I just treated myself to a new workout outfit. I’ve been (rather unsuccessfully) trying to figure out a non-leggings-workout outfit…this is not that. I was, however, perusing Athleta for exactly those elusive non-leggings when I came across actual leggings in oxblood (or burgundy, in non-fashionspeak) and swooned.
I decided, right then and there, that oxblood leggings were exactly what I needed.
And I also decided that oxblood everything was also “needed” (we can debate that word later) in order to fully complete the monochromatic masterpiece in my mind.
My New Workout Outfit, Nailed
I had originally put several pairs of oxblood/burgundy leggings into my cart…but this dappled pair won out. They’re insanely comfortable, super supportive, made from recycled polyester, and easily as soft as my Beyond Yoga leggings (but sustainable, and a fraction of the cost).
sweatshirt: Athleta Mindful Pullover (size xs) – this is, in my mind, a pretty perfect workout sweatshirt. It’s soft and drapey, slightly oversized, and thin enough to both fit under jackets pre-workout, and be functional during the warm-up. It’s also cute enough to wear on its own.
top: Athleta Foresthill Merino Wool Ascent Tank (size small) – Not itchy, and really comfortable for working out. The back is perforated, so it keeps me cool in the studio (and it’s easily cute enough to wear hiking). It comes in a few other colors — be sure to check out the gorgeous navy.
workout leggings: Athleta Glades Ultra High-Rise Elation Tight (size petite small) – these are some of the most comfortable tights I’ve EVER tried. There are a few other burgundy options (see below), but as a cautionary tale…avoid the laser cut tights. I found them horrifying itchy after several minutes of wear. For a plus-size option, I highly recommend this shimmery pair or this pair.
shoes: Adidas Swift Run Sneakers – This colorway is almost gone….but there are a ton of other colors. However, if you are looking for burgundy sneakers, try this pair by New Balance, or — wow — this insanely lux pair by Geox, or…just go in a different direction and snap up these super cool black/white sneaks at Athleta (they’re also New Balance).
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