This post brought to you in partnership with Lolë, a brand I absolutely adore. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that help support GG!
As you probably know, a couple weeks back I went on my FIRST ever trip to Canada (how is that possible?!) and spent the weekend in Montreal for what has been one of the coolest projects I’ve ever worked on to date–the Lole White Tour! I got to attend along with some other awesome bloggers–Kate of The Chic Series, Amanda of The Miller Affect, Lauren of Lauren Kay Sims, and Juliet Angus. I’m excited to share some photos as well as my experience in today’s post! (I’m trying really hard to get them to come to Chicago! What do you think?)
The Lolë White Tour
If you aren’t familiar with Lolë–they’re now officially one of my favorite activewear brands. (Yes, they are paying me for this collaboration, however, they did not ask me to say that. I am a serious convert to this brand after this trip! Let me explain.)
I wasn’t really that familiar with them before I met with the brand team at a conference back in the spring–they’re really popular in Canada, but still relatively new to most people in the U.S.!
First, let’s address the obvious: they make cute workout and athleisure clothes.
Now, let’s address the not-so-obvious: They’re also focused on making a positive impact–like, they have an entire line made of fabric that was created by recycled plastic bottles (and magically, the material is SO SOFT!) and their swim line is comprised of fabric made from recycled fishnets And oh, by the way, it also happens to have UPF 50 sun protection.
If you are, admittedly, like me and slightly suspicious of things like “recycled plastic clothing” that sound like they could fall under the “crunchy granola” category–don’t worry. The best part is, you would never actually know this stuff if you didn’t read the fine print! Their clothing is so comfortable, high quality and their designs are, of course, adorable.
The best part is that so many of their items are insanely versatile, great for everything from yoga to brunch to travel to date night.
When we visited the Lolë headquarters, we actually learned that every item they design must meet the following four requirements:
- Be versatile from one sport to another OR one occasion to another
- Contain functional technical features to last and keep up with your activities
- Have a feminine design
- Be comfortable
I absolutely love this, because I feel like most athletic wear only fits into one or two of these categories–you know, “these pants are cute, but they’re see through.” Or “those pants are great for the gym, but I don’t want to wear them to walk around in public.” Or, “that bra is super cute for yoga, but lacks support–I can’t wear that to Orange Theory!” Yada yada yada. Sometimes it feels a little goldilocks-ish, you know?
We were outfitted in Lolë all weekend so we could really take advantage of every opportunity to test out their different items and products for several different occasions (not going to lie, at first, I was like “crap. I don’t want to wear athletic wear all weekend!” But after I saw how versatile their athleisure stuff was, I was like YASSS) and I can vouch that the amount of detail and thought that goes into their designs became clear very quickly, and my Lolë items have continued to be repeat outfit offenders since I got home!
Okay, so, let’s jump into the main event of why we were there–the white tour!
The Lolë White Tour
The brand started the White Tour in 2012, bringing together communities around the world for a massive yoga session to promote unity and peace. Yes, as you might guess, all attendees wear white! It’s truly one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had, and something every yogi will love. To date, they’ve had more than 50,000 participants!
The Montreal event was the grand finale of the 2017 season, and took place on Jacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port. It was a spectacular view of the city and the water, so being surrounded by thousands of yogis channeling all the good vibes only sweetened the deal! Bilingual instructors lead the crowd in both English and French, and ended with a guided meditation that was both calming and emotional at the same time. The sense of positivity and community was contagious–it was seriously so cool. I wish you could’ve been there!
They just came out with this years’ video recap below–with a cameo by yours truly! (But really, don’t you think they should come to Chicago next year?!)
I’ll be sharing more details from our trip soon, so stay tuned! (But scroll down to shop my favorite wardrobe staples in the meantime ;-))
My top Lolë wardrobe staples:
Sizing tip: I found that their sizing tends to run slightly large in pants (I wear XS), but true to size for tops!
Tough to play favorites, but these might be my favorite workout pants. They just don’t get much cuter than this! The material is also thick, so no show-through, and I love the details in the legs!
This is a dress that everyone will love, but is going to be the frequent traveler’s best friend! It’s a super soft, classic t-shirt dress. It’s not too short, not too long, and the perfect weight. You can wear it with heels, wear it with sneakers, out to a fancy dinner, or walking for miles.
I love this twist-front pullover! Comes in several colors and is an awesome basic layer that you can throw on to go just about anywhere.
The SOFTEST shirt ever. I love that you can wear it to work out over a sports bra or crop (it also has a little bit of a peek-a-boo back!) It looks really cute with jeans, too.
Think of what your favorite blanket scarf would be like if made into a vest. (This is it!) Comes in two colors and is so cute with an athleisure-type outfit, or with jeans and booties!
I got this mat back in April and it’s been my favorite ever since. It’s super lightweight (so it doesn’t kill my shoulder if I walk around with it after yoga!) but is still cushiony. It has a really nice grip so my feet don’t slide around, and it’s double-sided, too!
These leggings are a very close second to the top version–I love the light and dark grey color blocking! These come in more colors, too!
They make these absolutely fabulous packable down jackets that are going to be amazzzinnggg in the fall! They pack into a little teeny bag that you can actually use as a pillow on the plane, or easily clip to your backpack during travel.
Another super versatile layering piece–this is a dress/vest combination that you can wear so many different ways! I have it in the light pink color, but it comes in grey as well!
My OBSESSION. I love this bag so much, I feel like an embarrassing mother who never stops talking about her child. But really, it does SO much.
It has so many compartments, a shoe bag, padded pocket for your computer, is convertible into a backpack, has a keychain clip so you never lose your keys in your bag, and also has a sleeve to put your yoga mat through. Yeah, I mean, there are probably some features I’m forgetting because there are so many. (You get it, it’s great. Right?)
The SOFTEST tee I have ever put on my body. I love that I can layer it over a tank or sports bra as a pseudo sweater or wear it just as a shirt alone.