11 Colorful Workout Bottoms for Spring (Shorts! Skirts! Capris!)

Bari Lieberman, SELF magazine

Black workout pants are great... but boring! Spring is officially here, so put away your LBB (little black bottoms) and lighten up your workout wardrobe with these fun, and majorly bright, picks:


ASICS' reversible confetti shorts ($30, asicsamerica.com) offer a fun patterned print, perfect for running along the beach or a hot yoga class.


My favorite exercise crops of the moment are Under Armour's Slash Capris ($49.99, ua.com). I call them my mullet workout capris: business in the front, neon party in the back. The more-traditional ZigTech Shorts from Reebok ($40, reebok.com) are the perfect sunshine-yellow hue, guaranteed to make you shine.

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Adding a touch of tango, the ombre Run ThreeQuarter Tights by Stella McCartney for Adidas ($110) offers an understated chic approach to bright bottoms. (Plus the strategic fading in the back will help make your butt look perky!)


Try the muted Ocean Depths Spree Capris from New Balance ($54.99, shopnewbalance.com), made with eco-friendly fabric. Or, follow the go-bright-or-go-home approach with Sweat Betty's Race Day Shorts in the eye-catching Peacock ($85, sweatybetty.com).

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Nike's Pro Tight in a striking purple will make you look like fitness royalty ($40, nike.com), while the muted, purple-pink toning resistance capris from Fila in vivid viola ($50, fila.com) can be easily transitioned into fall.


When it comes to fitness apparel it seems green is often overlooked, but Beyond Yoga's Catcus-colored Gathered Leggings ($69, beyondyoga.com) feature a bright, minty shade.

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Orange you happy this color is this year's coveted shade? Tees By Tina's Tangerine Tie Dye Starburst Capris ($43, teesbytina.com) are perfect for poolside yoga.


Athleta's Hibiscus hue isn't quite red, but it's not quite pink. The vibrant peachy-orange hue is warm-weather approved: the Laser Cut Skort ($54, athleta.gap.com) boasts a UPF factor of 50+.

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