LambLife: Elevated Athleisure


We love the gym, but even more so, we love living an active, health-ful lifestyle.

Striking a balance between fitness and health is about much more than the clothes you wear or the products you use, but there’s something to be said about the power of items you surround yourself with. If you’re wearing leggings out of the house, what’s stopping you from walking a little more briskly, understanding your body a little more intimately, or even giving you a little more motivation for a short jog?

The thing is, there shouldn’t be any pressure in these items, either. That face wash you just bought should be great on its own, not make you feel bad because your only exercise of the night was walking to the laundry room.

That’s where we’ve aimed in our first seasonal foray into athleisure. Our goal was to pick elevated items that make you look great, feel cool, and support whatever a healthy, active life means to you.

Here’s a few of our favorite brands you can find in-store and online from us this month:

Elevated Athleisure: P.E. Nation

Active Look

The brand in two sentences:

Tomboy attitude, old gym class nostalgia vibes. About to blow up (we’re one of the first US-based shops to carry it), recent press in CoolHunting, Nylon, FFMag, and last exhibited at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Why we love it:

Through a strange twist of fate, we met the president of the company when placing our first order. They’re laid-back, design-focused, and a dream to work with. Did we mention co-founder, Pip Edwards, is one of our favorite style and fashion muses?

Our favorite pieces:

P.E. Nation Strike Zone Legging

We’re helpless when it comes to bold colour-blocked paneling.

Blacklamb PE Nation Strike Force Leggings

P.E. Nation Rolling Start Jumper

The kind of V-stripe that makes us feel like we’ve just made the ‘72 Olympic Team.

PE Nation Rolling Start Jumper BlackLamb

P.E. Nation Base Line Bomber Jacket

The crisp statement jacket of the season.

Black lamb PE Nation Base Line Bomber Jacket Athleisure

Elevated Athleisure: Binchotan

Active Cleansing

BlackLamb Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush Facial Scrub

The brand in two sentences:

Natural, deep-cleaning, Japanese charcoal products that exfoliate, cleanse, moisturize, and balance your skin’s pH level. Beautiful, no-nonsense Helvetica type-setting on the labels.

Why we love it:

A simple concept with a big positive punch. Perfect for cleaning up after a good sweat, or a long day.

Our favorite items:

Binchotan Charcoal Facial Puff

No cleanser needed - just give it a quick soak and gently rub in small semi-circles.

Binchotan 3-in-1 Shaving Gel

Pre-shave lotion, shaving cream, and after-shave in one little bottle -- perfect for the guys too.

Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush

A black-bristled beauty. Charcoal is bad breath’s natural enemy.

Elevated Athleisure: S’well

Active Hydration

S'well Bottle  BlackLamb Hydration Athleisure

The brand in two sentences:

Reusable water bottles with graphic prints. Manhattan-based, one of the fastest growing woman-founded companies in the world.

Why we love it:

The first step to glowing, dewy skin is staying hydrated, and we’re all about using reusable, environmentally-friendly water bottles to do it. Plus, they work in a pinch for wine on-the-go (a glass a day, right?).

Our favorite colors:

S’well 17oz. Bottle in Onyx

Off-black is the new black.

S’well 17oz. Bottle in Sundance

Carry around a desert sunset.

S’well 17oz. Bottle in Opal Marble

Marble’s great, but this mix of tans, blues, and oranges takes the cake.


Want to get into athleisure, but don't know where to start? We got you. Just give us a call.