Running in Style with Avenue 20

Running in Style with Avenue 20

Last week, there was a little meeting going on at work, and I got to meet the lovely founder and designer behind Avenue 20, Natasha Pearce. We chatted for a little while, and she showed me two products from her amazing line of workout leggings – which I’ve been on the hunt for. As mentioned in previous posts, I’ve started running rather than going to the gym, and doing mini workouts at home to help strengthen my body and get back in shape. My go-to for affordable activewear is TK Maxx, but all their items are from different brands, so there’s never one size that is guaranteed to fit, and a lot of the leggings I own fall down. Then came Avenue 20.

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avenue 20, anika may, fitness blogger, uk guru, workout leggings, style, fashion, leggings, nike, adidasThe first pair leggings (and my favourite), are the Day to Night Reflective Leggings which are available online for £40. The strips on the leggings are reflective, meaning they’re great for running at night because I’m always visible to cars and in street light. The fabric is simply amazing. There’s no other word to describe it. I previously mentioned to Natasha that a lot of the leggings I wear, including an Adidas pair, feel a lot like paper on my legs, and when I get warm they become itchy. Fortunately, these leggings not only keep me cool, but also stay comfortable no matter how long I’m wearing them. The reflective strips look amazing in flash light (head to my Instagram story to see more) and are extremely flattering, especially on someone who’s plus sized like me. I’m wearing a size medium in the images, and have extra-long 48” legs, but they fit wonderfully!

Since I’ve started running, I can already feel my fitness level increasing, so it’s great that’s I now have leggings I love. When I used to attend the gym, there was nothing worse than being on the treadmill and actually have to stop, just so I could unflatteringly pull up my pants and then continue. These legggins are squat-proof (I’ve tested it myself) and the stretch is great for running long-distance.

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It’s really common for me to get quite irritated with leggings, because they gather behind the knees and it’s almost painful with all that fabric there. Avenue 20 leggings fit like a second skin, so there’s no gathering and they move with you, rather than against you. I’m so happy to have met Natasha, because it meant I discovered Avenue 20!

My workout routine, at the moment, is pretty basic; consisting of short runs, Blogilates and yoga – so if you have any recommendations, definitely let me know in the comments!

Always love,

Anika xo

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  • They just look like really cool pants! Never have heard of this brand but i’ll have to keep an eye out now 🙂
    Holly x | http://www.thechroniclesofholly.com/| https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/chronicles-holly-13610625 |

    • Definitely do! They’re a new business so they’ll appreciate the support! xo

  • Love the pants – it looks so cool and comfortable

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • They totally are! Thanks for reading xo

  • Love these fun leggings! That watercolor floral print is so pretty!

  • I love love those leggings! They look sooo cute. The floral print is going on my wishlist! xx

    http://www.serenbird.com

  • Those workout clothes look really nice!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • This look such nice leggings! I’m always trying to find the perfect fit – love the reflective stripes! X

    heart-Autumn.co.uk

    • Me too, so helpful for night runs! xo

  • Ray

    Gorgeous fit. The best part of working out are the gears.

    http://www.underaytedray.co.uk

  • The floral print adds a nice element of fun!

    The Leach Life | theleachlife.com

  • I seriously LOVE those leggings! I’m all about an awesome pair of workout leggings.. It makes working out more fun 😉

    http://www.honestlyhannahblog.com

    • It’s kind of the best part 😉 xo

  • So many fun leggings! I swear working out is more fun in style.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Totally is, feeling good = looking good 🙂 xo

  • I love those first leggings you shared! They are so unique in design! I love to look good when I workout 😉

    Natalie | http://nataliesalchemy.wordpress.com

  • Pili G

    I’ve been working out a lot lately as well! So i’ve been trying to find a new pair of leggings for a while. I usually come home late so the only time to go for a run is at night and I agree, this reflective leggings are amazing. Would love to try them!
    I’ve been running and going to spinning lessons, which are both amazing!
    Love
    Pili
    To Read with Tea

    • Yeah they’re really helpful, especially because I don’t own a lot of reflective clothing 🙂 xo

  • I’m loving these leggings – particularly the first pair. You look fab!

    Heather xx
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

  • These look like they fit so perfectly! And your legs look insane. I’ve actually never heard of Avenue 20 but I started running at the beginning of summer and now it’s going to start getting darker I need to invest in more reflective gear for evening runs! Will definitely look more into these x

    Ruby – http://www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

    • That’s so sweet, thank you! Definitely do, so much safer for running at night time, plus they look awesome 🙂 xo

  • stylecabin

    Love the whole outfit, but the leggins look so good on you 🙂

    https://stylecabinrunway.com/

  • I’ve actually been on the search for some new active wear brands recently – so will definitely be checking out Avenue 20!

    http://skylish.co.uk

    • Totally check out the site, you’ll love it! xo

  • Omg those pants are awesome!!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Rach

    Omg those leggings are so cute! I really love how its reflective! So perfect for running in the evening!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Talina

    I am in LOVE with these leggings! They are so cute and I need!! Love this post! xo

    http://sassyanddangerous.blogspot.com/

  • Yiotou_La

    These leggings are fab, I need a new pair and these are just amazing! You look great! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

  • Such a great legging!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

  • Oh these are so cute, and I’m glad to hear that they are comfortable too! Now I need to start working out. These are perfect for those barre workouts I love doing!

    Hannah
    Floraful

    • They really are, perfect motivation 😉 xo

  • Violette

    I love these leggings! They are so stylish! My favorite is the one with the floral detail!

    http://violettedaily.com

  • Both of these leggings look gorgeous, I especially like the first pair. It is so nice to hear that they are comfortable too xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Really cosy, sometimes I just wear them for fun! xo

  • Laura

    These are so cute leggings for working out. I love the first one the best x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.be/

  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    Oh that little key pocket is SUCH a good idea! I too have started running and home workouts (bc i’d rather save that dollar on tasselled earrings and shoes than a gym membership lol) so these leggings would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. You’re looking great btw!!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

    • I’m literally the same, I quit the gym to use the money elsewhere haha! The key pocket works really well! xo

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Wow, what amazing leggings! I don’t think I’ve ever looked as stylish as you working out!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
    http://rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk/

    • That’s so nice haha, I’m sure you look just as good, if not better 😉 you too! xo

  • These leggings sound incredible, I love the idea of them shaping themselves to be like a second skin! I am training for a half marathon at the moment so this sounds like something I need immediately!! Amazing pictures by the way you look fab! xx

    Tash | natashatodd.co.uk

    • I was really surprised as other leggings didn’t do that for me, the fabric is SO soft! Thanks xo

  • Oh my… Reflective leggings! Please do take my money! I would love to wear these in Finland, since in winter sun is already down at 3pm and it’s complete darkness almost. These would be so perfect for it.

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner | Instagram

    • Haha they’ll be perfect! They ship everywhere, so grab yourself a pair! xo

  • I love both leggings. The first one is really smartly designed, since those reflectors can keep us safe when running at night. The second one is simply too cute to skip!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • They’ve really helped me, as I live in a village where there aren’t a lot of street lights! Love the floral print! xo

  • I LOVE that first pair of leggings. So cool x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

  • Both pairs of leggings are so fun and adorable! Most of my leggings are just plain black ones and I really want to try some more fun pairs!

  • Love both pairs of leggings and it’s great that they’re so comfy too x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  • Those leggings are pretty! Looks so comfortable to wear!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Glad you like them! They really are xo

  • Thanks! xo

  • Your running outfit looks so cool! The leggings are super fun!

    Have an amazing day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com