Athleisure 2.0

Over the past few years, the athleisure market has become incredibly popular and the recipe for a perfect athleisure ensemble requires a combination of functional, comfortable pieces with edgy silhouettes and materials that seamlessly transition into trendy street style. With that said, here are five of our favorite places to shop the trend.

P.E Nation

Created for multi-faceted women who lead busy lives, P.E Nation is an activewear brand from stylist and designer Pip Edwards and designer Claire Tregoning. The Australian label gives a nostalgic nod to physical education with a tomboy attitude, coupled with a focus on fit, functionality and fabric to accommodate the needs of today’s always-on-the-go lifestyle.

 

Vimmia

Vimmia, derived from the Latin word vim meaning “life force” is an activewear brand designed to integrate form and function using a new high-tech luxe fabric called movvu. Designed and developed in Los Angeles, the Vimmia collection offers unique, performance styles that have been constructed for the modern woman who balances a busy life and active living.

 

Tory Sport

Launched by designer Tory Burch in 2015, Tory Sport is a performance activewear collection that balances fashion and function and features sport-specific pieces constructed for ease of movement. Crafted of moisture-wicking, wind-resistant, and anti-chafing fabrics, the styles take inspiration from the 1970s with their high-energy prints and color-blocked patterns. A lifelong athlete, Burch created this line in recognition of the empowering role sports play in all aspects of a woman’s life.

 

Varley

Varley is a women’s activewear brand combining LA living with London elegance to ensure both performance and style. The brand serves up a cool collection of mesh-paneled sports bras, leggings, cutout T-shirts and slouchy hoodies in eclectic prints. The high-quality fabrics and innovative silhouettes are both practical and stylish.

Strut-This

Strut-This is a LA based fitness wear brand created by two mother-daughter teams that wanted to create a line of activewear for women of all ages and lifestyles. Their vision was to design a brand that is comfortable enough to wear during your workout but still fashionable enough for even the most style conscious woman to wear while out running errands or post-gym lunch with the girls.

About the Author

Having started her career in New Zealand as a fashion and beauty assistant, she then moved on to edit the online beauty magazine, BeautyBible. Since then she has created her own blog, The Refined Edit. Now based in the United Kingdom she has contributed to countless print and online publications including Style.com/Arabia. Follow her musing on Twitter and Instagram @gracieastewart.