These Sportswear Looks Are Taking Over Quarantine
At a time where people post their best workout clothes, could it be that sportswear is indeed the new luxury fashion trend?
While the world outside our doors is working to heal itself amidst a global pandemic, it seems that more and more people have been taking sports fashion and self-care to a whole new level—even more so that it has become the biggest fashion trend right now.
This healthy lifestyle trend has evolved beyond diet and gym culture and has transformed into something so covetable we see the industry booming even during all this COVID chaos. Now, more than ever, people are taking health and fitness into their own hands, and what was once a siloed lifestyle has evolved into a symbol of affluence that spans across different categories—from organic food, gym equipment, and covetable athletic wear.
The idea behind the luxury of wellness is similar to the concept of purchasing an Hermès Birkin (or whatever bag you’ve been dying to have). Being able to show off that perfectly baked gluten free loaf of bread or that newly put-together home gym is the new way to look and feel like you’ve accomplished something. Plus, it also helps that the gym clothes now are cute enough to be shown off.
If pre-quarantine social posts were all about copping the most covetable accessories for 2020, the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) dictates otherwise. Each day we see more and more individuals showcasing their healthy lifestyles on social media, posting photos of themselves wearing athleisure apparel for all kinds of activities. Forget that new Bottega Veneta Jodie you’ve been eyeing for the summer because if our Instagram feed is any indication, sports or athletic wear is clearly the new status symbol. And let’s face it, how many times this week have you worn sportswear at home—more so, posted them online?
As the line between activewear and daywear blurs, we identify 5 key activewear trends for summer (or at least until the ECQ is lifted):
Cropped Tees a la Lovi Poe
Count on Lovi Poe to make a cropped top look super chic while working out
Why this works: Cropped tops are great way to track progress and to check on your form especially during ab day.
Suggested workout: Clinging close to the body, this workout is great for cardio workouts.
Monochrome Coordinates a la Aliza Apostol-Goco
Mom and fitspiration Aliza Goco keeps things chic and fuss-free with a monochromatic pairing
Why this works: Monochrome pairings don’t always have to be dull and boring especially with a myriad of options out there. Plus, the single color palette makes you look put together even after an intense sweat sesh.
Suggested workout: Comfortable and easy to move in, wear your coordinates during an online yoga or pilates workout.
Prints a la Aubrey Miles
Aubrey Miles always knows how to make workout clothing much more fun because lockdown or not, prints (on prints) are here to stay
Why this works: Prints are a great way to show off your personality even when you find yourself working out at home.
Suggested workout: Bright colors and prints will surely help motivate you to get through your high intensity (HIIT) workouts
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BEGINNER CORE/AB workout for today👊🏼 . If you’re interested in a CORE workout but have no idea where to start? Here are some of my favorite, basic moves, but still challenging. Low impact ab strengthening for beginners. Make sure to engaged your back and core. When you start always be present and be mindful of your movements to prevent injuries . Let’s START❗️ - Elbow plank T-rotations 12reps 3x - Elbow plank knee dips 12reps 3x - Knee tuck 12rep 3x . - Plank to knee tuck pump 12reps 3x . - Standard plank tap knee 12reps 3x - Heel touch 12reps each sode 3x - Leg extensions side crunch 12rep Each side 3x - Sit up touch toe 12reps each side 3x Don’t forget to find your rhythm. Breathing is key. Rest 30-40seconds per workout. You can do this program twice a week for 1month. If you wish to add after a month go ahead. Anyway Don’t frown, Don’t forget to smile and enjoy 😊 #amilesworkout
Logo Mania a la Bea Fabregas
While Bea Fabregas’ outfit may scream swoosh, toning down the look in an all black palette gets our approval.
Why this works: Logos aren’t just brand signifiers, they’re graphic designs too! If you can’t get around to mixing prints, then this trend could work wonders for you.
Suggested workout: Bodyweight exercises that require little to no equipment.
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I am back! 😂 I am terribly, TERRIBLY sorry for the way this video turned out. I did my best given there’s nobody here to take my videos. Miss you @beamarquez 😭 Aesthetics aside, here’s a no equipment workout! I would consider this pretty light, but you’ll definitely still feel the burn as you do more sets! Yay, Don’t forget to workout today ☺️ • 2-3 sets 10-15 reps Body Weight Squats 10 reps per leg Reverse Lunges w/ Knee Lifts 10-15 reps Plie Squat Calf Raises 10 reps per leg Inverted Thigh Openers 12 reps Good Mornings • 2-3 sets 10-12 reps Pushups 20 reps Shoulder Taps 10 reps Supermans w/ Arm Extension • 2-3 sets 15 reps Frog Bridge 30 seconds Plank Jacks 30 seconds per side Plank with Spinal Rotation All done! #TeamNike
Bike Shorts a la Bubbles Paraiso
Triathlete Bubbles Paraiso knows how to make the most of her bike shorts even during lockdown.
Why this works: Like leggings, bike shorts are tight and made from compression fabric that's comfortable and moves with you. They’re especially great to work out in during the summer.
Suggested workout: No cycling classes, no problem—these bike shorts allow you to be move freely and offer great coverage for your yoga routines.
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I haven’t done this kind of transition flow in so long— crow-to-tripod-headstand-back-to-crow then vinyasa. 🕉 It’s an old favorite of mine but since my personal practice are usually ashtanga and yin, I’m a bit rusty! (It’s not as smooth) 🤪 teacher @hellobrygirl I think it was your class that introduced me to this! 😄 #yoga #crow #tripod #headstand
Art by Raff Colmenar