It is no surprise to those who know me, that I LIVE in athletic wear. I have always been obsessed with athletic brands and would pick leggings over anything else every time. Today, I am rounding up my favorite brands for leggings and why you should try them!
Alo Yoga is my favorite brand of the moment – their styles are so cute! I find their leggings really comfortable and supportive. One thing I ALWAYS look for when I shop for leggings is that everything is held in tightly without cutting in at weird placed. Alo does a great job of using heavy duty fabrics that stay breathable. I never feel overheated in them when I am working out, but they are warm still enough to wear throughout the day when it’s brisk out. They an assortment of styles that fit everyones taste: simple black, edgier moto, or patterns for a little more fun. The styles are perfect for studio-to-street.
Side note: if you are looking for a pair of white leggings this is who you should buy! A lot of brands are super see-through, or just unflattering, white is hard to wear. The last thing you want is for everything to show when you are doing yoga. I have a pair and they have never done me wrong!
Another go to brand is Beyond Yoga. They are best known for their spacedye leggings. Their products are made for modern living, blending fashion and function for styles you can wear anywhere. The product is made in LA, and crafted for comfort and easy care. They are the softest leggings I own and this goes for every style I have bought. My favorite part about the brand is their durability. They hold up so well workout after workout and are so easy to take care of. I am up to 6 pairs now, I can’t get enough!
P.E. Nation is top of my list because of their aesthetic. Their branding is just beyond. The sporty luxe look of all their pieces has a modern retro flair which I think looks really fresh. “The P.E Nation philosophy is centered around quality design and construction while offering stylish, comfortable and functional pieces.” The price point may be a little higher than previously mentioned designers, but the quality is well worth it. For someone who loves minimalist styles, these are perfect because you can add a little color and pattern without being too over to the top. So far, I have their leggings and am itching to buy more!
This year the brand will also launch a menswear line and I am so excited to see what they come out with!
Personally, I do not own anything from The Upside, but this brand is next on my shopping list! I love the philosophy behind the brand: “THE UPSIDE’s early ethos laid in establishing a bold brand that catered to sartorially sophisticated and time savvy individuals who led demanding lives but cherished their training.” Creator Jodhi Meares saw a need for fashion forward items in the athleisure market and she is doing a stand out job at filling the gap for fashionable sportswear. I already have some items in my shopping cart and I can’t wait to try this brand out.