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Want to Brighten Up Winter? Wear Yellow to Workout

Bring an optimistic vibe into the New Year by rocking a color that evokes joy, cheerfulness, and positive energy.

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Yellow has been shown to increase mental activity and muscle energy—making it a great option for colorful workout clothes during this chilly season. The Pantone Color Institute chose the yellow tone Illuminating for their 2021 Color of the Year (paired with a gray), because “we need to feel that everything is going to get brighter—this is essential to the human spirit.” If you want to bring that energy into the new year, there’s no better way to do it than with what you wear.

10 Workout Options in Pantone’s 2021 Color of the Year

Check out these 10 bright options that will up the cheer and motivate you to get moving.

Under Armour Infinity Mid Sports Bra | $40

Neon yellow sports bra

This cheery sports bra will hopefully put a smile on your face for early morning runs. Built to move with your body by having streamlined support, this has more of a natural fit and feel.

Flex Beats by Dr. Dre | $50

Electric yellow earbuds

Your essential running companion, now in a color that’s much easier to find at the bottom of your bag.

Mobot Grace Foam Roller Water Bottle | $50

Bright yellow knobbed water bottle

Combining two of the most crucial elements of running, hydration and muscle massage, in a lightweight and cool design.

Talentless Sweatpants | $99

Canary yellow sweatpants

Upgrade your WFH basics with a luxe, sunflower colored pair of sweats.

On Running CloudX Sneaker | $140

All-yellow On Running shoe

With a reactive and dynamic sole, this sneaker will keep your foot stable and secure and ready to crush some miles—and is a great wardrobe anchor for anyone who loves colorful workout clothes (or a pop of color for those who don’t!).

Balega Silver No Show Running Socks | $15

Balega's no-show socks in Grey and Neon Lime combine the two Pantone Colors of the Year 2021

While outsiders will only see a peep of the vibrant color behind your heel, you’ll enjoy it, along with the compression and antibacterial qualities.

Brooks Distance Graphic Short Sleeve | $36

Yellow t-shirt that says "Run Happy"

Let a fun, graphic t-shirt tell everyone how running makes you feel. This running shirt is also quick-drying and soft to the touch.

SKLZ Dual Point Massager | $15

small yellow massager

Increase circulation, decrease tightness, and speed up recovery time with this massager, perfect for the spine or under the foot.

Fjällräven Expedition Lätt Hoodie | $200

puffy yellow down jacket

A bright, lightweight jacket padded with 100% recycled polyester insulation will keep you protected from all the winter elements.

Tracksmith Brighton Base Layer | $88

Longsleeve merino wool base layer in yellow from Tracksmith

A merino wool layer, whether worn as a base or top layer, will add some warmth to your core, chest, and arms. The mustard color is neutral enough to match with the rest of your run gear.