Despite what it looks like, getting to the gym isn’t a piece of cake for me each day. The struggle starts with every early morning, just trying to get out of bed. Even during the workout class I’m questioning why I’m putting myself through this torture!
But once it’s all over, I’m overwhelmed with endorphins and literally feel like a new person, a better version of who I was when I woke up. This feeling is one of the strongest motivators for me to keep myself dedicated to my workout routine. That, and cute workout clothes.
Because of my routine, my expectations for workout wear need to accommodate what is asked of my body. I need leggings that are high-waisted and STAY up there, not asking for any adjustments in-between box jumps. The amount I sweat requires fabric that doesn’t show how drenched I am, nor it cannot be itchy as a result of sweaty skin. If I’m uncomfortable or bothered by the clothing I’m working out in, then you can guarantee it’ll deter my motivation and distract from the reason I’m putting myself in the position to kick my own ass.
As an influencer, I’ve gotten to work with a broad range of amazing activewear brands. Some I’ve known about, others completely new to me. Not only do these brands have the cutest activewear, but they’ve satisfied me with styles that accommodate my specific workout needs above.
Scroll below to check out some of my favorites!
Sports Bra: ALALA | Leggings: Aerie | Sneakers: New Balance
I know this looks like a dedicated workout set, but it’s actually two different brands that suit me for two purposes. I have this ALALA sports bra in both white & black and probably reach for it 95% of the time. It offers max coverage and super breathable with the mesh detail.
These leggings are from Aerie & I’m already adding more styles of them to my cart as I type. I’m seriously so obsessed with the fit. And yes, they passed the no-slip, high-waist test.
Monthly Workout Sets: Ellie Activewear | Sneakers: Nike
I’ve been working with Ellie Activewear for almost a year now & continue to be thrilled with each collection that comes with my monthly subscription. My seasonal collection of prints & colors is solely from Ellie. You can choose between 3 & 5-piece subscription boxes to receive each month, as well as have the ability to skip a month at anytime.
Sports Bra: Endeavor Athletic | Leggings: Endeavor Athletic | Sneakers: New Balance
I discovered Endeavor Athletic last year on a work trip in Philly. We stopped by the pop-up shop & had the opportunity to try a pair of their revolutionary leggings for ourselves. The minute I put them on, I knew my expectations for workout wear were about to drastically change.
Endeavor Athletic is the reason I have such high-standards for high-waisted leggings because they introduced me to the concept that the right ones WON’T SLIP. You better believe these are the best leggings I own because they helped change the way I look at activewear.
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Sports Bra: All Access via Bandier | Leggings: All Access via Bandier | Sneakers: Adidas
If you haven’t heard about Bandier, then you’ve been living under a rock. This activewear retailer practically runs NYC, offering a multitude of luxury fitness clothing with exclusive brands.
This bra & legging set is from All Access and I’ve never loved a fabric more like this. I can’t even begin to explain it properly – think working out in something that’s buttery-soft to the touch and almost 100% seamless.
1/4 Zip: BloqUV | Leggings: BloqUV | Sneakers: New Balance
BloqUV is a relatively new brand to me, but I’ve been very satisfied with the pieces I’ve worn & worked out in thus far. I sometimes focus too much on the legging (naturally) that I realize I don’t have many tops outside of sports bras that I enjoy wearing.
I found a few long sleeves and 1/4 zips on BloqUV that I absolutely adore. Not to mention, this brand has pure white pieces that I can actually wear to the tennis club this summer (I go to a club with old school rules – tennis whites only!)
Sports Bra: Vie Active | Leggings: Vie Active | Jacket: Reebok | Sneakers: Nike
I had the opportunity to work with Vie Active last month for a fitness campaign & couldn’t be more appreciative of this partnership! Based in Australia, this high-performance activewear brand has been ideal for all things HIIT that I participate in. The leggings stay up, the fabric also feels like seamless butter to wear, and zero sweat shows through – yes, even in this color there’s no sweat marks!