7 cool activewear labels to keep your 2021 fitness resolutions in check

While Hong Kong gyms are closed till further notice and the temperature continues to drop, you might just need a little extra motivation to work out. Here are a few cool sportswear labels to keep in mind that will hopefully give you the extra push that you need.


Headquartered between London and Los Angeles, Varley is a luxury label with sporty separates that will keep you stylish everywhere from the city to the trails. They offer simple, clean cuts and an expert focus on figure-flattering cuts, which are perfect for pilates, barre or yoga.

Our pick: Varley makes some of the best animal prints for activewear. Currently, the Delta bra and Century leggings in snakeskin are in my cart.

Everybody and Everyone

Veronica Chou’s label, Everybody and Everyone, recently introduced a line of activewear that’s compressed enough to hold you in yet comfortable enough to wear all day. Each piece of the collection is made from biodegradable and recycled nylon fibres. 

Our pick: Slip into the Magic legging and Pretty Sweaty tee for your next workout. 

Year of Ours

Female-founded LA-label, Year of Ours, prides themselves on team spirit. The utilitarian styles, often times inspired by classic American sportswear, are easy to wear and transition from sports to daily wear. Shop their line that includes everything from sports bras and leggings to hoodies and loungewear. 

Photo: Year of Ours

Our pick: The ultra high-waist ribbed football leggings, which features a lace-up detail at the waist (I have them in black and want them in every other colour).

Ernest Leoty

As a label founded in Paris during the 19th century, Ernest Leoty has pivoted in recent years, taking its knowledge in corset making to the design of luxury activewear. With a sharp focus on feminine style and performance, they’ve even created costumes for the Opera de Paris Ballet and the UK Olympic cycling team. 

Photo: Ernest Leoty

Our pick: The navy and black sports bra and legging set is great for low-impact workouts. 

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective is an ethically produced and size-inclusive label from Seattle, Washington. Made from ECONYL® fabric, each style is often available in over ten colours so you can go full monotone or even play up the colour blocking for your next workout. 

Photo: Girlfriend Collective

Our pick: Sport the label’s cropped puffer and compressive leggings with pockets. Practical and functional.

Outdoor Voices

American athletic label, Outdoor Voices, wants you to get out there. Whether you’re going on a run, yoga or dog walk, ‘doing things’ and staying active is at the core of this NYC brand. Expect lots of fun active separates with a charming retro touch. 

Our pick: Throw on this MegaFleece bomber for your next hike. It features functional pockets, full snap for warmth and is even made of 63% recycled wool. 

Live the Process

This American label want you to focus on ‘the workout within’ by linking your breath and movement to your exercises for your wellness journey. Zen out in styles by Live the Process, which balance thoughtful designs with functionality. 

Our pick: These knit ribbed leggings are great for a low-impact workout at home, and can be worn throughout the day. They’re so comfortable you won’t want to take them off. 

See also: Work out at home: 5 space-saving fitness equipment to get in Hong Kong

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