March 03, 2021 at 06:00AM
For many people, myself included, getting our daily exercise has been one of the few things keeping us going through the lockdown. Whether it’s a walk to grab a coffee, a quick yoga class after work, a gentle lunchtime stretch or a blow-away-the-cobwebs morning run, it’s amazing how important moving has become as we found ourselves increasingly confined to our homes. At the risk of sounding like a fashion editor cliché, I do find that having nice gym-wear can be one way to ensure I actually make it out of the front door. Of course, form and functionality have to go hand-in-hand when it comes to activewear, but as more and more brands jump on the workout bandwagon, we find ourselves spoilt for choice.
Case in point: Arket’s yoga collection, which launched last year, is the ultimate fusion of fashion and function, with stylish leggings and sports bras coming in cool colourways, such as beige, powder blue and blush pink. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, you have iconic sportswear brands developing design-led capsules: Think Stella McCartney for Adidas and Lululemon x Roksanda. It seems that, finally, fashion-savvy exercise-lovers aren’t needing to comprimise when it comes to investing in new workout pieces—and about time too.
So, what about for 2021? I was scrolling through the latest activewear drops this week, and I found that there were 4 trends in particular that really stood out to me. From the nostalgia of ’90s tracksuits to the loungewear-workout hybrids, scroll down to see the workout pieces that will make you want to move this year.