Gone are the days when gym and fitness wear consisted of old t-shirts and short spandex shorts. Now workout wear is worn by the chicest trend setters even outside the gym, so athletic brands have really stepped up to the plate. I’ve noticed this especially with yoga brands that are designing apparel with breathable fabrics and unique details that allow you to look incredibly stylish while you sweat it out. Many stores, like The Gap and Aritzia have also branched into activewear, carrying their own workout and yoga apparel.
When I’m in a yoga class, it’s important that my clothes are comfortable and lightweight so that my body can breathe as I move through the different positions. There are so many stylish yoga pieces to choose from, from sleek sports bras to leggings with cool cut-outs, and headbands to match! I get just as excited to pick out yoga outfits as I do everyday outfits, because there are just so many amazing options.
Yoga is meant to be relaxing; to relieve stress and offer a blissful space for you to check in with and work on yourself, so why not look extra chic doing so? These 6 amazing pieces are perfect for the stylish yogi.
Athleta is Gap’s athletic brand and they carry really pretty (and functional) yoga apparel. This sports bra is sleek and molds perfectly to your body for extra support. Wear it alone with high-waisted yoga leggings or with a loose tank over top. You may even want to add it to your outfit for a night out…it’s that nice!
These capri leggings are great because they have cut-outs on the side which means more breathability for your body. I find what when I’m taking a yoga class I like to be wearing as least as possible without actually only wearing short shorts and a sports bra, and these leggings offer just the right amount of bareness. I also like to get most of my yoga bottoms in black so that I can match multiple different tops with them, so finding black pairs with cool details like these cut-outs is always great.
If you practice yoga, and especially hot yoga, you know the importance of a good headband! They work to keep hair from falling in your face and keep pesky fly-aways at bay! The Lulu Lemon fringe fighter is thick (yet lightweight) and sturdy, plus it’s sweat-wicking, which means it moves moisture away from the skin. And it’s reversible, so it’s like having two headbands in one!
This would be the perfect tank to wear with a sports bra like the above Athleta Wherever Bra. The light material and low arm wholes allow for your body to breath, while you show off your stylish under-apparel.
When it comes to shorts I would recommend not going too short, since there are so many stretchy yoga positions; but of course it’s up to you and what you’re comfortable with. These fitted yoga shorts come from a (five-star!) Etsy shop, so they’re beautifully handmade. Comfortable and lined with a wide fitted waistband, they provide extra lift and hold so that you can practice without fidgeting with your shorts. They’re also available in four awesome colours to choose from.
I love this tank because it has a built-in bra and really cool cutouts in the back that allow for extra breathability. It also has cross straps, which I find to be more supportive. And I’m obsessed with this light grey colour lately!
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