Going into the MCO doesn’t mean you have to put those fitness resolutions aside.
The early days of January bleed into each other like whispers of promises made and held sacred. It’s a blank slate. A fresh new book with an unmarred spine. If wayward hurdles in 2020 put a damper on your wellness and fitness goals, let 2021 serve as an opportunity for reinvention, change, habits, and routines that stick.
Net-a-Porter‘s Sporter campaign highlights the very best of the e-commerce retailer’s sportswear selection. We’ve chosen just a few we’d love to sport, from hardworking pieces that transition from studio to street to activewear crafted from recycled water bottles.
(Header image courtesy of Net-a-Porter)
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.
Perfecting the yoga Sirsasana on your list of goals to achieve this year? JW Anderon’s yoga mat set streamlines the trip from home to studio with a carrying case as sleek and smart as you’d expect from Jonathan Anderson. The solid dark navy colourway of the case’s recycled canvas, leather straps and ‘JW’ keyring stands in stark difference to the yoga mat’s hazy photographic florals, streaked with shocks of bright magenta pink.
We’re big fans of Girlfriend Collective. This Seattle-based company commits to producing ‘Ethically Made Activewear’ and boasts a ‘Great’ rating on Good On You — the highest rating the company awards. These neon-yellow Bike shorts are as eco-friendly as they are bright; made from recycled fabric that’s lived a first life as post-consumer water bottles. We’re envisioning this pair worn with its matching Topanga sports bra and a boxy sweatshirt, accessorised with a big scrunchie and a Hydroflask water bottle.
The foiled metallic sheen of this sports bra from Heroine Sports evokes a feeling that can only be summarised as ‘1970s-disco-dancing effervescence’ — the kind of energy we’re in serious need of as we inch our way into yet another month of at-home workouts. The one-shoulder construction and considerable back cut-out makes this piece as much a party top as it is for serious work-outs; an optimistic two-in-one design with fingers crossed for that day we get to venture out into clubs and gyms once more.
Veja has fans in high places — royalty, even, if Meghan Markle’s love of the crisp-white Campo sneakers she wore during her first royal tour of Australia is anything to go by. It took a full four years of research and development to develop these Condor 2 sneakers. Its name alone should hint at the pair’s source of inspiration: The South American bird’s bone structure served as the blueprint for this lightweight, biomimetic design. Fully in line with the brand’s stance for sustainable innovation, the Alveomesh upper is made out of recycled plastic bottles.
Be nice. Get lots of sleep. Drink plenty of water. The slogans emblazoned atop this sweatshirt from Sporty & Rich — mantras of positivity so central to this Emily Oberg-led brand — are truly ones to live by. Bring this with you on chillier mornings for a cosy layer that feels as nice as it says it does.
It’s 2021: It’s time to expect more from the pieces you wear everyday. This Ernest Leoty Anais bodysuit is as hardworking as it gets, with a one-and-done design that straddles lines between dancewear, lingerie — check out those moulded boning at the bust — and ready-to-wear. Wear this piece as a leotard with ballet-pink tights at a dance class; with leggings for Hatha yoga; or, with track pants on a casual day out.
The freeform flexibility of barely-there socks with rubber footbed ridges that grip and anchor, POINTE STUDIO’s Fashion Studio 3-pack set — with two above-ankle and one ankle pair — guarantees no slippage in class; long-held yoga poses and quick barre reps notwithstanding. We’re particularly partial to the pairs’ tie-dye colourway.