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I’m a huge fan of Organic Basics, and recently added some of their activewear to my wardrobe since I’m working out more than ever. I thought it would be fun to offer a review of their Tencel Lite Tank and SilverTech Leggings for you all, since people seemed interested when I posted to Instagram about these items!
(This post is not sponsored, but I am an Organic Basics affiliate, for disclosure).
I’ve been obsessed with working out at The Bar Method lately, so that’s where I took these pieces for a test drive. I’ve always maintained a pretty consistent fitness routine – it has been very effective for helping me manage my depression and anxiety – but I’m especially active these days since I love the community at my local studio. It’s been fun to explore athleisure as a newer category in my wardrobe, too. I guess I’m sort of late to the trend, but that’s okay.
Anyway, back to the clothes. I’ve worn them to a Bar Method Restore class (which is 30 minutes of Bar Method and 30 minutes of yoga and stretching) as well as a few traditional Bar Method classes.
I really love the look of these leggings. They are perforated down the side, but it’s very subtle. I also like that they say Organic Basics on the waistband, which to me is very reminiscent of the workout gear of years past that showed off the brand name. Feels a little retro.
They’re sweat-wicking and made of recycled materials, and the fabric is on the thinner side which makes them comfortable for studio work (as compared to a compression legging). I ordered true-to-size and they fit well. They have a wide waistband, which didn’t move or roll down during stretch at the barre.
I prefer longer leggings that come over my heel for working out these days, since it makes it easier to slide my leg on the barre during class. Of course, longer leggings like that are really, truly only for my studio classes since it’s an awkward length to wear shoes with. These SilverTech leggings are the kind of leggings you can wear to a studio class, but also dress down with sneakers, a tee and a denim jacket on the weekends. They’re long enough for barre, just not the perfect barre length (for me). But, that’s the case with any legging that you can also dress down, and these are at least full length when so many leggings are the 7/8 length these days. And let me tell you, it’s impossible to slide your leg on the barre in a 7/8 legging.
The only thing I didn’t love about these was that they hang a little low in the crotch. It didn’t affect my comfort during my workout or how they look, I just noticed that about them in comparison to other leggings I own.
I love this Tencel Lite Tank. It’s so silky and almost feels too nice to wear to work out in, but it’s really comfortable and breathable, so I have been wearing it to exercise. I like that both this tank and the leggings can be worn outside of working out, and I’ll definitely be wearing this with shorts in the summer! I’ve also layered it under a blazer and it looks great. I ordered true-to-size in this, too.
Despite being aggressively washed, both of these items are holding up nicely! The leggings are odor-resistant and don’t really need to be washed after every wear (especially if you do lighter studio workouts), but I personally have washed them after each wear and I hang them to dry. They actually didn’t smell, so the odor-resistant claim does hold up – I just feel strongly about washing my clothes after every workout. I was also a little worried about pilling on these leggings because the material seemed similar to other items I’ve had that haven’t worn well, but that hasn’t been the case.
It was fun to try out some Organic Basics outside of their undergarments! While I like their underwear and bras, I think they do athlesiure really well, and these are probably my favorite things I own from them.
What are some of your favorite athleisure brands? And, what’s your workout routine like? Do you take classes, go to a gym, or just live an active lifestyle through things like walking, biking to work, etc.?
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