After the nonstop social schedule of the holidays, I always appreciate settling back into a routine in January. For me, that means working out regularly again – and having cute gym clothes makes that easier. Alala founder Denise Lee gets that. Her activewear is stylish and cool, the kind of stuff you can wear straight from pilates to brunch. It’s modern gym wear for real women, which means it’s high-quality and size-inclusive. What’s not to love?
Let’s start at the bottom and work our up. That means leggings! The right pair of leggings is thick enough that they’re not see-through, and supportive enough that you don’t have to constantly hike them up after a downward dog. The Barre seamless tights in black is one of my go-tos, but when I’m feeling a little more colorful I might slip into the Primary leggings in a metallic purple or their Surf Tight in a soothing light blue. For a color blocked look, the black-and-white Reef tights or striped Bolt tights fit the bill.
Not super into leggings? No problem. The Rise Jogger is cut close to the body but a little looser than their leggings, giving you extra breathing room. These are the sweats I wear when I don’t want to feel like I’m wearing sweats. They come in black or pink.
I’m a little shy about working out in just a sports bra for a top, which is why I love Alala’s tank tops. The Seamless Rib tank is made out of technical fabric, so you can sweat in it, but the cut of the top feels really high fashion and current. I could easily wear it in white or black with a pair of high-waisted trousers. The long sleeve Barre seamless top is great too, with a lovely scoop neck. The Breaker Tee is great for just throwing on, especially if you’re going on a walk.
Finally, just because, I love their Serena dress. It’s on the shorter side, but it just feels so put-together and polished – whether you’re on the tennis court or just running errands.
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