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5 Luxury Activewear Trends to Love this Summer 2021

the top 5 luxury designer activewear trends to love this Summer 2021, including workout apparel like tops, shorts and leggings.

When fitness is part of your identity and lifestyle, it makes sense to stay on-trend with the top luxury workout apparel. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the 5 luxury activewear trends to love this Summer 2021, including workout apparel like tops, shorts, leggings and more.

What are the top 5 luxury activewear trends for Summer 2021?

Activewear trends come and go and thank goodness for that! Because how else would we motivate ourselves to work out while in the dreaded plateau phase?

the top 5 luxury designer activewear trends to love this Summer 2021, including workout apparel like tops, shorts and leggings.

The top 5 luxury designer activewear trends to love this Summer 2021, including workout apparel like tops, shorts and leggings.

New leggings = new goals. Not to be overlooked, new gear also increases laundry turnaround time. Don’t be that person who slips on the sweaty tank from two days ago because you didn’t run the machine in time!

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Around the country, gyms are back open which is all the more reason to refresh your gear. This season, the trends lean towards silhouettes and patterns that are feminine, fresh and flirty. After a year of working out in our homes, these fashion-conscious outfits signal a desire to be seen again. Embrace the satisfaction of looking fierce in front of the studio mirror.

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Here are our picks from the top 5 activewear trends for Spring.

5 luxury activewear trends to know for Summer 2021

1. lingerie-inspired tops

Is it a bra? Is it a bikini? Nope — it’s a flattering sports bra or crop top that finally does away with the dreaded uni-boob. With feminine details like shirring, ruffles, and bows, the girls will always look their best.

activewear trends Spring

Clockwise from the top:

Port De Bras White Ruffle Top – BUY NOW – $195

Year of Ours Gingham Pin Up Bra – BUY NOW  – $79

Carbon38 Tortoise Shell V-Neck Bra – BUY NOW – $88

Carbon38 Ruched T-Back Tank – BUY NOW – $88

2. biker shorts

We’ll admit that when the biker short silhouette came on the scene again, we thought, “Nope. Not wearing those.” It seemed best left in the 80s and 90s. But there is something fresh about the modern interpretation on this sporty cycling silhouette. Fun prints and treatments and soft, muted colors go a long way.

activewear trends Spring

Clockwise from the top:

Tropic of C Movement Mint Shorts – BUY NOW – $88

Adam Selman French Cut Lounge Shorts – BUY NOW – $85

Girlfriend Collective FLOAT High Rise Run Shorts – BUY NOW – $48

Terez Pink Floral Bike Shorts – BUY NOW  -$72

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3. floral prints

There’s something subversive about rocking a dainty floral print and then showing off that you’re far from a wilting wallflower in the gym. We love these sets for their explosion of color and ability to match with a tank that’s already in your closet.

activewear trends Spring

Activewear trends for Spring

From left to right:

Beach Riot Lilac Onesie – BUY NOW – $168

Lululemon Unlimit High Rise Tight – BUY NOW – $98

Beach Riot Floral Sports Bra – BUY NOW – $84

The Upside Batik Yoga Pants – BUY NOW – $120

4. graphic cut-out

Cut-outs were all the rage on the spring/summer runways. We love how they add a modern and sexy edge to basic black and white activewear. It’s an effortless look that doesn’t look like it’s trying too hard. Your workout on the other hand is another story.

luxury workout apparel

Clockwise from the top:

A.L.C x Bandier Long Sleeve Crop Top – BUY NOW – $79.97

Alo Yoga Ribbed Peak Tank – BUY NOW – $48

Lilybod Amber Bra – BUY NOW – $65

Le Ore Corso Crossover Bra – BUY NOW – $68

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5. painterly tie-dye

Everyone’s favorite quarantine print is still going strong. This season, it’s all about a painterly watercolor effect. Less 60s rock and roll and more mixing colors on a wooden palette while overlooking the beach, listening to Enya. After you work out, of course!

luxury workout apparel

From left to right:

Spiritual Gangster Pastel Swirl Crop Top and Short – BUY NOW – $78

Carbon38 Digital Ombre Leggings – BUY NOW  – $98

Athleta Conscious Crop Top – BUY NOW  -$64

Spiritual Gangster Tie Dye Crop Tank – BUY NOW  -$58

5 luxury activewear trends for summer 2021

That’s our take on the top 5 luxury designer activewear trends to love this Summer 2021, including workout apparel like tops, shorts and leggings.

We know there’s always an excuse not to work out but what to wear (or having something clean to wear) doesn’t have to be one of them.  Now, go get ‘em!

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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