my new favorite workout brand (and how it’s inspired me to be more eco-conscious)

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TOP   girlfriend collective paloma bra c/o (fits true to size, wearing an XS)   |   LEGGINGS   girlfriend collective compressive high-rise legging c/o (fits true to size, wearing an XS with the 23 3/4″ inseam)

Earlier this month, I was introduced to a new line of workout apparel… Girlfriend Collective. Ever heard of them? What caught my attention with this brand is that each of their pieces is made from recycled ocean plastic and fishing nets. I’m sorry… what?!

“Such a cool idea!” was my immediate thought, but quickly followed by “Wait… are they comfortable?!” For some reason, it was hard for me to believe that this line could be both eco-conscious while also being wearable.

Oh y’all, was I wrong or what.

I decided to give them a shot, and let me tell you, at first try on, Girlfriend Collective easily became my favorite line of workout apparel. And this is coming from a girl who, because of my spin class addiction, has tried so many brands on the market! (I actually took to Instagram stories last week to share my obsession. Did you catch it?)

Want to know why? Keep scrolling for a full review!

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TOP   girlfriend collective topanga bra c/o (fits true to size, wearing an XS)   |   LEGGINGS   girlfriend collective compressive high-rise legging c/o (fits true to size, wearing an XS with the 23 3/4″ inseam)

Let’s start off addressing my main concern. Comfort. No matter how cool, unique or environmentally conscious a brand is… if the product isn’t good, I can’t get behind it. So imagine my delight when I realized these leggings and tops are some of the very stretchiest and softest I have ever tried on.

Let me tell you about my favorite styles. In both of these ensembles, I’m wearing the Compressive High-Rise Legging. I, personally, love feeling tight and secure in leggings, and these managed to give me that feel without being too restrictive. I usually find that compressive leggings get too uncomfortable for anything longer than a workout class, but not these! I wear them all day and love ’em!

I also love that you can pick your inseam depending on the length you want! I’m 5’2″ and chose the 23 3/4″ inseam for a look that hits just an inch or so above my ankle.

As for fit, I ordered my usual (an XS) and found that they’re perfectly true to size! I truly find it amazing at how sleek these look while being so smooth and stretchy as well!

Girlfriend Collective also carries a line of “LITE” leggings for a “next-to-nothing” feel, and the reviews are amazing. I’m dying to try them next!

Now onto the sports bras. In the yellow set above, I am wearing the Paloma Bra. Again, so comfortable! I love the length as well as the modern, elegant neckline of this bra. It doesn’t have padding but gives me enough support for everything from spin class to a day spent at my desk. I ordered my usual size again, an XS, and it fit perfectly!

The sports bra I’m wearing in the second ensemble? The Topanga Bra. This one has a higher, super-flattering neckline (which I love) as well as adjustable criss-cross straps. I love the effortless, modern, clean style of it. It looks so cute paired under my favorite oversized long-sleeve tops.

Next up? Price point. It’s no secret that quality workout gear can get expensive, but what I’m so impressed with is that Girlfriend Collective keeps things super reasonable! You won’t find a pair of leggings for over $80, and their sports bras are all under $40!

PLUS, use my code “lonestar” to get $20 off of a set (or a $95 cart value) through November 5!

And finally, let’s talk about how amazing this company is. It still baffles me that these incredibly chic and oh-so-comfortable pieces are also ec-friendly. Did you know that each Compressive Legging recycles 25 plastic water bottles alone?! Not only that, but each time a legging is purchased, Girlfriend Collective donates to Healthy Seas, which funds divers to remove ghost nets that drift in the ocean killing sea life.

I have to admit, when I learned that the leggings I’m in love with are made from recycled plastic water bottles, I was super convicted. Why? I’ve gotten into the habit of buying a plastic water bottle each time I show up for a workout class, simply out of convenience, instead of using the machine-washable ones I already have in my pantry.

Let’s just say, this recent introduction to Girlfriend Collective has inspired me to cut out plastic water bottles from my daily routine, and I’m on the lookout for other simple ways I can be more eco-friendly myself. Do you have any methods you use?!

Y’all know me. I never agree to a sponsored post unless I really love the product. In this case, I’m obsessed, so use the code “lonestar” and treat yourself to $20 off before it expires on November 5! (And p.s. if a size/color you are eyeing is out of stock, keep checking back. They restock on the reg!)

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Girlfriend Collective, for sponsoring this post.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Megan said:

    Yellow workout clothes? Yes, please!!!

    Published 10.29.18 · Reply
  2. Ally said:

    Love!!! Can’t wait to order! What color are you wearing in the Topanga bra?

    Published 10.29.18 · Reply
  3. Sabrina said:

    I love that you’re supporting brands who support the environment and women of all shapes and sizes!

    Published 10.29.18 · Reply
  4. Katie said:

    These photos of you make me sooo happy!! =) =) Adore the yellow color so much since it’s my fav color! I really wanna try this new line and I’ve heard a bit about it on Insta the past few months!

    Katie | http://www.sunshinestyleblog.com

    Published 10.30.18 · Reply