Athleisure Favorites

I'm so excited about this post, because I going to talk allllllll about my absolute favorite thing: workout clothes! Athleisure has been my thing lately - I don't know if its the cold weather, but I've been wearing leggings and cozies to work more and more (oops!). Don't even try to argue with me - leggings ARE pants. If you know me at all, you'd know that I'd spend my entire salary on stores like Lululemon, Outdoor Voices, Bandier, Carbon 38 and Kit & Ace if I could. I am all about wearing thick, soft, cashmere blend sweatpants that look so good you can throw them on with flats to travel in.. or a wrap that you can throw on after yoga or wear to work... or super soft, amazingly fitting black leggings that would work for an HIIT class or under boots in public.

This isn't any new trend. Girls have been living in workout clothes/athleisure type clothing for a while now. Why not be comfortable and stylish at the same time!? I'm also really lucky that I don't need to get dressed up for work, so I can get away with a Kit & Ace type look on a daily basis. Below are all my favorites and things on my wish list right now as well as my recos from my current closet - there is a range of pretty much everything from my favorite gym tops, to what I love to lounge in.

Bottoms:

  • Lululemon Align Pant: I LIVE in these like an embarrassing amount. They are by far the best leggings on the market right now, easily. They're so so soft, hug you perfectly, and are the best weight. I'd recommend sizing down.
  • ADAY Throw and Roll Legging: I feel like this brand is a bit of a newcomer, so not many people know about them. They make a gorgeous super unique legging that fits like a dream and looks SO good on. 
  • Alo Yoga Moto Leggings: THE #1 gym to street staple on the market right now. I love the high rise version - I own both rises, and the high rise tend to stay up much better. 
  • Kit & Ace Cashmere Sweat Pant: My biggest splurge of the winter, and worth every penny. These are insane. So flattering, so cozy, and so chic.

Tops:

  • Gap: For workout clothes, I really like to invest in my bottoms, and get cheap tops from the Gap. These simple tanks that are super flattering and last. I have two favorite styles: this one, and this one.
  • Outdoor Voices Featherweight Tank: I recently discovered this tank and I'm hooked. It's the softest material ever, and it's such a perfect fit.
  • Athleta Criss Cross Sweatshirt: I wear sweatshirts on a daily basis - its the first thing I throw on when I get home from work. This one has gotten so much use that I literally need to order a new one soon...
  • Kit & Ace Brushed Top: Honestly, I could list the entire Kit & Ace website on here because I love it all, but their Brushed Miskace material is just ridiculously good. It's like a fleece lined tee - but not as heavy as a sweatshirt. I'd take any piece of clothing in this material.

Shoes:

  • Nike Air Zoom Strong: I guess I'm a Nike girls through and through, because all my active shoes are Nike. These are what I use for training, and I LOVE them.
  • Adidas Ultra Boost: I actually don't own this specific pair (I own an older version), but I am lusting after these so hard. I love my older pair - they are so comfortable and the colors are great.
  • Frye Ivy Slip: These are my go-to every day shoes. I saw them a couple weeks ago and had to have them. They are perfect with pretty much everything - you can wear them with dresses, leggings, jeans, you name it. I LOVE these.

Gym Time

The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear
The Casual Classic | Active Wear

Patagonia Sweater Vest // GapFit Breathe Long Sleeve Tee // Lululemon Run: Inspire Crop // Adidas Response Boost Running Shoes (also here) // GapFit Medium Impact T-back Sports Bra // Happy Plugs earbuds

This is one of my favorite chilly weather running outfits. A down vest is the most versatile piece for the winter. You can layer it over long sleeves, sweaters, heavier pull-overs, or layer it under a top layer. They're great to keep your core warm when it's super chilly, without having the bulkiness of a coat. Plus, when you warm up from your run, you have a little more breathing room. Speaking of running, I just picked up a new pair of my Adidas sneakers when I was home in Buffalo over the weekend (which explains the snow - so typical of Buffalo). I own last year's version of these sneakers - I loved them so much I had to grab another pair! The pink/grey combo of these is right up my alley, but I also am loving the sea green version which I spotted when I was at Dicks...

These crops are my go-to for any workout activity. I have literally 4 pairs of them now, and keep collecting them (I tend to check the "we made too much" section on a daily basis). The run: inspire crops are super stretchy, so comfortable, don't stretch out whatsoever, and make your legs look amazing. They are also super light weight and sweat wicking. I'll never go back to any other crop!

As for the top I'm wearing, it's a Gap favorite. The only place I buy work out tops is from Gap. They're incredibly inexpensive and easily rival the quality of Lululemon (In fact, I actually like them more). I always size up to a medium, because I like them a little looser fitting. The Gap Breathe tops are my favorite because they are extremely light weight and flattering on. With all the sales that Gap has, you can snag their tops for under $20! Speaking of which, my favorite tank is $14 right now. Currently picking up a couple as we speak...