The coming end of another year (yup, it's already November!) can only mean one thing: It’s time to hit refresh on your workout wardrobe. And leggings—whether the classic LBLs (little black leggings) or the craziest of prints—should be at the top of your must-buy list. Why? They are perfect for going from the gym to brunch, and let's face it, the ones you bought last year (and have worn twice a week since) are really getting worn out.

Below, check out our top 8 picks, chosen for quality and style.

Hooray for ombre

Hate it when your leggings are baggy and saggy post-run? The Brooks Streaker Capri ($85; zappos.com) has a special fabric that helps it snap back to its original state after each wear.

From studio to street

These Coast mesh inset stirrup leggings with foot straps ($94; nordstrom.com) go seamlessly from the yoga studio to brunch with the girls. The mesh inset pattern helps slim the legs will also adding some visual interest for when you're rocking the athleisure look afterward.

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Fearless in floral

Strike a pose in these Chaturanga tights ($79; athleta.com). The navel-high waist tucks you in and offers a stay-put fit.

Classically cool

Crazy for chameleon

Add some shine and style to your workout with chameleon leggings ($65; gap.com) that change color as they stretch. Flatlock seams prevent chafing, and a drawstring waistband ensures a snug fit.

Work horse

Put the Puma Clash Long Tights ($55; amazon.com) through your hardest workout (aka sweatiest) with confidence; it wicks perspiration like a champ. Plus, the two-toned pattern will turn heads in all of your cardio classes.

Feel the need for speed

These high-tech running tights ($150; nike.com) are designed for speed. A strategically placed screen-printed pattern stretches across your IT band and other key muscles for added support and enhanced mobility.

Show some skin

 

Show a hint of skin with compression mesh panel crops ($33; oldnavy.com) that let your legs breathe.