A month ago I was lucky enough to receive two pieces of workout apparel from Alo Sport. It was hard to decide which stylish options to select from, I wanted every gorgeous piece. Alo manages to be trendy, eco-friendly and functional all at the same time. Ultimately, I chose a pair of Workout Short Capris in Black and the Performance Tank in Fire Magenta.
Over the last month plus, I have put these pieces to the test in all types of workouts: running, dance classes, yoga and at the gym.
Let’s talk pants:
The capris are awesome. They are flattering (seriously important for skin tight pants), they are comfortable (also, seriously important for skin tight pants), they have just enough compression to support the muscles during running without feeling restraining or chaffing in anyway, which means they translate well to other activities, like yoga. I am definitely happy with the level of support these pants give me. While the pants are very light and thin, they are just heavy enough that I should be able to wear them through the early fall season, until full length pants are needed, which is great. If these pants were designed solely for running, I would really like to see the addition of a small pocket, so I could stash keys and a metrocard in them rather than carrying separately.
Let’s Talk Top
The top I was sent is very well made and the colors are just as bright and beautiful in person as they looked online. It’s one of the most fashionable pieces I own. The price points are slightly less expensive than similarly high end brands. I have worn the top for dance, yoga and at the gym, and the built in sports bra has provided plenty of support for these activities. The scoop neck and lines of the shirt are very feminine and the band right under the bust line is perfectly placed. The shirt is very form fitting with a little stretch—so if you are well endowed, you might want to order up a size to make sure the top is large enough.
Let’s Talk Eco
I do my best to be environmentally whenever possible–I recycle, I reuse, and I try to remember my own bags. However, sometimes fashion is where I draw the line. Alo clothing is just as high quality as your standard brand, but also minimizes impact on the earth. For me, that makes the decision to opt for Alo a simple one.
Check out their mission: To create high performance, stylish lifestyle wear with outstanding function, designed and produced with minimal impact on the environmental elements alo stands for: Air. Land. Ocean. We provide customers with a choice that is respectable of the environment without sacrificing fashion.
Through the use of recycled and minimal impact materials, alo creates high performance activewear that delivers superb function, fit and style. With environmentally mindful design and production processes, our men’s and women’s collections utilize eco-friendly performance fabrics that provide outstanding comfort and results. Our most technically advanced Bamboo Jersey fabric has inherent properties that wick moisture and is naturally anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic and breathable with no added chemicals.
Where to buy:
Check out their online retailers here.
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