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Spring spotlight: Flow with peace and panache with prAna

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Make your life beautiful, bright and blissful with style standouts from prAna’s spring and summer 2014 collection.

This season, add a bit of balance and beauty, a pinch of peace and panache, a splash of spirit and style, and a dash of comfort and consciousness to your wardrobe and life with prAna. After all, prAna is the covet-worthy brand behind action-inspired apparel and accessories that are packed with performance and filled with feel-good fabric and features, along with eco-minded efforts.

This spring and summer 2014, prAna continues to pursue the passion for play and peak performance harmoniously balanced with its mission to preserve the planet. The result is an amazing, soulful and eco-friendly collection that’s filled with every day and extraordinary styles for rest and play that exude beauty and bliss.

Scroll down and check out the top picks below that are sure to help you flow with peace and panache — and be sure to visit www.prana.com to shop for these “om”-so stylish standouts and see the entire spring and summer 2014 collection.

Disclosure: Author received product samples solely for the purpose of review, with no monetary compensation to offer a favorable mention. Opinions expressed are those of the author.

Electra T
Electra T Photo courtesy of prAna

Electra T

Electra T ($55) - slip on this graceful and gorgeous top to bring panache to your practice and electrifying energy into your moves. prAna’s Electra T is the perfect yoga tee to keep you flowing freely thanks to its loose-fitting and oh-so-soft fabric that’s breathable and quick-drying so you stay cool as a cucumber in the studio and out. The Electra T is a silky-soft performance jersey made in the USA from Bluesign Certified fabric that meets an environmentally safe production process for the highest standards. Not only is it made from the softest and highest quality fabric but it’s packed with quick-dry performance — whether you’re doing hot yoga, working out at the gym or breaking a sweat while running errands this top will wick moisture away from your body and rapidly evaporate it so you stay cool and dry throughout the day. What’s more, it features darling details that will keep you fashionably focused: a silky soft and sheer fabric that’s breathable, airy and lets you move with ease, cute cap sleeves with shirring detail at the shoulders that give it stunning style and feminine flair, an easy-layering silhouette so you can effortlessly wear over a bra or tank, and a longer length to give you ample coverage so you can move freely and confidently. Plus, this light and lively tee comes in printed designs as well as solid colors to add a burst of color and pretty patterns into your moves. The Electra T is a yogi and fitness devotee’s essential to move comfortably and gracefully because of its silky smooth and quick-drying fabric that feels oh-so-soft against the skin and keeps you covered and cool. The Electra T retails for $55 and is available in prints: Boysenberry (a gorgeous print with hues of raspberry, purple, blue and lavender) and Dragonfly (a sea of greens and blues) as well as solids: Dewberry, Mist and White.

Audrey Pant
Audrey Pant Photo courtesy of prAna

Audrey Pant

Audrey Pant ($85)- achieve the meaning of comfortably-chic with these amazing pants that are simple but stylish, feel super-soft but filled with functional fabric, and streamline your shape with flawlessness. prAna’s Audrey Pant feels at home no matter if at the yoga studio, at the gym or anywhere in between — you’ll simply want to live in these dreamy soft pants all day, every day. The Audrey Pant is constructed from prAna’s Chakara performance fabric that feels soft against the skin, isn’t see-though, is durable and retains its shape wear after wear (and wash after wash), is moisture-wicking and quick-drying — and is Bluesign Certified, which means its fabric meets an environmentally safe production process for the highest standards. The Audrey Pant has a standard fit that’s not tight or loose — it fits just right, hugging your body in all the right places without feeling obstructing or constricting. They feature a wide, stretchy waistband with stylish tonal detail that’s comfy and stays in place so you can move with a full range of movement without worrying about these pants riding down — and you can feel confident because the wide waistband helps to comfortably conceal any muffin top. Plus, they feature a gusset so you can freely move in and out of poses with full mobility, comfort and ease. Overall, the Audrey Pant is a fashionable yet functional pant that’s flattering on all shapes and sizes — and features soft, long-lasting and performance-filled fabric that’s stretchy and moveable, moisture-wicking and isn’t see-through so you can confidently go into downward dog without a worry. The Audrey Pant retails for $85 and is available in Charcoal Heather and Black. Plus, prAna has cleverly crafted these perfect pants in multiple inseams: Short, Regular and Tall — so all yogi’s from the perfectly petite to the terrifically tall can blissfully achieve a tailored fit.

Cheri Top
Cheri Top Photo courtesy of prAna

Cheri Top

Cheri Top ($55) - workout like a pro or ease into sun salutations with this silky-soft tech top that’s packed with performance to manage moisture, endure the sun and withstand multi-directional movement. prAna’s Cheri Top is the got-to-have tee for the wonder woman who loves to do it all — from striking a pose in the yoga studio, breaking a sweat at the gym and even dashing outdoors for a long run — the Cheri Top is aimed to keep up with your versatile and active lifestyle like a true trooper. This delightfully smooth top features prAna’s Ottoman performance fabric made from recycled materials which is powered by quick-dry technology so you stay nice and dry no matter how hard you play and fused with a UPF 30+ rating so you can safely achieve savasana outdoors while staying shielded from the sun. You’ll feel fabulous and flexible in this top thanks to its buttery soft fabric that feels like second skin as well as its superb stretch properties that let you move every which way with sprightliness. What’s more, this tech-novative top has a sleek and flattering fit that hugs your curves in all the right places as well as adorable shirred sleeves which give it a flirty, feminine appeal. The Cheri Top is a high-performing and super-stylish top that beautifully blends fashion with function — it offers fabulous multi-directional movement, superb sun protection, and moisture-wicking properties which make it great for a variety of activities. The Cheri Top retails for $55 and is available in Azure (a pretty powdery blue), Summer Plum and White.

Alyson Knicker
Alyson Knicker Photo courtesy of prAna

Alyson Knicker

Alyson Knicker ($70) - slip on these sleek and stylish capris that fit like a glove to achieve a new level of heavenly bliss. prAna’s Alyson Knickers are dreamy-soft and stretchy capris — and a must-have essential to achieve the perfect flow in yoga and excel in fitness feats. The Alyson Knickers are divinely made from prAna’s Nevaeh performance knit which is ‘heaven’ spelled backward, aptly named because of its soft and stretchy second skin feel as well as its out-of-this world moisture wicking properties so you stay cool and dry with every move. The Alyson Knickers really stand out thanks to their super-cozy Nevaeh performance knit mixed with eye-catching space dye at the waistband, all which give it a cute color contrast. They feature dreamy soft fabric that moves with you not against you, a stretchy stay-put wide waistband that provides a flattering fit and hides any tummy bulge, a delicate and discreet hidden key pocket at the right interior of the waistband for hands-free movement. Plus, they have a perfect past the knee length which lets you move gracefully without any obstructions as well as charming shirring detail at the knees along with a cross-over detail at the back leg hem for a chic style statement. prAna’s Alyson Knicker beautifully compliments all shapes and heights — plus its wide waistband keeps these knickers in place so you can move passionately and positively while it’s super-smooth fabric keeps you comfortably cool and dry. The Alyson Knicker retails for $70 and is available in Dress Blue (a lovely midnight blue with blue-grey-white space dye), Coal, Boysenberry and Black.

Leyla Top
Leyla Top Photo courtesy of prAna

Leyla Top

Leyla Top ($65) - practice with perfection and panache with this ultra-flattering and super-functional top that’s sure to become your go-to yoga top and workout staple. The Leyla Top is a gorgeously constructed top made from prAna’s luxuriously soft Veeda fabric — a super-performing and breathable fabric that’s stretchy so you move effortlessly, quick-drying so you keep cool and dry, and Bluesign Certified so you stay eco-conscious. The Leyla is an adorable tank style with feminine flair featuring a sweet and flattering shirred front bodice, thin but solid straps that stay in place, an interior shelf bra for comfort and support and crisscross racer back detail that looks stylish while giving you stay-put security to stretch and twist with confidence and ease. Plus, the Leyla comes in vibrant colors with darling designs that will brighten and beautify your day while in practice or out and about. Overall, the Leyla Top is an ethereally beautiful top that feels heavenly against the skin and fits divinely flattering, its stylish details are a breath of fresh air that beautifully brighten your day while helping you achieve a new level of comfort and performance. The Leyla Top retails for $65 and is available in Ink Blue Stream (an energetic green-blue blend), Dewberry Stream and White Stream.

Vivi Pant
Vivi Pant Photo courtesy of prAna

Vivi Pant

Vivi Pant ($85) - find your perfect flow with these soft and stretchy pants that fit dreamily and feel divinely. prAna’s Vivi Pant is the must-have multi-purpose pant that will help you reach true Zen thanks to their relaxed yet polished fit, smooth and wide waistband, and easy flared leg. The Vivi Pant is designed with prAna’s Chakara performance knit that’s a soft, stretchy fabric that brilliantly maintains its shape and manages moisture so you stay comfy and dry while the fabric stretches to move with you, staying sturdy and holding its shape every step of the way. What’s more, this fabulous fabric is Bluesign Certified which undergoes an eco-friendly production process so not only do you feel good wearing these pants for their dreamy design but also for their environmentally safe efforts. The Vivi Pant is great for yoga and a variety of fitness feats — its soft, moisture-managing fabric and solid construction lets you move with ease while its wide, elastic waistband is comfortable, keeps you tucked in and doesn’t dig in. Overall, the Vivi Pant is an easy-fitting pant packed with performance that gives you full freedom of movement while keeping you cool and dry as you break a sweat in hot yoga or at the gym. The Vivi Pant retails for $85 and is available in Charcoal Heather, Black and Express in multiple inseams: Short, Regular and Tall.

PRE- AND POST-PRACTICE PICKS...
PRE- AND POST-PRACTICE PICKS... Photo courtesy of prAna

PRE- AND POST-PRACTICE PICKS...

Miranda Hoodie ($70) - snuggle up in this cozy and chic sweater pre- and post-practice to feel polished and peaceful throughout the day. prAna’s Miranda Hoodie is an easy-to-layer and effortlessly stylish sweater that’s a must-have staple for heading to the studio as well as lounging about town. The Miranda Hoodie is made of a luxuriously light and cozy cotton that feels super-soft against the skin — and it’s 100% organic which makes it not only trendy but très eco-chic. This have-to-have hoodie is made of a two-toned French terry knit that’s harmoniously balanced for a subtle but sweet color contrast. Plus, it features a comfy and feminine fit thanks to its simple yet streamlined silhouette that allows you to move freely without making you look bulky, stylishly wide sleeves that are roomy and provide maximum moveability, full-zip closure with hoodie that makes it easy-to-layer and versatile to wear for any weather, two front pockets to store small essentials and ribbing at the armholes, sleeve cuffs, waistband hem and down the center back that give it added texture for a pretty polished look. The Miranda Hoodie is sure to be your go-to sweater this spring for its snuggly and soft feel, comfortable but femininely-chic fit, and easy-to-layer, effortless appeal. The Miranda Hoodie retails for $70 and is available in Baja Blue (a breathtakingly beautiful bluish-green), Dusty Rose and Gravel.

Eliza Jacket
Eliza Jacket Photo courtesy of prAna

Eliza Jacket

Eliza Jacket ($149)- don’t let spring showers put a damper on your practice, instead take cover with this super-light, all-season staple that will shield you from the elements with style. prAna’s Eliza Jacket is a sleek and sophisticated rain coat that’s waterproof yet breathable, wrinkle-resistant and well-designed, lightweight yet long-lasting — and ingeniously beautiful. The Eliza Jacket features feather-light, soft and structured polyester fabric designed with a heathered woven plain weave that gives it a cool texture — and coated with waterproof but breathable laminate as well as a durable water repellant (DWR) finish. The Eliza Jacket is an all-weather warrior that repels rain, wards off winds and braves the blustery weather — plus it’s packed with fashionable yet functional details aplenty including a long, feminine fit that streamlines your shape, a stylish high neck collar that shields you from rain and high-winds, a packable hood with snaps that keeps you covered from spring showers, a sealed full-zip closure to keep you snug and secure from the elements, adjustable velcro cuff tabs to customize to your arms and keep the chill out, a detachable belt that you can tie around your waist for a pretty and personalized fit — and ventilated mesh at the center back to keep you comfy and aerated. Plus, the Eliza Jacket gives you handy pockets to store and secure your essentials — there are two front zippered pockets that are generously-sized to safely store your cell, id and keys as well as an interior zip pocket with media port to conveniently listen to your music when on the go. Overall, the Eliza Jacket is a super-stylish rain coat that’s perfect to wear pre- and post-class with this unpredictable spring weather as well as an everyday essential that will not only keep you protected from the elements but keep you looking pretty and polished as you’re out and about thanks to its flattering feminine fit, soft and light fabric that’s not bulky and always wrinkle-free, and performance-packed details that make it cleverly convenient to wear for any and every occasion. The Eliza Jacket retails for $149 and is available in Coal (a gorgeous gray), Curry, Deep Jade and Dusty Rose.

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