If you’ve made a promise to yourself to be more active this year then you’re going to need some new threads to go along with your new active outlook on life. These super cool workout tights in funky and out-there prints and designs are just the thing you need to stay inspired to workout more this year and we want them all in our wardrobe this very second. Stick to your New Year’s resolution and hit the gym in these 10 workout tights that will inspire you to be more active in 2016!

Be bold!

If you’re after something bold but not too crazy then take a look at these gems! We can’t get enough of this polka dot number and these bright red “never give up” inspo tights, both from Lorna Jane! They’re so cute you could even wear them out to lunch with the ladies – we won’t judge!

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From left: Midnight 7/8 tights, R1 299 | Never give up 7/8 tights, cupid red, R1 299. Both from Lorna Jane.

Let’s get loud!

These high impact leggings in a bold print are a great way to update your work-out wardrobe. Pair with a bright vest or even just a sports bra, if you’re feeling particularly cheeky, or tone it down with neutral colours to really let the tights take centre stage.

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From left: Pro-action tights, R249.95 | Right: Asics tights, R899.95. Both available from Edgars.

Follow your animal instincts

Embrace your inner animal and go wild in these animal print-inspired workout tights this summer. We love these bright blue 3-quarter ones from Puma and these purple and black ones from Lorna Jane. Pair it with a slouchy hoody or a neutral tank top for a real show-stopping look.

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From left: Jungle Fever tights, R1 399 from Lorna Jane| right: Puma Performance All Eyes on Me 3/4 tights, R 699 from Zando.

Work it girl!

If it’s comfy you want then it’s comfy you will get with these oh-so-fabulous capris from Cotton On Body – wear them as PJs on a lazy day in or look like you’re having a ball while breaking a sweat – either way they’re a must-buy! Wear it with a fun pair of trainers and a sports bra and you’ll be ready to go.

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From left: Cotton On Body Printed Core Capri R299 | right: Cotton On Body Printed Core Capri R299.

Make it pop!

Put the POP into your daily workout with these fabulous Anaconda capris. This printed tight can be worn for most workouts and everyday active living. Wear with your favourite tank for that extra bold active living look! Available in blue or purple.


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OTG By FIT Women’s Anaconda Capri, blue or purple, R680 from Sportsmans Warehouse.