Sponsored by Athleta
Every year when the holidays roll around, I find myself dreaming about all the things on my wishlist. I am the kind of person that will buy a gift for you and buy the exact same thing for myself, too.
This is especially true if it’s something cozy and warm, and even more so if it’s from Athleta. I genuinely love their selection of cozy, warm, and cool pieces, and it’s one of my go-to retailers when it comes to holiday gifting for everyone in my life, including me.
Curious to know what’s my top wishlist item for myself?! It’s this effortlessly cool bag that comes in the prettiest deep olive and black.
Not only have I been a Stan of this brand for quite some time, I love that they offer inclusive sizing too! I recently gifted one of my besties the leggings that I swear by for cold outdoor activities, and I was stoked that she loved them just as much as me. And of course, they looked amazing on both of us!
Cool Gifts From Athleta For Me & For You
I love Athleta’s wide range of really cool pieces that are versatile and perfect for everyday life. Whether you’re a jet-setting babe, someone who loves wintery activities, an office girlie, or just looking for luxe and comfy loungewear, Athleta has it all.
Of all the gifts, I’ve given to my mom over the years, her favorite as of late is the Athleta whisper jacket.
It’s warm, has a gorgeous diamond stitch pattern and is the perfect bum covering length that she loves. I gifted this to her in black, and she absolutely loved it. And of course, I also own it in black and silver too. I love this jacket so much, and if you want to gift this to a loved one, or to yourself, it’s currently on sale for $99 (ends 11/26).
You all already know that I love the OG Whisper Jacket, but there is something about the wrap version that I find so intriguing. The new design of the Whisper Jacket feels like a fresh take on an already amazing jacket. It’s the ultimate warmth without the bulk of a traditional puffer, is water repellant and the diamond sticking is such a gorgeous design.
Every time I peruse Athleta’s website, I often get wrapped up in the new colorways of their leggings, and all the cozy pieces they have, which leads to me overlooking their accessories. And TBH it’s a total miss, because their accessories are freaking good!
I’m so in love with this crossbody bag, I mean it’s really, really good. The added compartments on the removable strap are what initially attracted me to the bag and are perfect for easy access to AirPods and a cool pair of sunnies.
3a / 3b. Flurry Sleeve Turtleneck Top & Rainier Tight
I have gifted the Rainier Tights to myself and all my besties for years. They are an absolute must for the colder seasons, and are the only leggings that actually keep me warm hiking in the snow. I love these leggings so much and the matching turtleneck make for the ultimate base layer outfit. Oh and this new colorway?! Gahhh I am obsessed!
Lately, I have been mesmerized by all things shiny, and the same is true for this oh so cool shiny puffer scarf. It has a subtle shine to it and is the sleek addition I want to add to my winter wardrobe.
I’m a sucker for a good sherpa jacket, and am in love with the new “seaweed snack” color way that Athleta recently launched. I’ve worn Athleta’s sherpa jackets for years because the quality and design of their cozy sherpa pieces are always a ten out of ten. The details on the Hybrid Coat are what impress me most and the side slits are perfect for any of you babes that have hips that don’t lie, like I do!
6a / 6b. Conscious Crop Top & Salutation Stash Tights
Athleta’s Salutation Stash Tights are one of their most popular workout leggings. I mean it makes sense, the fabric is buttery soft and still holds everything in! I love wearing these for slow movement days and of course lounging around the house. And that seaweed snack color I mentioned loving… yep, they’re available in that color way! Pair it with the matching Conscious Crop for the perfect workout set. I wear the D/DD Conscious Crop top and it keeps my large tatas in place all day!
7a / 7b. Cozy Karma Twist Neck Sweatshirt & Zip Pant
I love a good matching sweat set, and the Cozy Karma Sweatshirt & pant set are exactly what I want to wear all winter long. The fabric is super soft and plush, and would be a great set to jet set in too. What I love about this set is that it’s something both my grams and mom would love too! I guess I’m going to have to buy one for me, and one for each of them as well.
I own Athleta’s Tugga Sweatshirt in black and love how toasty warm it keeps me throughout the day. IMO it’s much cooler than a traditional half zip sweater and I love that it’s got pockets that zip closed. When I am in Nashville, it’s warm enough to wear outside sans jacket.
When I saw the Bootcut Rainier Tights, I immediately thought yep I need these for all of the gen z babes in my life, including myself (I’m a zillennial baby). I love how the bootcut version looks with sneakers and boots. They feel a bit more on trend than the classic Rainier Tights, but still have all the ultra warmth benefits and design of the OG version.
I don’t know about you all, but I’m so excited for cold & cozy weather and can’t wait to gift some of these pieces to myself and to my loved ones.
A big thank-you to Athleta for sponsoring this post! I’m such a Stan, and love working with you all! 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!
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