Athleisure is my go-to selection for work now that I do business from home full-time. I can solely describe the fabric as scrumptious: It’s tremendous mushy and stretchy, and so comfortable that I forgot I used to be even sporting garments. I went to the films on this set, and it felt like I used to be sporting pajamas. The fabric is breathable and lightweight, which will likely be excellent for the upcoming hotter months.
There are just a few downsides, nonetheless. The pants ($88) are too lengthy on my 5’4″ body. If I pull them as much as be higher-waisted, I get the dreaded entrance wedgie. But when I depart the pants round my hips, I journey over the wide-leg bottoms. I additionally didn’t like how cropped the monitor jacket ($98) was. I want a jacket that’s snug however doesn’t present my whole abdomen.
4. Sara Coughlin, senior commerce author
This was my first time making an attempt something from Girlfriend Collective, and I used to be instantly impressed with how the monitor pants ($88) match and felt. I’m 5’3″ and so they hit my perfect high-waist peak (absolutely protecting my stomach button) and have an excellent mushy, weightless really feel all through the roomy, wide-cut legs. At first, they appeared luxurious and definitely worth the high-end athleisure worth. I beloved how billowy and breezy they had been whereas sporting them round my condo, however shortly seen their flaws when sporting them on a stroll. They’re simply too lengthy, and dwelling in a metropolis the place there’s a pile of poop, pee, or trash each couple of toes made me keenly conscious of what I could possibly be dragging house with me on the hem of those pants. (I wound up tucking them into my socks simply to be protected, which was not a trendy selection.) These are among the comfiest pants I’ve worn in a very long time, and I anticipate I’ll get pleasure from sporting them year-round, however for me, they’re most positively for indoor use solely.
The windbreaker ($98) is a little bit of a thriller to me. The cropped size is awkward, and it has a slouchy, structureless match. That is in all probability due partially to how mushy and light-weight the material is, which is a plus if you happen to simply need a tremendous mild layer, however it doesn’t make the jacket really feel prefer it’d be helpful in…any sort of climate, actually. I do admire the variety of pockets (two zippered exterior ones and two inside ones), however I wouldn’t belief them to carry something notably heavy or useful as a result of, once more, the material is so flimsy. In all honesty, I in all probability gained’t use this jacket for greater than working to my mailbox in very gentle climate.
5. Jenifer Calle, senior commerce editor
This was my first time testing Girlfriend Collective attire, and I used to be pleasantly shocked by this line’s buttery-soft, light-weight material. I’m 5’2″ and usually go for a free match so I attempted the windbreaker jacket and shorts in measurement medium. Whereas the bottoms had been a little bit cosy—the inseam is on the shorter aspect so I felt a little bit uncovered on the again—the jacket match completely. It was additionally free sufficient that I may put on a shirt or a sweatshirt beneath or I may tie the drawstring for a tighter match. Although I like a matching set, the jacket was simpler to put on with absolutely anything than the shorts, so I do know I’ll be reaching for it extra in my closet. It’s turn out to be my go-to for working errands, strolling my canine, or working from house.