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Vivid and patterned tights have hit critical mass. You can’t visit the farmers’ market or grab a flat white at Dinosaur Coffee without running into someone wearing them, looking SoCal cool with loafers and a furry vest (all dressy-like) or under a zip-front jacket with sneakers (fall-back uniform time). We’ve cherry-picked some of the best styles around town--and buying a pair is a great workout motivation.


These modern-art-looking pants ($42) have compression stretch, which means they make you look a little more toned.

Athleta, 189 The Grove Dr.; 323-937-0329 or


Local maker Eagle Rock Werkshop’s palm print ($88) is retro New Wave; we’d pair it with a white sweater and ankle boots.


These cheery red leggings ($79) are bright, super soft and ruched at the ankle for a little style.


Mesh inserts. A bold geometric print. And the color reverses to black. There’s a lot going on with these leggings ($97).

Sweaty Betty, 1112 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; 310-392-3675 or

Intense Single Hue

Eye-catching leggings like these magenta crops ($118) are best worn with a neutral top and shoes.

Lululemon, 105 S. Robertson Blvd.; 310-550-6239 or

Animal Print

Sometimes you want to hide in plain sight--so opt for an animal print like these snow leopard compression leggings ($120).

Vie Active, 1218 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; 424-289-0558 or


A photo of the City of Angels ($74) is printed on ultra-light, moisture-wicking fabric that’s perfect for hot yoga--and grabbing a hot chocolate afterward.

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