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The best activewear in our wardrobes now

best activewear 2020 Nagnata

Okay I'll say it. I'm over track pants. What was once a novelty - making the post office, coffee, supermarket run in a track suit each day - is now feeling a bit blegh. Perhaps because I'm also sleeping in them. (Rest assured, I will continue to do so. Nothing will be going to landfill and cost per wear will stay low). But these days, when I leave the house, I'm leaning on something sleeker. My going out clothes. And by going out clothes I mean activewear.

When it comes to the environment, activewear is a tricky one. You want to look for sustainably made and breathable fabrics you won't need to wash often. (To avoid micro plastics seeping into our waterways. For a helpful tutorial on how to wash pieces less, go to our session with Laura May of Nagnata - recorded as part of RUSSH Weekend.)

But at a time when, for many of us, exercise represents a major reason for leaving the house - we've rounded up our favourite activewear of this moment below.

 

Matching pieces from Nagnata

Nagnata activewear

An obvious activewear choice, given the brand's sustainably focused design and fabrications. Seeing the brands more colourful pieces on is enough to make one reconsider a monochrome wardrobe in favour of something brighter. Hello to the red Laya legging rendered in superfine Merino Wool and Tencel. And the Nami leotard to pare back.

 

The Kaia pant from Bleusalt

Kaia Gerber activewear Bleusalt

Yes, that Kaia. While there's undeniable appeal to a pant designed for Gerber, what's better is that 20 per cent of proceeds from the flared Kaia pant will be donated to A Sense of Home. The pants are made from a sustainable and antimicrobial fabric derived from beech trees. Would dance in these.

 

These bike shorts and sports bra from Hara

Hara activewear

From the brand's new sportswear collection. The Jacky sports bra and Gabi bike shorts are made using Hara's OEKO-TEX 100 approved bamboo fabric and natural plant dyes, and sizing goes from XS to 5XL. We're not sure quite what's going on right now, but the cherry shade has our full attention.

 

A monochrome look from Live The Process

activewear Live The Process

This is the epitome of sleek activewear. And stocked at My Chameleon, which is currently donating 20 per cent of profits to Beit el Baraka in Lebanon. We're enjoying this cut out bodysuit as a chic pilates companion. And a monochrome hoodie and bike shorts combo, worn with Vejas on brisk walks.

 

Imagery from top: Nagnata; @kaiagerber; Hara the Label; My Chameleon.

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