Fitness can be fashionable—just look at pre- and post-gym paparazzi shots. As it turns out, feeling good about how you look while you’re working out can translate to a better workout, and if you need wardrobe motivation to make it to your workout of choice (whether SoulCycle, Barry’s Bootcamp, Pure Barre or a streaming class), look no further than these five fabulous brands.
The brainchild of a human performance specialist, HPE (short for Human Performance Engineering) offers high-tech workout gear that can take you from the gym to brunch and beyond. Quite possibly more stylish than your “regular” clothes, this collection of tops, bottoms, bras and outerwear has been spotted on Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, Ashley Greene and former First Lady Michelle Obama. P.S. You won’t be able to resist the subscription-based box service that lets you pick the pieces you need (or simply want).
You’ve likely spotted some boldly-striped leggings at your favorite fitness spot, and odds are they’re K- Deer. But even better than the amazing fit and flexibility is the fact that each of their Signature Stripe designs is named after an inspirational woman—and a portion of the proceeds from each sale goes to one of many worthy charitable organizations. For example, the Ruth Stripe is named after Flywheel co-founder Ruth Zuckerman, and the charity associated with this style is Stand Up To Cancer. Donna Karan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Brooke Burke and Candace Cameron Bure are just a few celebs who have earned their stripes.
Want to look hot without breaking a sweat? Simply wear The Upside. (Candice Swanepoel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hayley Baldwin, Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn do.) Offering clothing and accessories that meld fashion and function for running, yoga, swimming, running errands or just lounging around, this Australian-based brand has also partnered with the Cambodian Children’s Trust to help children and their families break the cycle of poverty.
Born to inspire women and men to be active rather than promote unrealistic expectations of what fitness is “supposed” to look like, Outdoor Voices serves up functional, comfortable, good-looking gear. Available in four fabrics including textured compression, stretchy jersey, weather-friendly crepe and lightweight “rec poly” in an ever-changing array of seasonal colorways, Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Olivia Culpo have been seen sporting Outdoor Voices’ wares.
A far cry from the uniform you wore in high school gym class, P.E Nation toes the line between active wear and athleisure with trend-driven designs for every workout and every day. Born in Australia and covering women and men alike, the brand’s capsule collections are as high-functioning as they are high-fashion. If you’d like to steal the styles of Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid and Ruby Rose, this is the perfect place to start.