Chic and sleek activewear to get you back in your move groove

Motivation to exercise manifests in many forms. Perhaps it might be envisioning those post-workout endorphins, the feeling of moving your body or the delicious meal after a sweat session. If you’re living in one of New Zealand’s current, more restricted alert levels, exercise is a critical part of looking after your mental health — even if it’s just that daily neighbourhood walk (now able to happen with a friend, even better!).

Cleverly-designed activewear can make it exponentially more enjoyable to work out, not to mention it can often slightly improve your performance by proxy — for example, that convenient pocket in your leggings that fits your phone perfectly, thereby providing music to spur you on as you run.

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While loud logos and bright shades have had their day in the sun, so to speak, we’re gravitating towards more a more refined and elegant look; neutral colours, streamlined silhouettes and pared-back finishes. There’s no denying we’ve all become very familiar with leisurewear this year, but now we’re looking to update our wardrobes with more functional pieces that will help us want to get moving again.

Clockwise from top left: Girlfirend shell trail shorts available from Matches, Nagnata Check-Back Racer from Muse, Anine Bing drink bottle from Superette, Nagnata Lucid Sweater from Muse, Tree runners from Allbirds, Flight Mode Leggings from Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant Tyron Cap from Workshop, Bala weighted bangles from Superette, 365 organic cotton hoodie from Pangaia, Nuxx Technical holdall bag from Saint Laurent.
Clockwise from top left: Hooded anorak from Dior, Vaara Juno Soft Touch Bra from Workshop, Aje Athletica Embossed Classic Logo T-Shirt from Aje at Commercial Bay, Dynamic Legging from P.E Nation, Frisbee from Prada, Air Zoom Pegasus sneakers from Nike, Bondi Born Nyla top from Mode Sportif, DiorAlps Shorts from Dior.


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