If you're over the neon palette and mesh fabrics at Adidas and Nike, head over to the Zara store for some activewear that's fashion forward
, practical, feminine and breaks away from the stereotypical separates you find at sporting goods boutiques.
Already a favorite for everyday clothes, we were super excited to try on Zara's fitness line to see if it allows for a full-range of motion, is moisture-wicking and can serve a worthy alternative to our regular gym clothes
The $69.90 raincoat with contrast piping (as pictured above) was our first tryst with the active wear aisle which we loved, but it wasn't exactly weather appropriate. We were more taken in by the pink patch print bomber jacket from their SS16 collection ($81.90). And as we moved on, we discovered this was only the beginning of the many fine threads that would soon make it to our activewear lustlist this summer. Check it out.
What's In Store At Zara: The Gymwear Collection
The activewear is divided into four groups—lightweight pieces (edgy style), statement swimwear (soft and classy feel), monochrome basics (serious sporty look) and loungewear luxe (comfy and snug clothing). Our favorites from the lot include (pictured in order):
- The white sweatshirt with front knot for $25.90 because it pairs so well with running shorts and will keep you protected against the cold winds.
- The blue leggings ($25.90) with their wide elastic waistband to skim the tummy line seamlessly.
- The monochrome yoga bodysuits ($22.90) which double up as tank tops or camis thanks to their criss-cross straps in the back. They can be worn with trousers or shorts when you're out and about.
- The unisex sweatshirt ($25.90) complete with an oversized fit and hoodie; something to share with the boyfriend?
- Also, we're loving their black top with back slit. The cutout fabric, zip detail, structured back and just that peek-a-boo of neon makes this our favorite piece ($25.90).
- Last, but not the least, those white mini skorts ($25.90)! They make us want to sign up for a tennis class just to show them off. The elastic waist provides comfort while the cutwork and side slit add to the design element.
As compared to other major sporting brands, Zara's active wear which ranges between $19 and $85 makes for a viable option that's not necessarily cheaper, but definitely worth it for some stylish threads at the gym. This is evident in the different cuts and details that have made it to the sports bras, bodysuits, and yoga pants ensembles.
If you're loving what you see and want more of it, head over to the store or shop online at Zara.com