Colourful activewear to motivate your workouts

Colourful activewear to motivate your workouts

The best and brightest in workout gear to get you motivated to move it.

By Candice Jackson | 10th September 2015

It’s time to ditch the boring black tights and plain tee workout combination, and replace it with pops of colour and fun pattern clashes to renew your exercise regime and motivation for spring/summer.

Finding the perfect workout gear can be hard, because as we all want to look good, we must also feel good (inside and out… functionality should always be a top priority!) in what we’re wearing to stay on track for those early gym sessions or tough PT or bootcamp classes.

Here are some local activewear labels injecting the colour, fun and brightness back into fitness so we can kick-start our spring/summer fitness goals:

Pure Dash Athletica

Pure Dash Athletica

She's A Goddess Mesh Crop $79, Pleasure Island Leggings $129, Bright Eyes Cami $69, Pleasure Island Crop top $79

Pure Dash Athletica’s mantra is “Sport.Style.Love.” and their activewear represents all three of those elements, and more! Their colourful leggings (check out their confetti or crystal prints) are also a great way to add a bit of street cred to your attempt at sports luxe.

Price range: $49.99 to $140

Allira Activewear

Allira Designs

Allira Designs (L to R): Green Diamond 3/4 Length Leggings $80, Phoenix Leggings $80 & Green Diamond Ava Crop $60

Allira Activewear is a female fitness label based and produced in Queensland with vibrant colour and prints used to create comfortable lycra and spandex shorts and leggings. You can follow the Facebook for local Brisbane market stall dates and updates on her new designs to be released later this year.

Price range: $60 to $100

Sport Le Moda

Sport Le Moda

Sport Le Moda: Elle Crop Top $65, Tamzen Tights $80 & Estelle Baggy Singlet $65

While Sport Le Moda is better known for their uber luxe monochrome activewear, they have some colourful gems in the mix at the moment worth checking out (after you add to cart, of course).

Price range: $10 to $90

Tully Lou

Tully Lou

Tully Lou: Frankie Vest $169.95 & Barkley Short $64.95

Tully Lou has only been around for two years, but it has already cemented itself as an Australian activewear label that combines rebellious workout gear with stylish streetwear. The modern designs incorporate a lot of structured lines with garment cut outs and see-through mesh that are both stylish and functional.

Price range: $64.95 to $134.95

Rumi Yoga Wear


Rumi Yoga Wear (L to R) : Light Everyday Headband $10, The Way Leggings $78 & Light Leggings $78

This new Australian yoga and athletic wear label stocks shorts, headbands, leggings and capris in six bold digitally inspiring prints made entirely from recycled materials.

Price range: $10 to $78

Black Milk Clothing

Black Milk Clothing

Black Milk Clothing (L to R): Lightning Blue Combat Pants $99, Galaxy Purple Pants $99 & Lightning Purple Combat Pants $99

Yes, Black Milk also has a range of gym wear that mimics the label’s clothing options. The clothing company, which started out by selling leggings, have kept their fitness leggings and pants just as creative, with galaxy, lightning, chalked and other colourful leggings and combat pants currently available.

Price range: $50 to $105

We Are Handsome

We Are Handsome

We Are Handsome (L to R): The Keys Active Bralette $70, The Keys Active Shorts $99, Casablanca Active Bralette $70 & Casablanca Active Capri Leggings $165 (shorts of the same design pictured).

Australian designer swimwear brand, We Are Handsome, merged their fashion forward Summer-inspired prints and style into an activewear collection, which was released in January. The sporte luxe styles of the Activewear Heat Two collection includes crops, bralettes, active shorts, tights and capris.

Price range: $70 to $176

Running Bare

Running Bare

Running Bare (L to R): Britt Runway Cardio Zip Jacket $139.99, Sia High Impact Push Up Crop Top $69.99, Sia Pro Circuit Sports Tight $49.99, Forever Push Up Sports Bra $59.99, No Bounce Crop Top $54.99, After Dark Jacket $99.99 & Sia Look Fierce Full Length Tight $109.99

If you need some inspiration on how to effectively pattern clash your gym outfit, Running Bare has you covered! Their new Spring range is full of vivid colours, bold prints and luxe fabrics begging to be mixed and matched to ensure you stand out from the crowd for the right reasons.

Price range: $9.99 to $139.99


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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