Feeling unmotivated to stick to your new year’s fitness resolutions? We’ll let you in on a little secret: Acing your fitness goals sometimes requires a little motivation in the wardrobe department because updating your activewear wardrobe to the sleekest, most stylish threads will definitely get you excited about your workouts. While our exercise gear used to be a simple tank and mesh shorts, celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have been activewear cool and fashionable, even when they’re not working their behinds off in the gym.
So, whether you’re a yoga enthusiast or a CrossFit advocate, here are some labels you should check out because it’s time to up your style game.
Activewear gets seriously sleek with Koral, a fitness line that delivers high performance gear for high impact workouts. Brazilian designer Ilana Kugel created the brand as a means to empower women, combining Rio’s vibrancy with California’s laidback vibe.
Pieces are tailored for maximum functionality — the label uses ‘Energy’ stretch-fabric, which offers a close compression fit to support your legs and core, and is made with colour safe technology to retain the hues’ vibrancy.
Make a splash at the gym with Versace‘s iconic flashy prints, this time emblazoned on mesh sportsbras, zip-up hoodies, sweatshirts and bicycle shorts. Savasana in bootcut pants trimmed with a Greek key print on the waistband, go from boxing to brunch in a snug long sleeve crop top or keep cosy post workout in an oversized hoodie.
Co-ords (or co-ordinate sets) remain a key trend this year, and it’s true to activewear too. Founded by former model Tatiana Korsakova after a struggle with finding stylish gear, Vaara is big on matching sporty staples — think sports bras and leggings in colour block patterns and solid hues. Also a fashion must-have is Vaara’s bodysuits that also work as work-appropriate tops before a quick lunchtime gym jaunt.
In line with Fendi’s signature aesthetics, its activewear selection combines traditional silhouettes with modern fabrics. Finished with the house’s logo, the fitness gear features snug fits and lightweight performance fabrics, along with bold colours and patterns. Its recent capsule collection, Fendi Mania, was a hit with both streetwear and activewear lovers, as it puts the house’s logo front and centre.
Classic women’s American activewear defines Tory Sport from Tory Burch. The brand’s selection of fitness gear comes in gorgeous hues of bright reds and baby blues, and luxurious fabrics such as performance cashmere, which combines performance fabric with Coolmax fibres. The result? Stunning lightweight and breathable activewear that you’ll love.
Silhouettes for trousers veer on athleisure, with pants in wide-leg silhouettes, and the trending tear-away track pants for the streetwear-loving.
No Ka’Oi means “the best” in Hawaiian, and it infuses the island’s connection to nature with Italian design sensibility, emphasising colour blocking, construction and unique fabrics. Look under Essentials for your workout staples of leggings, sweatpants and bras in black, but a quick click under its denim capsule reveals the brand’s alternative line of sportswear that features the dark-rinse fabric of chic separates of bras, pants and workout tops.