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Best of 2016: Our Favorite Yoga Apparel to Translate from Street to Studio

From warm-weather wraps to yoga mat sandals, here's all the gear you'll need to get you from street to studio, keeping you cozy and comfy.

From warm-weather wraps to yoga mat sandals, here’s all the gear you’ll need to get you from street to studio, keeping you cozy and comfy on both sides of your practice.

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Women’s Plaza Down Hoodie

If you need a warm-weather jacket but don’t want to layer up underneath, then Outdoor Research’s Plaza Hoodie is the way to go. It’s essentially a down vest and jacket hybrid that’s so cozy, you can wear it right over a tank top. Thick fleece lined arms and a 700-fill down torso make this the perfect overcoat to keep your body toasty. 

Outdoorresearch.com, $199

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Mystic Wrap Vest

Mystic Wrap Vest

We loved Royal Robbins’ Mystic Wrap Vest for several reasons, but most importantly, the lightweight wool blend is surprisingly warm. The vest has plenty of room for a cute long sleeve tee underneath and fits snuggly to insulate your torso. Dress it up, or down, your choice. This sweater handles either! 

Royalrobbins.com, $65

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Cross Born Shoes

Cross Born Shoes

These boots were made for walking, that’s for sure. Born’s Cross short ankle boots are made with a soft leather lining, a steel shank for extra support, and a comfy footbed to cushion each step. Plus, the distressed suede outer and fringe tassel give it a little more edge than your average boot. Perfect for walking to and from the studio. 

Bornshoes.com, $155

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Ada Coat Sea Salt

Ada Coat Sea Salt

In cool temps, grab Soybu’s Ada Coat in Sea Salt to keep your muscles warm after a sweaty hot yoga session. It feels like a sweatshirt (yeah, it’s that comfy) but looks like a jacket. Our favorite part? It’s reversible. Wear it on the quilted side or flip it to the Space Dye side to match your outfit.

Soybu.com; $79

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Flirt Yoga Bra

KiraGrace’s Flirt Yoga Bra is one of our favorites for well-endowed girls. A double-layered construction and two back straps offer extra support, but add optional cup inserts if you need to level up. And like all good bras should be, it’s moisture-wicking and made from poly/spandex four-way stretch material so it’ll move with you, not against you. 

Kiragrace.com, $58

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Ivy Park Logo Sports Bra

Ivy Park Logo Sports Bra

Topshop (U.K.) launched Beyoncé Knowles’ athleisure line, Ivy Park, in April this year. The line was such a sensation (duh, it’s Beyoncé) that it migrated to America and is now being sold across the US. Rock out to Beyonce’s Lemonade while wearing this Ivy Park Logo Sports Bra with supportive straps and a ventilating mesh back to keep you fresh during your most intense asanas.

Nordstrom.com, $36

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DG Sports Women’s Mary Jane Bella Yoga Socks

DG Sports Women's Mary Jane Bella Yoga Socks

Yoga socks make a great stocking stuffer for you or a yogi you love. And honestly, we used to be socks-skeptics in yoga until we tried these. The DG Sports Women’s Mary Jane Belle Yoga Socks are sure to keep you feet warm and slip-free during your practice.

Amazon.com, $10

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Anaa Sunglasses

Anaa Sunglasses

Whether you’re headed to a retreat in Costa Rica or a yoga festival over the weekend, Costa del Mar’s Anaa Sunglasses will be your polarized best friend. Protect your eyes with this 100% UV blocker. They’re comfortable on your face and have a scratch resistant lens backed by a heavy-duty nylon frame. Each pair is handmade and warrantied for life (if you tend to be tough on your shades).

Costadelmar.com, $219

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RYU Bra Top

RYU bra top best yoga gear of 2016

If you like to sport something in between a tank and a bra, the RYU Bra Top is a great hybrid choice. Lightweight, moisture-wicking jersey fabric keeps you supported in your practice, and a lower, mid-belly cut hides the top of your tummy for a more modest approach. It’s comfy on its own, or under a tank. You choose.

RYU.com, $53

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Crane and Lion Wrap Sweater

A sweater you can wear SEVEN different ways? Yes, please! Crane and Lion’s Wrap Sweater is pretty cool: tie it, toss it over your shoulder, tuck it up, wear it long… heck, you can even use it as a travel blanket. It’s made from a nylon/cotton blend so it’s the perfect all-year layer lightweight in summer, warm under a jacket in winter.

Craneandlion.com, $120

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New Balance for J.Crew Paisley Windbreaker

New Balance for J.Crew Paisley Windbreaker

This year, J.Crew crafted a partnership with New Balance to create its first ever line of activewear. All fabrics, cuts, and prints were made with the athlete in mind, and our favorite piece is hands-down the Paisley Windbreaker. It’s ultralight and thin, but battles the elements for you, so you’ll stay warm and dry on your way to yoga. 

Jcrew.com, $85

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Yoga Sling 2 Metallic

Yoga Sling 2 Metallic

Sanuk’s Yoga Sling 2 sandals are a must-add to every yogi’s wardrobe. Not only are they incredibly lightweight but they’re made from yoga mat material, so you can stay grounded even after you leave class. Plus, we love the metallic spin on the traditional Sanuk sandal—a dressier approach to a classic yoga shoe. 

Sanuk.com, $40

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Pacific Coast Tank

Pacific Coast Tank

Tie-dye is back with a bang! Avocado’s Pacific Coast Tank is our new flowy favorite. A lower hemline in back makes pairing the tank with leggings totally “street legit” (hint: no annoying underwear lines). Grab your favorite colored sports bra and throw it on—deep side cuts around the armpits give you a flattering peekaboo effect.

Shopavocado.com, $48

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Arabesque Sweater

Arabesque Sweater

For a cleaned-up look when you leave the studio, opt for Ibex’s Arabesque sweater. Its ultra-professional flair can dress up your favorite yoga tank, so you’re street ready in no time. And even though it’s on the thinner side, it’s made of 100% Merino wool so it’s warm, breathable, and machine washable—the perfect extra layer to toss in your yoga bag. 

Shop.ibex.com, $150

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Light Melange” Low Support Bra Top

falke bra top

Falke, traditionally a European running company, just came out with its brand new Low Support Bra Top geared specifically to yogis, and we love their take on the classic piece. The racerback cut and adjustable straps let you play with its position, and a loose fit provides more comfort, less squish.

Falke.com, $38

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