Active Threads to Inspire

It’s mid-January (gasp!), so it’s time to evaluate your New Year resolutions and see if you’re on track…

I bet there’s a whole army of you promising to focus on your health, fitness and general wellbeing – whether it be eating a more balanced diet, using that gym membership, meditating for internal wellbeing, exercising daily or having more ‘me’ time. We all know how hard it is come January to start bringing those goals to fruition on the 1st, and it’s even harder 2 weeks in.

So how are you going, so far? Are you giving it your all and reaping the benefits, or are you struggling to get motivated and up-and-at-‘em? Whatever the case, a little bit of motivation (in the form of retail therapy of course) cannot go astray.

I know I’m very guilty of finding motivation to exercise in the form of buying new active gear. It’s a way of starting fresh and being inspired by active threads that support you and get you in the mood for a good sweat. From my own experience, it works a treat (plus it’s a justified shopping trip!). Here’s some of the best activewear in Oz that’ll inspire you to reach your health and fitness goals in 2015. Sweat it out in style babes.


Modern and stylish yoga attire inspired by the colourful leggings adorning Brazil’s active crowd. The Hatha range is designed on the Sunshine Coast and made ethically in Rio de Janeiro from high performance fabrics which offer flexibility and UV protection and are breathable, soft, lightweight and definitely no see through.



THE hub for all things activewear, Stylerunner is an online retailer specialising in the best, most stylish activewear from Australia and beyond. Made up of an inspiring curated selection of active attire from major brands including adidas, FELLA, First Base, lululemon athletica, Lorna Jane, Nike, Onzie, Puma, Running Bare and many more, it’s no wonder Stylerunner has jumped to the top of the flock.



Street fashion label Finders Keepers has just launched a new activewear range that combines the brands style aesthetic with high performance activewear. At the moment there’s only two prints – floral and blue tartan – however it’s enough to whet the appetite for what is sure to come next (think leopard, pinstripe and more).


Lorna Jane

There’s no denying Lorna Jane Clarkson is queen of cool-girl activerwear, so jump on board the MNB bandwagon and stock up on neon brights, slogan tees, short shorts and all the active accessories you will ever need. The Move, Nourish, Believe blog running alongside the LJ brand is also a fabulous source of active living inspiration.



Vie Active is a luxury active-wear brand with a Bondi-cool attitude created for the way we live our busy lives. Quality and integrity is key and the collection of fun patterns will get you up and moving in no time.



Founded by Australian fashion designer Jodi Meares, The Upside was designed to allow people to move freely throughout the lives they create as we focus more on a healthy lifestyle. The classic muscle tank is the cool-girl piece for every active wardrobe and there’s a host of fashion-forward prints and shapes to take you from your sweat session to the rest of your day.



Prints galore minus the OTT neon. The abi & joseph brand can be summed up in four words – performance, style, perfection, quality. It’s a range that inspires the modern woman to live an active, healthy lifestyle, and has an emphasis on cool threads for yoga and pilates workouts. abiandjoseph-active-bt

So what are you waiting for – shop some new threads and get your heart pumping and your body singing.

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