I’ve recently felt as if I were in a ‘gym rut’ so I started to search online for some cool new athleisure. When you look good, you feel good, am I right?! It didn’t take me long to discover 5 new favorite brands that will help me escape the monotony of my wardrobe. Here is #1.
Outdoor Voices (OV) was founded in 2012 in NYC and has brick and mortar stores in over 5 cities, which unfortunately excludes Chicago (insert sad face). The whole idea behind OV is that you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to buy durable/high-end athleisure; their whole mantra is just to be happy, have fun while exercising, and have some cool breathable threads to do so. How relatable is that?? I love the vibe the OV site has; it has cool muted colors with no crazy patterns which makes it a very ‘livable’ brand. The material is super high quality and comfortable, the founder spent a year picking out the perfect fabric! They also offer regular and plus size, which allows the brand to touch woman of all sizes.
These leggings are squat proof (ie: not see through), sweat proof (ie: won’t look like you peed in your pants during class!), and slip proof (ie: you don’t have to hold them up while running). Don’t be afraid of trying a color besides black, go for it and try the light gray! While you’re at it, try a matching set. They offer a discount on matching leggings and sports bra sets through their ‘OV Energy packs’, which I may or may not have just added to my shopping cart… If you don’t believe me, check out the hundreds of customer reviews they have on their site, they have a very loyal following. Best of all, the price point won’t break the bank and with free shipping and free returns, there’s no reason not to try a few pieces out! I promise you will be a satisfied customer.