Blame the cold or the fact that New Year’s Eve seems like it was ages ago, but no matter what your excuse, this is the time when resolutions start to fade away. Want to keep your workouts on track? A fantastic new piece to hit the gym in might do the trick. And these fitness apparel collaborations are so chic that you’ll want to wear them beyond sweat sessions.
Sweaty Betty x modelFIT When Sweaty Betty Founder and Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton is in New York, modelFit is one of her go-to workouts, so it made perfect sense for her to team up with modelFIT founder Vanessa Packer. The three-piece line—cropped leggings, full-length leggings and a crop top—are all in the limited edition Tranquil Lights print. “New York has always been my home, and I wanted Tranquil Lights to emulate the city’s unmistakable allure and electrifying energy,” Packer has said. “There’s something so magical about the radiant light streaming in from the east in the morning, or the New York sunsets from the west followed by the gradual stream of headlights in the city’s darkness at night.” Available at SweatyBetty.com
Carbon38 x Jonathan Simkhai Activewear meets ready-to-wear by the CFDA award-winning womenswear designer. The 17-piece collection blends cutting-edge high fashion with high performance fabrics in pieces like a high-waisted palazzo pant, lace-up sports bras, flared mini dress, and hooded bell-sleeve peplum jacket. These aren’t just great for gym to street—they’ll also work as day to night mainstays. Available at carbon38.com
The C9 Champion Limited Edition by Anna Kaiser It's no wonder Target tapped celeb trainer Anna Kaiser for this athletic line. Through her dance-inspired studio AKT, celeb trainer Anna Kaiser has whipped Karlie Kloss, Shakira, Hilary Duff, and Kelly Ripa into shape, to name a few. The 16-piece line includes everything from mantra tees to cut-off gloves to multi-layered mesh sports bras. “I wanted to create a stylish collection that was built with performance in mind,” Kaiser says. “My sense of style is a blend of sporty chic with edge. This collection was designed to be transitional from studio to street and also functional to keep you comfortable while working up a sweat. One of my pet peeves in athleisure today is clothes that make a woman feel square and one-dimensional. I wanted to use asymmetrical lines, layering, and mesh paneling to flatter a woman's curves, and add a bit of unexpected intrigue to each piece. The way the pieces all play together allows the consumer to customize their look to match their personal style. Whether it's a little hip-hop, figure flattering and sassy, or fiercely athletic, this line embodies a wide range of attitudes and personality. After all, who doesn't want to switch up their vibe from time to time?” Available at Target stores and target.com
J.Crew x New Balance Guys can get in on the action too since the collab includes a collection for both men and women. Their first active line together launched in Fall 2016, and a second one just hit shelves. Don’t miss New Balance’s iconic 620 sneaker made over in never-seen-before color combinations made exclusively for J.Crew. Toss on this jacket to get to a class or layer it for a chilly al fresco run. Available at J.Crew stores and jcrew.com
WeWoreWhat x STRUT-THIS Everyone keeps a close eye on what Danielle Bernstein, the blogger behind WeWoreWhat, will wear next. With her second collection with activewear brand STRUT-THIS and cool-girl athletic retailer Bandier, she’s showing us how to dress for the gym, too. The five-piece line includes two leggings and sports bra sets, spotlighting a marble print and lace-up with gold hardware, and a cropped hoodie sweatshirt that can be thrown over both outfits. "Lace-up was where my design inspiration started,” Bernstein says. “I wanted to create activewear sets with fashion detailing that reflected ready-to-wear trends. I mix and match pieces from my collection with my wardrobe. You can easily pair our sports bras with a pair of high-waisted jeans, and our back lace-up leggings look great with stilettos and a leather jacket." Available at bandier.com
Carbon38 x Love Me by Curtis Kulig We can all use a little self-love and optimism when striving for our fitness goals, and that’s exactly what Curtis Kulig delivers in his capsule line. “Curtis Kulig is an incredibly versatile artist with a message that rings true to our customer, and we're so excited to bring Curtis' artwork to our luxury consumer with new and exciting styles that are sure to resonate in a big way," says Katie Warner Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Carbon38. The artist created a thirteen-piece activewear and loungewear collection featuring his iconic "Love Me" print on compression leggings, hoodies, and anoraks. “I think the collection is fun and has great energy, and I’m always grateful to see people embrace the Love Me message, especially powerful women,” Kulig says. Available at carbon38.com