Making time for exercise is hard enough, but it’s even worse when you have nothing to wear. What makes this doubly so is the abundance of mirrors in the gym, showing you just how ratty your free college t-shirts are finally starting to look from every possible angle. These six new and up-and-coming activewear brands are e to add the extra color, motivation, and support (literally) that every fitness junkie needs to burn off last night’s takeout feast.
Spring is the perfect time to renew your exercise wardrobe, whether you’re a devout yogi or a strength trainer on her way to crush leg day. It’s also important to mention that prioritizing your attire while conquering your personal fitness goals is in no way related to what Jonny Bench Press over there thinks about your outfit. A new sports bra or pair of fun leggings is a great way to upgrade your attitude about a workout that might otherwise seem tedious.
So, get out there and find yourself a look that makes you actually want to post a gym selfie. Here are the most killer activewear brands you’ve never heard of.
This UK brand is not only stylish and all about female empowerment, but they’ve also got their online retail business down to an absolute science. Need a new gym jacket in two days? They’ve got you covered. And returns and exchanges, if you need them (which you won’t), are easy and free. And short ladies, take note, the standard inseam on Zobha’s leggings is not going to leave you with foot-long mermaid flippers like a lot of other activewear brands.
This baby brand out of Los Angeles is just a
dream to look at. Daughters of Culture’s Instagram is a gorgeous calling card where you can check
out their latest styles, like their new two-tone Turq+Denim sports bra design
for spring— best worn with no shirt due to its unmatched aesthetic awesomeness.
Outdoor Voices is well on its way to becoming the Uniqlo of activewear.
Pumping out cute, fairly priced exercise basics that can easily be repurposed
into streetwear, these quirky kids hailing from New York City describe their mantra
as, “Doing Things is better than not Doing Things,” and we can’t help but
Calling all Southern gals! If they play their
cards right, by 2017, Devon Maryn should be the unequivocal uniform for ladies who brunch
in the land of sweet tea. Get a jump on this trend and snag your picks from
their collection now before Reese Witherspoon and your cousin in North Carolina
start snatching up all their brightly colored deals.
One part activewear and one part tropical
resort attire, designer Chelsea Bell has hit a very specific nerve with her
popping patterns and cool colors. Browsing the Stone Fox collection feels like taking a peek into an imaginary
past that you definitely want to revisit, with prints reminiscent of the LA
episodes of Mad Men. Make sure to check out the swimwear while you’re perusing
the gym clothes.
If you’ve ever watched the Twilight movies, you’ll recall that
Alice Cullen can tell the future— well Ashley Greene, the actress that plays
Alice, is seemingly a little clairvoyant herself, as Body Language is her workout wear of choice, according to the site’s
About page. Body Language is another brand that converts easily into
streetwear. Their collection makes sense at the gym and as your look for a
post-gym pho date.