I would like to consider myself to be a fit and active person, my health is important to me and I do try and get to the gym as often as I can. But to find gym clothes that look good and fir nicely is extremely difficult! If it looks gross it usually fits so well and is really comfortable to work out in. HOWEVER, if it looks good it is normally not so comfy and I end up spending half my gym session trying to readjust myself just so that I can do a squat properly with bearing it all! So I did some research on some new upcoming and already existing sports and yoga brands who have amazing sports wear, and even though most of these brands aren’t available in South Africa they are really beautiful and worth a look at.
Gymming shouldn’t be a mission. You do it to feel good about yourself, and you don’t want to feel uncomfortable when you do that. So here are my top 10 brands for sports apparel that look good and (for the money you pay I would hope) feel good too!
1. Stella McCartney with Adidas
I have always loved this brand, it is very sleek and modern looking and of course very functional.
This is such a cute brand, and it has blown up recently! I absolutely love their yoga clothes, everything looks so feminine and girly.
3. Calvin Klein Performance
EDGY! Thats the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of this brand – it has a very futuristic look with a lot of colour blocking items. But I love it, it’s very different and really stands out.
4. Lily Lotus
This brand is has a ‘hippy’ kind of vibe, with designs from lotus flowers to chakras and hamsa hands. A very cute and comfortable looking yoga brand.
5. Victorias Secret Sport (VSX)
This brand is super sexy, maybe thats because Victorias Secret models are wearing the clothes? Haha but either way, their look is very young and, like I said, sexy. This a brand that you would feel good wearing to the gym (channel your inner Candice Swanepoel).
Haha so when I first saw this brand I read ‘LOL’ but that is definitely not how it’s pronounced! Emphasis on the ‘ë’would be required to say it correctly. Their clothes are simple yet awesome and kind of stick to a more minimalistic approach. And I love the vibrant orange colour of the brand, it really relates well to fitness and healthy living.
So apparently the co-founder of this brand is Kate Hudson – fun little fact! This has to be one of my favourite brands on the list, the designs are super cute and trendy with a lot of cool textured patterns and prints.
LOVE! this brand is super edgy and futuristic – and SHEAR! Most of their looks have shear panels whether is be in the back of a sports bra or down the length of their tights. It looks super cool and has to be one of the most fashionable sports brands I have ever seen.
But this brand is my favourite on the list! The brand is mostly neutral colours but the designs are so beautiful – from criss-cross sports bra backs to ballet wrap jerseys and funky patterned leggings. This is a brand I need to get my hands on!
10.Live The Process
Beautifully simple. This brand is very simple yet functional with beautiful classic designs. Their colours are also quite neutral and understated, perfect for someone who doesn’t like loud colours and standing out – but still loves feeling confident in their own skin.
I hope you love these brands as much as I do, leave comments and let me know what you think. And please click the links on the images to go to their websites and have a look around – they have some really cool and inspiring apparel!
*These images are not my own, they are from the brands websites (links are attached)