I am a big fan of wearable pre and post workout clothes. If I do a workout in the morning, it is likely that I remain in my workout clothes until late afternoon when I find time to shower or finally get ready for a dinner. Besides the typical Lululemon (which I still love) I have found a few workout gems that I live in. Typically, I stick with the basics: Black or navy.. Occasionally I will throw in grey but I really am a “monotoned fitness dresser.” So, for all those who love color, take these suggestions with a grain of salt!
Here are a few staples and favorite pieces that I can not go without:
Bandier. I LOVE Bandier. I randomly walked into the pop-up store in Union Square last spring (2015) and it was like a little girl in a candy shop. I did not know where to begin! They carry all my favorite lines and I discovered some new options. Bandier has opened stores throughout New York and I believe are opening in other cities.
Monrow: These are incredibly soft sweatpants and t-shirts. These are not your typical legging or a tight fitness pant for an intense workout, but can be used as a pant for a walk with a friend or a casual run or a pilates class. They remind me of the typical college athletic sweatpants with a more hip fit. I also love Monrow tank tops and sweatshirts for a lazy overcast day at the beach, running errands or casual dinner. I also encountered a maternity line which is awesome. Shopbop, Amazon and Bandier also carry it!
Splendid: I love these tank tops (first layer is my favorite) and zip up sweatshirts to go to the beach, over more fitted workout gear or to run around town after a workout. I am also a fan of their beach over ups as they seem a little less “vacation” which works better for me. I also like to throw them on in the summer for a quick coffee or green juice run or to throw them on after a workout and pre shower. Splendid can be found just about everywhere.
Splits59: I love these leggings. They are extremely flattering. I have had less success with their tops and tanks, but for a navy and black legging, this is my go to! I also love their cropped legging and the capri tight depending on which length you prefer, the season and the workout! Bandier also sells this line so you can try it on instead of purchasing online!
Nesh: Recently, when I was at Bandier, I came across this line. It has great cover up jackets that remind me of a lighter, less bulky and shorter version of what Lululemon makes. I love being able to throw these on over a tank top for a workout and to run around town.
Nation LTD: I do not remember how or when I came across this line but now I purchase a majority of it on Amazon. Walking down the street, I have had numerous strangers compliment me on how comfortable the sweatpants and sweatshirts look. I LIVE in these not only for fitness (from boxing to yoga to running) but also as a light layer in the summer over a tank top with cut off shorts. I love the cropped sweatpants and the regular length. I promise these are the best.
One additional line that I love is Koral. You can find it at Bandier and online. They’re so soft and have an amazing fit. I have a navy pair that I live in for anything from yoga to high intensity boxing, Taryn Toomey sweat sessions and runs.