Having spent the past week wearing pretty much nothing but activewear as we hiked, canoed, and explored around Banff & Lake Louise I wanted to share with you my activewear favorites for summer 2020.
I’ll share a bunch of a photos from our trip this past week and link up what I’m wearing. At the end I’ll also round up everything I’m wearing plus a few more of my current activewear favorites.
We may be limited in what we can do this summer and who we can see, but mother nature has got our back and being outdoors away from people feels like a safe, fun way to explore this summer.
I also want to take a quick second to mention body positivity. It is SO hard seeing ‘perfect’ bodies flood social media. It can make you feel self-conscious about your body and what you’re wearing in general, and I think this is especially amplified when it comes to activewear. There’s this horrible imposter syndrome that can set in when you put on activewear. A voice that says you don’t look like the fitness models so you don’t deserve to be dressed like them. I’m here to remind you that is a lie.
One more time louder for the people in the back:
Every body deserves to wear activewear. You don’t need to hide your cellulite, your jiggly bits or anything else that society has tried to sell you on as being ‘bad’. Your body deserves to feel sunshine on your shoulders, a breeze on your back and grass as it tickles your legs. Wear the activewear. Embrace it. Allow your body to move. I definitely still get a feelings of unworthiness when I wear just a sports bra and not a top over it or when you can see my cellulite (yep, that above picture has both!) but you know what? I love that picture anyway. Because it’s my body having completed a hike and getting to enjoy a cool breeze and an insane view. I hope you fight the insecurities this summer, I hope you wear your activewear with pride no matter your size.
I’ll step off my soapbox now and get to my activewear favorites for summer 2020, starting with the outfit shown above.
Outfit 1: My sports bra and leggings in that first photo are probably my top activewear favorites for summer 2020. The sports bra is high neck with is a trendy look right now and perfect for those of us with larger chests since everything is actually held in place. I also love the cross back detail and the wide band around the rib cage which is super comfortable and prevents that digging in feeling.
If the sports bra is a bit too much of a splurge for you though I did find this similar looking sports bra from Old Navy for only $15. I can’t speak to the quality of this one, but if you’re looking for a good look-a-like, this is your bra!
My leggings are a subtle blue camo print, which I love, and they have side pockets!! They’re on sale and come in a couple other subtle camo print colors as well.
Outfit 2: Same sports bra and leggings as above, but you can also see this tie-back tank which I think is SO cool and my new favorite casual sneakers – the lilac stripe Adidas Superstar sneaker. I wouldn’t recommend these for legit hiking or running, but for going for walks or doing some outdoor adventuring they are great. They do run BIG though – I recommend sizing down one full size!! I love the lilac stripe color for summer but they do have other colors as well. I’ve linked them up at multiple retailers too to make it easier to shop! My tie-back tank unfortunately sold out in .2 seconds, but I linked two similar styles for you.
Outfit 3: My exact sports bra is sold out, but I linked a similar one. As you can tell, I am all about the high neck sports bras for summer, and having a cut out detail is a fun touch. These palm print leggings I recommend to EVERYONE. They are the AE move legging ( which also comes in a bunch of colors with laser cut outs which I also love) and there is also grey & black palm print. They are a great high rise fit and really comfortable. They’re also on sale for under $35!!
Outfit 4: This light pink sports bra is under is only $25 and comes in a bunch of other colors as well. It’s a high support one so great for working out in! These bike shorts are by Sketchers and are only $31. Affordable quality workout wear does exist y’all! I also have to talk about my hat because I never knew I needed a workout hat until this. Unlike a regular ball cap it is made of sweat wicking material that is designed to stay in place and fit the exact shape of your head. It also has an elastic back (so nothing digs in) and a giant opening so you have room for a ponytail!
Outfit 5: I talked about this white zip-up hoodie on my instagram stories because it is seriously worth the investment. This style has been copied by a lot of retailers, but the lululemon original is actually worth it on this. The material feels like butter, the cut creates an hourglass figure and it’s just so well made. I also love this leggings, again they’re a splurge but I’ve had mine for 4 years and they still look good as new! PS. Just an FYI the colors are different in the widget above – I don’t know why I can’t link with images of the colors I am wearing, but both the zippy and hat are still available in white, as well as other colors!
There you have it! That is all the activewear I wore while in Banff & Lake Louise. As far as the rest of my activewear favorites for summer 2020; shop any of them my clicking the image below! My personal must-buy (it’s in my cart right now) is the “low squats, high standards” tank top! It’s too good! 🙊