Lululemon isn’t the only athleisure brand that’s taking the world right now. If the street aesthetic that’s flooding the runways is anything to go by these days, we can look forward to sporting joggers and sweats as everyday wear without worrying if we look too laidback or casual—as proven by H&M and Alexander Wang’s collab in 2014.
We take a look at a handful of similar activewear brands you can ShopandBox from USA and UK that combine both fashion and form to take you from day to night effortlessly. Who says that sweats are only for Netflix and chill with these minimalistic/cool options?
For all the avid yogis out there, Yogasmoga is one to check out for its sustainable practices and impeccable technology behind their fabrics. Founded by Himalayan-born siblings who gave up their banking jobs in Wall Street to commit to their brainchild, Yogasmoga’s philosophy is aligned with the true authentic values of yoga. All their high-tech fabrics are made in USA – from R&D to packing and shipping, so you’d be happy to know that you’re forking out the same price on a pair of leggings that weren’t dyed with environmentally-damaging dyes or made in sweatshops.
Personally vouched for by Jenna Lyons of J. Crew, Outdoor Voices has been touted to become the new Lululemon with its simple and unfussy technical apparel that is driven by the idea that “fitness doesn’t have to be defined by performance” (which some of us laidback few are very glad for). What’s even awesomer is the recent announcement that A.P.C will be collaborating with Outdoor Voices to create a line of clean-cut activewear with dashes of Parisian chic this fall 2016. Need we say more?
Sweaty Betty has been around for the past 18 years, but it’s been growing steadily with 42 stores in UK and recently expanding in the USA. It’s popular with celebs as well, with Gigi Hadid and even the Duchess of Cambridge repping their high-tech threads. But what we love about Sweaty Betty? Its seriously fashion-forward designs, from crop sweats shirts to graphic Zero Gravity tights that guarantee “bum-sculpting”. Well, we recommend ShopandBoxing these from UK if you’d like to test that out.
Plain black yoga pants/workout leggings can be a bore on days that you need colour in your life—which is why you should check out UK-established athleisure brand Hey Jo. Its bestselling leggings are made from the finest Italian jersey that has high-tech functionality (muscle-control, quick drying, two-way stretch, etc) and has a whopping 15 eye-catching hues from hot pink to burgundy. Yes to toned-looking pins and a comfier stretch during your downward dogs at your regular yoga sessions.
Whoever said sportswear can’t be high-fashion hasn’t seen Tory Burch’s athleisure line—so much so that looking stylish while breaking into a sweat is easy peasy with the brand’s extensive range. Featuring high-tech fabrics catered to a variety of sports (running, golf, tennis, swimming etc). Their Spring 2016 collection is so beautifully chic that we can’t imagine wearing this sleek track jumpsuit for a workout. Prices range from $55 for performance tops to $550 for outerwear.
Another fashionable yet functional line of activewear is Carrie Underwood’s collection, Calia. Find draped sweaters and dip-dyed cardigans along with heathered shorts and capris that are priced affordably and perfect for a workout thanks to its breathable, quick-drying and odour-inhibiting fabric properties.
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Photo on home page credits to Outdoor Voices