Winter Weather Workout Wear

You must admit—you never really wanted to go to the gym with everyone and their resolutions on January first anyway, did you? If COVID concerns are keeping you out of the gym and braving the cold for your daily workout, there are stylish and hardworking garments that will keep you toasty as you torch the holiday calories. 

Layering is essential when working out in winter weather, so don’t forget your base layers and performance fabrics. And in these looks, you’ll still feel good about just jogging to get a green juice and calling it a day. 

Flurry Force Insulated PrimaLoft Jacket II, $139, available at Athleta (Country Club Plaza)

High Collar, High Temperature
If you’re training outside, you need something warm and insulated but not bulky. The Flurry Force Insulated PrimaLoft Jacket II fits the bill. With a quilted front panel for warmth and chafe-free seamless construction, this can be a top layer over smart wool or a middle layer for longer runs or skiing. Plus, the high neck keeps out the chill without needing a scarf.

Rains Glacial parka in taupe, $480, available at Ulah (Westwood)

A Walk in the Woods
A good hike can stimulate the senses for those who eschew running in the winter. Layer up in the Rains Glacial parka if you’re heading to one of Kansas City’s many trails. The boxy cut allows for plenty of warmth underneath, and the waterproof shell with ultrasonically welded seams promises to keep you dry no matter what. Plus, with pockets galore, you can bring all you need for a Bill Bryson-style adventure.

Bellboy KC chunky knit cuffed beanie, $25, available at Westside Storey (Westside)

Top Hat
Sometimes the simplest pieces do the best. We don’t know if your mom was right about losing 80% of your body heat through your head, but this Bellboy chunky stocking hat is a good idea, nonetheless.  

Icebreaker Women’s 250 Vertex Fractured Landscapes crew top or leggings, $129.95 each, available at Moosejaw (Country Club Plaza)

Firm Foundations
If you’re planning on being out in the elements for a time, nothing beats the insulating power of wool. Far from the itchy sweaters of your youth, merino wool helps regulate the body’s temperature, no matter what the weather. Icebreaker Women’s 250 Vertex long underwear set features a bold abstract pattern that’s interesting enough to keep on as you lounge after your workout.