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The BEST Athleisure On The Market

September 25, 2019


Erin Schrader

Disclosure: Thank you to Athleta and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post. All products were selected, worn and loved by yours truly.

All I really want to say throughout this post is “wow, it’s so good” but I realize that if that’s the only thing I say you’ll have no idea what I’m really talking about. I could try to drag out the suspense, but I feel passionate that you need to know this nugget of truth as soon as possible – Athleta athleisure is the best on the market. There, I said it, and I feel it is 110% true.

Before I jump into all of the reasons why I think Athleta is the best, can we talk about athleisure for a minute? Also known as “the only type of clothing I actually want to wear on a daily basis while out and about or while laying on the couch at home”. It’s that comfy, effortless, easy to move in type of clothing that gives off the look that you may have just come from the gym [or you may not have, but it’s good to keep people guessing]. To summarize, it’s the stuff that dreams are made out of. So what happens when you find really, really, good pieces of athleisure? Well, it looks like this.

Essence Flow Top [true to size, wearing in small] // Similar Top //  D- Hyper Focused Bra In Powervita™ [true to size] // Elation Ultra High Rise Shimmer Tight In Powervita™  [true to size, wearing in small] // Kinetic Lace Sneaker by Sorel®  [true to size] // Camo Packable Tote

So many readers have told me over the years just how much they love Athleta so I finally took the plunge and decided to try several pieces for myself that I could rock this fall as I run errands, get a workout in, travel, or tend to whatever life brings my way that particular day. I was immediately blown away by the quality and the feel of all of the luxe fabrics when I opened my box of goodies [so much so I instantly made the team feel them as well which immediately filled the room with “oooohs” and “aahhhs”].

When I spotted these Elation Ultra High Rise Shimmer Tight In Powervita™   I knew I wanted to give them a try, but wanted some tops that could pair well with them. One glance at their new arrivals and my cart was full. The verdict? The leggings are like BUTTER and the tops? Even softer. OH. And don’t get me started on these Kinetic Lace Sneakers by Sorel® .  Actually, do, because they are worth talking about. I had no idea that Sorel had sneakers [I’ve worn their boots for years] but whoa, if you are looking for shoes that will feel good on your feet all day and night long, these are a great go-to!

Next up, this layered look!

Inlet Vest [true to size, wearing in small] // Cloudlight Rib V Neck Top [true to size, wearing in small] // Elation Ultra High Rise Shimmer Tight In Powervita™  [true to size, wearing in small] // Kinetic Lace Sneaker by Sorel®  [true to size]

I am obsessed with this Inlet Vest as it is so light [literally, like a cloud],  perfectly packable and a great layering piece as the temps start to cool down. However, a vest is only as good as the top underneath and friends, if there is one top I wish you could feel it’s this Cloudlight Rib V Neck Top. Soft doesn’t begin to explain it. Plus, put thumb holes on anything and I’m all “yup, sold’.

Last but certainly not least, I wore the outfit below recently for a super casual dinner and walk with the dogs and the number of times I said to Shawn “hey, feel me” during the course of the dinner and the walk is more times than I should probably admit to. Even he couldn’t believe how great the fabrics felt. It’s true – Athleta was made for you to move.

Uptempo Hoodie Sweatshirt  [true to size, wearing in small] // Inlet Vest [true to size, wearing in small] // Elation Ultra High Rise Shimmer Tight In Powervita™  [true to size, wearing in small] // Kinetic Lace Sneaker by Sorel®  [true to size]

Are you an Athleta fan?! What are your favorite pieces to buy from there? Cheers to lookin’ cute and feeling amazing all fall long!

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  1. Michelle Samuels says:

    Yesssss Athleta! I absolutely LIVE in their clothes all summer long – their City Pant series is SO perfect for those hot summer days where all you want to wear are shorts but need to be presentable at work (and don’t like to wear dresses). I have two pairs of their Brooklyn Ankle pant in navy and black and they are all I wear on sticky summer days because they are breathable and quick-dry, plus they have stretchy side panels for those of us with athletic thighs/calves.

    • Erin Schrader says:

      Ahhh I’m so glad to hear you’re loving Athleta too! I was so happy with everything, I’ll absolutely be going back for more! I’ll have to check into these– thanks for the suggestions girlfriend! xoxo

  2. Sarah Woodward says:

    I spy Nancy’s in New Buffalo 😉 Thx for highlighting Athleta! Though pricey, they have sooo many flattering pant choices & comfy as well! There are many I can wear to work and literally go straight to yoga if I wanted! There give it a workout guarantee return policy is so generous & if you have a gap brand credit card, you can use rewards at Athleta! Way better than Lulu imo!

    • Erin Schrader says:

      We LOVE New Buffalo! So happy to hear you’re loving Athleta as much as we are. Love, love, LOVE! xoxo

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