Spring is finally here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to refresh our activewear wardrobes. Whether you’re heading to your favourite workout class, or simply taking advantage of the sunshine and warm weather and want to be as comfortable as possible, updating your activewear with more transitional pieces that work for all different occasions is a great way to usher in all the good vibes of the new season while still looking polished.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Below, we’re running through our top five essential categories of activewear staples that you can mix-and-match all season long, featuring standout pieces from New Balance’s latest collection. From comfortable sweats to retro-inspired jackets, these are the must-have, most versatile pieces that can take you from your morning coffee run to your pilates class and beyond. And, of course, we can’t talk about activewear without showing off some sneakers. Read on to find out what the most hyped runners are this season (spoiler alert: they’re really, really good).

The Sneaker of the Season

New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v12, $199.99

If you’re looking for runners that can take you anywhere this spring, keep the New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v12s on your radar. The 1080 is one of New Balance’s most versatile and beloved styles, and this fresh take on the classic look will elevate your sneaker game to new heights. Designed with more foam cushioning in wider areas of the midsole to provide extra flexibility where it’s needed, it makes walking and running smooth and comfortable.

New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v12, $199.99

We’re loving the Men’s Fresh Foam X 1080v12s, but the women’s version of the shoe is just as covetable. It’s got the same breathable, second-skin fit as its counterpart but is also available in an array of high-impact colour combos that practically define an outfit. Shades like grapefruit, blue lemonade, and electric lilac only scratch the surface of options designed to make a statement wherever the day takes you.

The Sweat-Wicking Top

New Balance Impact Run Luminous Short Sleeve, $64.99 CAD

Don’t sacrifice style for comfort – this lightweight polyknit shirt features fast-drying technology to keep you cool and dry during the most intense workouts, while the athletic fit gives you plenty of freedom to move. Plus, its reflective polyknit material will make sure you’re seen even in low-light conditions so that you can get your late-night run in.

New Balance Impact Run Luminous Tank, $59.99 CAD

Crafted from lightweight and sustainable recycled fabric, this light-catching tank top has drapes loosely from the chest, waist, and hip for an ultra-comfortable fit. Available in black and stone pink, this activewear essential will be your best friend on breezy bike rides and chill errand days.

The Wear-Them-Everywhere Pants

New Balance Athletics Nature State Sweatpant, $89.99

Laid-back dressers will appreciate this casual sweatpant, which boasts a relaxed fit and a heavyweight French terry fabric for the most elevated take on a loungewear staple. Available in four colours – olive leaf, greige, tobacco and phantom black – there’s an option for every mood.

New Balance Athletics Nature State French Terry Sweatpant, $89.99

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to elevate your sweats to something a little brighter. You’ll fall in love with these 100% cotton sweats, which come in pale violet, pink and greige colourways. Extra pockets give you plenty of room to store your stuff, while the pintuck detail on the front leg adds a touch of structure. Sporty-chic has never looked so comfy.

The Throwback Jacket

New Balance Athletics Remastered Woven Jacket, $114.99

There’s nothing quite like a modern twist on the classic college-style jacket. Updated for today’s world, this eco-friendly version is made from 100% recycled nylon. And if you get caught in the rain or wind this season (and you will), simply pull the drawstring hood up for extra protection. The full-zip closure is super versatile, too – you can zip it all the way up, or leave it open for a more laid-back look.

New Balance Athletics Remastered Woven Jacket, $114.99

Calling all ’90s girls: this featherlight jacket is a total go-to for a chilled-out afternoon. The oversized fit is designed to give you a roomy retro silhouette, which is great if you prefer a less structured look. It’s also made with a super durable and wrinkle-resistant polywoven material, so you can tuck it in your tote or gym bag on windier days.

The Must-Have Accessory

New Balance Pace Bra 3.0, $34.99

Style and performance collide with this sleek and supportive sports bra, which features an eye- catching mesh T-back design. But here’s where the bra really shines: it offers compression support for a no-bounce fit, stabilized front straps to minimize vertical movement, and fast- drying tech to keep sweat at bay while you’re at your next workout.

New Balance 5 Panel Performance Hat, $28.99

Let’s be real: the season doesn’t start until you’ve introduced a new hat into the rotation. This year, lean into New Balance’s unisex 5 Panel Performance Hat, a timeless design that’s functional and works with…well, just about anything in your closet. The ventilating mesh panels and protective fabric make it a great choice for sunny outdoor activities such as hiking, running, or cycling, while the reflective brim increases visibility at night.

*this post was made possible by New Balance; however, the opinions expressed are our own.