What should you look for in "cool weather" running clothes?

Have you started getting your "cool weather" running clothes out yet?   I'm logging more miles this fall than I did last fall, so my running clothes are quite different this year.  My longest run last year at this time was only a little over 3 miles, so I would dress for what the temperature was outside, not for what my body temperature would be mid run! I have learned now not to run in fleece!!!! ( no matter how cold it is outside) #thingsmysistershouldhavetoldme.

I've had some luck finding some cute summer running gear at Old Navy earlier this spring so thought I would hop on their website to see what was new.  I was happy to see that they were offering 25% off purchases AND free shipping, but the offer ended at midnight!

I promptly selected the items I wanted and surprisingly my sizes were available! I decided on the fun purple color for fall. I ended up getting shorts, a tank, and a long sleeved zip up tech shirt all under $30! Plus my Sweatyband came in the mail the following day!  Pair these with my compression capris I bought earlier this summer and I think I'm set for my first fall run!

What do you look for in "cool weather" running clothes?


  1. Probably won't be using the cool weather clothes until November here in Texas lol

    1. That's a good thing Lauren! I haven't had to bring out the pants yet, but I know it's coming!

  2. I usually don't break out the cool weather stuff until it hits the low forties, but I like to run cool. Thumb holes are a must for on long sleeve shirts, I don't know that they are necessary but they make me happy.

  3. Great advice! Those sweaty bands look awesome, I'll have to check them out. I agree with the Christy above, I love thumb holes in the fall/winter!