New Year, New You! It’s the tired time old mantra we all love to hate, but just can’t help but give into. January is, and always has been, the month most of us choose to devote to self-help and self-love. It’s the time we strive to get our lives in order.

Going for that promotion and climbing the career ladder are at the forefront of our minds, stepping up our fitness regime is a goal we begin with gusto and really getting out of our comfort zones, but all the while finding that elusive ‘balance’ is the key.

However, for most the futile promises soon begin to wane and we fall back into old habits. So this year don’t let the New You be a New Year fad. Shop our top picks of the best active wear out there to ensure you keep motivated and look so good you’ll want to keep working out well into 2018.



Coming from the abbreviation of Londoner, LNDR is all about technical active wear with premium fabrications, offering up a clean aesthetic. Function and form is central to the brand whose clever designed seams and panels follow muscle lines or movement points so as to cradle muscles and slim physiques. Styled with tonal and clean fresh colours to create a sophisticated, relaxed look LNDR is as good in the gym as it is out.




Beloforte seeks to evolve artistic beauty with functionality and strength. The brands name, which is derived from the Portuguese words for beauty & strength offers an interpretation of apparel for women who want to exude those two traits. Beloforte is committed to crafting clothing for the woman whose confidence determines her style, and whose style defines her strength and beauty.



The Upside

Living between New York and Hawaii and practicing yoga daily,  The Upsides Founder Jodhi Meares identified a gap in the market for activewear informed by fashion. The Upsides early ethos laid in establishing a bold brand that catered to sartorially sophisticated and time savvy individuals who led demanding lives but cherished their training. Now 4 years old, the Sydney based brand has earned its place as one of the top activewear labels in the global market without abandoning functionality or premium style.



Live The Process

Synchronizing thoughtful design and construction, with an unsurpassed level of detail to create perfect symmetry, Live the Process focuses on what they all “the workout within”, the act of exercising consciousness at every stage of your wellness journey. Ethically produced in the United States each piece not only looks beautiful and reflects a conscious lifestyle, but also allows for the wearer to perform at their best thanks to high-tech innovations like four-way stretch, breathability, heat retention, moisture wicking, UV stop, and water and wind repellent fabrication.




If you’re loving this season’s logomania trend, FENDI’s sports line is the one for you. Styled in psychedelic designs featuring the label’s distinctive moniker and fun and playful prints the luxe fabrics make for wondrously comfortable and cool wear that’s ideal for intense work outs.


About the author

At 5ft 1 (and a half) Sophie may be small but she is certainly fierce. After finding out she was dyslexic at the age of seven she made it her life’s mission to wage a war against words and carve a career out of a craft she admired so much. Hard work, determination and a lot of journals later, Sophie graduated with a degree in journalism. Her obsession and love for the written word has seen her as Editor at Semple to now blogging her way around the world. She’s irrationally angry, partial to a LARGE glass of chardonnay and has an intolerance for most people.

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