Dina Ivas is a yogi-about-town who rolls out her mat in three boroughs to teach vinyasa at Equinox in Manhattan, The Yoga Room in Queens to the brand-new boutique studio Y7 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (She needs savasana more than us!)
But before she became a tri-borough yoga instructor, Ivas was a fitness fashion buyer for athletic apparel and sportswear stores. And, like any good fashionista, she never lost her passion for the industry with her transition into full-time teaching. In fact, her great taste shows up everywhere she does.
“I’m a firm believer that your workout wardrobe does not have to be boring,” Ivas says. “With all the amazing prints, neons, and textures out there, bold is the new black.”
When she’s not leading a class through a flow sequence, Ivas is constantly on the hunt for hot new pieces to add to her wardrobe, and which she shares on her blog Yoga With Dina. Here Ivas gives us a glimpse into some of her latest fall fitness fashion discoveries… —Jamie McKillop
1. Classic Andi Bag ($109) This stylish superhero carryall is a fitness-pro-on-the-go’s best friend. The material is waterproof (and it’s been personally downpour tested!) and super lightweight. And, it’s three bags in one, convert from a spacious messenger bag, to a backpack, to a tiny totable pouch. It’s also totally customizable—meaning you pick the color of the body, handles, strap, even the hardware. Gotta love that this bag, which is handmade in my home borough of Brooklyn.
2. Funky Yoga “Let There Be Om” Burnout Tank ($32) This racerback tank might look and feel like cotton, but it’s made from a blend of cotton and polyester, which wicks moisture and dries lightning fast. The burnout treatment looks cool, and keeps the garment light, airy and breathable. I also really like how Funky Yoga has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation, so that for every t-shirt you buy on their website, a tree is planted.
3. New Balance Well2Go 115 ($55) This edgy, athletic flat seamlessly goes from studio to happy hour. But they’re as comfortable as any sneaker I own. I like that it has a reversible insole with gentle massaging pods on one side and plush memory foam on the other. The upper is a mix of weather resistant patent leather and super breathable mesh that doesn’t cut in or rub anywhere, even after hours of walking around.
4. Splits59 Nova Capri Tight ($98) These are quite possibly the best-fitting pair of capris I own. They’re like a second skin. The matte fabric is soft, stretchy, and moves with my body seamlessly, making it the perfect cross-training piece. I do pretty much everything in this them—running, lifting, teaching yoga, you name it. Mesh-covered reflective accents absolutely electrify when hit with light, which not only looks amazing, but keeps me safe when heading home after a late class. Totally worth the splurge.
For more information, visit www.yogawithdina.com
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