Before moving to Colorado, I definitely loved me some comfy athleisure but I wouldn’t say it was my daily go-to. Now that we’ve lived n Boulder for a few years and I’ve also become a momma, I can absolutely say that athlesiure has come be uniform for everyday. I love that Boulder is such a casual and active city, so it makes it even easier to live in my favorite leggings and sneakers! For today’s blog post, I wanted to share some of my athleisure essentials and gifts ideas for any momma or woman on the go!
I could list about a hundred reasons why I basically live in athleisure. First off, it’s obviously SO comfortable. I don’t know about y’all, but comfort is always a top priority for me any time I’m getting dressed for the day. Whether I’m running errands, taking Shiloh for a walk, or meeting a girlfriend for coffee, I always want my outfit to be easy to wear. I feel like when my clothes feel good, I’m genuinely in a better mood and more productive. Since I work from home, I’ve found that just throwing on my fave leggings and workout tank or sweatshirt can really help me feel a little more ready to tackle my to-do list. Secondly, I love how practical athleisure is. It basically allows you to have the comfort of pj’s, while also being acceptable enough to leave the house in for the day. Most of my favorite athleisure pieces are also my go-to workout essentials, so I definitely get tons of wear out of them!
gift ideas + outfit details
I’ve been putting together a lot of different gift guides this holiday season with the hope that they make your shopping easier and overall make this time of year less stressful. For today, I wanted to do a little round-up of gift ideas for the mom on the go who also loves being active! I feel like over time I’ve mastered athleisure and finding outfits that are both cute and practical. These are all pieces that I feel like work well for a mom – pieces that can take you from the gym to playdates to lunch with friends!
Everything I’m wearing in these photos is from Backcountry and I can honestly say I want to LIVE in this outfit! Seriously, everything feels amazing and is so cute. As I’m writing this post, I’m still wearing these airlift leggings and I literally never want to take them off. They’re so light, it feels like you’re not even wearing anything. I honestly think these would make an amazing gift idea for anyone on your list, from the active momma to the fitness guru to the busy college student. Y’all know I also have a slight obsession with sherpa and this half-zip fleece is 100% a new favorite. I love how sleek it is, while also being super practical. You can easily wear it to and from the gym, running errands, or just taking your little one for a walk. This sherpa fleece isn’t too cropped and has just the right fit.
more gift ideas for the active mom on the go!
my backcountry obsession continues
One of my favorite places to shop for athlesiure and comfy everyday essentials is Backcountry. Michael and I actually both love their stuff and have found tons of favorites there. We’re both passionate about staying active and we definitely need wardrobes that support that. Backcountry carries a lot of my favorite brands and really has something for everybody. Plus, you can get 15% off your first order with code LAURENKS15. If you’re looking for great presents for anyone active on your list or a mom on the go, then definitely check out the incredibly selection at Backcountry.
I hope today’s post helped you with your holiday shopping and gave you some good ideas for athleisure must-haves. Thanks so much for reading!
This post was created in collaboration with Backcountry. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!