Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Fitness Fashion goes Festive

There’s no denying it. Come January/February, there’s gonna be a whole influx of the New Years’ Resolutioners handing over their credit card details and practically begging for membership to the gym, crossfit warehouse, yoga studio and boot camp.

While you can’t buy ongoing motivation, you can dress for success. Why not be strategic and prepared by putting your Most Wanted pieces on a list for Santa? Or your mum, boyfriend, best friend, brother. Because looking gorgeous in gym gear is a public service (no see-through leggings and low-rise hipsters here!), so really, others should get on board.

Here’s my tried, trusted and true fitness fashion picks. They have been through gym workouts, yoga, pilates, Ballet Sculpt, last-minute grocery runs and everyday-living business. No fading, no tears, no loose threads, and no shrinking.

Onzie
Made in LA, every piece is an artwork that is genuinely made for movement. The crops, singlets, capris and leggings all fit impeccably and are super flattering. I am especially in love with my high-
waisted polka dot print leggings. I love pulling them down over my heels as the length allows – all of a sudden, you’ve elongated yourself like a Dali painting. The floral crop is making me smile every time – photo real print and the pink and purple is reflected in my shoes, of course.

www.onzie.com
 Onzie on Facebook

 Onzie on Instagram


Skins
When compression gymwear first became a ‘thing’, it was Skins that was the leader of the pack with their scientifically engineered, hard-wearing but fashionable tights and tanks. Though the market has been flooded with cheaper, generic “compression” gear – I haven’t discovered anything that even nearly matches the long-lasting grip-your-muscles effect of my Skins leggings. While the gurus are still debating the effectiveness of compression – and it is probably more a matter for endurance athletes than the everyday gym guy or girl – it is undeniable that the whole range of Skins gear looks high-tech, sucks in all the things it should, and has a bit of a Halle Berry in Catwoman look about it. Winning.
I AM coveting the rainbow-hued Amazon Feathers running shorts and capris. Get in fast!

http://www.skins.net/au/

 Skins on Facebook

Funkita Activewear

Australian made – in fact, only a few suburbs away from me in Collingwood, Melbourne – Funkita has 10 years of swimwear design and athlete collaboration under their belts so activewear was a no-brainer. They have slam-dunked it too, with bright colours, sharp fit, great material and no-fade colours. Every time I’ve worn their bright pink crop and rainbow-stripe leggings, I have been asked what I’m wearing – the ultimate test of lovability! I’m wearing their full-length leggings and matching crop in Pink-Feline Fever.

Support the Australian economy, it’s an act of kindness!

http://www.funkita.com/

 Funkita on Facebook

 Funkita on Instagram


Henry Holland for MRP



He does crazy prints for hot girls. Henry Holland will cost you the mortgage normally BUT oh my god-oh my god-oh my god, he has done a collaboration with fashion brand MRP to deliver some amazing sports luxe wear at bargain prices. The ad campaign features the best pieces and I've snatched them up. The quality is impeccable and I was a little sceptical considering the spare change I spent on it!
That crop I'm wearing? $11!
My genuine dilemma was How Can I Wear Every Piece At One Time? Totally recommend the leopard print crop and matching leggings, the MEGA hoodie ($20!) and the pink camo dress. Who doesn't need one of those, after all?


MRP on Facebook

  MRP on Instagram


Cocorose London

As David Bowie would say, Let's Dance.
These are Space Oddity shoes too - don't you love them? Cocorose London does gorgeous, dance-specific and dance-inspired flats for fashionable and functional dressing. I have these crazy gorgeous silver and black ones, but I also have a very sensible pair of black flats for everyday travels. Whether you're a pro dancer or a loungeroom shuffler, these are a must.

http://www.cocoroselondon.com.au/
 Cocorose on Facebook
 Cocorose on Instagram



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