Autumn Weather Workout Gear to Grab

adidas Boyfriend Tee | adidas Chevron Bra | adidas Cropped Sweatshirt | adidas Tights (also available here!) | adidas Boost Sneakers | adidas No-Show Socks | Foster Grant Aviators | Jawbone Up Band

Back at it with another pair of crazy cool adidas performer tights! (Two of my other favorite pairs here & here!) This time, it’s leopard print. While the thought of leopard print workout pants is a bit daunting, I am in love with these. The monochromatic gray/black pattern makes them totally wearable!

I’ll be talking about this more in the coming days, but I basically won’t be in New York for the month of October. I have so many exciting trips ahead, but it’s definitely bittersweet. October is my absolute favorite month of the year (well maybe tied with August, my birthday month), and it’s especially wonderful in New York. I’m so scared that the fall weather will be gone and the chill will have set in by the time I’m back in November. In an effort to maximize my time spent outdoors this season (and for the rest of the year, really), I’ve been spending almost every second outside.

I’ve been waking up a little bit earlier to make sure I have time to walk to the gym in the mornings, instead of snoozing and opting for a cab. When I have the time, I’ve been getting off the subway a few stops early on my way home to enjoy a longer walk through my neighborhood. (And yes, I’ve been killing it with my Jawbone Up tracker.) And instead of doing extra stretching (something I definitely don’t do enough of!) on my living room floor after a workout, I’ve been taking advantage of having a school across the street from my apartment and utilizing their sport courts on the weekends! While a nice grassy park would be nice, they don’t call this city the concrete jungle without reason.

I talked briefly about the art of layering a few weeks ago, but now that these wishy-washy temperatures are officially upon us, it might be time for a refresher. Early fall is basically body temperature roulette which makes getting dressed, no matter if it is for work or for a workout, pretty challenging. Getting dressed for work in the morning has been a struggle lately and I’m sure you can relate. It’s so chilly in the shade, but if you wear something thick and/or long-sleeved, you’ll be having a heat stroke while you’re waiting for the subway. And then your office is freezing cold, but if you dress for warmth at work, you’ll essentially pass out on the way to or from. It’s a lose-lose situation unless you’re layering! Same goes for your workout wear.

To me, there really are a few key pieces that will have you covered for the fluctuating fall temps.

1. A sweatshirt. (Duh.) Absolutely loving this boxy cropped boyfriend sweatshirt because it’s super comfortable and let’s a little bit of my top show. Plus, the dot detailing makes it even better.

2. A very versatile tee. My love for the adidas Boyfriend Tee hasn’t gone anywhere! It’s perfect year round.

3. A cute sports bra. Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, if you’re at the time and place where your workout tee is coming off, a cute sports bra is a must-have.

And while they’re not layering related, my other two favorite items for autumn are a pair of performer tights and a pair of adidas Boost sneakers. Honestly, if you buy one workout-related item this fall, make it a pair of Boost sneakers. You will not regret it! Trust.

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  1. 9.30.14
    Meagan said:

    Love the shoes! Are they ideal for long distance running?

    • 10.1.14
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      YES! While I don’t do long distance running myself, I’ve talked with numerous people that absolutely love them for long runs. Since I’ve been working with adidas for so long, it’s gotten to the point where I’ll ask random people about their adidas sneakers — I have no shame. (Like in the line at Starbucks, etc.) Literally every single person I know who has the Boost sneakers loves them for running, as that’s actually what they’re designed for. I believe that Runners World gave the Boost technology a pretty high rating, too!

  2. 9.30.14

    Love those pants! So fun for a workout. I’m ready for it to be cold. It makes it much easier to know what to wear!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  3. 9.30.14
    Jen said:

    Those tights are amazing!!

    xo, Jen

  4. 9.30.14
    kayla said:

    That’s so great that you make time to walk to the gym in the morning, and that you’re still on track with your jawbone!

  5. 10.1.14

    wow if I had those tights I would freaking run a marathon! So cute!!!

  6. 10.1.14
    Stacey said:

    You have the cutest work out wardrobe I have ever seen!

    Five Minute Style 

  7. 10.1.14

    Great gym clothes are the key to a great workout…love this look on you!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  8. 10.1.14

    Oh my goodness I need those leopard print tights!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  9. 10.1.14
    Kylie said:

    Obsessed with those leggings! Love all this gear!

    Xo Kylie

  10. 10.1.14

    My little fitbit battery died and I’ve been too lazy to pick up a new one. I’ve been thinking of upgrading to a band like the Jawbone Up to get me back on track! You are rocking those pants 😉

  11. 10.1.14

    I love the pants, Jess! So jealous of how cute you look when you work out. 🙂

    Kelly |

  12. 10.1.14
    Rachel said:

    Love the leopard tights! I have 3 pairs of leopard sneakers, so I a believer that leopard makes working out more fun 🙂

  13. 10.1.14

    I love those tights so much! Who knew Adidas made such cute stuff?

  14. 10.1.14
    Heidi D. said:

    Love these leggings! Can’t wait to hear more about your upcoming travels, although October really is the best month in NY!

    Heidi D.

  15. 10.1.14

    Love those workout pieces! It’s so important to have the right stuff:)

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

  16. 10.1.14
    Leeanne said:

    Love seeing workout clothes on a fashion blog; they aren’t shown nearly enough! You look so cute in the leopard print tights! <3

  17. 10.10.14
    AJ said:

    leopard print workout pants?! OMG, I’m in LOVE!