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favorite workout wear

Whenever I travel to the United States or Canada, I pack far more workout wear than usual. One, because I love working out while on vacation with more time to spare. Two, because wearing yoga pants and sneakers all day to grab coffee, go for a walk or even go shopping is perfectly acceptable. Naturally, I decided to skip the jeans and opt for a little something more comfortable when Mike and I biked around Stanley Park in Vancouver on Monday.

I have been getting a lot of questions in regards to my favorite workout wear and brands that I can recommend lately, so I thought I would take the bike ride around town as an opportunity to give you an overview of brands I love and trust when it comes to any athletic-inspired activities (or grabbing an açai bowl to-go).

Favorite workout wear: Lululemon, Adidas + Nike | Bikinis & Passports

Workout Favorites!

  • Lululemon: For many reasons, this brand makes the top of the list. If I had to dress in just one brand for the rest of my workout-life, it would be this one. Founded in Vancouver, BC in 1998, lululemon athletica is a technical athletic apparel company for yoga, running, training and most other sweaty pursuits. For years now, I have been buying lululemon and am nothing short of obsessed with the brand. Probably 80% of my workout wear is from lululemon, but my personal must-have are their tights – so comfortable and so flattering! In reality, my legs look nowhere as toned as they do in my lulus. The quality is amazing (I am terrible and throw everything in the washer + dryer after every single wear), but it also comes with the according price tag. A pair of tights will set you back around 100$, bras are somewhere around 50$ and tops around 60-80$ depending of the style (same in Euro, unfortunately). Don’t know where to start or what to buy? I love the Energy Bra (have 3 different ones), All The Right Places Crop or the Run On Crop and Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve for Winter.
  • Adidas: When it comes to running shoes, I am the biggest fan of the Adidas boost technology. It took some time getting used to the “sock-like” fit on my foot, but now I love it and have already moved on to my second pair – the new Adidas Ultraboost X for women. Also, I own a few pieces from the adidas by Stella McCartney collection (ie as an outdoor running jacket) that I love in terms of style and fit. The only thing I personally can’t really recommend is their yoga mat, since I feel like it is more of a home workout mat rather than good for yoga.
  • Hey Honey: “Founded in 2015 by sisters and yoga lovers Janka Oeljeschlager and Imke von Johnston, Hey Honey offers yoga-fashion and activewear that fulfills the fashion and quality demands of stylish yoginis and urban fitness queens alike”.
    While the leggings are not my favorite and use some extra support, I love their sports bras for yoga! The tops are more like a crop top rather than bra, which I prefer since I feel little more dressed when doing yoga in just a bra and tights. I also have a black hoodie of theirs that I always wear on my way to the gym, SuperCycle classes or the yoga studio!
  • Nike: Last but definitely not least, I have to include Nike in the list. Aside from the whole “just do it” lifestyle they created, it is a brand that I have always owned and will probably always own. You simply can’t talk sports without Nike! I personally have various shoes of their’s – not so much for running but more for indoor workouts and training. I also own a couple of sports bras and 2 pairs of leggings. See one of the looks here.

outfit details: lululemon pants, UZWEI cashmere sweater, Acne Studios scarf, Won Hundred denim jacket, Hey Honey sports bra (not pictured), Céline sunglasses, Adidas Ultraboost X sneakers, Chloé backpack

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What brands do you like to sweat in? I am always excited to discover new workout wear to keep me motivated. And now: Let’s hustle for that muscle!

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  • Birgit
    6 years ago

    Toller Post. Meine Freundin schwärmt mir auch immer von den Sachen von Lululemon vor …
    Ich mag auch ganz gern die Sachen von Under Armour. Ich hab einige Funktionsshirts und Tops und auch ein paar Shorts und Tights.
    Meine Mama hat mir jetzt schon zweimal einen Sport-BH von Anita gekauft. Die find ich zwar optisch nicht so das Highlight aber sie bieten einen super halt beim Laufen, Wandern oder Fitness-Workouts.

  • 6 years ago

    Liebe Vicky, dein Outfit steht dir ausgezeichnet! 🙂 Hab noch eine tolle Zeit in den USA 🙂 Alles Liebe, Anna

  • 6 years ago

    YES to lululemon being the best thing out there when it comes to workout gear. I was just recently telling my sister-in-law about how, if I could afford to, I’d buy only lululemon. I love that their tops are longer than usual and don’t ride up, that the material is anti-stink, and that even after a hundred+ washes this stuff holds up so well.

    • VICKY
      6 years ago

      everything you said <3 best!!!

  • 6 years ago

    Ohhh, tolle Inspiration! Ich liebe genauso lululemon und finde, dass es jeden Cent wert ist. Freue mich schon nach London um auch im Store dort einzukaufen! Tolle Bilder. 🙂
    Liebe Grüße, Sandra

  • 6 years ago

    Ohh ich beneide dich so!! Täte so gerne mal wieder nach Vancouver! Kannst du bitte ein Tutorial machen, wie du deine Blogfotos bearbeitest? Insbesondere wie man den Hintergrund so “matt” bekommt? Ich bin jedes Mal aufs neue in deine Bilder verliebt!

    Lg Sophie

  • Leni
    6 years ago

    Selbst in Sportklamotten siehst du perfekt aus 😀
    LG, Leni

    • VICKY
      6 years ago

      Aww! Perfekt garantiert nicht, aber danke dir für das liebe Kompliment <3

  • 6 years ago

    I also like to wear yoga pants and sneakers to grab coffee.

    Anyabelle’s ||

  • 6 years ago

    Liebe Vicky,

    du siehst ja selbst auf dem Weg zum Sport fantastisch aus!

    Danke für die schönen Bilder und deiner Auswahl an Sportbekleidung.
    Ich bin ein großer Fan der Adidas Boost Sneaker!

    Liebe Grüße
    Katja | Follow me on Instagram

  • 6 years ago

    Ich liebe die Leggings von Teeki, weil sie so dünn, strapazierfähig, aus recycleten Flaschen und auch noch hübsch sind (nein ich werde nicht gesponsort…) und die Tops von Onzie.
    Bei den Schuhen bin ich ein Nike-Kind, ganz klar.
    Schöne Fotos, ich habe noch nie darüber nachgedacht im Urlaub auch einfach mal Athleisure Wear zu tragen, sieht aber super aus.
    Claudine /

    • VICKY
      6 years ago

      Ohh danke dir für den Tipp – Teeki kannte ich noch gar nicht. Muss ich mir direkt mal genauer anschauen 🙂
      xox Vicky

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