Hilaria Baldwin knows a thing or two about yoga style. As the founder of NYC studio Yoga Vida and the author of The Living Clearly Method, the wellness guru's personal practice is a part of her day-to-day life. But what goes into an Om-azing studio ensemble is more than how it looks — Baldwin partnered with Gilt to curate a collection of her favorite pieces, and she shared with Bustle why she believes a great yoga wardrobe is all about how it makes you feel.
"[A perfect outfit should give you] comfort and a feeling of sexy, strong, confidence," Baldwin tells Bustle. "When I workout, I want to feel powerful so I can channel that into my practice."
To get the most out of your time on the mat, you should go for an ensemble that won't get in the way of your zen, she says. "For pants, I want something form fitting that won't ride up or fall at the waist. For tops and bras, I want to feel supported in any position I contort myself into. If I'm upside down (even just in Down Dog), I don't want my shirt flipping up and making my practice more difficult." (Know that feel.)
"You want an outfit that you don't have to constantly adjust and feel awkward in," says Baldwin. "We are all superheroes when we step on our mats...we just have to have the right super suit." Now that's a mantra I can get on board with.
As a bonus, a great yoga outfit can take you right back into your busy life after you've taken the time for yourself in class. "I love pants that I can step off my mat, throw on some boots, and make that effortless and chic transition of studio to street....I wear my workout clothes and pair them with heeled boots and a jacket, and some shades," says Baldwin.
Whether you're a beginner or a longtime yogi, a comfy, confidence-inspiring yoga wardrobe can help bring you those good vibes during and after class. Here are three of Baldwin's favorite picks from her curated Gilt collection, and because there are so many activewear picks I'm lusting after, three I've got my eye on too. (psst, they're on major sale until April 27, so act fast).
Here are Baldwin's picks...
1. Electric Yoga Bikers Mesh Jacket
Electric Yoga Bikers Mesh Jacket, $69 (regular price $136), Gilt
This breezy spring jacket has just the right balance between feminine and sporty.
2. Electric Yoga Knit Motorcycle Pants
Electric Yoga Knit Motorcycle Pants, $55 (regular price $108), Gilt
Channel your inner badass whether you're at yoga class or happy hour.
3. Splits59 Daphne Supplex Support Bra
Splits59 Daphne Supplex Support Bra, $23 (regular price $62), Gilt
No workout wardrobe is complete without a trusty sports bra you love.
...And here are my personal favorites from the collection.
4. Free People Movement Training Solid Tank
Free People Movement Training Solid Tank, $32 (regular price $48), Gilt
There's something about a hot yoga class that gives me complete and total confidence to rock a crop top (which, truth be told, I don't always have). This cute criss-cross style is even more motivation to go for it.
5. Puma Duplex OG Remast DC4 Sneaker
Puma Duplex OG Remast DC4 Sneaker, $32 (regular price $75), Gilt
As a bit of a sneakerhead, these retro-cool Pumas are the newest kicks on my studio-to-street wish list.
6. Rebecca Minkoff Active Woven Lexie Shorts
Rebecca Minkoff Active Woven Lexie Shorts, $75 (regular price $128), Gilt
I may not actually wear these to yoga, but I am nothing less than obsessed with these fantastic silver shorts.