• Jessica

Athleisure Goals: Designer Activewear From Alala, Carbon38 and More

Updated: Feb 20, 2019

Who says self-care can't be swanky?

How To Relax with Class

Even if I'm wearing glasses instead of contacts, my hair in a messy bun, and zit cream visible on my face, designer activewear has the ability to make me feel put-together. Designed with both fashion and function in mind, these supremely versatile pieces demonstrate multi-tasking at its finest. Whether I'm heading to yoga, walking my dogs, running errands, or just hanging out, they're comfortable, cozy, and the epitome of laidback luxury — without ever trying too hard.

Plus, the fact that comfortable loungewear that can now be worn in public — sans shame — makes fitness easier to work into our busy lifestyles. While affordability is not the objective, the sartorially-inclined can still appreciate the merits of an "aspirational" wellness wardrobe.

I've included a few of my favorite athleisure lines and retailers below to help inspire you to revamp your gym gear's aesthetic. If you're anything like me, having clothes that you're excited to wear can help motivate you to make wellness more of a priority in your day.

My Picks

Alo Yoga

Cover Tank ($54) + Carbon 38 Takara Legging ($98)

Stella McCartney for Adidas

Women's Ultraboost X Shoes ($230)

Carbon 38 (Michi)

Michi Glow Legging ($195)


Jovie Down Jacket ($1,050)


Altitude Botanica Crop Top ($130)

Beach Riot

Ruffle Top ($121) + Olivia Legging ($88)

Sweaty Betty

Contour Embossed 7/8 Legging ($120)

Note: The yoga leggings are soft enough to sleep in.

Tory Burch (Sport)

Faux Shearling Jacket ($548)


Skyline Flow Crop Top ($105) + City Flux Legging ($79)


Studio Crop Top ($44)


Essential Seamless Tight ($95)

Blanc Noir

Blanc Noir Drape Front Jacket ($159)

Outdoor Voices

Cloud Knit Sweatpants ($85) + Hoodie ($85)

Spiritual Gangster

Sparkle Aurora Tee ($88)

Y7 Studio

Dad Hat ($35)

Sugar Mat

Healing Heart Saint Helena Yoga Mat ($99)


Spiked Tutu 1L ($58)

Before You Go

My philosophy is that anything can be self-care — whether creative, recreational, or downright silly. The key is realizing that any time you intentionally shape your environment to bring about positive, pro-health, happy states, you are actively in pursuit of your health and wellness. Consider a few of the street-chic styles above to get your designer activewear collection started.

Featured photo via Y7.

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