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Athleisure has become a staple in almost everyone's wardrobes in the last 10 years. And honestly, what's not to love about it? It's comfortable, versatile, and you can wear it when you're at the gym (of course) but also when you're out running errands, hanging out with friends, and even at the office (if you've got a relaxed workspace or working from home).
If I had to take stock of all athleisure and normal workout gear I own, I'd have to say it probably makes up 30% of my wardrobe—and I might be underestimating here. I have 20+ pairs of leggings. You might be in the same boat, too. And if you're looking for new brands to discover, I polled our editors and added a few of my own to this list of favorites below…
Zella is Nordstrom's in-house activewear brand and is super popular with both THE/THIRTY readers and editors. Everything is reasonably priced and well-made, with leggings in the $50 to $70 range and sports bras between $30 and $50.
Since Athleta is part of the Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic family, you know you're going to get reliable, well-made activewear basics from this brand. It's also a certified B Corporation, meaning it balances purpose and profit. Some of its initiatives include 60% of its materials are made with sustainable fibers and 70% of waste from packaging materials have been diverted from landfills.
Outdoor Voices really changed the game when it debuted back in 2013 because it really emphasized having fun while staying active. The brand's lineup includes pieces that are functional, stylish, and well, happy, all at once.
One of the OG activewear brands, Lululemon has a cult following, and for good reason. The brand's leggings really get the job done. In recent years, Lulu has also rolled out supportive sports bras, cool jackets, and technical coats made for people with active lifestyles.
5. FP Movement
If you're a fan of Free People's boho, free-spirited vibe, chances are you're going to also love the brand's activewear line called FP Movement. It combines that well-known style with functional, technical activewear.
You'll appreciate JoyLab's affordability and on-trend looks. Nothing costs more than $50, so you can buy multiple pairs of leggings, sports bras, and cozy sweatshirts for every activity. Its pieces are great for almost any daily occasion—whether it's working from home, working out, or working on getting through your Netflix queue.
7. Alo Yoga
8. Girlfriend Collective
You'll feel good, look good, and even do good in Girlfriend Collective. That's because the brand makes its activewear from recycled materials and follows ethical manufacturing procedures (aka paying its factory workers living wages, giving them fair working hours, and ensuring safe working conditions).
You've probably heard of Champion, or recognize its iconic logo. It's has been a trustworthy and affordable activewear brand for more than 100 years, so, of course, it had to make our list. You'll find all the essentials—from sweatshirts to sweatpants to sneakers.
10. Beyond Yoga
Beyond Yoga's another brand that is made for, well, yoga, but also is versatile enough for other activities. The brand is female-founded and run, and also has a wide range of sizes from XXS to 3X.
11. Sweaty Betty
The Brits know how to do activewear right. Founded in the UK in 1998, Sweaty Betty is known for its stylish pieces (lots of fun patterns!). The brand even does swimwear, too. If you're not afraid of adding a bit of color to your wardrobe. you're going to want to look this brand up.
Varley is another cool, fashion-girl activewear brand that we love. All of the pieces are high-performance and made for women on the go, so your outfit can take you from the gym to work to home (and then some).