Best products & tips for stylish home workouts
COVER STORY / 2020-05-20
Now that you’re at home 24*7, do you feel like you’re working out more than ever? Got your mat and that cute sipper? Well, you’re not alone, feeling this change of vibe. Even though you were going to the gym earlier, the current situation is different. Being confined to your home might be making you wanna be on the move just a little bit more each day. Working out is very important right now, not just to shed calories but also to reduce stress and anxiety. Quite believably, global pandemics seem to have a depressing effect on people. Be it HIIT, yoga, or any xyz workout that you enjoy, continue doing it to feel instantly refreshed and calm.
The first few weeks of the global coronavirus lockdown sure passed in the same sweatpants and ponytail look, but probably the same doubled up as your gym gear! Well, it’s time to evolve out of that look and spruce up your lockdown life. Whether you like sweating in hot yoga, or zen-ing out in Vinyasa flow, trendy gym wear can make you feel as though your life is together just a little bit more. A comfortable fitness style is instrumental in the enjoyment and comfort of your sweat sessions. Cherry on the cake, they also double up as the perfect sartorial choice for Netflix marathons, weekly trips to the supermarket and home cleaning sprees. Basically, investing in good activewear is quite worthwhile.
As a rule of thumb, comfort (always) comes first, but while you're putting in all that hard work, it doesn't hurt to feel and look your best too. Soft fabrics, breathable material, a flexible stretch that moves with you, a stylish look – are the attributes of trendy workout clothes for women that will keep you on track your fitness style goals, even while practicing social distancing. With increasingly more activewear brands to stay aware of, there’s an endless supply of sports bras, leggings, and gym essentials to choose from out there. We narrowed down our edit to French luxury brand- Kenzo, which is widely popular for being edgy but lesser-known for its activewear. Squeezing in a good workout can definitely seem like a chore, but with Kenzo collection, figuring out what clothes to wear is a worry of the past. There's a reason this brand is one of the favorites amongst both yoga friends and celebrities alike. From seamless designs to edgy prints and technical leggings, Kenzo offers up chic designs that don't sacrifice comfort. Get ready to sweat in style!
1. Kenzo’s sports bralette tops
Kenzo’s sports bralette tops are some of the most comfortable we've ever had the pleasure of wearing (and selling!). They’re made with high-performance fabric which is really supportive and feels soft on the skin. The under-bust band is thick enough to lay flat on your torso and high enough to help you feel supported – whatever yoga position you find yourself in.
2. Finding a pair of yoga pants
Finding a pair of yoga pants that don’t sag around your bum, bunch at your ankles and drop at your waist is almost as hard as finding fun things to do at home. These Kenzo sports leggings are one of the best money can buy.
3. Looking for the perfect full-sleeve t-shirt
Looking for the perfect full-sleeve t-shirt to ease into your HIIT? We've got you covered. How about a super-stretchy Kenzo cotton tee?
4. Kenzo mixed-panel sports shorts
If you want to feel comfier than you’ve ever felt before then Kenzo mixed-panel sports shorts are up there with the best. They’re made with 100% cotton that makes them perfect for a high – performance workout session. These shorts not only feel super soft on the skin but are really supportive. The high-waist will stay put no matter what position you find yourself in.
5. track pants
It’s best practice to spend your money on a pair of track pants that have been designed with movement in mind because they’ll be breathable, moisture-wicking and able to stretch and flow as you do. In order to feel supported and comfortable, you’ll want a high and wide waistband which lies flat on your torso, doesn’t cut in, and, if possible, has a drawstring to offer further support.
6. Kenzo tank tops
We’re also huge fans of Kenzo tank tops, for their seriously flattering fit. This rainbow print tank is great if you anticipate doing more sweating than relaxing (no judgment here). Its stretchy knit fabric provides increased mobility for all your quarantine workouts.
7. Kenzo track pants in the navy
Like treadmill workout but don’t like skimpy leggings during this cardio that rubs against your thighs? Opt for Kenzo track pants in the navy. If you're into an old-school vibe – think retro '70s and '80s gym gear – then this is totally in your lane.
8. Comfortable tees
Comfortable tees have never been so fashionable thanks to the signature eye print effect of Kenzo. This t-shirt blends both style and function, so you'll feel totally comfortable wearing these out of the gym onto the street. Tip: choose a bigger size if you want some extra breathability.
Kenzo is the gym brand we can't get enough of right now. Still looking for what you came for? There are some new products and different brands as well on our radar that we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the fun colors, stretchy fabrics, and subtle designs. Make sure you check them out below!