There’s not one, not two, but THREE reasons I’m excited to share this post today. Number one, I’m *loving* these photos. Number two, these sparkly, shiny leggings are so fun. Number three, giveaway!! Yesssss. Read on…
Disclosure: the outfit in this post was complimentary from Evolve Fit Wear. As always, all opinions are my own.
Photos by Julia Romano Photography
Evolve is a yoga-focused retailer with a formidable and unique collection of brands and styles. They carry a whole boatload of notable fitness fashion brands like Mara Hoffman, Onzie, Splits59, Alo, Werkshop, and Goldsheep. On top of that, they also have a lot of brands you probably haven’t seen elsewhere, like Purusha People, Sadhana Clothing, Jiva, and Just Live.
There are lots of brands I’d like to try from Evolve, but Purusha People was at the top of my list! I’ve been eyeballing their shiny, sparkly leggings for months and I finally got my hands on a pair!!! These are their northern sky leggings, a mermaid scale print rendered in a clean silver. I wore these under a dress to work, and the engineers kept calling them fish leggings. I promptly pointed out that they’re actually mermaid leggings. Not the same thing. Yeesh.
The fabric is plain black on the inside, but the outside is covered in an iridescent scale pattern. As you can see in the pics, these aren’t just a scale look, but a true metallic that reflects light in a really neat, rainbow kinda way. Purusha People’s leggings are eco-friendly and locally sourced and sewn (in Los Angeles). I think that’s especially awesome considering they can pull that off while still offering a very reasonable price compared to other luxe activewear.
Anyway, I got these in size XS. They fit pretty true to size in my opinion. If you’re unsure what size to pick, I’d suggest going with your larger size. The foil printed fabric isn’t quite as stretchy as unprinted fabric. Also, the fabric is totally opaque.
Speaking of the fabric, the foil is printed on as individual scales. So, these do require a bit more tenderness than most active pants. Rough surfaces like barbells or anything else that scrapes against the pants could damage the scales. So, if you’re not up for wearing these for gentle workouts or casual use, it’s best to channel your inner mermaid with a more traditional, more durable fabric.
The length was quite long on me with a lot of scrunch at the ankle, so to help keep the leg line clean and the scales smooth, I tucked a couple inches of the hem under. The inseam on my pair measures 29″, the same length as my lululemon wunder under pants, which means these should be tall-girl friendly.
The waistband is extra-wide, but the rise is medium, not super-high. There’s no outer seam, which means the scale pattern is uninterrupted down the side. There’s also a slit key pocket in the waistband.
The one potential downside with the extra-wide waistband is that the seam on the inside of the waistband isn’t flat. So, there’s a small flap of fabric there, and if you’re not wearing underthings with decent coverage, the foil fabric that comes through on that flap can scratch against the skin a bit. Not a big deal at all, just something to note.
But, overall, these are a really unique pair of leggings and it’s hard not to feel magical in them. I just love them. How could I not??
Also, some details on this “dogs before dudes” tank by Treekisser. It’s a lightweight cotton tank with the lettering screenprinted. I got the size S, which is the smallest size available, and it’s a relaxed fit on me. Note the length is on the shorter side, so if you’re very tall, this might not work that well on you.
Now, for the part you’ve been waiting for: one lucky winner will win a $100 shopping spree to Evolve. With that, you can buy a pair of any of Purusha People’s shiny, fabulous mermaid leggings! Some other great options could be a fun print from Goldsheep, Alo’s insanely popular moto leggings (if you’re willing to chip in another $10), Koral’s lustrous leggings, a luxe top or two from Joah Brown, or some fun graphic tanks. The sky’s the limit!
The giveaway is only open to US residents this time. You can earn up to 3 entries, and you’ll have a week to do it. The giveaway ends 5pm Pacific time next Monday, the 16th. A winner will be contacted ASAP, so keep an eye on your inbox!
Also: bonus! Even if you don’t win the giveaway, you still get a bonus! Use code AGENTATHLETICA10 and you’ll get 10% off your order from Evolve.
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