The athletic wear that will make you *want* to work out


Do you have a go-to outfit that makes your day? Whether it's your lucky green tank or an ancient pair of sneakers, the positive association we hold with certain articles of clothing are psychologically proven to make us feel better! It's not superficial—it's science.

Have you ever heard of "enclothed cognition"? The term is defined as the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes. A study at the Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago provided two groups of people with the same white coat. One half was told the coat belonged to a doctor, the other a painter. Those clothed in the "lab coat" showed significant cognitive improvement while those in the "painter's coat" showed none. It turns out, the way we associate clothing we wear changes our feelings.

Based on that, we've rounded up our fave empowering athletic clothing brands that are sure to motivate you to hit the gym.


90 Degree by Reflex
From mesh inserts to colorblocks to cut-outs, 90 Degree provides you with on-trend options that won't let you down. Their super comfy clothing is perfect for *every* body type and we love that it's cute enough to wear to yoga class and then out to the mall afterwards.  


Co-founded by actress and athletic connoisseur Kate Hudson, The Fabletics Movement aims to offer stylish, high quality athletic gear at an affordable price. Plus, the all-inclusive brand comes in sixes XXS-3X.


Their motto: Inspire. Challenge. Woman up. Creators of the #shareitsister tag, Lucy encourages women to share who and what inspires you to aim higher and reach your goals with the empowering tag and their wide variety of sizes and styles are sure to make you stand out in your next workout class. Check out their 7 day challenge to make positive thinking a habit.

What item in your closet makes you feel unstoppable? Have you ever shopped any of these brands? Let us know in the comments! 

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by Julia Bonney | 4/5/2017