Underrated Activewear Brands You Need to Know About
Loungewear, athleisure, and activewear have strictly been our uniforms these past couple months due to the quarantine. But since we’ve been stuck inside for a while, countless hours went into discovering new active and loungewear brands. Are you tired of wearing the same plain black leggings in your latest Instagram photos? We hear you, and we’re here to help!
We always see larger activewear brands, like Lululemon, advertised on social media, but lesser-known brands like – Girlfriend Collective, Outdoor Voices, and Set Active – never seem to receive the recognition they deserve! Spice up your athletic look by adding color, diversity, and life into your closet! We’re so excited to share our underrated active brands with you, so let the style experts at Fashion Style Guru do all the heavy lifting! Keep reading to learn about exciting new activewear that we keep obsessing over.
Girlfriend Collective is an activewear brand that caught our eye the minute we landed on their site. Based in Seattle, Washington, Girlfriend Collective manufactures all their recycled materials in an SA8000-certified factory in Taiwan. SA8000 is a social accountability standard that was created to help and protect workers by providing safe working conditions and fair wages. The diversity on their website is unlike anything we’ve seen before! They have models in every single size, color, race, and age so anyone and everyone can and will feel confident while wearing Girlfriend Collective’s bottomless selection of trendy activewear gear. This brand has it all from workout leggings, shorts, sports bras, track pants, windbreakers, and other essential sporty pieces! Girlfriend Collective is also extremely inclusive sizes ranging from XXS to 6XL! Did we mention this brand also produced eco-friendly clothing? Just when we thought we couldn’t love them more!
Girlfriend Collective’s clothes and packaging are all 100% sustainable and environmentally friendly! Their compressive leggings sports bras are made with over 10 plastic bottles! Fun fact: all synthetic activewear is derived from plastic, Girlfriend Collective just uses materials that can clog landfills and pollute the earth. This brand is also very affordable for being sustainably sourced so that’s another reason why we love purchasing from them. Head over to Girlfriend Collective’s site to shop all their cool, colorful, and comfortable activewear collection today!
Outdoor Voices is another great, sustainable activewear brand that we love! Outdoor Voices first started in New York City in 2014, then began to expand its storefronts to Texas, Illinois, California, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. They produce quality products with manufacturing partners that provide best-in-class production, and they also share values of human rights and environmentalism. Outdoor Voices offers a wide variety of clothes like tops and bottoms for men and women, sports bras, leggings, and a bunch more. They have an incredibly diverse website that shows how their pieces look on every body type and an amazing size range from XS to XL. We love this brand because of the fun colored leggings and sports bras and also because they have athletic dresses! Yes, you read that correctly!
Outdoor Voices makes The Exercise Dress, which has a built-in liner and shorts, is the perfect dress to lounge in, go for a run, or as a cute daytime look! It also comes in colors like pink, blue, yellow, grey, red, teal, and many other beautiful hues! Check out Outdoor Voices and get yourself some fun pieces to add to your stylish wardrobe!
Set Active is a female-owned, California based activewear brand that really captivated us with their unique limited-edition colors. Unfortunately, they don’t have any physical stores, but their online store is fantastic! From colors like Oat milk, Matcha, Wave, Moon, or Sky- they have such a beautiful range of colors we’ve never seen before. Set Active carries leggings, a wide variety of sports bras, socks, sweatpants, and sweatshirts that are comfy enough to lounge in and have the durability for intense workouts. Set Active uses compression, sculpt flex fabric that conforms to your body, and hugs you in all the right places. These leggings are the perfect workout leggings and so easy to dress up for a streetwear vibe. We love wearing our Set leggings with tube socks, and an oversized hoodie for a comfy, cute look! Go to set actives website for the cutest new workout set!
Activewear to Make You Feel Confident
Activewear should always look colorful and vibrant, so change out of those boring old leggings into something you can feel good about. This summer is all about adding some spice into your life and you can easily do that with these underrated activewear brands. Shop sustainably with leggings and bras from Outdoor Voices or Girlfriend Collective, or shop Set Active where you’ll find the most creative and trendy color schemes on the market! Either way, we know you’re due for some new activewear. Get your hands on some of our favorites by showing some love to these underrated activewear brands.