Athleta Friends & Family Sale: Our Top Picks


This crew LOVES Athleta. Their pieces are super-functional, no doubt — but it’s the cute styles and comfortable fits that keep us coming back for more. And ps. they carry sustainable & plus-size options, too. Always a win.

Once Stay-At-Home hit, the obsession got real, and now, some of our contributors are swearing by this stuff for School-At-Home (or just quarantine life in general). It doesn’t take much for us to hype up this particular brand BUT…Athleta’s 20% Off Friends & Family Sale starts now in the Athleta app…and that? Doesn’t happen too often. 

Note: Cardmembers can shop now on (any Gap, inc cardholders–Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta). If you’re not a cardmember and still want to take advantage of the sale, download Athleta’s free app and the discount should be automatically applied at checkout. 

Jackets, Joggers & Leggings: Our Athleta Shopping List For Cute Loungewear Now

So if you want to stay comfy and look cute all day long (me!!) snag these pieces while they’re on sale!

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Scotti | Linzi | Laura | Kat | Julieta | Jess | Em | Shana 

Scotti’s Athleta Sale Picks

I’ll admit, I’m a little obsessed with Athleta lately–it’s the perfect place to get high-quality, cute, comfy clothes that are perfect for quarantine life and beyond.  Here are my favorites — most of them are pieces I own and love with the exception of those really cute leggings I’ve got my eye on for the sale! And I just discovered this jacket and these leggings during this sale that I just bought today…they’ll be perfect for layering when the weather gets colder!

The Mom Edit LOVES Athleta. Super-functional activewear + cute styles & comfy fits -- sustainable & plus-size options, too. A loungewear win.

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1 | Crosstown Track Dress: I love this dress! In the picture I’m wearing a petite small (I’m 5’4″) because I knew I wanted it to be a bit shorter. The zippers on the sides of the hemline make it perfect for pairing with leggings. (Also in a pretty teal blue color!)
2 | Salutation Leggings: I don’t own these, but they’d be perfect with the above track dress or below flow top…and pretty much all of the things you’d wear leggings with! I love the slight sheen to them that’s not too shiny or overwhelming.
3 | Essence Flow Top: This is like the epitome of my favorite type of shirt: soft, off-the-shoulder, and drapey without being sloppy, fitted on the bottom without being tight.  LOVE. 
4 | Salutation Camo Joggers: My new favorites. I’ll be wearing them a TON this fall. (When paired with the essence flow top it’s like the perfect loungewear outfit ever–SO comfy and still cute enough for whatever you’ve got on your agenda.)
5 | Skyline Pants: You have to feel these pants to believe how soft and comfy they are, and I love the way they show off the waist. (See how I styled them here.) 
6 | Cabo Linen Joggers & Cabo Linen Wide Leg Pants: I fell in love with the entire Cabo Linen line this summer. They’re so comfy and easy and I really couldn’t decide between the joggers and the wide leg. I love the thicker waistband on both because they kind of smooth you out without creating a muffin-top situation.

Linzi’s Athleta Sale Picks

Feeling like I need a cute mix & match capsule that I can turn to when I’m quickly heading out the door at the end of the virtual school day. Maybe if I’m wearing exercise clothes while my kids are running around, I’ll be more tempted to run around with them?Also…NOT on sale, but I’m OBSESSED with these Athleta face masks! Been wearing them during outdoor dance classes and breathing just fine! They fit my 12-year-old too!

The Mom Edit LOVES Athleta. Super-functional activewear + cute styles & comfy fits -- sustainable & plus-size options, too. A loungewear win.

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1 | Navy Print Tank: LOVE the color combo and print. Throw on a cardi and totally cute enough for a casual zoom call as well!

2 | Hoodie: **Sustainable & Plus-Sizing Available** I have this hoodie and love it. The perfect fall sporty layer. Size up for a more relaxed fit.

3 | Watercolor Tank: SO excited to see this one in person! Planning on wearing it with the olive joggers, my black go-to joggers, my stretchy comfy pants, OR these cool garment-dyed ones. Would be cute with jeans too.

4 | Garment-Dyed Joggers: Yes! As easy to wear as my go-to black joggers, but a bit more interesting.

5 | Sports Bra: CUTE! I always size up, though, for a more comfy fit. 

6 | Olive Joggers: **Plus-Sizing Available** Excited to try these as a change from my go-to black joggers (but an option that still easily goes with everything).

Laura’s Athleta Sale Picks

Friends. You know my love of Athleta runs deep. Ever since I discovered they had the best selection of petite length joggers around, I’ve been a huge fan. Hardly anyone else makes joggers (or any performance, workout, or lounge pants) in different lengths and in the most amazing fabrics. I love the rad style of so many of their coats and jackets, as well. They have a chic city vibe to their stuff that’s so good. The customer service at Athleta is also tops. Never hesitate to take something into them if it’s not working for you. They rarely do sitewide sales though, so it’s a great time to take advantage of activewear pieces you’ve been eyeing!
The Mom Edit LOVES Athleta. Super-functional activewear + cute styles & comfy fits -- sustainable & plus-size options, too. A loungewear win.
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1 | Brooklyn Joggers: **Sustainable** These were my favorite find this spring. They stopped making my other favorite jogger, but I’ve been so stoked with these. They have a cool texture and ribbed side stripe that adds some interest my former joggers didn’t have. LOVE. TTS. I wear a 4P. Not part of the 20% discount, but already marked down more than that!
2 | Cosmic Pants: As much as I live in joggers, these have now become my favorite Athleta pants. I cannot tell you how comfy these are and when we can travel again they’ll be the PERFECT pant, as you can dress them up or down beautifully. They’re flowy and perfect and also snag-resistant. TTS. Wearing a Small Petite. Not part of the 20% discount, but they’re already marked down even more than that!
3 | Uptempo Hoodie: This just looks like a cozy piece I’d live in with leggings at home or to throw on over some workout gear. Love.
4 | Renew Racerback Tank: I’ve been checking this tank out for a few weeks now. It’s that color and the fit. Awesome workout top that would look great with olive or gray leggings. It’s anti-microbial, breathable, and easy wash/dry fabric.
5 | Venice jogger: This is a jogger, believe it or not, I haven’t tried yet. It seems like the same great fabric the Zella joggers in the #Nsale were made of (or at least a really similar one). The fabric is also breathable and quick drying. Again, I love that these come in regular, petite and tall lengths. Thank you, Athleta for realizing our bodies are all different! 
6 | Downtown puffer vest: **Sustainable** This is rad. I love the neck on it and puffer vests are just the best for layering right now in the upcoming season. Made from recycled materials, too! It also comes in pink and black.

Kat’s Athleta Sale Picks

It’s no secret that I have a serious obsession with activewear, and that love only grew stronger when I stepped into an Athleta this past summer. The store I happened to visit had a ton of plus-size and straight-sized options, and I walked out with about $300 worth of amazing sale finds and a new Athleta credit card…that’s how much I fell in love. Their jackets, leggings and joggers are all amazing, and I’m looking forward to adding a few new things to my athleisure wardrobe! Ps. My favorite face masks are from Athleta too, I wear them daily! 

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1 | Salutation Joggers: These plus-size joggers are new to the Athleta collection, and I am so excited to finally get a pair of my own! Especially since our entire team has been raving about them for months!
2 | Legend Crop Half Zip: I am a sucker for anything cropped and I’m obsessed with my long-sleeved half-zip! It’s perfect for on-the-go days when you need that extra added layer of warmth. I’m wearing a size L above. 
3 | Edgewater Rainout Jacket: Another favorite of mine has to be my windbreaker Rainout Jacket — I love the high/low look so much! The Edgewater on sale is slightly different than the one I have, however, that is such a great jacket too! XL works for me in their jacket sizing. 
4 | Flow With It Pant: I love how flowy these pants are! They look so comfy and perfect for a more relaxed yoga session at home. I would pair them with my watercolor tank I have and absolutely love!
5 | Tugga Sherpa Jacket: I have been looking for a fuzzy jacket forever, and even tried several from the Anni Sale that didn’t work for me. Hoping that this one will be the one!
6 | Recover Jogger: Surprisingly, I don’t have a basic black pair of joggers, so these are a must for me!

Julieta’s Athleta Sale Picks

I have an admission to make. I don’t own one single thing from Athleta. Sometimes you get stuck with 2-3 retailers because your brain can’t handle more, then you notice the great things you’re missing. My cart went from 0 to 25 items in the blink of an eye — I’m in trouble!

If there’s one piece I’m 100% sure about, it’s these pintucked joggers that I can work into more put-together outfits. Some reviews even said they were great for the office. Maybe? The matching hoodie looks fantastic, too. 

The Mom Edit LOVES Athleta. Super-functional activewear + cute styles & comfy fits -- sustainable & plus-size options, too. A loungewear win.

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1 | Mission Hoodie: Wear it with the matching joggers (below) or over leggings. It has a super-cute, step-hem covering your bum and two pintucks that make it look very chic. Also available in black and greyish brown.

2 | Venice Pintuck Pant: The pants I’m getting for sure. I love sweatpants with a tapered leg and no cuff. They are more versatile and put together. Also available in black.

3 | Renew Racerback Tank: I love wearing these tanks with straight-leg jeans and joggers. It balances the silhouette and looks very put together. It has over 300 5 star reviews, seems a good one.

4 | Tugga Sherpa Jacket: Finally, a sherpa jacket I love. Gotta blame the 140+ amazing reviews, right? I’m between this green and the ivory color, but you can find it in black too.

5 | Exhale Moonflower Bra (A-DD cup): I’m obsessed with the two prints, but the green goes better with my complexion. The back straps are so unique.

6 | Salutation 7/8 Tight: The matching pants to the bra above. Both prints are unique.

7 | Purana Wrap Sweatshirt: I’m not usually into long tops, but can’t take my eyes off of this sweatshirt. The perfect chic, stylish pullover to throw over leggings and a sports bra to lounge at home or run a quick errand. Love this color, but I’m also adding the spiced cabernet.

Jess’ Athleta Sale Picks

Just like everyone else here — call me Athleta-obsessed. I’ve basically been living in these leggings ever since I first bought them, and now that they’re discounting 20% off sitewide, I don’t know how I’ll decide between everything else…

The Mom Edit LOVES Athleta. Super-functional activewear + cute styles & comfy fits -- sustainable & plus-size options, too. A loungewear win.

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1 | Salutation Stash Pocket II Zebra 7/8 Tights: These have been my absolute FAVORITE pair of leggings since I bought them. The white and grey zebra print is so chic and looks very cute with a light heathered grey or white sweatshirt.

2 | Edgewater Rainout Parka: I love the structured/oversized design of this raincoat. The minimalistic lines makes it work for dressier occasions or just working out.

3 | Brooklyn Plaid Ankle Pant: The pick I am most excited about are these plaid joggers because I’ve seriously been searching for a pair exactly like this. I was about to give up when I came across these! I’ve been wanting chic, dressier-style jogger pants for the fall that I can also wear while lounging — these are PERFECT.

4 | Pranayama Wrap:  Give me allllll the Athleta wraps. I couldn’t resist this one, because the reviews are OUTSTANDING and it comes in eleven different colors. Plus it has pockets, which is always a win in my book. 

5 | The Harmony Wrap: I am SO obsessed with this. I love long cardigans in the fall but classic styles are SO BORING. This stylish draped hoodie wrap is exactly what I need. 

6 | Tugga Sherpa Jacket:  Couldn’t resist buying this sherpa jacket as well for hiking Michigan trails this fall and winter. So comfy and cozy!

Em’s Athleta Sale Picks

Soooo, Julieta and I are in the same boat. It’s been years since I’ve bought something from Athleta — but at the same time, the two pieces I still have from 3+ years ago (a jersey maxi-dress and a luxe sweatshirt) are in excellent shape, so I can fully attest to the quality. Go figure this sale was just the kick in the (lounge) pants I needed to rekindle the ol’ flame. Most excited about the neutral camo joggers and the cool architectural raincoat, below — but after hearing loads of good reviews (and seeing them out of stock for months) I’m also going to snag a few face masks. Sadly they’re excluded from the sale, but I feel like I can make the same excuse I use for new undies — they’re genuinely essential, so…

The Mom Edit LOVES Athleta. Super-functional activewear + cute styles & comfy fits -- sustainable & plus-size options, too. A loungewear win.
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1 & 2 | Exhale Printed Bra and Salutation Stash Pocket II Zebra 7/8 Tight: I fell off the workout wagon a couple of weeks ago (blaming the start of school), but if there’s one thing that always brings me back — at least temporarily — it’s a new outfit. This is called “zebra” but it’s almost got a tie-dye vibe that’s different without being over the top. And I love the scrappy back on the bra to add interest under summer tanks or off-the-shoulder sweaters. (See #6)
3 | Cabo Tide Linen Jogger: I’m in Camp Wear Linen Year-Round (perk of living in a pretty seasonless climate) and, my mother’s child, I’ll always be a sucker for camo. The fact that these are lighter, more neutral camp makes them feel exceptionally wearable.
4 | Edgewater Rainout Parka: I am always drawn to rainwear that doesn’t sacrifice style, and the architectural details on this piece — plus the cool, tented shape and back vent — make it feel really elevated, especially in the olive color.
5 | Presidio Dress: I’ve been eyeing this dress since pre-quarantine — in the black, of course, because I’m terribly uninteresting. But this rust color — ohhhhh. It’s really just as versatile. I’m picturing it with my buttery Paul Green tennies and a long slouchy cardigan, perfect for transitioning into fall.
6 | Studio Barre Sweatshirt: Ridiculously good reviews — and the exact kind of thing the College Me pictured the Grown Up Me wearing to be effortlessly carefree and sexy in adulthood. Pretty sure I need both the black and the gray. 

Shana’s Athleta Sale Picks

I’m a longtime fan of Athleta (and ps. go get these pants if you haven’t already) and I’m basically thrilled by their current lineup. Obviously this sale is going to be trouble. Here are the things I’ve narrowed it down to…??!! I think?

The Mom Edit LOVES Athleta. Super-functional activewear + cute styles & comfy fits -- sustainable & plus-size options, too. A loungewear win.

1 | Farallon Blue Camo Sweatshirt & Matching Joggers – Instead of fleece, this set is made from organic cotton. I love the twist (and the cool color).

2 | Leopard Longline Bra & Matching High-Rise Leggings – obsessed with this set. The exact right mix of sexy + playful.

3 | Essence Flow Top – If you haven’t yet checked out Scotti’s post…she makes a darn good case for this top. (Made from recycled material, too.)

4 | Delancy Herringbone Tight – SO many reasons to love these leggings: ONE, they look almost like real pants but TWO, they feel like leggings. THREE, they’re made from recycled poly and FOUR…I can’t decide between the navy and the gray, but either one would be a win.

5 | Conscious Crop Top & Salutation Joggers – This is the top I workout in the most often — I love it. I also love the idea of wearing it with a pair of comfy joggers instead of leggings. I’d get both of these in the green color (as pictured).  

6 | Organic Daily Commute Tee – To turn the above outfit into something I can run out to the grocery store in…I’d add this organic cotton tee. It’s a shade lighter, but still gives that monochromatic vibe.


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