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5 Brands To Help You Sweat In Style

We rounded up some alternative athletic options for when basic black leggings just won’t do. You’re sure to look good in one of these ultra-cool labels, whether you’re hitting the yoga mat or the pavement—or making a mad dash through Trader Joe’s during peak shopping hour (we won’t tell).

By Sara Smola

Alo Yoga

Alo began in Los Angeles back in 2007, pioneering the combo of comfortable, contemporary workout wear that’s not just for the mat. Carefully cut out slashes and fashion-forward designs are the modus operandi of Alo’s “studio to street” style. Alo’s best-selling Moto leggings are seriously “om-azing,” having graced the legs of A-listers like Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid.

Sweaty Betty

With cheeky slogans like “Will Sweat for Rosé” and “No Pain No Champagne,” we can’t help but smile our way through a particularly tough vinyasa flow or spin class in a Sweaty Betty tank or sweatshirt. Founder and creative director Tamara Hill-Norton aims to redefine the way women dress for fitness and beyond with a philosophy that boasts “from bar to barre.” Sweaty Betty is best known for its “bum-sculpting” leggings that come in a variety of lengths, fun prints, and sweat-friendly fabrics.

Outdoor Voices

You have to love a brand that considers “dog walking” as an athletic activity right up there with yoga, hiking, tennis, and spinning. Nicknamed OV, this unpretentious label’s design offerings come in four core fabrics and rotating seasonal color palettes that will have you looking chic no matter how you get your sweat on.

Spiritual Gangster

A little bit edgy but fully rooted in good karma, this yoga-centric lifestyle brand is inspired by yogis and designed for “high vibration living.” Tanks and tees are printed with words of inspiration or peace like “Love More” and “Namaste,” but the duality of the name is reflected in its decidedly street-style aesthetic— think ripped hoodies, cozy joggers, and cool crop tops.

Beyond Yoga

For those seeking more classic styles that won’t draw too much attention, Beyond Yoga offers plenty of solid prints to add some color to your workout wardrobe. This brand has collaborated with the likes of Kate Spade and Instagram darlings Noelle Downing and Mary Lauren, promoting inclusivity for all and offering sizes from XXS to 3X. For mamas to be, there’s even a maternity line including belly-hugging leggings, tanks, and tees.


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