The Outfits To Motivate That Summer Bod Plan

April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019
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If you’re like us, a good outfit will motivate you to haul your butt out of bed when the alarm goes off. It may be basic, but it happens to be true. And when you’re at squat #100 before the clock has struck 8 am, your instinct to lay down on the gym floor just may be squashed when you see that damn hot, well-coordinated athlete staring back at you in the mirror.

So when that fad diet or juicing plan gets old, we’ll see you back in action - because the only long-term plan to staying fit is actually #DoingThings  (yes, yes a borrowed hashtag from our friends at Outdoor Voices). And if you’re one of those blessed people who’s super skinny and doesn’t even have to work out, then you can pretend you’ve just left a SoulCycle class with one of these effortless outfits…and know that we're a tad jealous of your life.

Scroll right on down to check out some cool brands that we recommend. With these wallet-friendly prices, you can get a full outfit for less than those Lululemon leggings will cost. Plus, in addition to incredible product, they’re also out there doing incredible things that are worth getting behind - building communities around exercise and making materials out of recycled plastic from landmines. They are so much more than the product they sell.

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Girlfriend Collective

What if we told you these outfits are made from recycled plastic? For real, we don’t mess around. Girlfriend Collective has made it their mission to create compression leggings and supportive sports bra out of recycled plastic, rescuing it from clogged landfills and polluted oceans. Style their monotone outfits together or mix-and-match - it’s all up to you, girlfriend (catch that??). Go for their Essentials line (cosy and compressive and made of plastic) - or their LITE line (lightweight, more flexible and made of recycled fishnets).

The Goods

✓   Extended sizing

✓   Compression material = body shaping

✓   Sports bras range from low to high impact

✓   Monotone color pairings

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Fair-Trade garment factory in Hanoi, Vietnam

✓   Size inclusivity (cause we don’t all look the same)

✓   They stand for diversity

✓   Turning plastic waste into sustainable activewear

Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices is all about getting out and #DoingThings, no need to hold yourself to any expectations -whatever that phrase means to you is exactly what they encourage. In case you aren’t familiar, their standout, color-block workout sets can be spotted a mile away - and now they even have a polka dot collection for the days you’re feel like walking on the wild side. We’re really into the fact that they’re building community around a fun, inclusive workout culture. So go on - get out there and start #DoingThings.

The Goods

✓   Stylish for all kinds of recreation

✓   Techwear ensures no slippage during high impact exercising

✓   OV kits offer full outfit combos for specific outdoor activities

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   No need to be an “athlete” to wear OV

✓   Promote inclusivity & diversity

Universal Standard

Ever experience shopping FOMO? That feeling when you walk into a store and you know that there isn’t going to be anything in your size that will make you look great? Well, Universal Standard founders Alexandra Waldman and Polina Veksler felt the same. They were tired of having to shop at different stores and wanted to create a place where they could shop and feel sexy in the clothes they were buying. Universal Standard is here to give us the feel good power we want in our activewear.

The Goods

✓   Sweat-wicking, antimicrobial fabric makes workout wear feel weightless

✓   Higher necklines and secure straps for trusted coverage

✓   Fit Liberty allows for clothing swaps during weight fluctuations

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Size inclusivity

✓   Made in factories that focus on fit

✓   A realistic take on size standards (because the average American woman wears sz 14)


Meet Montiel - a brand dedicated to integrity in their production process that makes all of their product in sunny LA. The brand’s founder, Molly Montiel, believes women should never forgo strength and power for beauty. We’re behind that, seeing as we can each define what beauty means to us. The Montiel line gives you a little dose of sexy with your workout. And with celeb fans like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, you know you can’t go wrong.

The Goods

✓   Quality materials that are pill-resistant

✓   Made in the U.S.A

✓   Use mesh to keep cool

✓   Staple color choices to match any outfits

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Highlights strength as powerful and beautiful

✓   Fair price range

✓   High quality product

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