It’s definitely been more of a challenge these days to stay fit while sheltering in place. I’m definitely a gym rat, so it’s affected me a whole lot, but I’ve gotten creative with weights at home and HIIT sessions with Insanity. During my days at the gym pre-COVID, I was lucky to build up my own kind of motivation to keep up my game based on…well, feeling on top of my game, but it definitely wouldn’t have been the same without proper activewear. In the beginning, I didn’t care about workout style…I was grabbing anything cheap I could find at Ross. However, over time, once I established my routine and momentum, I also built up my favorite, higher-end wardrobe. This wasn’t just for style, but also comfort, ease of movement, sweat management…and just for the fun factor. It really can be motivating and confidence-building to break a sweat with a little attention to your workout style and some fun new pieces!
Crazy times…right? I’m trying to see the silver lining while working at home due to this COVID-19 outbreak, even though I unfortunately have lost a lot of my work. I think we all did need a break and some downtime to re-evaluate our lives and get back in touch with ourselves, however. Many of us are lucky enough to have jobs that allow for working from home, but whether you are or not, I’m sure everyone is enjoying staying in their pajamas for most of the day! Although, I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that staying in my comfiest of comfy clothes sort of makes it tougher to be productive. I’ve heard many say that even if you aren’t leaving the house, it helps to get dressed, put makeup on, and stick with the general routine you did before all of this went down. I definitely have not been doing that, but I have been seeking ways to get my head into a productive gear while staying comfortable. So, I thought I would do a little search for some comfy yet super stylish sweatpants and joggers that might help all of you stay cozy yet productive while working at home!
Printed Leggings by Carbon38
I think it’s safe to say that everyone’s pretty tired of Facebook ads…while most simply mirror what I’ve been browsing in another tab (creepy yet awesome technology, actually), most just seem to be cheap knock-off sites and I barely give any of them a second glance. But just the other day I discovered Carbon38, thanks to an eye-catching ad featuring these marvelous printed leggings! Unlike most ads I’ve seen on Facebook lately, these are high end, and the real deal. I’d like to say they have the potential to give Kate Hudson’s Fabletics a run for its money, but apart from the two being entirely different business models, I might only feel that way because I spotted and coveted these leggings pretty much immediately after I saw one of those Fabletics sponsored posts. Either way, they seem to be doing pretty well, and I could see them growing rapidly if they aren’t already huge already. Following the trend of the activewear as everyday-wear that’s been going strong lately (and rivaling the denim industry), Carbon38 was developed by classically trained ballet dancers Katie Warner Johnson (who’s also a top celebrity trainer) and Caroline Gogolak to be “the most directional activewear-minded fashion on the market.” A panel of fitness and livestyle experts even test out all product before it goes out to the ultimate stylist: you. Carbon38 carries a full range of activewear, not just leggings, by several hand-picked brands like Onzie, SukiShufu, The Upside, Zara Terez or Koral Activewear.
At Carbon38, we believe in fashion that suits our modern, active lives, which is why we scour the globe to curate the hottest, most hard-working sportswear labels that make style statements from the gym to the streets and beyond. Our panel of fitness and lifestyle experts test-drives each product, ensuring its quality and utility. We’ll leave the styling up to you.”
These leggings are made of top-quality stretchy, soft, moisture wicking fabric (most are 80% nylon, 20% spandex) for your toughest of workouts, but are also designed to wear outside of the gym or be styled up as well. Carbon38 also features a Liquid Onyx collection, full of liquid latex-style leggings, sports bras, jackets, accessories and more, as seen below. Total love!
One of the most important things a brand needs to sell is incredible photography, and Carbon38‘s already got that nailed. I love some of the alternate images shown on several product pages, like these two!
I’m currently craving the Free Fly Graphic Legging by Onzie! It took me awhile to really fall for printed jeans, and leggings I’m still not so sure about, but these just might help me make up my mind…and I would DEFINITELY use them for the gym (I can’t put aside my beloved jeans for day-to-day wear), or maybe even to a festival or two. What do you think? How would you rock them?
Shop Carbon38 right here!