| July 28, 2020 7:11 am

Our New Favorite Lifestyle Brand Is … Not What You Expected

Long gone are the days when lululemon was only known for yoga clothes

Our New Favorite Lifestyle Brand Is … Not What You Expected

When you think of lululemon, you likely think of activewear or athleisure — running shorts, yoga gear, things of that sort. And while we’ve relied on them for some time to keep us comfortable throughout the most strenuous activities, it’s a little known fact that the brand also happens to be purveyors of what has quickly become some of our favorite lifestyle pieces, all part of their new Ventlight Mesh collection.

The Ventlight Mesh fabric itself reflects lululemon’s commitment to pioneering innovative new technology in their clothing, and it’s not like any other we’ve yet to encounter. Whereas you might think of something like linen as the ideal summer fabric, Ventlight Mesh proves that it’s possible to be even airier and more breathable. But while the fabric’s quick-drying and sweat-wicking properties might remind you of those activewear pieces we mentioned earlier, the silhouettes are more geared toward a day of exploring or a night out on the town.

You’ll still find joggers and shorts that are as comfortable, if not more so, than any others you have in your drawer, while the chinos, button-down shirts and  bomber jacket all retain a casual air, but hold the potential to be dressed up if the occasion calls for it. For those who have long searched for clothing with the feel of activewear but a look conducive to much more, you need look no further than Ventlight Mesh.

Airing Easy Long Sleeve Shirt
Ventlight Mesh

Keeping cool and looking professional come summer proves to be no easy feat, yet lululemon makes it possible with their Airing Easy Long Sleeve Shirt. Some days require looking a little nicer than usual and when that’s the case you would be wise to have this number in your wardrobe. While the button up silhouette will certainly lend you a professional air, you’ll feel far from stuffy thanks to the technology of the Ventlight Mesh, which will keep you calm, cool and collected. Pair it with the collection’s Commission Pant for the ideal business casual look, or feel free to dress it down come the weekend — you can’t go wrong either way.

Commission Pant Slim Ventlight Mesh 34″

Commuting in the heat of summer is less than ideal, but for many, there’s no escaping it. Your regular pants can quickly start to feel restricting and oppressive with the rising temperatures, which is where the Commission Pant comes into play. With the sleek look of a classic pair of chinos, the slim leg further adds to the streamlined silhouette, while the technology of the mesh fabric and the ABC™ engineering (that’s anti-ball-crushing for the uninitiated) ensures a comfortable experience that keeps your family jewels safe and sound. Even better, the pants are capable of going from formal to casual occasions in the blink of an eye — just roll ‘em up at the ankles, throw on a tee and you’re good to go.

Airing Easy Short Sleeve Shirt Ventlight Mesh

For the days when you’re looking to feel a little more put together than normal, there’s no better option than the Airing Easy Short Sleeve Shirt, especially in this Ikat print, a reflection of the moment bold prints are having in menswear. This sharp number pairs just as well as shorts as it does chinos, so depending on your mood, the weather or what the day holds, the shirt is fit to endure anything. Next time you find yourself reaching for a plain old shirt, opt for this one instead.

Bowline Short 8″ Ventlight Mesh

Printed shorts are in this summer, and what better way to show you’re on top of the latest trends than with these Bowline Shorts. The pixelated-ish print is offset by the neutral black, white and grey tones, so as not to be too overwhelming or difficult to style. These shorts fall on the more casual side thanks to the elasticized drawstring waistband, but there’s no reason you couldn’t (and shouldn’t) dress them up with a button-down shirt.

Always in Motion Boxer Mesh

You don’t need us to tell you this, but we’ll go ahead and say it anyways: underwear is important. Even more important is finding a pair of underwear that is conducive to summer and keeping one’s precious gems protected from the heat and humidity. Look no further than the Always in Motion Boxer Mesh. Designed with breathable mesh modal fabric, the boxers are soft, quick-drying and most importantly, will remain comfortable in the sweatiest of situations. Wear them while working out, running errands or just lounging around the house on a particularly scorching day.