Boy have I been on a gym clothes buying kick the past 6 months. I started off feeling guilty about it but then it dawned on me, I go to the gym an average of 4x a week so why should I feel guilty? I wear these clothes A LOT. But honestly, I had gotten bored of the clothes I had, not a good excuse I realize, just honest. Ha! Or maybe I was just waiting for some new trends to really inspire me and that finally happened.
So, whether you actually go to the gym like me or just wear the clothes, I wanted to share my recent purchases since any of them can be worn not just to the gym but also to run around doing errands in or just hanging out in. Besides, the holiday season is here so maybe they’ll give you some present ideas. OR, the holidays will be over before we know it and we’ll have those extra lbs to work off. And maybe, just maybe, new gym clothes will make going to the gym that much better. ?
Leggings/Bottoms, Top to Bottom:
Alo Airbrush High Waist Glossy Legging (Small) – Glossy leggings are in! I love the look of them for the gym but also how it can be worn as an updated legging for every day. I originally bought the pair I linked but now there is also a midi length version of the legging. For a petite gal like me, midi is a great length! It is essentially a full length pair without having to them shortened. Also, Alo leggings can be expensive but this pair are less then $90. Score! Similar pairs are this Athleta shine tight and Lululemon sheen tight. Sizing: I size up in Alo.
Terez Heathered Camo Tall Band Legging (XS) – Gosh I love Terez. I bought my first pair last year in this fun sparkle print (mine are the cropped version) and the material just feels amazing on. Plus, they wear well and I can comfortably sweat in them without feeling hot. The camo is a great print but relatively tame compared to some of their other prints. Ha! I’m in love with the rose camo version that is out now!! And, I’ve mentioned the blue with the stars I have, too. I don’t typically wear them to the gym but they definitely can be. I just decided to designate them as a fun printed legging for the weekends. Sizing: These run true to size.
Athleta High Rise Ripple Chaturanga™ Tight (XS) – I originally tried these on in the early Fall in the navy but just couldn’t decide at the time. But, then, I tried them on again in early November and decided to go with it! The pattern is kind of hard to see, which is good/bad depending on how much you love pattern. ? I like that it is subtle and not too busy to make it feel obvious. They are comfortable and definitely easy to move in. And they come in black, too! Sizing: These run true to size.
Lululemon Align Crop 21″ (size 4) – I bought my first pair of these amazingly soft crops back in early Summer in navy for yoga. And then I loved them so much I went and bought another pair in black. The material is like butter, making them amazing for yoga. I really don’t enjoy high rise much but these were the first pair I tried that I could tolerate the rise. After these I’ve bought more but these are the ones that made me converts. They now also come in a pant, i.e. full length, version. Sizing: True to size for Lululemon.
Lululemon Pace Rival Crop (size 4) – Now I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a runner. Dare I say I kind of hate it? ?In any case, I’d always stayed away from leggings, or crops, that have the back pocket, UNTIL I tried these on. The material, again, is just amazing. But what I really do like about these are the pockets along the legs. It is really nice to have a pair of leggings with a pocket for those random times I go out for a walk and want somewhere to put my phone. Or I’m just out with the kids somewhere that having a pocket in a legging is ideal. Sizing: True to size for Lululemon.
Tanks/Tops, Top to Bottom
Athleta Twist Back Muscle Tank (XS) – When I went back to Athleta in early November and tried on the Chaturanga tights, I grabbed this tank to try on. I have wanted a tank that ties in the back but hadn’t seen a version I felt compelled to buy. I didn’t like the idea of actually have a tie on my lower back, especially for yoga where you end up on your back, because I pictured the knot digging in and hurting. This tank, though, the tie is a twist and doesn’t stick out at all making it very comfortable for all types of exercising. It does need to be worn with a high waist though or it may show a little belly when you lift your arms. Sizing: True to size.
Lululemon Sculpt Tank II (SE) (Size 4) – I originally bought this tank in white but again, I liked it so much I later went and got it in the black, too. These tanks are a comfortable light material that lays perfectly against the belly and have the right amount of cleavage coverage, too. And the panels along the back are also great, especially for yoga. Or any high intensity sweaty work out. Also, I love that it is easy to layer over, too. Sizing: True to size for Lululemon.
Lululemon Essential Tank (Size 4) – I originally wanted the black and white version, or what they call ‘Tiger Space Dye Black’ but it was sold out in the stores and online at the time in my size. So, I went with my next choice, the blue. However, that color is now sold out and the available color is a ‘heathered black’, which is actually a great color. The back of this tank is kind of cool, which was partially what drew me to it. But, mainly, I loved the neck and the looseness of it. Perfect for keeping cool in yoga but also great for all other works outs as well. Sizing: True to size for Lululemon.
Lululemon Swiftly Tech Racerback (Size 4) – This is definitely one of the brand’s most popular tanks and I understand why. It is so comfortable, particularly for a fitted tank! I like to have various options in my closet between loose and fitted and it’d been awhile since I’d bought a more fitted tank. This one, particularly the color (called ‘slate/white’), was exactly what I was looking for. Sizing: True to size for Lululemon.
Other Hoodies, Jackets, Bras, Tops I Bought
Lululemon Energy Bra (size 4) – I ended up with this bra somewhat by accident but I’m loving it. The cut, material and fit are all great. As a petite girl with a medium bust, it fits me perfectly! (I wear a 32/34C).
Athleta Fully Focused Bra (Size XS) – I already owned this in white and then bought it in gray and white striped once they updated it slightly in the strap area, and so recently, I bought the newer version in white. And it is definitely a good improvement but slight, basically it keeps the straps from flipping over in the back. This bra is comfortable, wears well, and the straps in the back add some visual interest.
Lululemon Scuba Hoodie IV in Viola (size 4) – This hoodie has been around for awhile and every year or so, they update it. I’ve actually tried it on in the past and never liked it enough to buy it. So whatever tweaks they have made this time, they finally worked for me! I like the length, the color (it does come in other colors, too), it’s not too tight along my sides and the thumb holes in the sleeves aren’t too tight, either. Perfection!
Athleta Cozy Karma Pullover (XS) – All I can say is I love this pullover and would almost dare to call it dreamy! The style of it with the faux cross over, high neck and pockets just make it amazing. Plus, there is fleece inside the neck and the zipper makes taking it off and on very easy. Just perfection on a cold day. The pink color is really pretty and comes with a rose gold zipper! Sizing: True to size.
Zella Zelfusion Reflective Quilted Jacket (XS) – This jacket, by far, has gotten the most wear since I’ve bought it only a few weeks ago. Similar to the other pullover and hoodie above, I just could live in it. And it really truly is a jacket but I just feel so cozy when I wear it that I could almost justify wearing it around the house. Ha! Dare I say it is actually better made then some The North Face versions out there that are similar?!
Alo ‘Glimpse’ Pullover (XS) – Last but not least is this pullover top I got. The high slits on the side are very in style but honestly, it’s really soft and comfortable to wear, which is why buying it was an easy decision for me. Plus, it can be worn with anything, not just to the gym. Sizing: True to size.