Since am not one for athleisure, and I very rarely exercise in public, with the exception of paddleboarding and the random pre-Covid yoga class, I never really paid much attention to what I was wearing for said activities. But the last time I went to an actual Ashtanga class, I quickly noticed everyone was wearing real athletic stuff, which led me to buy this Athleta bra that I wear with these Gap leggings to work out at home. There really is something to be said about dressing the part, even if no one’s looking — I really stepped it up from underwear and tees! And now for some more great options, starting with this chic shirred top (which I would wear to the beach in a heartbeat) and matching cargo bottoms. Or here is a more simple pair with a slight crop that would work too.
I used to put skorts in the dorky category, but now I kind of think something like this is kind of cute. Plus it has a bike-short safety lining with a built-in cellphone pocket, and would work so well as a butt cover on the beach.
I like how painterly these leggings are, and I once had a similar marbly pair from a yoga-wear client that I found super flattering.
These Nike running shorts make me feel fit just looking at them, and I really like the added layer underneath.
This pretty purple twist top is billed as workout wear but makes a great regular tee, really.
These “Esqueleto” leggings are just super cool and fun.
These leggings with sheer panels are a bit edgy/sexy which never hurts.
A good performance tank works when you don’t feel like showing your tummy, and this also has UPF of 50.