Training 9 Summer Running Must-Haves for Women

9 Summer Running Must-Haves for Women


With many of us kicking off training for fall races, we rounded up three looks for all of the strong women out there to add to your running wardrobe. Think of it as a practical indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about; you’re using it as you push yourself to meet your healthy goals, after all.

By Karen Kwan

Whether you gravitate toward neutrals, brights or perhaps you’ve spent all of your running budget on a destination race and need a budget-friendly option, we’ve got you covered.

Crisp Neutrals
Flattering cap sleeves make this top standout from your typical tshirt or tank. Adidas Women’s Stella McCartney Run Climalite T-shirt, $83.99.

A grey sports bra you can wear with any of your running outfits. Nike Pro Classic Padded Bra, $48.

Sheer panels add interest to solid white tights. GapFit Blackout gFast mesh panel capris, $64.95.

Pale runners that won’t look out of place at your favourite post-long run brunch spot. New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz, $119.99.

Bold and bright

Subtly patterned mesh in a flirty cropped shape. Saucony Kick It Up Top, $40.

Designed with range of motion in mind. Under Armour Amour Mid Sports Bra, $29.99.

Mesh inserts so you can stay cool on those hot summer days. Lolë Trace Short, $60.

Sport these for your summertime trail runs. Salomon Sense Pro Max W, $180.

Pocketbook-friendly picks

Loose fit tanks are a staple for any summer running wardrobe. JoeFresh Dip Dye Mesh Active Tank, $19.

Support “the girls” well from A to C cups) with this Old Navy Go-Dry Racerback High Support Sports Bra, $34.94.

Reflective detailing to help make sure you’re seen by drivers when you’re running before sunrise to beat the heat. Hyba Mesh Shorts, $44.90.

Lightweight with a cushioniing midsole. Skechers Go Run 600, $90.

Karen Kwan is a regular iRun fashion and travel contributor, and you’ll find her running fashion posts every Friday on Instagram. She contributes to a number of publications and you can also follow her travel and running adventures at Health & Swellness.