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In case you haven’t noticed, yoga pants are here to stay—and the athleisure trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. From your favorite class on MINDBODY.io to city sidewalks, yoga pants have become a wardrobe staple, warranting some serious street cred. With thousands of brands selling your go-to pants and a million different ways to style them, your budget can go bust–especially when you find your favorite pattern, and fit.
Before you blow all your cash on that next yoga pant purchase, we did some dressing room digging and found six brands that speak to our different style senses (and support our budgets). Get ready for some shopping and Savasana!
Alo Yoga ⅞ High-Waist Airbrush Legging, $78.00
Los Angeles-based Alo Yoga knows that fitness gear is more than just what you wear to class—it’s a fashion-forward lifestyle. You can find celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid rocking these cult-favorite leggings on the regular. Simple, smooth and sleek, this classic comfort piece is a bestseller.
JoyLab™ Women's Premium Moto Leggings, $39.99
When Target finally released a fitness-meets-fashion-meets-function athleisure brand, we all jumped for literal joy. JoyLab™ offers a wide range of affordable styles, sizes and, prints, all at a price point that keeps our wallets and closets happy. With details that flatter any figure, these leggings are meant to be worn, day or night.
Old Navy High-Rise Plus-Size Compression Leggings, $37.00
There’s nothing old about Old Navy. Serving up some of the best workout gear at a cost you can’t resist, these classic pants hug curves in all the right places. Featuring a wide range of sizes and styles, it’s your one-stop shop for the entire family’s fitness gear.
Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Tight Nulux 28", $128.00
Lululemon has been dominating the athleisure scene, but for good reason. You can’t go wrong when it comes to a good fit! While their prices can get a bit steep, it’s all about long-lasting comfort and quality, making these leggings your go-to investment piece. If you’re looking for that perfect pair of everyday pants, here’s your *tada* moment.
Beyond Yoga Women's Essential Long Leggings, $84.00
Searching for the best black leggings ever? Beyond Yoga has you covered! Blending luxe athleisure with a positive body mantra, Beyond Yoga creates clothing that makes you look good, feel good, and is suitable for our planet (oh, and you can order this brand on Amazon Prime *swoon*). Offering a wide range of sizes, these leggings will make you feel like a million bucks.
Free People Yella Harem Jogger, $88.00
Who said yoga pants had to be tight? Free People’s Harlem Joggers are perfect for the adventurous “it” girl who loves colorful, stylish comfort. Featuring a relaxed drawstring fit, this pant’s silky soft fabric feels like a dream. Talk about some serious summer lounging!
When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do.
How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?
As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.
Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.
When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:
In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect.
Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.
When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:
In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.
Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion.
When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:
That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain.