By ZOE LAWRENCE
For me, activewear and fashion are one and the same.
My wardrobe is full of it and I happily wear it – without shame – to any location and every occasion that calls for a casual dress code.
Activewear is comfortable, practical and let’s face it, just downright fashionable and is no longer bound to the daggy stigma exercise clothes once had. If you cast your memory back to the days when unappealing oversized t-shirts and ill fitting tights reigned supreme at gyms, activewear really has come leaps and bounds. It’s now fun, fashionable and comes in a whole host of amazing styles and prints that will ensure you feel more modelesque than mortified when you head to a coffee catch up post Pilates. What’s more? Brands like Lorna Jane produce over 100 new styles every single month which significantly decreases the risk of getting caught in the same outfit as another woman in your yoga class… #awkward
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Lorna Jane. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
Here are some of my favourite ways in which fashion and activewear have united for summer…
It’s all about colour – and I say, the brighter the better! A pop of neon colour keeps you psyched while you sweat, and looks just as great when worn from head-to-toe as it does layered – I say yes to the sneaky peek of a bright bra underneath your tank!
And this look is perfect for so much more than just a work out. It’s great for a weekend at the beach, a catch-up with mates or while out running errands – not only will it inspire you to move faster (incidental exercise is where it’s at people) but it will keep you looking cool, carefree and confident!
I also find that wearing bold, bright and on-trend activewear actually makes me want to work out more. After all, if you’re sporting a fab outfit, you want to strut your stuff and show it off, right?