Los Angeles is one of the biggest health and wellness hubs in the world; there’s a buzzy juice shop on nearly every corner and always a new workout (with a celebrity trainer, natch) popping up. Our editors aren’t immune to the city’s penchant for staying fit, and between us we have yogis, CrossFitters, Runyon Canyon hikers and everything in between. Each month, we’re sharing the gear we absolutely must have. Here, our top picks for November.
"I work out in the morning before work, and I find it extra hard to get out of bed in the darker winter months. (Yes, I realize how soft I am saying the words 'winter' and 'dark' in LA.) This lightweight cashmere sweater looks great over leggings and takes up zero space in my bag once my class gets started."
—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
The V-Neck Sweater
"I used to be a black-workout-leggings-only person until I discovered Sweaty Betty. The pattern on these guys is so pretty I almost don't want to wear them to the gym—but obviously I do and I've gotten a ton of compliments. The material is lightweight and compressive, which means I don't get too sweaty and my butt looks good."
—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor
Zero Gravity Run Leggings
"I'm embracing the whole working-out-in-a-sports-bra thing, and this fun silhouette is my ideal way to mix it up as it provides a little extra coverage. Plus, how cool are these colors?"
—Laura Lajiness, Senior Fashion Editor
Double Header Crop
"This cropped French terry hoodie is comfortable yet super flattering, and it's flexible enough to take me from vinyasa class or outdoor power walking to the farmer’s market on Sunday."
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor
Y7 + Alala Stance
I Am Gia
"I love a soft hoodie I can wear to and from the gym, and I'm obsessed with this one from cool-girl Australian brand I Am Gia. It's so cozy and I wear it with my black leggings and sneakers for low-key days."
—Amy Lee, Fashion Editor
"This sports bra gives me the support I need at the gym, but also looks like a really cute color-blocked top when I have errands to run after my workout."
—Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director
"I'm all about comfort both during and after a workout. That's why I switch into some cozy sweats and a hoodie the second I'm done."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
"I want these so badly—the neutral color blocking is the perfect mix of sporty and chic."
—Lauren Black, Content Analyst
Wonder High Waist Leggings
"I recently bought these leggings (and the top, because treat yo'self) and they are so cute and beyond comfortable. They haven't stretched out at all and keep everything feeling tight and right during my workouts."
—Alyson Fishbein, Senior Manager, Social Media
Allover Reflective Raku Legging
"These are perfect for low-intensity workouts and double as my go-to sweatpants for weekend errands."