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My Favorite Activewear Brands

If there's one thing i've gotten really good since converting to full-time teleworker, it's finding the most comfortable, versatile, and flattering activewear brands. I no longer need to purchase work clothes since I don't have an office to go to anymore.

Another thing that's hard for me is finding brands that carry petite sizing or are accommodating for shorter women. Many of these brands have inseams that fit me really well, I'm 5ft 1in and 122 lbs for reference.

I like to consider myself a minimalist in terms of keeping a capsule wardrobe. I sold the majority of my clothes online via Poshmark to clear up closet space. I prefer to spend more on fewer things that are of nicer quality, since they'll last longer. The nice thing about athleisure is you can swap different tops/bottoms and create new outfits entirely from a lot of the same pieces.

Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices is such an innovative brand where the clothes are well manufactured, but also flattering. If you're like me, you enjoy basic colors, nothing too flashy like neon colors for your clothes. The materials are so flexible and the leggings can really be bent in any way and don't rip. It's worth investing in them because they're just super high quality. I own these Tech Sweat 7/8 Flex leggings and Move Free cropped tops in over 5 colors, size Small; the length works great for me and my friend pictured below (we're both 5ft 1 and 5ft 0, so petite sizing). They also have a student discount which is great for bringing down the cost! Size small for both of these.

Girlfriend Collective

This is an up-and-coming brand i've recently become obsessed with this past year. Everything is sustainably-made and surprisingly affordable! Their Paloma Bra/Top is my favorite item from them, but they sell out quick and often, so get on their waiting list for emails when they re-stock (which is not too long usually). I wear size small for these bras.

Paloma Bra

Lou Bra


Girlfriend leggings are so versatile. I love how they stretch and have pockets for easy access to your phone or other items. I use them when hiking, skiing, and walking around the city! So many fun colors too. I haven't experienced any pilling yet either. I wear size small with the inseam at 23 3/4".


I've been a longterm Gymshark fan for awhile. I mainly used their clothes for when I used to actually go to a gym and lift weights. I would recommend their leggings if you like to do a mix of hiking and working out in the gym. I also think they have a decent selection of long-sleeve crop tops, I wear size small to medium depending on the reviews.


Hi! I'm Jackie and my dog is Sora. I work remote as an engineer, but I love to spend my free time in nature and by traveling to new places. I take my camera wherever I go, and sometimes my drone.

Somewhere With Sora is a Seattle-based lifestyle and travel blog that provides helpful travel and adventure tips for all kinds of trips, with or without the dogs.

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