So it’s safe to say we all own workout clothes of some kind, right? We hope so. But it’s also a fair assumption that those articles you’ve been wearing over and over, week upon week, have gotten pretty worn down. Don’t be ashamed, it happens to all of us. So due to the spike in interest of the fitness world (psttt…we’re all about the #CommitToBeFit movement too), athletic wear brands have been popping up almost everywhere you look, so it’s important you know where to go when it’s time to freshen up that sports bra section of your drawer.
From the brands you already know about to the ones you haven’t heard of quite yet, here are the ones we think deserve your attention. Find out what brands we love and which ones you’ll love too. Yeah, we’ve got your back girl…literally.
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While some of you may say to yourself, “Duh! Who hasn’t heard of Fabletics?” we know there may be a solid group out there wanting to know more. But really though, if you’ve never heard of Fabletics we’re here to help you step your game up. These high-end, fashionable active wear pieces will put some serious strength in your workout game, and if Kate Hudson is behind it, so are we.
For those days when you’re feeling guilty about that bottle of wine you took to the face last night and the ensuing late night pizza run and multiple texts to your ex-boyfriend, YOGASMOGA will help you balance out. It’s our go to brand for when we really want to feel good, since it’s eco-friendly and everything is made and manufactured close to home. And if you’re just too tired to workout you can pick up one of their handwoven bracelets for $10 and the proceeds go straight to their foundation supporting villages in the Himalayas. You feel better already, don’t you?
Thanks to Michi, you can sweat it out while looking fiercely fabulous. Clearly any brand that claims to be inspired by a “fantastical super heroine costume mixed with sensual boudoir chic overtones” is a brand we need to own now, because nothing makes you shut up and do 20 more burpees like knowing that you look like Angelina Jolie while doing them. And in head to toe Michi, you will.
4. Without Walls
Without Walls is Urban Outfitters’s new athletic line, so you can expect all the funkiness and comfiness you’ve come to love from UO. This is the kind of work out gear that we fully plan on living in all summer long, and it’s actually making us consider going for runs outside in the heat of July because we just want everyone to see it.
5. Alala Style
Alala is inspired by women in New York City, so naturally it works perfectly for us. It’s bold, it’s sexy, and yes, there’s a lot of mesh, but it’s all really freaking fierce. But be warned, most of Alala’s designs are so damn chic that you’ll end up wearing them all day every day, no matter what you’re doing. This is completely acceptable, but we’re just letting you know that it’s bound to happen.
6. Sweaty Betty
We all know that the Brits know how to dress it up, so it’s no surprise that this British activewear brand is as classy as they come. They’ve got boutiques all across the UK and one in Soho (thank god), and we’re particularly into the special collection they showed at London Fashion Week in September 2014 in collaboration with British designer, Richard Nicoll. Because activewear on the runway is definitely something we want.
7. EIGHTYONE 20
Eightyone 20 is all about making you feel sleek and chic when you’re sweating your face off. Their designs are inspired by architectural lines, so you’ll always look long and lean. Plus, the brand designs, manufactures, and sells everything themselves, so not only can you rest assured that your gear has been handled with care, you also know it’ll be pretty darn cheap. Thinking of spending $200 on a Lulu hoodie? How about a $50 Eightyone 20 design? Yeah, we’ll take that instead.
Onzie gear makes doing yoga feel like a party, which we think it always should be. Everything is designed and made in Southern California so you can pretend you’re one of those girls who does yoga on the beach even when it’s 20 degrees in NYC (which, yes, it still is). Expect bold designs and patterns that pop, Onzie ain’t for the yogi who likes to hide in the back.
Featured Image via EIGHTYONE 20