There’s something about the power of a flattering and stylish activewear outfit and its ability to elevate the level of motivation required to actually get the workout done. Plus, sports bras, bike shorts and leggings aren’t only made to wear while working out—thanks to the pandemic these great athleisure pieces have become part of our everyday basics for our work-at-home attire.
Style expert Erica Wark highlights all the activewear trends you need to know to kick off the new season and warmer temperatures in the video clip above. Whether you’re hitting up a spin class or going for a hike with a friend, shop the looks below to look cute, and stay comfortable.
This is a great three-piece set from the Canadian brand After9. The sports bra is actually a two-in-one because it can be used as a nursing bra as well. The foam interior allows for ultimate comfort and functionality. Plus, the matching gold and black leggings just round out the entire look. This outfit is perfect during and after the baby arrives, so it has real longevity in your wardrobe.
Most of us tend to go for the all-black look when it comes to activewear, but we say to try a new neutral for spring and we love this chocolate brown colour from Azur Fit. Pair with a cozy fleece jacket to face any kind of weather the season throws at you. Keep the sporty vibes going with a baseball cap, an oversized tote bag and some comfortable yet cute sneakers and you’re ready for your outdoor workout!
SHOP: Cedar Jacket; $310 at Michi | Racerback Bra; $46 at Azur Fit | High Waisted Leggings; $69 at Azur Fit | Recycled Baseball Cap; $38 at Tilley | Women’s UA Essential Tote Bag; $65 at Under Armour | Crew Socks in White; $120 at Azur Fit | Fresh Foam Tempo; $124.99 at New Balance
This set is a really great way to introduce some print into your athletic wear. The neutral colours in this one from Under Armour make it versatile to wear, and the beautiful green (aka our favourite colour of the season) really brings an edgy statement to the look. The bomber jacket is still going strong and we love that you can wear it for a workout or with jeans and a t-shirt. Add a pop of colour with these vibrant training shoes from Reebok.
SHOP: Women’s UA Meridian Print Crop Short Sleeve; $60 at Under Armour | Studio Shiny Fashion Jacket; $62 at Reebok | Nano X1 Women’s Training Shoes; $150 at Reebok | Recycled Belt Bag; $44.95 at Gap Canada | Sunglasses; $12.99 at H&M
Get excited to work out with this fresh set from Athleta. Carry the green throughout the outfit with the bag and the shoes, and feel comfortable while working up a sweat.
SHOP: Conscious Crop A-C; $59 at Athleta | Elation Train 7/8 Tight; $71.20 at Athleta | Sojourn Top; $148 at Athleta | Belt Bag in Sage Croc; $88 at Elah Hand Bags | Women’s Trail Runners SWT; $180 at AllBirds
If you want to take the plunge and try something new, it’s all about bold colours. This outfit screams fashion yet still is comfortable and functional enough to work out in. These leggings are great for any workout from yoga to running, plus they mould to your body to work with you. Add a bright fanny pack and some fun sunglasses to keep the outfit chic.
SHOP: HiTouch High Rise Legging; $98 at Knix | Women’s Natural Run Long Sleeve Tee; $85 at AllBirds | Catalyst Front Zip Sports Bra; $98 at Knix | Kinetic Waist Bag; $51.99 at Athleta | Women’s UA HOVR Sonic 4 Running Shoes; $120 at Under Armour | Beckett Sunglasses in Rose Gold; $169 at Oscar Wylee