As if you needed another excuse to buy more yoga pants. It turns out that new crop top or pair of mesh leggings might just help you run faster, jump higher or plank longer. Studies have shown that your confidence levels do affect your workouts. So dress to impress (yourself) and you’ll see results in the gym.
Athleisurewear is big business, with everyone from old school brands like Nike to fast fashion like Forever 21 getting in on the workout-gear-for-women game. Who knew there were so many different types of black tights to choose from? Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands with cool, functional pieces that can take you from barre to brunch, or bed to couch, or anywhere in between.
Remember when “working out” was just “playing”? Outdoor Voices wants to bring that same sense of fun, recreation and play back to fitness. A lifestyle brand that promotes recreation and movement as part of every day life, they offer sporty, gym-inspired clothes like high-neck crop tops and color-blocked leggings.
Michi combines fashion-forward trends with high performance materials. The result is a collection that looks totally badass and luxe at the same time. They use breathable, moisture wicking materials on cut-out leggings and strategically-placed mesh tops, all made to fit, flatter and support even during the most grueling bootcamp class.
Koral fuses founder Ilana Jugel’s Brazilian roots with an LA sensibility to create pieces that are sexy and functional, sporty and feminine. From their patterned, high-waisted leggings to chic jumpsuits to relaxed muscle t’s, Koral looks as effortlessly cool in the street as it does in the gym.
We love any clothes that can keep up with our lives and take us from brunch to yoga to a casual coffee meeting. Let us know your favorite brands that we missed in the comments below.
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