Gone are the days when working out meant wearing a torn, oversized t-shirt and baggy sweat pants to the gym. Beyond Lululemon and Athleta, there are a host of activewear brands out there that you’ll want to check out, and who knows, maybe the clothes will motivate you to exercise more often!
Adidas by Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney’s activewear line is as chic as is her high-end RTW line. The critically acclaimed designer sports performance collection includes pieces for running, yoga, tennis, swimming, golf, winter sports, and triathlons. McCartney’s high-end, minimalist style is translated from the runway to the gym.
Jun Takahashi, of Japanese label Undercover, channels his love for running into a collaboration with Nike. The collection’s pieces are inspired by his home city of Tokyo. Shop his punk, urban, sporty vibe at Nike and prepare to look super stylish even while breaking a sweat.
Did you know H&M does gym wear, too? This affordable brand produces a great variety of clothing, including basic workout apparel like sports tanks and yoga pants that can double as loungewear for a day in.
This brand takes sporty chic style to the next level with designer gym wear. If you’re into Juicy Couture, snag their cute micro shorts and glamorous leopard, gold, and hot-pink prints to command everyone’s attention.
Free People Movement
So there’s clearly a trend of regular clothing brands dabbling into sportswear, and Free People is no different. If you’re already in love with this brand’s comfortable, free spirit style, you will adore their activewear line. Chances are, nobody will even know you’re sporting gym gear!
About Shirley Foo
Shirley is currently studying Journalism at NYU. She is the Editor-At-Large at Generasian, NYU’s Asian-American interest publication. Shirley enjoys writing lifestyle and news pieces. If you’d like to read more of Shirley’s work, you can visit her blog.