9 Athleisure Brands You Probably Don’t Know About


It’s official: Celebs love their athleisure.

And honestly what’s not to love? You’ve been getting away with wearing leggings as pants for quite a bit now and it’s really working for you (and Kylie Jenner). While you’re not growing tired of the spandex trend anytime soon, keeping those basic leggings on a regular rotation is getting old, fast.

If you’ve crossed over into the land of athleisure, you know your stuff: black leggings, crop tops, sneakers…the list goes on. But to really step it up this summer, you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with some rad up-and-coming brands that will keep you decked out and feeling original at the same time.

Keep scrolling to shop the hottest athleisure brands you probably didn’t know existed! 

Alo Yoga has some serious street cred. With celeb fans like Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, it’s not a hard sell. If you’re just jumping on the bandwagon, get yourself a pair of the brand’s moto leggings, which are just as good in the gym as they are out. Don’t you feel cooler already? 

Carbon38 is an online retailer, specifically aimed at the fitness-loving set. While the site curates a killer collection of high-end athletic duds from a variety of labels, their namesake brand is a top-seller. With a sophisticated twist, it’s no surprise that celebs like Emmy Rossum and Jessica Alba are fans of the line’s business-casual pieces. 

Goldsheep’s leggings are for the black sheep of the group. Each wild pair fuses art with fashion for a unique photo-printed pair of pants that’s both eccentric and sweat-wicking. Warning: You may or may not feel your Miley Cyrus side come to life while wearing these stunners. 

This New York-based label has a very no B.S. city-chic aesthetic, featuring clean lines and sturdy designs. Bra styles like the ‘X’ and the ‘V’ will make you feel like a modern day Clark Kent, but the female version. 

If you’re a fan of metallic fabrics, showy cuttouts and just that all-around cool factor, Koral is the answer to your athleisure dreams. The brand nails the flash factor without being too over the top. Consider this to be the Gwen Stefani of workout wear: classy but just edgy enough. 

L’urv really gets it when it comes to matching sets. The label enlists girly patterns like leopards and florals to create a matching set that feels as sophisticated as the crop-top-and-skirt combo that you wear on the regular. For the girl who likes to coordinate, like Taylor Swift , these upgraded basics will serve you well. 

Perhaps the most daring of workout clothes we’ve come across, Michi is not for the under-the-radar girl. The bondage-like designs are intricate and sexy, but still fierce and tough. Beyoncé might be wearing her Ivy Park line, but we have a feeling that she has a few items from this line somewhere in her closet. 

Spiritual Gangster is you’re inner hippie come to life. We envision carefree celebs like Behati Prinsloo and Alesandra Ambrossio really taking a liking to this collection of tie-dye tanks and yoga pants. The brand’s most popular item is the Spiritual Gangster snapback, which you’ve likely seen starring somewhere on Instagram. 

Something about Solow’s laser-cut crops and leggings give the line an unmatched downtown-cool, grunge vibe. We see this range working for a girl like Cara Delevingnewho doesn’t like to fuss with floral prints or bright colors, but still wants to keep her cool in something fashionably low-key. 

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