When I first started working out, all I wanted to wear were Lululemon capris. But after years of testing other brands, many of which were smaller, independent designers (and, let's face it, more affordable), and the disparaging remarks its former CEO made made about women, my love affair with Lululemon began to fade. This all changed when I got my hands on — and legs in — the Lululemon Run Inspire Leggings ($92).
I had seen these capris around town: on my local running route, walking out of my Spin class, and in front of me at yoga. I was initially attracted to the sheer panel cutouts on the legs that gave the basic black capri more of an edge.