It’s finally getting warm! I’ve been making strides towards getting in better shape this year, and my regular yoga pants are officially too hot to wear while working out. So I’m pretty happy to have found these True Life Fitness Blaire Leggings.
My gym keeps the temp set at 74 degrees. When I’m pushing myself on cardio, that is absolutely boiling, so clothing that keeps me cool is very welcome. If I’m doing pilates at home, I want to be comfortable and have freedom of movement while still keeping track of my form. The Blaire Leggings are versatile enough that I can use them for all my Spring workouts.
The Blaire Leggings are a combination of silky lycra and spandex and feel cool on the skin. I expected the fit to be closer to a compression legging, but it is more akin to support, not compression. This is ideal for both the time of year and for workouts that require a full range of motion. The waistband doesn’t pinch at all and hits at a comfortable and flattering spot on the waist. It also has a small pocket in front with a zipper, just big enough for a key and a gym card. It’s not big enough to hold your iPhone, but frankly I’m a bit on the fence if carrying your phone while working out is such a great idea. When I’m carrying it, I don’t have to worry that someone is trying to reach me with an emergency, but working out is my time to tune out digital distractions. Of course, my epic music playlist is the digital exception. But if you truly want to carry your phone, tucking it in the waistband is a viable option: it is snug enough to hold it in place.
Now, let’s talk a bit about the style of these leggings. My traditional gym outfit is black bootcut leggings and any of one my spectrum of fitted tees. If I’m feeling wild, I’ll wear a black Capri legging. So a multi-colored splash on white is a bit of a departure for me. But these leggings are so well fitting and so flattering that a light colored background doesn’t visually add weight, and the colors appear more Monet than paint splash. They are simply well made, fun leggings!
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