There is a steamy love affair between fitness and fashion that’s been happening for a while now and we are so here for it! With designers embracing an activewear meets street concept… otherwise known as ‘athleisure’ or ‘sportsluxe’, this trend allows us to go about our day feeling comfortable and ready for action without compromising on style. With athleisure quickly becoming an essential look for our day to day wear, many Australian designers have honed in on this niche to produce activewear that will be sure to make you stand out whether you’re at the gym, walking along our famous coast line, grabbing coffee or doing a class in studio (even from home!)
The athleisure trend isn’t disappearing anytime soon… so if you’re dying to dip your toes into the world of athleisure but aren’t quite sure of where to begin; why not start with our top five Australian activewear brands!
Built to last a lifetime, Jaggad’s designs are ideal for high impact workouts, brisk walks, running errands and everything in between! With regular limited collections dropping in stores and online, they are always a huge hit! Their use of bold block colours and pattern splicing make their garments stylish but still functional! Our fave classic piece right now is the Panelled Compression Legging. The panelled design allows the leggings to better contour to the body, providing an excellent fit and greater core support- Add in the signature graphic white Jaggad logo and there you have it, practical and stylish all at the same time!
- P.E Nation
Our favourite designer duo Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning are the brains behind P.E Nation’s functional, fashion forward designs. Their flattering cuts and epic use of colour set them apart from all the other Australian activewear brands out there. Try pairing our 100% cotton HyperLuxe x P.E Nation EXCLUSIVE long sleeve tee with the P.E Nation Passing Fast legging… these leggings are flying out the door right now, their high-rise waistband and lightweight fabrication will be sure to give you the ultimate fit and support! Finish of the look by tying their Short Corner Sweat around your waist for an extra pop of subtle colour… Add some white sneakers and you’re all set!
- The Upside
Born with the intention to create activewear that could be worn outside of an exercise class, Jodhi Meares’ The Upside offers a range of pattern and colour block tights, tees, crops and sweat tops that are ideal for any casual occasion. Designed for simplicity and comfort their Bondi Crew jumper comes in a range of different, flattering colours making it the perfect piece to mix and match with what’s already in your wardrobe.
Nimble’s long lasting, super functional activewear will be sure to see you through many a coastal run… Their playful prints and easy fit, comfortable styles are why we’ve chosen them in our top 5 picks of Australian activewear brands. Their Speed It Up long sleeve tees have become a go to piece for us on our morning runs, the lightweight material and handy thumb hole feature make them the ideal top for those that like to fuse simplicity, comfort and practicality.
Creating some of the best ever leggings in #teamHyperLuxe’s eyes; Lilybod works to offer a wide range of leggings, crops, spray jackets and tees in an array of different colours- black, olive, cobalt blue… they have it all. Best known for their leggings, Lilybod’s iconic line work which features on the majority of their designs really sets them apart from the pack. Their Skyler legging are a HyperLuxe fave right now for their fabulous fabric features like anti-pilling, moisture wicking and 4-way stretch shape retention. Finish the look off with a plain cropped tee, leather jacket and Dad sneakers and you have the perfect off-duty look!
These Australian activewear brands are helping us achieve our fitness goals whilst keeping us stylish at the same time! Be sure to check out these labels instore or online today!