Athleta, But Make It Holiday: Metallic Leggings, Sherpa Coats & Chic, Ribbed Details (in Red)

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I wait all year for – what I’m loosely calling – Athleta’s November collection. While I happily wear Athleta year-round (and oh boy do I), the pieces that Athleta typically drops in November are usually their coziest. Fleece-lined leggings, as one example? Yup. Been wearing them for years.

This year, however, in addition to the deliciously cozy stuff, Athleta has added some special, festive pieces as well. Which means we’re not only talkin’ sherpa coats, but also thick, ribbed leggings (in a gorgeous, holiday red, oh heyyyy), faux-fur lined hoodies, glossy metallics and some subtle sparkle.

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Athleta fall outfit, cozy sherpa coat and metallic leggings.

coat (s) | tank (m) | leggings (s, petite)

So. If you happen to be looking for pieces that are *technically* workout gear, just gussied up for a general festive, holiday vibe (and yes, yes I am)…you miiiight want to check out Athleta.

Athleta cozy matching set, holiday red hoodie and ribbed seamless leggings

hoodie (s) | tank (m) | leggings (s)


Get Ready To Shine (or Cozy Up): Athleta’s Luxe Textures Have Entered The Holiday Chat

Athleta fall outfit, cozy sherpa coat and metallic leggings.

coat (s) | tank (m) | leggings (s, petite)

Let’s start with Athleta’s Cozy Day Hybrid Coat. It’s made from 100% recycled nylon, ranges in size from XXS – 3XL, and comes in regular, petite, and tall lengths. While I’m wearing my usual size in the photos, I think this coat runs a bit big, and plan to exchange it for a smaller size.

Athleta fall outfit, cozy sherpa coat and metallic leggings.

coat (s) | tank (m) | leggings (s, petite)

That said, this is the kind of ridiculously comfy coat – warm, plush, a little glam – that makes all workout clothes look like they’re part of a legit outfit. Despite the sporty vibes, this coat is dressy enough to wear with many of my night-out outfits, too.

Athleta fall outfit, cozy sherpa coat and metallic leggings.

coat (s) | tank (m) | leggings (s, petite)

Next up? Metallic leggings. While I’ve been admiring metallic leggings for years, in reality, I typically find the fabric to be too cold. Or too plastic-y. Or too something. But Athleta’s Elation Shine Tight are comfortable. They don’t have that cold feeling of other metallic leggings, nor are they stiff – the buttery soft feel of Athleta’s leggings still applies here.

Athleta fall outfit, cozy sherpa coat and metallic leggings.

coat (s) | tank (m) | leggings (s, petite)

I’ve also been a longtime fan of Athleta’s Aurora Cropped Rib Tanks – they’re almost the only workout tank I ever wear anymore (in fact, I’m wearing the black, high-neck version with the metallic leggings). If you’ve never tried them, I highly recommend. They range in size from XXS – 2XL, and the fit is TTS for workout tanks (I wear a medium).

While Athleta sells these tanks year round, they just released a new shade, “clover berry,” which is the most gorgeous, festive red. Dopamine dressing, for sure.

Athleta cozy matching set, holiday red cropped tank top and ribbed seamless leggings

tank (m) | leggings (s)

I wear these tanks with basically everything (leggings, sweatpants, even jeans), but Athleta had yet to release an official, matching bottom…until now. The new Aurora Seamless Tight (XXS – 3XL) is made from the exact same supportive, ribbed fabric as my beloved Aurora ribbed tank. They’re delicious.

Athleta holiday red cropped tank top and ribbed seamless leggings

tank (m) | leggings (s)

Gang, these leggings are…thick. If you are looking for a pair of leggings to wear to hot yoga class, I wouldn’t recommend this pair. But if you are looking for a pair of really cozy leggings to wear in cold weather – and especially love the ribbed texture because it kinda feels like real pants [S raises hand] – these are perfect.

Athleta cozy matching set, holiday red hoodie and ribbed seamless leggings

hoodie (s) | tank (m) | leggings (s)

Lastly, before I forget, I’ve gotta mention this hoodie. The wraparound hood detail is so freaking good, and the whole thing is lined in something faux-fur-esque. It’s cute, unbelievably cozy, and while it does come in black…

Athleta cozy matching set, holiday red hoodie and ribbed seamless leggings

hoodie (s) | tank (m) | leggings (s)

…yup. Red. Or “Clover berry” if you’re fancy.

An Athleta Holiday Shopping Guide

My very favorite pieces are featured above, but honestly? There are so many good ones to choose from that I had trouble narrowing things down. And/or, quite frankly, there were some pieces I just wasn’t ready to buy (like mittens) which I will likely regret once the temps dip. So. If you are as excited as I am about all of these luxe textures, and festive pieces, here’s an edited selection, all of which would make great gifts.

Shop Cozy (Sherpa, Fleece-Lined, Velvet)

Shop Shiny (Metallic, Sparkle, or Shine)

Shop Festive (Bold Reds, Dark Greens, Wine)

xo,

S

A huge thank-you to Athleta for sponsoring this post! I’m a pretty die-hard fan, and love working with you guys. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated!

photo credits: Redfield Photography (love you guys)

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