When it comes to coveted activewear, it’s hard to go wrong with high-waisted leggings and breathable crop tops that look just as good at barre class as they do running to meet friends for brunch. But the newest pieces aren’t necessarily made just for sweating. Crossovers with leisurewear have led to the rise of a new category of athleisure, which includes pieces that are designed for both sports and everyday wear. These include yoga pants and leggings that are equally suited to the gym or walking to lunch with a friend, drawstring sweatpants that you can wear while running errands and crew neck sweaters for chilly days on your commute.
Some of the biggest brands in this category are Lululemon, Terez and Nike. Lululemon’s cult-favorite leggings are loved by yogis, runners and influencers for their buttery soft fabric and sleek, flattering fit. Its newest leggings, made with the company’s Sculptflex material, are especially supportive and slimming. The brand also has an impressive range of sports bras in every style and impact level.
If you want to feel just as confident in your workout clothes as you do in your jeans, check out the new collection from girl-founded brand Girlfriend Collective. Its super-soft pullover hoodies and matching joggers are perfect for your next hike or spin class, plus the label is known for its inclusive sizing with sizes up to 6XL. Another good choice is the new collection from Venus Williams, which has simple silhouettes (like this bodysuit) and bold primary colors that add a pop to any outfit. activewear for women