5 Indie Activewear Brands to Wear With Your Lululemon


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We all know how easy it is to get in a workout rut—taking the same Spin class, running the same route, or rotating between the same four machines at the gym week after week. Well, a workout wear rut is just as common—and can be just as uninspiring.

Now that many of us are kicking our fitness routines into high gear in anticipation of summer (or at least trying to), it's an ideal time to scoop up some fresh gear that'll have you actually looking forward to that 7 a.m. boxing class. And while we're always ready to shop the old standbys like Lululemon and Athleta, we're even more excited about the up-and-coming brands that are still on the cusp of making it big—especially the ones that have already made fans out of Gigi Hadid, Lily Collins, Joan Smalls, and more.

Read on to get the lowdown on five amazing new activewear brands every in-the-know girl is sweating in this year.


London-based LNDR proves you don't need bells and whistles to stand out: Sleek cuts, graphic stripes, and bold color combos will do just the trick. (Gigi Hadid, Sofia Richie, and Emily DiDonato agree.)


An affordable activewear line that isn't fast fashion? Sign us up. Grana does direct-to-consumer basics in flattering, easy-to-wear colors that fans of Outdoor Voices will love. The brand didn't launch workout wear until February, but just last week, Lily Collins was spotted in the racerback crop.

P.E Nation

No surprise here: Aussie girls know how to look good while breaking a sweat—and P.E Nation, which was born in Sydney and launched stateside in 2016, is a prime example. After all, how many brands can say they got the attention of Kylie Jenner, Ruby Rose, and Bella Hadid in their first year in business?

Year of Ours

Retro aesthetics get a modern spin in the hands of Los Angeles's Year of Ours. Currently in its second season, the label offers jerseys and tanks in baseball-inspired stripes, French terry varsity jackets, and sweatpants and leggings with lace-up details, and top fashion bloggers are quickly taking notice.

The Upside

For girls unafraid of a little color or a bold print, look no further than Aussie brand The Upside. Its fiercely individual style has earned it a serious following, including models like Chrissy Teigen and Miranda Kerr.

Now that you've mastered your spring workout gear, see how to build the ultimate work wardrobe with just five pieces.

Hilary George-Parkin