In class, not very often do we stray from the uniform of Lululemon and Nikes. We know what we’re comfortable in. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? But with a new year comes new opportunities to push the athleisure envelope, and we shouldn’t be so quick as to discount celebrity-designed options. With quality material and functional designs, your class attire will take you from the studio, straight to brunch in style.
Beyonce, Ivy Park
Everything Beyonce touches turns to gold (or Lemonade), and naturally, her athleisure line follows suit. Each piece is designed for the female form, with edgy, no-frills silhouettes created to flatter every body type. Launched last spring, the collection is inspired by “that place we go to when we need to fight through something, set our goals and accomplish them,” the artist says. So next bootcamp or boxing class, prepare to channel your inner Sasha Fierce.
Try: Camo Print Wrap Back Jacket, $190
Kate Hudson, Fabletics
Affordable, bright and colorful designs abound in this Kate Hudson-designed activewear collection. By introducing the e-commerce site in 2013 on a subscription-only business model, she allowed for the amazing deals that keep members returning to the site today. The clothes are not only super comfortable and versatile enough for any workout, but also easy on the wallet.
Try: Brogan Mesh Legging, $49.95
Rihanna, Fenty x Puma
Definitely more “leisure,” than “ath” Rihanna’s collaboration with Puma launched officially in September 2016. Her Anna Wintour-approved line is probably the most high-fashion collection included in our round-up, but don’t that intimidate you. The minimal, gender-neutral pieces are perfect for the low-impact classes on your schedule.
Try: Rising Sun Lacing Sweatshirt, $150
Julianne Hough for MPG
With MPG you know you are getting quality workout clothes, and with Julianne Hough, you know you are getting designs that let you move. The collection strikes the perfect balance between urban chic and ultra feminine in this “ready-to-wear-to-the-dance-studio line.”
Try: Jolt Multi-Strap Tank, $48
Caila by Carrie Underwood
Country superstar, mom and now fitness guru, Carrie Underwood is one of the busiest women in Hollywood. And for active women constantly on the go, her athleisure line Caila is the perfect fit. Stemming from the word “kallos,” meaning “beautiful” in Greek, Caila is a collection of beautifully patterned, functional pieces that move with you—shifting from early-morning class to errand running with ease.
Try: Textured Mesh Piece Leggings, $70
Impact by Jillian Michaels
If anybody knows the fitness industry inside and out, it’s celebrity trainer and lifestyle coach Jillian Michaels. Working out is literally her job. Her activewear collection includes the usual suspects—yoga pants, shorts, tanks—but how is her line different from every other celebrity athleisure line out there? Michaels claims it’s “the combination of style and price point…And it’s great quality. You don’t have to worry about washing it once and having it fall apart.” With prices like these, you can bet we will be buying one in every color!
Try: Women’s Sports Bra, $7.59
Kanye West, Adidas Originals Collaboration
That line that stretches for three city blocks outside of Adidas every few months? You can venture a guess that it’s for Kanye West’s newest sneaker launch. Aptly named “Yeezy’s,” the sneakers have caused a surge in brand popularity since their launch in February 2015, selling out online in a matter of minutes. As comfortable as they are functional, these shoes will turn heads in class and on the street. And for all my fellow hyper-competitive ClassPasser’s out there, do it for the thrill of the chase.
Try: Yeezy Boost, $350
Photo Cred: Ivy Park