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Our Favorite Activewear Brands To Motivate Moving Your Body

brighton keller dallas blogger wearing AHALA workout outfit matching set with black nike tennis shoes

brighton keller dallas blogger wearing AHALA workout outfit matching set with black nike tennis shoes

brighton keller dallas blogger wearing AHALA workout outfit matching set with black nike tennis shoes

brighton keller dallas blogger wearing AHALA workout outfit matching set with black nike tennis shoes

I don’t know if y’all saw my #humblebrag on Insta Stories the other day, but I posted a photo of me from early 2017. And I gotta say, I was looking pretty freaking FIT! It was when I was on a 3-day-a-week workout schedule and working with a personal trainer, and I didn’t realize how in shape I was until I got out of shape. Aka comparing that photo to me now. But that’s OK!

We all need motivational boosts, and especially this time of year, I know a lot of us are looking for those. Whether it’s an older photo of you or a picture of someone else whose body you admire, I love the idea of having an image in our brains. And as I’m vowing to get back to regular workouts, y’all know I had to do some shopping to take the motivation next level. We all get more motivated to workout if we like our workout gear right?

And while I was at it, I wanted to round up not only really cute pieces, but brands that actually FEEL GOOD to sweat in. No matter how cute something is, y’all, I won’t wear it if it’s not comfy. I just can’t. The below brands are functional, good quality and pretty dang cute.

Outdoor Voices – If you’ve seem a girl at the gym in really pretty, simple, almost earthy looking workout gear, it’s probably Outdoor Voices. They’re like the new cool kid in the workout brand world and I’m in love. I have a few of their items like their two-toned leggings and find that they’re not only great for working out, but for looking decent when wearing the clothes all day. And for some reason I have a hard time finding classic soft t-shirts to workout in that aren’t dry-fit, and they have awesome ones.

Lululemon – Duh. They’re expensive, but they’re amazing. I’ve been telling y’all about the Align pants, and I’ll argue with anyone who says there’s a better workout pant. Because there isn’t! I’ve been obsessed with these leggings and find that they stay in place, aren’t see through, are comfortable, and last forever. Sold.

Beyond Yoga – I don’t do yoga but I love this line. Very flattering material, simple and classic pieces that feel good to workout in. Or run around town and pretend you did. This crop sweater is among my favorites and it’s perfect to layer over gym stuff if it’s cold out. Isn’t it perfect?! I even really like their loungewear for working from home. I found this line via Nordstrom and haven’t stopped buying it since.

Zella – Another brand that I found via Nordstrom. I find this to be a really great option for mid-level pricing. Their inventory is pretty huge, so you can get whatever style items you like. From printed leggings to crisscross sweatshirts (love that!) , this is a fun brand to workout in. And their stuff is excellent quality.

Alo Yoga – Again, another yoga line that doesn’t have to be worn for just yoga people. I first fell in love with their sports bras because they are supportive but not like neon green and crazy sporty you know? They’re pretty! I’ve since tried a pair of their leggings and liked them, so I’ll definitely be back for more from this line.

Onzie – I’m obsessed with this tank from them and wear it almost weekly. I like that this line is really aesthetically pleasing while being good quality and something you can sweat in. But again, it doesn’t feel overly sporty.

Alala – This is actually the brand I’ wearing in these photos and how amazing are the pieces? I think they’re so fun! A friend told me about Alala and I’ve ordered a few things since. They’re based on NYC street style and you can definitely tell from their merchandise. I love this sports bra and this cropped tank. I want the whole line though.

Koral – If you want a little glam in your gym outfit, you’ll enjoy Koral. They use a lot of lux, metal material that gives an urban vibe (like these leggings). I think this line looks really cool at the gym or for an athleisure look.

Outfit Details: ALALA Sports Bra // ALALA High Waist Leggings // Nike Free Run Knit Sneakers

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    January 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Looking great babe! I’ll have to try!


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    Robin Puelma
    January 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Brighton–you could be a sportswear model! Jumping and looking as adorable as you do in this photo? PERFECTION! Love this post–just what I needed to read. Joined the gym and bought a few new pieces to get me motivated. Sure going to check out some of these brands. Thanks, girl!

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    Erica @ Whimsical September
    January 9, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    I literally texted my mom an hour before I saw this post saying that I wanted new workout clothes for my upcoming 30th birthday, but I had no idea what brands to tell her! I just knew I needed some new stuff from somewhere besides Target and LuLu. Thank you so much for this post! I legit have 9 browsers open with items you suggested. Ha! Thanks girlfriend!

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    January 9, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    If you love Alo and Beyond Yoga, you MUST check out Varley as well! Their stuff is super cute but even more importantly, comfy. They also have a bunch of “throw on and go” tops that are perfect with workout leggings and gymmers. One of my most favorite brands!

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      January 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      Oops! Didn’t mean to be anonymous!

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    January 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I truly believe that if you have cute workout clothes you are more motivated to go. I will have to check out some of these brands.


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    January 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Your insta stories 100% convinced me I need those align pants!

    Emma | Seeking the South

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Get ’em girl! They are life changers

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    January 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Holy moly your photographs are STUNNING!!! So so so on point. Great content, as well. I’m like dang, I think my pictures for motivation might be yours LOL!!

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    January 9, 2018 at 11:34 am

    These photos are amazing, girl!

    briana |

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    January 9, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for sharing this! Been on a hunt to try new activewear brand! I’ve never heard of Alala but I am so intrigued because I love your workout outfit!

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      I hadn’t heard of them either, but I loved this outfit and the material

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    January 9, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Brighton! I love how much fun you are having in these photos! It’s a glimpse into the joyous person you are! I knew about some of these brands, but there are a few new ones that I am excited to try.

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much! It is such a compliment when I get to connect with you all and show you my true personality!

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