Activewear so Good You’ll Actually Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution
We may say it to ourselves every year, but in 2018, we mean it: it's time to actually use that gym membership. If the obvious physical and mental health benefits aren’t enough to motivate you, then do it for the new clothes.
Right now, women's activewear brands — both up-and-coming names and offshoots of legacy labels — are designing lines fit for busy lifestyles. These leggings, knits, and bodysuits will take us straight from a morning yoga class to the hotel's brunch smorgasbord (that’s why we work out, right?) so there really are no excuses this year.
These five brands will actually get you excited to get to the gym, so much so that you might even find yourself doing two-a-days just to be able to wear it all.
Seems a bit too far-reaching? Consider it your excuse to book a flight instead. Activewear this well-designed is begging to be shown off at the airport, too.
Tory Burch’s Tory Sport line does a seamless job at combining style with substance. For the new year, she launched a special capsule collection that will have us looking forward to an active year ahead. This collection includes bold floral prints (who says florals have to be saved for spring?), reflective, cropped leggings, and knits and bombers that will give us life at the gym and beyond.
High performance and high fashion are what No Ka’oi does best. This Italian-made, Hawaiian-inspired brand is a chic, highly covetable line of colorful athleisure that can easily take you from yoga to a coffee date.
London-based brand LNDR is strictly no-frills. Keeping things minimal and stylish, it maintains a focus on using premium fabrics and designs that cradle muscles, slim physiques, and open up movement points. The breathable, high-compression paneling and waistbands on their leggings, for example, will keep you looking tight and feeling good going into a workout or a long plane ride.
Live the Process
For a feminine look, and one you can wear proudly throughout the day — between barre class and errands — Live the Process is your 2018 go-to. Pretty silhouettes in neutral shades will make it hard to believe this line affords anything other than aesthetics. But Live the Process' activewear has four-way stretch, heat retention, moisture wicking technology, UV-stop, and water- and wind-repellent fabrication. And the best part? All items are ethically made in L.A.
You will love prancing into 2018 in model and philanthropist Tatiana Korsakova’s line of activewear, Vaara. Her three brand pillars are simple: perform, rest, and enhance. Vaara offers a layering approach to chic, elevated activewear from performance enhancement leggings to cashmere knits that you can throw over your sports bra after your workout.