During the warm summer months, many of us want to get dressed in the morning in an easy outfit that we can wear all day long. If I don’t put on clothes that are suitable to exercise in, I have a harder time logging my 10K steps.

If you are looking for a versatile outfit that you can take a morning walk in but then continue wearing for the remainder of the day, regardless of whether you are meeting a friend for lunch or just running errands, breathable walking shorts and tops are a winning combination. Just swap out your sneakers for a pair of sandals after your walk (and maybe a spritz of cologne!) and you can quickly transition to whatever else you need or want to do. Finding longer inseam shorts and exercise-friendly tops that are not skin tight can often be challenging. Here are some great options that are guaranteed to help you reach your daily goal of 10K steps!

This Lululemon tee has a comfortable, relaxed fit and the super-soft “vitasea” fabric is breathable and lightweight. It also looks great paired with jeans. A bit pricey for a tee, but well worth it.

Lululemon All Yours Boyfriend Tee $58




Athleta’s Farallon Bermuda short comes in 3 colors and is made of a breathable, sustainable organic cotton blend. The 9 inch inseam is ideal for taller BA50’s or for those who want added leg coverage. They have hundreds of positive reviews.

Athleta Farallon Bermuda Short $69

Lululemon’s Everywhere Belt Bag is the perfect walking companion. It has become my “go-to” summer bag during this Covid season. It fits all the essentials and can be worn either as a belt bag or slung as a high crossbody. I own this bag in three colors – need I say more?

Everywhere Belt Bag $38


This cotton/lycra blend tank is travel friendly, versatile, and great for layering, which is why I own several. Unlike many tanks, there is added coverage on the shoulders so your bra straps won’t show. I often tie a front or back knot to make it shorter. These sell out fast so don’t hesitate if you want to buy one.

Brunswick Muscle Tank $44


While this isn’t a pair of shorts, this skort is walking and biking friendly with zip pockets for a cell phone. It also comes in a “long” length which is great for taller BA50’s. Insider tip – I order this skort in “tall” even though I am petite so it hits right above my knees and I can wear it for dressier occasions.

Athleta Soho Skort $59

These quick-drying, moisture wicking “comfort trail shorts” from L.L. Bean have over 1000 reviews and you do not need to be hiking to wear them!

L.L.Bean Comfort Trail Shorts $49.95


Cropped shirts are very popular right now and this relaxed fit cropped tee from Lululemon is stylish and functional. It comes in lots of colors too.

Cates Tee $48


Graphic tees are all the rage, and this bold yellow tank from Spiritual Gangster is cheery and fun. If between sizes, size up.

Be the Light Cropped Tank $60

These Athleta bermuda shorts are a bit more dressier, but can also be used for walking. Perfect for travel too.

Athleta Tribeca 9 ” Short $64

“Cargo style” is very in for 2020. These stretch canvas shorts have a 7 inch inseam which is ideal for petite BA50’s or for those who are comfortable with a shorter inseam. They have lots of pockets and come in many colors as well.

L.L.Bean Stretch Canvas Cargo Short $49.95

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