In other words, an affordable pair of leggings that perform like the splurge- worthy designer styles we love should never be underestimated. So when we spotted the Colorfulkoala High Waisted Leggings ($30; amazon.com) and noticed they'd racked up a near-perfect Amazon rating with thousands of rave reviews, we had to figure out what all the hype was about.
For starters, there are over 19 patterns to choose fromranging from a cool cyan leopard print to an abstract floral designso the high-waisted leggings come with no shortage of options. They say variety is the spice of life, and if that's so, then these leggings may just be the little bit of 'oomph' you need to make it to that workout class you signed up for earlier in the day while riding the caffeine wave of your morning coffee. We've all been there.
To buy: Colorfulkoala Women's High Waisted Leggings in Camo, $30; amazon.com
"I found out about these leggings from Kathryn Mueller's YouTube reviews and they are just as amazing as she said! They are the most amazing fabric and they look and feel just like Lululemons, so much so that my sister (who is obsessed with and owns a ton of Lululemon) thought that they were from there. She was blown away by the price and quality and has since bought 2 pairs herself! They are so soft, perfectly stretchy, super comfortable for lounging but also great for workouts," one reviewer said. "They don't fall down on me at all and they are very flattering on the booty and thigh area... I don't think you can find many other leggings that are this great of quality for the price."
To buy: Colorfulkoala Women's High Waisted Leggings in Snake Print, $30; amazon.com
"The quality and longevity of these leggings outweighs Lululemon by a long run! I have bought three pairs of Colorfulkoala leggings and plan on purchasing ever color/print they offer," said another shopper. "These are so buttery soft and give that "naked feel" that make them perfect for not only working out, but everyday wear. They stay in place and are not see-through and I have washed AND dried each pair multiple times and am noticing very minimal pilling on the seams."
Thanks to the low price tag, you can stock up on multiple pairs of the Colorfulkoala leggings in different prints, and still spend less than you would on the Lululemon leggings so many shoppers have compared them to. So whether you're planning to ring in the new year with some fresh activewear pieces or want to give the gift of cozy leggings this holiday season, you know where to snag a high-quality (and high-performing) option without breaking the bank.
To buy: Colorfulkoala Women's High Waisted Leggings in Leopard, $30; amazon.com