Activewear Edit: Looks to Inspire Your Exercise

Activewear Edit: Looks to Inspire Your Exercise

Cute outfit = motivation

By Sophie Catsoulis | 7th December 2016

You know the feeling when you pull on a pair of brand-spanking-new tights and a cute crop to match? Even the laziest Netflix lover will admit that they feel like hitting the gym, if only for a second. Behold the exercise-inducing effects of activewear.

The mind works in mysterious ways. Somehow we feel motivated when we wear something appealing to the eye. If you ask me, we’re attempting to do the clothes justice – as we should!

So stop trawling through Instagram in search of some #fitspo. Open up your closet (or your online shopping tabs) and throw on something to inspire your summer bod. Prepare for a healthy dose of activewear inspiration. Stop frowning; it’ll be fun, I promise!

Image: Giphy

Image: Giphy

The crop:

Lifestyle_Activewear edit_Lorna Jane crops

Lorna Jane Knock Down sports bra $65.99, Lush Scallop sports bra $69.99, Jaguar sports bra $67.99, Water and Land swim set $110.99

Summer is the perfect excuse to show some skin, and when it comes to crop tops we are spoilt for choice this season. Back detailing, scalloped edges, criss-crossed fronts and mesh are the designs of the moment. So take your pick and breathe some life into your look.

Lifetsyle_Activewear edit_Slinkii Arcana Bras $89

Slinkii Arcana bras $89 each

Oh and minimalists, you can never go wrong with monochrome.

The bottoms:

Lifetsyle_Activewear edit_Pants

Lorna Jane Iconic Core 7/8 tight $95.99, Opposite Core F/L tight $105.99; Missguided Active black faux leather short, $31.50

Despite the rise in temperature, tights are essential all year round. Opt for something sheer or emblazoned with your favourite branding to add spice to the staple. Alternatively, leather-look shorts are a must-have for my fellow heat-haters. Make the most of the steamy weather and get a nice tan going while you work out.

Matching sets:

Lifestyle_Activewear edit_Outfits

Look 1 & 3: Lululemon Featherlight bras $75, Featherlight tights, $139, Look 2: The Upside Ditsy Andie Crop $119, The Upside Ditsy Yoga Pant $139

Girly-girls, rejoice! It is now officially acceptable to wear matching sets past the age of five! Grab a gorgeous crop and tights (preferably something patterned or textured) and accessorise with a neutral over-shirt if desired. Lululemon have partnered with Brazilian textile artist Janaina Milheiro to create the Featherlight Collection, which dropped on November 28 and is available for five weeks. Our editor Christie Sutherland has tried and tested the collection and swears by the feather-embedded, handcrafted silk designs for their amazing breathability and lightweight feel - perfect for the Australian Summer!

Make working out all the more exciting with some fresh, new-season activewear. You’ll look as good as you feel in no time!

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Article by Sophie Catsoulis

Sophie Catsoulis is a former Journalist at Style Magazines. When she’s not fawning over sausage dogs or the latest Chloe bag, she spends her weekends in search of strawberries, sunflowers or better yet, shiraz.

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