Black Active Wear May Be Slimming But You Know What Else Is? Wearing Interesting Clothes!

Clothing created for a specific purpose delights me – I love the challenge of styling a look within the specific apparel requirements an activity presents.  Am I agreeing to the endless skateboarding classes because I fancy skinny jeans and Vans not to mention the crossover possibility of snowboarding ensembles for my son? Am I devastated that my daughter refuses ballet? The nes plus ultra of beautiful purpose driven garments? In a word-Yes. Does she not grasp all the body skimming gossamer knits, floating tulle and pastel prettiness she is denying me?! I am THIS CLOSE to signing up for these new fangled online classes at Ballet Beautiful. Not because I’m in serious need of toning, (which I do need I assure you.) but rather to enjoy the parade of Mary Helen Bowers‘ stunning leotards and various ballet accoutrement. Back to the issue at hand – boring and uninspiring active wear. Ubiquitous black leggings, I’m talking to you. While suffering through the calorie burning class d’jeur why not don a pair of interesting looking compression leggings?? Sweating profusely whilst running in place might just be tolerable while sporting pretty or bold fitness garb.  I’m not talking about a fully coordinated outfit. Not looking like you are trying too hard is rule #1. In fact a perfectly louche tank is a great foil for a bold bottom.

Anthropologie Pure and Good Geodiamond Crop Leggings $78

Who knew Anthropologie sold active wear!?
Anthropologie Pure and Good Geodiamond Crop Leggings $78

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An abstract astral paint splatter-I just love a mashup of favorite design motifs.
Onzie Capri Pant in Galaxy $56

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LOVING these. The military green is perfection. Subtle but unique.
VPL Patella Legging in Military $155

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These are by far my favorite, love the eye catching color way and the graphic has an almost hand drawn quality.
Lucas Hugh Prism Print Leggings $220

 

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Here is a compromise for those who dare not stray too far from black – a beautiful Liberty of London inspired print but in a chic muted gray.
Lululemon Pace Queen Tight in Petite Fleur Silver $92

 

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Totally elated by Trina Turk’s foray into active wear! Although, I don’t recommend wearing it head to toe as pictured here.
Trina Turk Modern Garden Legging $80

 

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These prAna leggings come in a bunch of other colors-all bold and gorgeous.
prAna Maison Knicker in Fuchsia Mayan $60

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The price on these Old Navy leggings can’t be beat and the color is stunning.
Old Navy Active Printed Compression Capri in Greedy Grape $29.94

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These possess all sorts of technical details but more important, the emerald green is gorgeous.
Athleta Arrow Be Free Knicker $64

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