I know there’s a deep divide between those of us who buy dedicated (and cute) workout gear and those who don’t. There’s nothing wrong with either option, but I have always been one to purchase clothes made specifically for the exercise I’m going to participate in and usually try to find things that fit in with my overall style & aesthetic. Now that I got to Pure Barre 5 days a week, I definitely prefer to look my best but even when I practiced yoga at home, I was wearing ensembles. If I look good, I feel good…
I wrote earlier this year about my yoga/barre essentials, and while I still like and wear those items I featured (except the Beyond Yoga pants – they’re just too big and too low), I’ve added quite a few new items to my barre wardrobe, mostly by Solow.
I don’t actually own any of the items above except the Eclon long leggings ($51) (in charcoal). Everything else is on my wishlist, and I’m waiting for it to go on sale –
Here are the items I do own:
Solow long Eclon leggings | Charcoal – I love these, but they are a little shiny. And…they do show sweat which I hate, but not if I wear boyshorts underneath.
Solow Eclon crops | black (this is my oldest pair of Solow crops, they are still in great shape, but some stitching is coming out at one hem)
Solow Pilates pants | black – I love these so much, I definitely had to get them hemmed. I got these for a steal at isaay.com when it was still in business and I think they’re the perfect bootcut workout pant.
Solow cropped contrast mesh pants | black – I also got these for nearly nothing at isaay.com.
Solow foxy flare | black – had to get these hemmed (I’m wearing them right now actually!). I don’t wear these for Pure Barre becuase they’re not as moisture-wicking as the Eclon pieces. They’re also very low rise.
Solow solid foldover pants | black – also had to get these hemmed – I wear these only at home/running errands because I don’t like foldover styles for exercise. Like the foxy flare, they’re also very low rise.
Solow leggings with mesh pockets | black – these are my latest acquisition and I love them TO DEATH. I will probably wear these outside of Pure Barre also because I love them so much, and they look like “regular” leggings.
Solow striped cami | black & white striped, sold out. This still fits me and it’s a large, it’s quite snug, but I love the fit.
I pretty much wear a pair of Solow pants/crops to every Pure Barre class, alternating with my Karma leggings (the ones pictured here, but no longer available) and Old Navy Compression leggings some weeks. I wash all my workout clothes separately on the delicate cycle and hang them to dry; I really expect them to last forever!
In general, I purchase Solow on sale at Shopbop or Revolve, but I first tried the brand via a Refinery29 deal on Solow’s website. Solow’s site also does frequent coupon codes, so sign up for their newsletter if you’re interested at all – they also have good sales.
Of course, what I appreciate the most about Solow is the STYLE, but not far behind is that everything is made in the USA and the Eclon items are “Blue-Sign certified sustainable.” I will choose that over Lululemon any day….
Have you tried Solow? What do you think?
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