Made to move

The evolution of activewear is a style phenomenon which may well come to define the ’10s. And as we head into the ’20s, the time when gym clothes were just for the gym is in the distant past, and lycra-clad brunches have become somewhat cliché (guilty as charged).


Feel natural in neutrals. Marlow Circuit Bike Short in Rosewood and Aura Shoulder Pad Knit Tank in Blush


Earthy tones to stay grounded. Lululemon Align Pant II in Nulu


However, the comfort and performance elements of athleisure endures in fashion across the board: From sneakers-with-everything aesthetics, to the resurgence of Princess Diana-inspired bike shorts and baggy jumper streetwear looks.

An extra layer tied around the waist or shoulders, just in case. Levi’s Leo Colourblock Hoodie

This rise and rise of all things activewear also means that when it comes to the actual acts for which the clothing was intended, we’re spoilt for choice.

A crisp white tee for every combo. Camilla and Marc George 2.0 Tee in White

Make the most of the last days of summer by heading outdoors in fun, colourful and comfortable styles sure to motivate you to move.

Sweat shorts for mooching or moving. Camilla and Marc Josef Organic Short

Here are Metropol’s picks of the best activewear to be, er, active, in.


Take a walk on the wild side in animal print. The Upside Zebra Midi Pant and Bra


Slick kicks for pounding the pavement. New Balance 327 in Munsell white with moonbeam



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