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Not-So-Basic Workout Clothes

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCSB chapter.

Believe it or not, spring quarter is already more than halfway over. You know what that means – FIVE MORE WEEKS ’TIL SUMMER! If you aren’t already thinking about getting that summer bod ready, now is the time to start. (At least that’s what me and my roommate have been trying to convince ourselves since the beginning of spring quarter. Maybe now that we’re on a time crunch, we’ll actually get off of our butts this week…)

Even if most things do not motivate me to get up and go to the gym, the one thing that always DOES work is buying new workout clothes! Here are some of my favorite pieces that are different from what just every girl in your yoga class wears:
O’Neill 365
Known for being one of the surf industry’s top wetsuit brands, O’Neill promotes an active lifestyle and helps you look good while staying in shape. Their yoga bras and leggings feature bold prints and soft beachy colors – a unique twist if you’re looking to leave the basic all-black gym outfit.
Juicy Couture
Juicy isn’t always exactly my style, but these tanks are just so great.
Without Walls
Urban Outfitter’s new fitness line, Without Walls, features unique, trendy, and chic styles of workout clothing. From dip-dyed athletic tops to cage-back sports bras, Without Walls takes traditional athletic clothing styles to the next level by combining functionality with today’s latest trends.
Albion Fit
The simplest way to turn a boring workout outfit into your cutest one? Add a pop of color to your workout with Albion Fit’s Go Long Leggings. The wide waistbands and flat-seamed stitching of these nylon/spandex blend compression pants will make these a no-brainer go-to the next time you can’t decide what to wear on your daily run.
Allison is a Global Studies major at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the Assistant Editor at Her Campus UCSB a contributor to the chapter's Instagram, @hercampusucsb. Allison believes that life is about balances, but that you can never have too many breakfast burritos. You can follow Allison's personal Instagram at @allycnco for life around Santa Barbara, good eats, and travels!
Rachel is a senior at UC Santa Barbara and studies Communication and Global Peace and Security. Rachel is from a small, beautiful town in southern California called Palos Verdes. However, Palos Verdes is just one of the many places Rachel has lived. Rachel spent her childhood moving and traveling all over the world, living in places such as Indianapolis, Indiana; Santiago, Chile; Vienna, Austria; and Orlando, Florida. Rachel has found her heart and her home in California, choosing to spend her college years in sunny Santa Barbara. However, Rachel continued her wanderlust when she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain in Fall 2012. At UCSB, Rachel is an immensely dedicated and involved member of her sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma, where she held the positions of Panhellenic Delegate, Inter-Greek Counselor, Rho Gam, and a member of the Nominating Slate. Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is a passion of Rachel's, as she is their Social Media Coordinator as well as an active and proud member. As a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society, Rachel is able to implement her prowess and affinity for communication and communication-related issues. When Rachel is not writing, participating in Kappa events, or volunteering, you can find her in the gym, on the soccer field, watching Modern Family, or cooking. Rachel's love for sports, food, and writing often times go hand-in-hand, as one may see in her weekly blogs. For the past two summers, Rachel has been freelance writing for the Los Angeles Times, and hopes to continue her career pursuit of journalism after she graduates. Rachel is elated to be a part of Her Campus's fabulous team and loves every moment of it!