High Neck Bras, for Work and Play?

I think we can all agree that there are some days we just don’t feel like getting our sweat on. But there is something that can help give you the inspiration you need to get out there and get active (even if it’s just meeting some friends for a walking gossip sesh): Stylish workout clothes.

There’s just something about putting on a cute sports bra or tank top that makes the thought of working out just a little more exciting. After all, when we look good, we feel good. And the best workouts usually happen when you’re feeling confident and ready to take on the world.

Over the past few years there’s been a noticeable shift in active wear. Gone are the days when it was bland or boring—just something to throw on without much thought. Now it’s a legitimate staple of the fashion industry, with new trends popping up that are just begging to be the star of your next spin class.

One of today’s hottest trends in fashion forward activewear is high neck workout tops. These tops embrace a woman’s desire to have adequate support when working out and are an example of how the fashion industry’s trending to more modest necklines as a whole. Excessive cleavage is out and mid-riff baring tops are in. And rocking the look of high neck sports bras and other tops is a sure fire way to feel on the cutting edge of style.

And the best part about high neck sports bras or workout tops? They work just as well for working out as they do for running around town, by doubling as striking tops to rock with a layered look or on their own. Their high neckline keeps them from looking overly casual while still giving you a unique edge.

For example, a high neck yoga tank paired with a sleek pair of skinny jeans and classic sneakers would make the perfect look for a casual coffee date or brunch with friends. You’ll look totally put-together but feel extra comfy—the best of both worlds!

If you enjoy a more classic look you’ll adore this black and white sports bra. The traditional color combination provides great contrast to the bold pattern and open back, making it a perfect sports bra to rock on its own with a pair of leggings or under a bomber jacket with some leather pants for an edgy daytime outfit. Or, obviously, you can throw it on as part of a cute and supportive outfit for an early morning jog. Totally your call!

We also love the look of this Mini Flower Sports Bra. Its periwinkle blue color and dainty pattern make it a great choice for any girly girl who also enjoys a tough workout. It features removable cups, so it can go from low impact to high impact bra in a snap depending on the type of physical activity you plan on doing. And if you feel like wearing it as a crop top it looks great paired with distressed white jeans for the perfect cute but casual look; or, dress it up with a blazer and skirt for a unique style for going out on the town.

If you’re after a style that combines color and texture for an enviable look, this Adder sports bra may be just what you’re looking for. Its subtle snakeskin pattern gives off just the right amount of edge—pick any one of three hot colors and you’ll feel the extra boost of confidence this edgy bra gives you. It looks great paired with solid or patterned leggings, so you can use it to put together multiple workout outfits that you’ll actually be excited to wear.

For those who want to exude confidence and toughness as they kick butt at a morning workout or race their way through a 10K, you can’t beat this Snake Camo Sports Bra. Its combination of a dark camouflage pattern with a snakeskin texture makes it the ultimate tough girl sports bra. It works just as well as a workout motivator (how can you not want to crush a workout while sporting this top?) as it does as a statement-making crop top under a leather jacket with your favorite pair of jeans.

As you can see, a high neck yoga top or sports bra gives a bold sense of sophistication to a workout outfit that’s sure to inspire confidence to show your next workout who’s boss. Plus, they can pull double duty as statement making crop tops that look just as good running errands during the day as they do under a chic jacket at night. We think it’s time to add one (or two) to your active wear collection!