
Power Pose Tank
A tank top seems like a pretty basic clothing item, that is unless you plan to workout in it. A lot goes into the material and design when a clothing item is intended for physical performance. This seemingly simple tank has added Lycra fiber for stretch and shape retention and its racerback cut isn’t only for show. It also helps allow full range of motion, so that when you’re in downward dog, your arms can reach out comfortably. It also has pockets for optional and removable cups.
Buy it now: Lululemon, $54
Nike Pro Hypercool
Again, material is key when you’re selecting top-notch workout gear. That’s why Nike’s HyperCool technology goes a long way. It provides targeted ventilation and moves seamlessly over your skin. This tank also features ShinCool technology, which helps absorb sweat and cool down the skin. With this shirt, you’ll look clothed, but will feel free.
Buy it now: Nike, $40
Kosha Open Back Tank
Airy and open in the back and full coverage in the front, this tank top provides a comfortable and breathable second layer over your sports bra. It’s made to move with you and features a lightweight and breathable four-way stretch fabric, so you can reach all of your go-to moves.
Buy it now: Manduka, $54