If you’re anything like us, then you must also be a huge fan of coordinated sets. Matching sets are the in-thing right now, especially when it comes to stylish yet comfy ‘airport looks.’ While cute matching sets do add an overarching sense of style, there’s nothing we love better than mixing and matching colors to come up with interesting combinations. Lululemon might be somewhat pricey, but it has a cult following for its high-quality items and, most importantly, its on-trend colorways. The best Lululemon color combos aren’t matchy-matchy, and yet they complement each other in a way that makes for a seamless outfit and ensemble.
We’ve done all the legwork for you and put together a versatile list of mixed sets that can be worn for brunch dates, errands, and even for spending time on the couch. How much effort does it take to curate a great outfit? Let’s find out in this Lulu color-combo guide.
Dark Forest and Palm Court
Lulu is known for its offbeat colors, especially in the British color tones. And when it comes to British colors, Lulu outdoes itself in the green-ish hues section.
We’re talking about the Lululemon Define Jacket Luon, which comes in this gorgeous dark forest green shade that works perfectly as an always-ready layer. It’s made from Luon fabric, which is breathable, supportive, stretchable, sweat-wicking, and cottony-soft. Plus, it even has added Lycra fiber for shape and stretch retention. What’s more, the jacket even has Cuffins and Thumbholes to keep the chills out by keeping the sleeves down. Since we run cold, this is a very useful feature. Besides the secure front pockets, we also liked the zipper garage that kept our skin from chafing and the locker loop, which made for easy hanging.
We’re pairing this darker top with the lighter palm-court-colored Lululemon Dance Studio Mid-Rise Jogger. The jogger’s lighter color perfectly complements the jacket’s darker hue and is matching without being too matchy. These joggers are not clingy, comfortable, and easy to wear and remove even after a sweaty run to the flight gate! Moreover, these joggers even have hand pockets in the front with a card sleeve and a hidden zipper pocket. The best bit is that the waistband drawcord helped us customize the fit according to our comfort.
- The green color combo is understated and yet stands out.
- The combination of the fitting top and looser bottom is perfect.
- The green color combination is as offbeat as it’s unique and stands out.
- Not everyone might like the fitted nature of the jacket.
Velvet Dust and Meadowsweet Pink
Nothing works as a travel outfit better than a good pair of a top and pants. That’s why our second combo is a well-fitting top and a pair of pants that we were able to wear all day long.
Behold the Lululemon Hold Tight Long-Sleeve Shirt, which is a lightweight top that we could wear every day. It feels like second skin and has a snug fit and just the right amount of stretch and softness. The velvet dust color is what attracted us to the top in the first place, as it works both as a summer color and a winter one. That said, we also liked the fabric, which is naturally breathable, stretchable four ways, and soft. If that wasn’t enough, we liked that it sat below our waistband for moderate coverage so we could wear it every day during travel.
We paired this top with the Lululemon Softstreme High-Rise Regular Pant in the Meadowsweet pink shade, which is lighter than the top and, hence, complemented it perfectly. We love the peach-fuzz touch of these pants that felt smooth next to our skin. Despite the weighty drape, they’re quick-drying and stretchable four ways. The front pockets with an inner card sleeve and the waist shock cord to customize the fit are wrapped up the features.
- The combination of the high-rise pants and the well-covered top is perfect for travel.
- The color combo is very versatile.
- The pants can be customized to the fit.
- The fitted top might not work for everyone.
Pipe Dream Blue and True Navy
Shades of blue are perhaps the most versatile hues when it comes to travel, no matter where we go. The next combination is about celebrating the shades of blue that Lulu is known for.
We’re talking about one of the brand’s most popular products, the Lululemon Align Tank Top in Pipe Dream Blue, an electric blue shade that’s hard to ignore. Powered by the brand’s proprietary Nulu fabric, this top feels buttery soft, and so weightless that we felt we weren’t wearing anything at all. We especially loved the inclusion of the in-built shelf bra that ensured coverage and support, as well as the removable cups. Plus, the tight fit nicely contoured our bodies.
The best bit about the top, though, is the cropped length cut above the waist, which was perfect for pairing it with the Lululemon Groove Super-High-Rise Nulu Regular Flared Pant. Since we’re talking about shades of blue, we stuck to the true navy color, which is one of Lulu’s most loved and bestselling colors. In fact, these pants are one of the best Lululemon travel pants, and it’s easy to see why. The lightweight Nulu fabric kept us comfy during long-haul flights, while the flared hem ensured we could wear it with everything from shoes to sandals. Plus, the waistband pocket was very useful for holding cash, cards, keys, and even our smartphones.
“We love the idea of dark pants which means that we don’t have to worry about where we sit. And the flared hem only added to the comfort and style.”WOW Travel
- The combo of a lighter top and darker bottom is safe.
- This color combo is one of Lulu’s bestselling combos.
- The crop top pairs well with the high-rise pants.
- Not everyone will be comfy with a tank top.
Heathered Core Ultra-Light Grey and Heathered Graphite Grey
Sometimes, nothing works better for us than colors that simply blend in everywhere rather than stand out. And nothing works better for us than hues of grey, which can be mixed and matched with colorful shoes or even bags!
It’s for the very same reason that we chose the Lululemon Classic-Fit Cotton-Blend T-Shirt in a heathered core ultra light grey shade. We like our T-shirts and tops to be looser; hence, this classic-fit t-shirt fits our preferences perfectly. In fact, this stretchy t-shirt even works wonderfully as an elevated everyday essential, thanks to its soft blend of linen, lyocell, and cotton. But we’re absolute fans of the easy fit that floats away from our bodies and the ideal not-too-long-or-short length that sits just around the waistband.
Since our tops are looser, we paired this with another bestselling Lulu staple, the Lululemon Align High-Rise Pants in a darker heathered graphite grey hue. In fact, these Align pants are not just one of the best Lululemon leggings for women, but they’re also one of the best yoga pants for women. With Lycra woven into the fabric, the pants are buttery soft to the touch and don’t stretch out despite being stretchable four ways. That’s what makes them the perfect bottoms for travel.
- The grey color combination is the best way to dial down combo sets, especially when you’re traveling to blend in and not stand out.
- The set is very comfortable.
- The bottoms are some of the best to come from Lulu’s stables in a long time.
- The grey color combo might be too run-of-the-mill for some people.
Espresso and Trench
When it comes to Lulu, there’s nothing like its classic colors. And, when it comes to classic, two of its most classic, all-time favorite colors are espresso and trench. Why? That’s because they’re featured across almost every product, whether it’s a top or a bottom.
In this section, we’re taking into consideration the Lululemon All Yours Long-Sleeve Shirt in the killer espresso shade. Designed for on-the-move travelers like us, it’s made from super-soft pima cotton fabric that’s naturally breathable. So, the long sleeves kept us cozy in cold places like the aircraft, while the breathable fabric helped wick sweat when we were outside somewhere. We especially loved the relaxed, loose fit and the hip length below our waistband for moderate coverage. The little extra room certainly helped us stay comfortable.
At the bottom sits the Lululemon Stretch High-Rise Cropped Pant in another classic Lulu color, trench. The pants, which feature additional lycra fabric for stretch, are also breathable and sweat-wicking. Plus, the buttery-soft Nulu fabric on the inner waistband helped us not get marks from wearing the pants. Wrapping up the features are the drawcord and the front hand pockets with a card sleeve and a hidden zipper pocket.
- The shades of brown are perfect for blending in and standing out.
- The darker-colored top is perfect for those who prefer a looser fit.
- The cropped length of the bottoms is ideal for long travel times.
- Some people might not prefer a lighter-colored bottom.
Black and Black
We can’t have a great color combo list of coordinated sets without mentioning black among them, can we? We come to the last great Lulu combo, which features one of the best black-colored tops and bottoms we’ve ever tried on.
First, we have the lightweight everyday-wear Lululemon Hold Tight Short-Sleeve Shirt, which has a snug fit and the right amount of stretch and softness. What’s more, the top’s hem sits below the waistband, so we didn’t have to worry about it being too short when we moved during travel. At the same time, it contoured our bodies so well that it felt like second skin.
On the bottom, we have the Lululemon Softstreme High-Rise Straight-Leg Cropped Pant. Since they’re cropped pants, we could dress them up or down, depending on where we were going. What’s more, they’re so soft to the touch and very comfortable to wear all day long. Plus, the high rise meant that the top covered the bottom well, and we didn’t have to worry about any skin show. Wrapping up the features are the hand pockets for stashing quick-access stuff and the shock cord at the waist to ensure a comfy fit.
- The fitted top and the looser bottom are a great combination.
- Black requires very little upkeep during travel.
- This combination is also durable and will last you a long time.
- None! You can’t go wrong with black.
How To Choose The Best Lululemon Color Combos for Travel?
Travel falls under the category of a low-impact activity. So, we looked for tops and bottoms that have a good dose of stylish flair and yet also provide coverage and support for relaxed movements. What’s more, if the top was fitting, then the bottom would be looser, and vice versa.
When it comes to the fit, there are many features we looked out for, such as inseam length and rise. While there was no universal fit, there were some characteristics that contributed to how comfortable we felt while wearing the clothes. For example, longer inseam lengths work better on tall people, and a wider waistband is better during travel.
Even when it comes to color combos, you need to keep versatility in mind, especially if you’re spending a pretty penny on a brand such as Lulu. Look for color combos from the same broad color family so it creates a seamless look for travel. Plus, it can also double as exercise wear at the gym and even works as a brunch outfit!
Aside from comfort features, we also considered the fun attributes of our color-coordinated sets, such as pockets, drawstrings, and hidden zip pockets that double as elastic hair ties – no, really!
How often does Lululemon change colors?
Every few weeks or so, Lulu drops one or two new colors, and they sell out equally fast.
Can you wash all Lululemon colors together?
According to the brand’s suggestion, wash bright colors alone before wearing them and wash them with similar shades.
How to dry Lululemon clothing?
Lululemon clothes should be washed in cold water, not hot water, and they should be air-dried to extend their lives.
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