Summertime Active-wear With Vigorous Allure
Let’s rewind a few months for a second. Remember how, as the summer approached, you busted your ass to get that rockin’ beach body? Sure, now that we’re knee-deep into the season, you’ve earned some time to show off the fruits of your labor. But remember not to give up on all that hard work! Establishing good exercise habits, even on a weekend getaway, is always the way to go. Whether it’s in Warrior Pose or thundering across Coopers Beach, you’re poised to take on the world, looking like a million bucks. Take a look at some of this summer’s must-haves to kick your workouts on the East End into high gear.
Yoga-infused JUJA was established by investment banker Jen Russo in 2015 on a mission to empower women and girls. With an array of leggings, sports bras and everything in-between, their website also boasts enlightening articles about physical and spiritual wellness. The exquisitely beautiful Azure Tree of Life cropped leggings are a work of art. With a swirling sea-colored background, these tights feature a Tree of Life print on one leg, complete with elegant dark roots twining around at the bottom. Best of all, the fabric is quick-drying so, after an intense bout of vinyasa, you’ll be able to make that iced chai run lickety-split. Each of the prints on the leggings at JUJA are breathtaking masterpieces, certain to lift you up from simply working out to a goddess on the mat. (38 Jobs Lane, Southampton.)
“I have always been passionate about sports,” boasts Tory Burch, founder of the brand of the same name, and her newest project, Tory Sport. Featuring threads for all things exercise, the company was founded last September and their clothes have shot to the top of everyone’s shopping list. Let the relaxed fitting Mesh-Block Top be your armor for those long, breezy beach runs. Made from an expertly engineered stretch fabric that keeps moisture away, you’ll be cool as a cucumber as you storm through your cardio. The flatlock-stitched seams and perforated panels provide ventilation with a bit of edge. Channel your inner Hepburn with the Performance Striped Golf Pants, with a stripe that infuses a bit of 70’s air. Clean cut and timeless, these pants will keep you dry and cool as you tackle 18 holes, all the while summoning a classical tailored shape. (47 Newtown Lane, East Hampton)
While attending Harvard University, classically trained dancers Katie Warner Johnson and Caroline Gogolak united in their passion to eventually create the super sexy label, Carbon38. The brand focuses on astonishing pieces that can withstand the labor and toil of a heavy workout. The LNDR Base Jacket in Black Marl hugs your body, creating a smooth silhouette that would have the X-Men begging for mercy. Pair it with one of their super durable leggings for some outdoor cardio or a pair of jeans and a tank top for an athletic, techno-edge. The Marie-Lousie Bikini is a breath of fresh air for the pool this summer. A glorious front-cross back-tie top is a head-turner without being too revealing. Customizable in its support on top, and with medium-coverage bottoms, this is one bathing costume that’ll keep all eyes on you. (2393 Main St., Bridgehampton)
With an arsenal of top-of-the-line active-wear designers, Bandier has got you covered for all of your exercise needs. Be sure to pick up one of their badass Spiritual Gangster tanks. Available in a variety of styles and colors, they’re creamy soft and ideal for lounging around the house or an intense workout. If that wasn’t enough, Bandier has partnered with designer superstar Stella McCartney. The English fashionista has dished out (by way of a partnership with Adidas) the Studio Stripe Longsleeve, a jacket featuring a half zip opening at the front and cut outs in the back. Strategically angled black and white stripes produce a slimming effect, while accentuating all the right places. (44 Main St, Southampton)