Let's talk chic, high-functioning activewear for a second. Since transitioning from yoga student to teacher about two years ago, 'yoga clothes' have become the new normal for me in way of a daily uniform. My collection of leggings has grown tenfold, and I've expanded well beyond my usual lululemon pieces. With that said, I've tried out tons of activewear brands and have sadly found one over-arching theme: either the clothes are aesthetically pleasing yet totally not suitable for the sweaty wear-and-tear of regular use, or the more technical pieces that actually perform and move well are way too sporty or cutesy for my taste.
With my frustration mounting (and a few halfway serious thoughts of creating my own line), it was so timely that I discovered Crane & Lion. The pieces are minimalistic, luxurious, and perform to perfection. Finally, a design team creating quality, luxurious activewear pieces that don't sacrifice style. And the dreamy color palette of the collection is everything. Totally swooning. (Not to mention coveting practically the entire line.)
If you're in the market for chic, comfortable, and made-for-movement activewear pieces, look no further. From the Crane & Lion line, I'm wearing the lightweight capri tights in riviera heather, keyhole sports bra, and the softest ever pima cotton modern tank. I'm also coveting this merino pullover and this dreamy cashmere cardigan for pre- and post-class outings.
All photos by Francesca Coviello.