There's something about the end of the year that sparks inspiration, especially when it comes to fitness. Maybe it's the desire to burn off every last Thanksgiving calorie or perhaps your solution to eating all of Santa's cookies, but this year, it's probably the built-up restlessness from a never-ending quarantine. If you're ready to get back into your workout routine, you could probably use a wardrobe refresh. That's why we're bringing you the Top 10 women's workout hoodies and sweatshirts the internet has to offer. According to our data-driven algorithm, the picks ahead are cute, functional, and designed specifically to help you get your chicest workout on yet. Keep scrolling to find your new workout go-to. Opening image: freepeople.com
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Free People Movement Better Days Sweat
WHY YOU NEED IT: This crewneck sweatshirt comes with pockets (yes, pockets), which is already seriously impressive, but the irresistible colorways make it even better. It's perfect for studio classes, the gym, or any activity afterward.
Amazon Essentials Studio Terry Long-Sleeve Convertible Hood Shirt
STYLE WITH: This sweatshirt effortlessly merges simple and chic, making it the perfect option for pairing with bottoms that demand to be the star of the show.
USERS SAID: "As soon as I received my first one and tried it on, I got online and ordered a second! This is so comfortable and flattering! The fabric isn't too heavy, which helps it hang nicely, but it's not so thin that it shows too much. It has a nice stretch, which means I can move easily in it."
Old Navy Breathe ON Pullover Hoodie
WHAT IT DOES: Made with Old Navy's genius Breathe ON fabric, this hoodie stretches like no other and keeps you cool through any activity thanks to moisture-wicking technology. It also has thumbhole loops at each sleeve opening, so it'll stay in place no matter how much you sprint or squat.
WHY WE LOVE IT: "I picked up this hoodie along with the matching joggers for my at-home workouts, but to be honest, I actually just lounge in it most of the time. The material is so comfortable—it's like wearing nothing!"—Kate Ferris, Associate Editor
Zella Carey Crew High/Low Sweatshirt
BEST FOR: This high-low sweatshirt is the most comforting treat after a tough workout. Rumor has it, these babies tend to sell out quickly. Run, don’t walk.
USERS SAID: “Ummm. Can I say perfect? I already have two colors and just ordered a third. It's the most perfect casual and comfy sweatshirt with a little twist (high-low hem). It's cute for running errands or throwing on after a workout. Get it now while you can.”
Hanes Sport Performance Fleece Quarter Zip Pullover
WHY YOU NEED IT: You can never go wrong with a quarter zip. Seriously, this silhouette looks great with everything from shorts to leggings to joggers.
LOVED FOR: At just $34 a pop, you could grab one of these babies in every color. Stock up, ladies.
Lululemon Perfectly Oversized Crew
LOVED FOR: This perfectly oversized crewneck is the sweatshirt to style with your favorite pair of bike shorts, and it doesn’t skimp on comfort. We think Princess Di would be proud.
BEST FOR: This ultra-soft sweatshirt has a bum-covering length, making it the perfect companion for leggings and slim-fitting pants.
Athleta Mindset Sweatshirt
WHY YOU NEED IT: According to Athleta, Nirvana is the softest fabric imaginable.
USERS SAID: “These are my new favorite sweatshirts! They're incredibly soft and stretchy and good for a variety of activities: lounge, casual wear, and workouts.”
Athleta Sundown Sweatshirt
BEST FOR: With its lightweight, breathable cotton that expertly wicks away sweat, this pullover is the perfect thing to put on post-workout.
FUN FACT: This sweatshirt is made from organic cotton grown without harmful pesticides, so it benefits the whole ecosystem.
Outdoor Voices All Day Hoodie
WHY YOU NEED IT: Outdoor Voices claims this is the softest hoodie you’ll ever wear, and rave reviewers concur. With its slight crop and slim fit, this sweatshirt is perfect for winter as well as the transition to spring.
USERS SAID: "Soft with just the right thickness—I can wear it on hot summer days, but it also keeps me warm on chilly nights. I love that it's fitted, but there's room to move, and the thumb slits are great. I bought this after getting the sweatpants and realized I need a full-body option!"