If you’re anything like us, most of your fitness motivation comes from purchasing new activewear. But when it comes to workout style, how do you avoid wearing the same black leggings as everyone else? These are the under-the-radar activewear labels to take your gym look up a notch.
Inspired by the active lifestyle of Los Angeles and London’s cosmopolitan nature, Varley designs sportswear for women who appreciate style and performance. Expect co-ordinating separates that combine sophisticated prints, trend-led colours and functional fabrics.
LNDR is a lifestyle label that designs gym essentials alongside sweats you can wear post workout. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor sessions, the London-based brand creates technical pieces that sculpt and support without compromising on style.
You may recognise Koral Activewear from Kayla Itsines’ Instagram feed – the PT is a huge fan and it’s clear to see why. Combining figure-flattering shapes with refined yet functional details, Koral is the name to know for second-skin leggings, mesh tank tops and strappy sports bras.
For activewear that will take you from crunches to brunches, look to Alala. The New York-based brand makes performance clothing that’s modern with a cool edge – think panelled bomber jackets, stretchy leggings and soft hoodies.
The strong, feminine ethos of Olympia activewear is reflected in its simple and functional sportswear. The brand takes inspiration from the female Olympians of ancient Greece to design sports bras, leggings and bodysuits that will empower you through every workout.
NO KA’ OI
Bold colours and abstract prints make each piece by NO KA’ OI stand out. The luxury activewear brand fuses Italian craftsmanship with the energy of Hawaii to create performance apparel specifically for yoga. One thing’s certain – its vibrant pieces will inspire positive intentions during any flow.
Live The Process
Lifestyle brand Live The Process designs minimalist activewear that’s ethically made in the USA. Inspired by wellness, the label combines comfort, performance and style for pieces you can easily layer. Expect clean-lined silhouettes and a colour palette of black, blush-pink and neutrals.
A favourite among fitness bloggers, Lilybod is an Australian label known for its lightweight, breathable and instantly recognizable leggings. And It doesn’t stop there – the brand also makes panelled sports bras in signature colour-blocked palettes.
Monreal London was founded when designer Steffi Grosse couldn’t find activewear to take her from playing tennis to running errands around the city. The definition of sports-luxe, the collection is made from Italian fabrics and blurs the line between fitness and fashion.
Offering strikingly simple activewear, Silou designs for women who are always on the go. Creating high-end pieces that will see you through workouts, meetings and everywhere in between, the label’s ethical sportswear is designed in London and made in Lithuania using non-toxic fabrics.