So you want to be fit and stylish at the same time?Don’t we all! Wearing an old pair of sweats
and a t-shirt doesn’t cut it anymore in this day and age. On top of that, everyone loves the athleisure trend, therefore, splurging on high-quality fashionable fitness gear is worth it.

Whether it’s a night out with friends or a hot pilates class, you are always on the lookout for fitness and lifestyle brands that feel good and look great. The first thing to look at (before style) is comfort and functionality. The truth is it’s not worth the money if it doesn’t meet your needs while working out, or if you don’t feel comfortable — no matter how stylish. Here are four lifestyle and fitness brands we can’t get enough of.


Carbon 38

Can we say sexy is back at the gym once you slip on a pair of Carbon 38 sleek faux leather
leggings? Guess what? They’re not made of leather or even polyurethane, they are made of
nylon and lycra, a great combination to create a smooth silky fabric that imitates leather. All
leggings at Carbon 38 come with a matching sports bralette as well. They also offer an array of
luxe athleisure you can either wear to the gym or simply just because it looks so good on you.


photo via Carbon38


Sweaty Betty

This UK brand has something for everyone. Their aim is to create fitness apparel that is
designed by women, but more specifically for meeting the needs of women. We have all had
those conversations about what we hate about some leggings or sports bras. Luckily, Sweaty Bettytakes all of your concerns to heart when creating new products. If you’re into yoga,
running, swimming or even snowboarding — there’s something for you. One of the things they are known for is their bum-sculpting and reversible leggings (Yes! Two for the price of one!) Not to mention, you also have access to free online workouts when you stop by their site. We love the sheer Pacesetter Running Tank and the Festival Jumpsuit.



If you’re looking for a Canadian fitness brand, MICHI is one you will instantly fall in love with. It’s comfortable, it’s sexy and looks damn good on! You might hate the idea of ever sweating in it but each piece is built for a good sweat and the support you need while exercising. You might want to skip your workout when you wear the Rally Legging and Sports bra set, and pair it with the Fire Red Indy Jacket for an evening out instead. The MICHI 2019 tennis collection is an absolute dream.


Alala is a New York-based luxury fitness brand. Upon entering their Upper East Side store on
Madison Avenue, you might forget that you’re looking at fitness gear. Instead, you’ll want to throw on a leather jacket and a pair of heels and head out on the town with the girls. You can also get a customized pair of handmade tights with your initials on them to fit your style. Right now, we are simply in love with the captain crop leggings.



It’s sometimes a challenge to find that one activewear brand you can always rely on and feel great in — whether you’re wearing them to run your daily errands or to take a trip to the gym. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some great emerging brands to shop online from that you just might want to take a look at.


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