By Chase Lindsay Rosen, Athleisurely
Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. Whether it’s a black tie affair, brunch with friends, or a bootcamp class, everything is always better when you love how you look. When it comes to working out specifically, having an on-point outfit makes all the difference. The era of head-to-toe black outfits is old and boring! More is more! With my blog Athleisurely, I’ve set out to inspire women all over the world to spice up their sweat sessions with a great pair of printed pants, a cut-out tank top, or colorful pair of sneakers.
I’ve picked some of my favorite pieces that transition seamlessly from the “barre to the bar,” and are as fashionable as they are functional and fun. Check out the looks below — and tag your #Athleisurely outfits on Instagram with #AthleisureME!
ToeSox Bella Socks // Shop
K-DEER Leggings // Shop
Body Language Tank // Shop
PureLime Bra // Shop
Whether you are in a downward dog, pulsing at the barre, or doing side leg sweeps on the Reformer, your outfit needs to be supportive but most importantly, move with you. Of course a good grippy sock is a must — I love the fun patterns ToeSox makes, and they match perfectly with every outfit. For yoga, Pilates, or barre, there is no better legging than the K-DEER Jody striped leggings. Not only do they have an extremely comfortable and flattering high waist, they are fun and look great as you do small, subtle motions in class. As far as your top, I opt for something soft and flowy like a Body Language top and seamless bra in a fun color from Pure Lime. This is a super easy look to transition: throw on a sweater and a pair of booties, and you’re ready for brunch with the girls.
APL Sneakers // Shop
Onzie Leggings // Shop
Nike Sports Bra // Shop
Spiritual Gangster Tank // Shop
When it comes to a bootcamp outfit, every outfit needs the two S’s: sweat wicking, and supportive. I was first introduced to APL sneakers at BANDIER, and since then, I’ve never put on another sneaker for a workout. The revolutionary Techloom technology makes them supportive, while the fun colors are super stylish. In the spirit of staying dry, I love Onzie leggings — they are functional, flexible, and flattering. The prints are made from material that is durable, breathable, and dries extremely quickly. Of course a supportive bra is a must, and who doesn’t love a good Spiritual Gangster positive mantra tank while you’re amidst 50 burpees? The quick-drying Onzie leggings, when paired with a cute leg warmer or sock, are a great look for that emergency yoga class after you got your butt kicked in bootcamp!
Zara Terez Leggings // Shop
Under Armour Bra // Shop
Athleta Crunch Tank // Shop
IRO Sweatshirt // Shop
Dance cardio is easily one of my favorite workouts to do and dress for. My mantra: the brighter the better. What’s more fun than jumping around a room, sweating your youknowwhat off, and rocking a wild outfit? For the best in printed leggings, I turn to my great friends at Zara Terez. From the NYC city skyline, to emojis — they do printed pants like no one else. For all this boogying and sweating, you need some support, and the Under Armour bras are great for that department. I always opt for a fun color underneath my favorite Athleta perfectly sheer Crunch tank top. The lightweight material makes for a nice layering piece and transitions easily after class. Regardless of your plans for after class, throw on a funky ripped sweatshirt, pair of retro sneaks, and you’re ready to conquer the rest of your day, or hit the club!
Chase Lindsay Rosen is a fitness fashion enthusiast and healthy living advocate. She started her own site, Athleisurely, to inspire women that dressing for fitness can be fun and fashionable. Athleisurely is a lifestyle (emphasis on style) blog that features tips and inspiration on how to look good, feel great, and listen well.