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Lighten Up: The New “It” Hues For Spring

Pastels are hitting every aspect of activewear this season and we're here for it.

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Pastels are hitting every aspect of activewear this season, and we’re here for it: Delicate hues—think less saturated shades like lavender, mint, baby blue, or coral—have a calming effect, making them an easy, stylish way to relax your mind.

Style tip: Wear monochromatically—yes, the full on matchy-matchy track-suit look is in fact stylish!—or mix these shades in with other neutrals like white or gray. We’ve even included a few options in this list that blend pops of pastels with more street-ready (read: slightly muted or understated) tones.

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Stax Pastel Crop and Shorts | Crop $31 | Shorts $39

Marbled pastel blue and purple crop top and compression shorts

The epitome of the pastel activewear trend. Bubble gum vibes will accompany you during a jog or yoga session. Wear as a tie-dye set for an impactful outfit or pair with black leggings or a tank for an equally stylish look.

PUMA Provoke XT Sneakers | $90

A pair of Puma Provoke XT sneakers

Don’t let the dynamic silhouette and sherbet color combo, distract you. This training shoe is filled with support and stability.

Herschel Seventeen Hip Pack | $32

Pink Herschel Seventeen hip pack

The convenience of a belt back is why the trend is still around season after season. In a muted pink shade, the bag will spring up any of your activewear looks.

Goodr Rose Quartz Bypass Sunglasses | $35

Goodr rose quartz sunglasses with pink lens

See things through rose-colored glasses, literally and figuratively. It will be hard to be pessimistic about anything when the sun is out and you’re rocking these sunnies.

Champion Lilac Practice Shorts | $20

Lilac Champion Practice shorts

Lilac cotton shorts with side vents will keep you calm and cool. Wear with a sports bra for a quick run or sweatshirt for a cozy, chill lounge look.

Adidas FWD-01 Sport In-Ear Headphones | $150

Orange and teal Adidas FWD Sports in-ear headphones

Rock out while you work out with ergonomic designs wireless headphones that will stay put from your pre-run stretch to your post-run stretch. Sweat-proof, tangle-free cord construction with controls, superior sound, all wrapped up in a pretty pastel colorway.

Camelbak Carry Cap 64oz Bottle | $50

Mint green Camelbak Carry Cap 64oz bottle

Stainless steel construction gives the moss color a metallic sheen. This large insulated bottle will keep the temperature of the liquid for hours. Perfect for a long hike or next to your computer as a daily reminder to hydrate.

Outdoor Research Face Mask Kit | $20

Light purple Outdoor Research face mask

We’ll still need face coverings here for a little while now, so you might as well stock up in style. This is one of our absolute favorite models that we’ve tested over the past year: the nose wire and breathable fabric make this lavender double-layer mask one of the best on the market. Plus, a three-pack of filters is included.

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Phoozy Apollo II Sleeve | $40

Teal blue Phoozy Apollo II phone sleeve

This seafoam antimicrobial sleeve for your phone kills 99.99% of bacteria, keeps the phone safe from extreme cold or heat, and creates a cushion in case you drop it.

Onzie Boyfriend Sweatshirt | $79

Tie-dyed Onzie Boyfriend sweatshirt

Make a splash in this oversized, sweatshirt perfect for lounging or a casual look for non-video meeting days. Pastel color palette and nostalgic print will hopefully help you mentally escape on a rough workday.

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