The Best Activewear Brands Right Now – the Absolute Best Leggings, Sports Bras, Athleisure and Lounge Wear

With so many activewear brands out there right now, who really makes the best activewear? As you guys know, I’m obsessed with cute, chic exercise wear, and comfy active clothes are what I rely whether I’m flying on red-eyes and looking for comfortable, cute travel outfits, or I’m getting my resort workout in, doing a yoga class, or working from home in loungewear. But it can be overwhelming to navigate the differences in quality and fits between activewear brands and decide which activewear brand is best for you, which is where I come in.

I’ve tried and tested SO many activewear brands by now that I felt it was time to tell you all what I really think. So here are my five favorite activewear brands – a little about them, their brand, their fits, and my favorite products from them. 

Alo Yoga 

Best activewear brand for: High quality leggings, super soft fabrics, and cute matchy activewear outfits

If Alo were a destination they’d be: Beverly Hills or Miami

The best Alo Yoga products I own:

I really recommend anything and everything in their Alosoft fabric – it’s the best. I highly recommend their high-waisted leggings – it’s the best fit in a legging I’ve ever had – I’d recommend sizing down. 

I’m obsessed with their bright colors – it’s even prettier in person and POPS. I love it!! Their colors always sell out pretty fast so I’d jump on it if they still have your size!

7/8 High-Waist Airlift Legging - Gravelstone--0

Love leggings than can be dressed up or down!

7/8 High-Waist Airlift Legging - Gravelstone--1

Love this comfy cropped sweatshirt. 

This is the SOFTEST hoodie – I wear it as a cute travel hoodie to keep me comfy and warm on planes all the time. 

alo Slit Bra in Black

alo Airlift High Waist Suit Up Legging in Gravel


alo Excite Bra in Bright Aqua

alo Lavish Bra in Blue Skies

They also have some of the coziest sweat sets!



Year of Ours

Best activewear brand for: looking chic and running errands or traveling

If Year of Ours were a destination they’d be: Los Angeles – effortlessly cool

Year of Ours is a female-founded athleisure brand that focuses on making women feel confident in their clothing. they use high quality sweat-wicking materials and fabrics, do 80% of their production in the U.S. and are all about making the clothes conform to you, not forcing your body to conform to the clothes. Plus, they are SO CUTE. I’m in love with their matching sets!

YEAR OF OURS Ribbed Curve Bralette in Caribou

YEAR OF OURS Ribbed High High Legging in Caribou

Loving the split-leggings

YEAR OF OURS 9 To 5 Slit Pant in Black

The tapered waist biker short though!!

YEAR OF OURS V Waist Biker Short in Black – my favorite bike short I own!

Paired with the criss-crossed strappy bra!

YEAR OF OURS Double Bra in Black

If you’re looking for a pop of color…

YEAR OF OURS Ribbed High High Legging in Anniversary PinkYEAR OF OURS Tess V Bra in Anniversary Pink


Cozy crew necks are always a good idea!

YEAR OF OURS Varsity Sweatshirt in Black & White


Best activewear brand for: quality and shorts!!

If Lululemon were a destination, they’d be: Hawaii. Everyone loves Hawaii, and everyone loves Lulu. 

While they have a wide array of products, they’re my go-to spot for running shorts! They’re literally all I wear (I have 3 pairs of the same white ones, pictured below, LOL), and same for men’s shorts – my fiance swears by Lululemon shorts, too, and has about 5 pairs. 



Speed up Short

Their long sleeve shirts and stretchy sweatshirts are the BEST for walks or jogs when the weather is crisp!


Outdoor Voices

Best activewear brand for: Hiking, support, and structured fits

If Outdoor Voices were a destination they’d be: Banff

They call themselves ‘technical apparel for recreation’ and I think that very much ‘fits’ their products. I wear my outdoor voices set for hiking and more outdoorsy recreation. It’s a strong fabric, and the fit is super flattering. It makes you want to climb a mountain – I feel like a boss when I put on my Outdoor Voices set. 

My favorite Outdoor Voices products:

I LOVE the fit of these crop top sports bras – highly recommend. 

How cute are these shorts?!

Beyond Yoga 

Best activewear brand for: Cozy comfy basics in super-soft fabrics

If Beyond Yoga were a destination it’d be: Charleston, with its feel-good fabrics and sweet designs, this comfy, no-frills brand reminds me of the South. 

YALL – I LOVE Beyond Yoga. Their fabrics are SO soft, which is super important to me when it comes to having comfy and cute loungewear to WFH or relax around the house in.

My favorite Beyond Yoga products:

Beyond Yoga WFH Fleece Cropped Crew in Vintage White

Beyond Yoga WFH Fleece Sweatpant in Vintage White

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Slim Racerback Bra in Electric Pink


Beyond Yoga Spacedye Caught in the Midi High Waisted Legging in Cocoa Brown

I’m obsessed with these leggings – they come in all kinds of colors!

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Studio Cropped Tank in Silver Mist

Beyond Yoga also has the best cropped tanks!

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Focus Cropped Tank in Capri Blue Grotto


Strut This 

Best activewear brand for: fun patterns and adorable matching sets

If Beyond Yoga were a destination it’d be: Palm Springs meets NYC – Vibrant and fun colors and patterns without being over the top!

This mother-daughter founded and women led company prides itself in it’s high quality comfortable materials, creating high-function but also high-fashion modern pieces! Workouts are always a little better in a fun outfit!

STRUT-THIS x Happily Grey x REVOLVE Farrah Short in Black & Cream Geo

STRUT-THIS x Happily Grey Jonie Bra in Ginger Retro Blossom

Bring back the bell bottoms!

STRUT-THIS Beau Pant in Black

I mean, how cute are these sets??

STRUT-THIS Soho Bra in Tortoise

STRUT-THIS Kendall Ankle Legging in Blue


If I can recommend you guys one thing that is 100% worth every penny – it’s these running/walking/travel everyday sneaker shoe  – that are literally the best and comfiest in the world. I love that they’re lace-less so they slip on so comfortably – so perfect for airport security, morning runs, ANYTHING and everything. And they’re so cute and modern. LOVE THEM.

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