Yep, These Are the Only Leggings You'll Wear for the Next 3 Months

As we inch closer to summer, the weather continues to warm up and working out seems more and more uncomfortable thanks to the heat. It can already be difficult to motivate yourself to get to your HIIT class or go on a run, never mind when you have to consider the thought of pulling on a pair of thick, sweat-inducing leggings. Sadly, unless you're planning on going to a naked yoga class, your options remain leggings or shorts, and personally, I'm not trying to sport a pair of teeny butt-hugging spandex while I burpee and squat-jump my way through my workout.

The solution? Lightweight leggings that can take you from hot yoga (clothes included) to an outdoor run without turning up the heat more than necessary. The key is to look for breathable, quick-drying fabrics like nylon or polyester (there are sustainable options in this category!), and design elements like mesh panels or lace up detailing. Whether you're looking to get active or just prove that leggings are, in fact, pants—we've rounded up the 20 best lightweight summer leggings for you below.

These are mostly made up of nylon to keep you cool.

These leggings come in sizes from XXS to 3X.

Camo is a cool alternative to black that still feels neutral.

This soft and lightweight fabric is breathable so you don't have to worry about overheating.

These black leggings are ideal for taking you from the gym to groceries afterwards.

I wore these exact leggings to run the NY Marathon this year and can confidently say that they're the most comfortable leggings I own. 

These leggings are enough to motivate you to go on a run.

These don't just look cool, they wick away moisture, too.

Between these colors and the sweat-wicking fabric, you're set.

These are even waterproof, so you can take a swim in them if you really get hot.

I like to think these cool cutouts are flattering, too.

Think of these cutouts as little vents to keep you cool.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.

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