Here’s why the newly launched fitness and fashion brand Crane & Lion should be on your radar.

Crane & Lion was launched in November of 2014. Its CEO and founder, John Udelson, is an active runner who is also involved in the yoga community. His inspiration to start the brand came from his desire to make a career shift, focusing his efforts on the things that make him happy. With a passion for fashion and fitness, launching Crane & Lion was a decision that came naturally.

The brand’s Spring Summer 2015 line has everything from tanks and sports bras to tights, tees, zip-ups, and dresses. Thanks to the gorgeous designs and smart versatility, each piece from the collection could easily become a staple in any daily wardrobe. With sizes ranging from 0 – 12, the brand makes it easy for women of various body types to enjoy their fashionable activewear.

I recently tried out a handful of items from Crane & Lion’s newest line. Here’s what I thought!

Before I dived into trying on a handful of items from Crane & Lion, I perused the brand’s lookbook and was immediately impressed by the overall aesthetic of their latest line. Inspired by the idea of getting “back to the basics,” the entire range is crisp and clean with simple lines. From the moment I pulled on the Capri Tights and Racerback Tank, I was in heaven. I felt like I could wear Crane & Lion every day for the rest of my life and be a happy camper.

Made from a combo of nylon and spandex, both the capris and tank offer just the right amount of stretch. The fit and fabric of both smoothed out my thighs, hips, and tummy, making the outfit extremely flattering while still remaining comfortable. The capris have a beautiful mesh design at the back of the calf, which takes them up a notch. The detail gives them a super high-end look and feel that sets them apart from your average yoga pant. The piping down side of the legs and on the back of the pants creates angular seaming, which made my hips and butt appear slimmer. Who doesn’t love that? The tank was also designed to be uber flattering, hugging my curves in all the right place up top and then flaring out a little towards the bottom to hide any bulges that might be lurking.

Shorty Short in Black, $60

Shorty Short in Black

With hot weather well on its way, I was especially excited to try the Shorty Short. With Crane & Lion’s signature mesh detailing down the side, they’re definitely more stylish than your average fitness short. These cute bottoms were designed to stay in place no matter what your workout of choice is, and they really delivered, keeping my booty snug at all times throughout my yoga class.

It’s hard to choose my favorite piece from Crane & Lion’s Spring Summer 2015 line, but their rain jacket may be the frontrunner. Designed for both performance and style, this jacket can easily be taken from spring to summer and worn well into fall. In fact, after weeks of praying for warmer whether, I’ve suddenly found myself hoping for a rainy day or a breezy night just so I have an excuse to wear this jacket. That’s how deep my love of this coat runs.

The stylish jacket is actually lightweight enough to be worn in the summer, yet substantial enough to keep you warm on cooler occasions. Equipped with a host of convenient pockets, a hood that can be zipped away into the collar, and both a zipper and snap closure, this bad boy will keep you and your belongings warm and dry all season long. Better yet, it’s actually fashionable! I can’t remember the last time I had a rain coat that I actually loved. In my experience, they’re usually all about function, but Crane & Lion has managed to make a fashion-forward jacket with all the elements and functionality of a high-performance raincoat.

Wrap Sweater in Quicksilver, $100

Wrap Sweater in Quicksilver, $100

The final Crane & Lion piece I tried was their ultra-cozy wrap sweater. Available in three colors, I love this light and airy piece because it can be worn all kinds of different ways making it a must-have for any spring or summer wardrobe! You can get creative and come up with your own ideas about how to wear it or you can check out Crane & Lion’s wrap sweater tutorial to see how to turn it into your new favorite cowl neck, cardigan, and more.

Crane and Lion’s Spring Summer 2015 collection makes it a breeze to step out looking sporty, stylish and put together. Whether you need new gear for yoga class or you just want to have the perfect on-the-go outfit for running errands and meeting up with friends, Crane & Lion won’t disappoint.

Head over to Crane & Lion  to check out all the latest looks from their Spring Summer 2015 line.


One Response

  1. Daily Sports USA

    Great line of activewear, all the pieces are so stylish and versatile, I really like capri tight in that beautiful nirvana color and wrap sweater is perfect.


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