You know what I love more than a tough workout? A killer workout outfit! So I’m sharing my top 5 items to buy at Lululemon because let’s be honest, there’s no better place to find activewear must haves. Here are my ride or die faves that I’ve purchased (er, invested in) over and over that’ll definitely give you that extra bit of fitness motivation!
I LIVE in the Align Pant II leggings. They’re ridiculously soft and when quarantine first started, I refused to take these off. Seriously, the material is so soft you won’t be able to stop rubbing your legs, it’s weird but true. I’m 5’6” and get the 25” length, not too long, not too short, just a peek of ankle. Definitely flattering all around. Plus they’re high-waisted which is great because I’ve been obsessed with cropped tops and sweatshirts lately. Also, on the Lululemon site these are listed as like yoga and pilates leggings, but they’re a great choice for all types of exercises. I’ve done Orangetheory and BBG in these and they’re awesome. Fit: In general I’m in between sizes at Lulu (a size 4 or 6 depending on the material) so I chose to size down for the perfect amount of support. // SHOP: ALIGN PANT II 25″
Wunder Train Shorts
I *finally* jumped on the bike shorts bandwagon and am so happy I did! I’m not like lounging around in these all the time; instead I save them for when I have my ultra sweaty outdoor training sessions. They are comfortable, high-waisted, and are basically the gold standard of bike shorts. Fit: I went with a size 6 (WunderUnders run a bit smaller). I also chose the 6” length because it’s more flattering on me than the 8” option. // SHOP: Wunder Train High-Rise Short 6″
Every now and again Lulu puts out a killer tank that takes over my activewear wardrobe. That’s the Cut Back Crop Tank right now. I def went over-board and ordered too many, but that’s because it’s the one and only tank I reach for these days. The arm holes are loose (but not too revealing), the crop length hits at the most flattering spot, and the cut away back is a cute detail that actually helps keep you cool. Plus the material is soooo light and airy – exactly what I need during workouts. Snag one or two of these while you can otherwise you’ll be scouring eBay and Poshmark later! Fit: I sized up to a 6 and it’s spot on because I love my crops a bit loose and flowy. // SHOP: Cut Back Crop Tank / Cut Back Crop Tank Wash
Long Line Sports Bras
I love the woven strap detail that makes Lululemon sports bras so iconic, but as a C/D cup, I need actual support. Flimsy or too-stappy sports bra just don’t gonna cut it, but duh, I also want my sports bras to be cute! With these two long line faves, I get all the support I need plus the longer cut looks awesome. Fit: I’m usually between sizes so I size down 😉 // SHOP: Energy Bra Long Line (Medium Support, B-D Cup) // Energy Bra High Neck Long Line Rib (Medium Support, B-D Cup)
The only workout headbands I wear, ever. I’ve been loyal to the Fringe Fighter for YEARS and we’ve been through hot yoga, BBG, Orangetheory, and more together. The thick band not only keeps my hair out of my face, but it’s also absorbent – definitely a bonus. All of the Fringe Fighters are reversible, too, so double the designs. // SHOP: Fringe Fighter Headband
A couple care tips: To extend the life of my Lulu investments, I always wash my workout gear in cold water then hang dry. Putting sports bras in a mesh bag when running through the washer also helps to make sure the straps dont get stretched out. What are some of your Lululemon ride or die items? Or do you have dupes to recommend? Let me know in the comments!