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Our 10 Favorite lululemon Pieces for This Summer

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Unlike winter, where the name of the fashion game is staying warm while also looking great, summertime gives you a longer leash. However, that longer leash often makes decision-making a bit tougher when it comes time to find the right things to wear for each occasion. Gymwear can range from tank tops to lighter long-sleeves, while nights on the town can call for anything from short-sleeved polos and khakis to smart shorts and everything in between.

Enter lululemon, a company that’s grown to become a powerhouse in activewear and athleisure over the past few years. Its wide selection of shirts, pants, jackets, and accessories has set a new standard for sweat-wicking and abrasion-resistance when it comes to casual styles, and there are plenty of new gear and outfits landing just in time to beef up our summertime wardrobes. Encompassing both clothing and accessories, here are the 10 lululemon pieces we’ll be wearing all summer.

Drysense Training Short Sleeve Shirt

So many workout shirts claim to have your best interest in mind, but lululemon’s Drysense Training Shirt truly repels odors thanks to its Silverescent anti-stink technology, and it won’t cling to your body when your workout reaches its maximum intensity. The quick-drying polyester is treated with Lycra fiber for better stretch and shape retention, and the gusseted underarm gives you plenty of mobility. A loop is built into the back so you can hang it in your locker without it getting buried underneath bags and shoes.

Purchase: $78

Fast and Free Running Hat

The Fast and Free Running Hat from lululemon is perfect for keeping the sun out of your eyes during the day. Built with quick-drying nylon and polyester for long runs in the hottest weather, the hat’s reflective detailing also lets drivers see you at night. Featuring an easy-adjust closure on the back, this lightweight cap comes in an array of colors to go with any outfit and sports an accessible silhouette for versatile wearability.

Purchase: $38

Fast and Free Running Armband

Why would we choose to wear short sleeves when working out if our armbands are just going to make us itchy and uncomfortable? Well, if we opt for lululemon’s Fast and Free Running Armband, this isn’t an issue at all. Sporting a low profile and a lightweight, breathable Ultralu nylon and elastane fabric, this armband will make you forget it’s even there at all. The touchscreen-friendly mesh pocket keeps your phone snug and totally usable, and the reflective fabric provides extra visibility at night.

Purchase: $38

The Fundamental T-Shirt

As fantastic as lululemon’s activewear is, its casual clothing is just as impressive. The Fundamental T-Shirt is the perfect top to change into after breaking a sweat, whether you’re running errands around town or heading to class. The updated fit has ample room in the chest and waist areas, with a blend of Pima cotton, nylon, and Tencel that allows it to be super soft, quick-drying, and abrasion-resistant all at once. The addition of Lycra fabric ensures it stretches and retains its shape for a personalized fit.

Purchase: $58+

Pool Short 7”

Swim shorts are perhaps the most essential piece to any summer wardrobe. lululemon’s Pool Short has the perfect streamlined look, even if you’re not planning on hitting the pool that day, with an array of colorways to accommodate any skin tone. The 7-inch inseam provides some extra wiggle room without constricting your kneecaps or buckling you down when wet, made even easier thanks to the bonded perforations built for water drainage. The water-repellant polyester is abrasion-resistant and the breathable mesh fabric on the inside is made with Xtra Life Lycra so that it’s chlorine-resistant as well.

Purchase: $78

Airing Easy Short Sleeve

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you won’t need some nicer clothes for certain occasions. The new Airing Easy Short Sleeve shirt is light and breezy for warmer weather, yet dressy enough for work meetings or bar-hopping on Friday nights. The breathable, four-way stretch fabric blend of recycled polyester and elastomultiester ensures this button-up won’t be cumbersome over the course of a long day and the quick-drying, sweat-wicking material is perfect for the summer months.

Purchase: $88

License to Train Shorts

Shorts can easily be the most uncomfortable article of clothing when working out. Fortunately, lululemon’s Licence to Train Shorts are made with weightlifters in mind. The abrasion-resistant recycled nylon keeps them from wearing down or snagging against the rough handles and edges of dumbbells or barbells. The quick-drying fabric wicks away sweat and moisture on the body, while the mesh waistband ensures you stay dry as well. Additionally, the secure pockets keep your phone and cards from falling all over the place whether you’re doing your decline bench press or incline curls.

Purchase: $88

Metal Vent Tech Half-Zip 2.0

Sometimes summer nights (or days) can get a bit cooler, so it’s always good to have a long-sleeve option in your closet. This new Metal Vent Tech Half-Zip 2.0 is great for nighttime training, giving you a nice sweat without burning you out. Updating the previous design, the jacket features minimal seams to reduce chafing and discomfort, while the added elastane to the nylon and polyester fabrics gives you a better stretch than most half-zips. Made with Silverescent technology to eliminate smells, this pullover’s canvas benefits from fewer wash cycles.

Purchase: $98

ABC Relaxed-Fit Cropped Pant

Reimagining the denim jeans of old, this ABC Relaxed-Fit Cropped Pant is made from Utilitech fabric to give you a stretchy, natural feel without giving away to anyone that they’re actually the most comfortable pants in your closet. The ABC (anti-ball-crushing) Collection will make you wonder why you’d ever wear anything else when it comes to casual pants. These in particular are perfect for everyday wear, but also for nicer occasions if you’re in a pinch. Roomy for your glutes and thighs, these pants are abrasion-resistant and sport a zippered pocket to keep your valuables secure.

Purchase: $128

Wunderlust Backpack 25L

Not every backpack should be made the same. The Wunderlust from lululemon acknowledges that bags can have a multitude of purposes other than carrying books and laptops. This new sporty backpack is perfect for going to the gym, with quick-access pockets on the outside for water bottles and interior pockets to separate sweaty gear from the rest of your gear. Extra straps on the outside are perfect for attaching your jacket or rolled-up workout mat, and don’t worry, there’s still an additional 16-inch laptop pocket in tow as well.

Purchase: $148