7 Essential Women's Sports Clothes to Add to Your Athleisure Wear - FITS®

September 29, 2022

Athleisure has become increasingly popular among women of all ages, sizes, and lifestyles and revolutionized the way many women dress. Athleisure clothing is both comfortable and stylish, ideal for working out, running errands, or simply lounging around the house. If you're looking for some athleisure inspiration, consider adding these seven essential women’s sports clothes to your wardrobe.

1. Leggings

First and foremost, a good pair of leggings is a must-have for any athleisure outfit. They should be comfortable and supportive, with just the right amount of stretch. What makes leggings essential is their versatility. You can wear them on a hike, on a date, or just to lounge around the house. 

2. Sports Bra

A sports bra is another essential piece of women's sports clothes for women athletes and fashionistas. The ideal sports bra provides adequate support and allows you to move freely without uncomfortable restrictions. Pair your sports bra with a long beach coverup while enjoying the ocean breeze. Wear your sports bra under your favorite pair of overalls for the ultimate loungewear. Or wear it under a trendy sports coat or blazer to dress it up.

3. Biker Shorts

A pair of biker shorts is a must-have for workouts and going out. Thanks to athleisure’s relevance within the fashion world, biker shorts can be worn in the gym, on a hike, or out on the town. Wear your shorts with a sports bra or tank top for the ultimate workout attire. Wear them with your favorite hoodie while relaxing on the couch. Or wear them with a crop top for date night. Short or long, floral or spotted, biker shorts are essential to any active women's wardrobe.

4. Long Sleeve Hoodie

While most people think of women's sports clothes as shorts and a t-shirt, a hoodie is another essential piece of clothing for your wardrobe. Not only does it provide sun protection, but it can also help keep you warm on cooler days, whether you're hitting the tennis court or going on a coffee run.

5. Headwear

In addition to comfortable clothing, another essential piece of athleisure clothing is a hat or visor. Wearing a hat during workouts helps protect your face from the sun's harmful UV rays. It can also help keep you cooler by shading your face while keeping sweat out of your eyes. Whether you're going for a run outdoors or working out in the gym, make sure to grab a hat or visor before you start sweating.

6. Shoes

While you might think that fashion trumps comfort when it comes to women's sports clothes, the truth is that you'll be much better off in a pair of sneakers that fit well and provide support than in a pair of stylish but ill-fitting shoes. Fortunately, nowadays, you don’t have to compromise style or comfort with sneakers designed for working out and going out. So, whether you’re heading to the gym or the store, wear comfortable shoes–your feet will thank you later.

7. Socks

Women’s wool socks are an excellent choice for athletes or anyone who enjoys being active. Wool is naturally breathable and moisture-wicking, so your feet will stay dry even if you're sweating. And because wool is antimicrobial, it helps prevent bacteria from growing. So not only will your feet be comfortable, but they'll also be less likely to develop an infection. Whether running errands, hitting the gym, or lounging around, make sure to reach for a pair of comfy wool socks.

Add FITS Socks to Your Women’s Sports Clothes Collection

FITS socks are the perfect addition to your athleisure wardrobe. Our women’s merino wool socks come in fun and stylish designs, so you can show your personality while you work out or lounge around. Use the FITS sock size chart to find the perfect fitting pair of socks to complete your activewear wardrobe!


Sock Sizing
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The Perfect Fit Starts With the Right Size.

Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.

Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.

Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.



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