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The Designer Activewear Pieces You'll Actually Wear To Brunch

Burn more calories with these heart-raising athleisure looks.
#1: Stripes
Animals are born to look good in stripes, but when placed on a human body, it’s a hit or miss. Thankfully, Morgan Stewart of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills takes stripes out of the circus and into the streets with her killer collaboration with “It” activewear brand, Touche Los Angeles. Echoing the vibe of ’90s Spring/Summer Chanel shows from 1993 to 1995, these navy and white pinstripe leggings contour the legs and hug every curve from thighs to calves. If you feel like your sweat is running all over the place during your hot yoga session, the Lycra-based fibers trap moisture while controlling the muscles. Function and fashion has never looked this good. TLA by Morgan Stewart Wally Legging Navy/Off White, $108 (S$147), www.touchelosangeles.com
While you may know Tory Burch for her Reva shoes, she dips her toe into the activewear market with Tory Sport. Sleek, sporty and sartorially smart, these leggings have diagonal stripes that will make your Pilates outfit more street-friendly for a chic coffee run. Tory Sport Diagonal-striped leggings, $205, www.mytheresa.com
Stella McCartney‘s whimsical collaborations with Adidas never fails to please us. While we know how much she loves animals, she takes zebra prints to the next level by distorting the stripes into jagged puzzle pieces. Jazz up the bold print with a pair of sneakers, denim jacket and crop top! Adidas by Stella McCartney Train Miracle Leggings, $200.48, www.shopbop.com #2: Floral prints
Numbered jerseys be gone! Rather than be seen in a tomboyish boxy tee, you can still go to brunch and head out to the gym in this floral number from Bodyism x Emilia Wickstead. Thanks to the floral print, no one would know that this mock turtleneck top is a gym-friendly garment. Going incognito has never looked more chicer. Bodyism x Emilia Wickstead Sienna Crop Top, $185, www.selfridges.com
Homegrown label Funfit proves that floral prints can be groundbreaking. Filled with peonies, butterflies and tomatoes, these leggings feel classic, yet playful. The next time you go out to Botanical Gardens, match the scenery by pairing it with a black top, cap and braids. Funfit Movement Leggings in Botany Print, $89.90 at www.funfit.com
If you’re a bit more self-conscious, The Upside solved the problem by creating the legging of your dreams. With a drawstring high-waist, these leg lengthening leggings are designed to make you stand out while providing you the modesty you always craved for. The Upside floral print compression performance leggings, $107 (S$146), www.matchesfashion.com #3: Colour-blocked bras
Watch out, Lulu Lemon! Aussie label P.E. Nation is ready to take your crown. As an emerging activewear label, P.E. Nation’s fun prints are not to be missed out on. If you want to indulge in the logomania trend without going overboard, try it with this colour blocked sports bra! Pair it with matching high-waisted leggings for the ultimate knockout look. P.E. Nation Champ Crop, $99 (S$135), www.pe-nation.com
Want to look like a Hadid sister without having to go to the gym? You can pretend that you got a brand new gym-toned body with this wild red and blue long sports bra. As most of the bra hems end underneath the bust, LNDR‘s design hits at the waist to whittle down the belly when you style it with a pair of leggings, skirt or sweatpants. LNDR Wild Cat paneled jersey stretch sports bra, $60.38 (S$82), www.netaporter.com
Never shying away from sexier styles with an oomph, Vaara‘s bold colour blocked bra will instantly make you look like a Victoria’s Secret model. As you are bound to turn heads, get ready to amp up your thirst trap levels to 10 the moment you step out of the house. VAARA Elsa Bicolour Sports Bra, £85 (S$135) at www.vaara.com #4: Jumpsuits
Ok,Rihanna‘s athleisure line is not meant to be used as functional exercise gear; however, if you want to be extra, don’t shy away at the opportunity to act out your wildest thoughts. Tight like Scarlett Johansson‘s femme fatale catsuit in The Avengers, this Fenty x Puma jumpsuit hugs your curves at all the perfect angles. Ready, set, go! Fenty x Puma Logo Printed Nylon Jumpsuit, $753, www.farfetch.com
Not in the mood to wear your separates? Vaara’s jumpsuit is the answer to your prayers as it meshes leggings and a sports bra into one unique body-hugging design. Set in black and white, it’ll leave you looking runway ready whether you’re at the gym, coffee shop or Zouk. Style this with a bomber jacket, XL hoop earrings and Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals for the perfect night out look. VAARA Savannah two-tone stretch jumpsuit, $222.23 (S$303), www.netaporter.com
If skintight jumpsuits are too much for your everyday tastes, try going for this super casual Ivy Park hooded onesie. Loose, baggy and slightly fitted, you can lounge all day and pig out at the hawker stall without your friends watching you. Ivy Park Logo All in One Hood jumpsuit, $101, www.revolve.com #5: Cutouts
Remember the ripped tights trend of the 2000s? If you think that you can escape tacky trends from 10 years ago, your most-hated fashion choices are slowly coming back in style. Instead of random cutouts from thigh to ankle, Vivre Activewear makes the trend feel more fresh and most importantly, wearable again. While red is a risky hue to be seen in public, tone it down with a hoodie, cross body bag and tiny sunglasses for an everyday look. Vivre Activewear Weaved Performance Tights, $68, www.vivreactivewear.com
Freeing the nipple is so last season. This summer, try giving your back some much needed ventilation with Alo Yoga’s cutout bra. With laces running down from the nape of the neck to the waist, this sports bra is perfect to wear as a post-workout top with high-waisted shorts and pointed ankle boots. Alo Yoga Movement Bra, $96, www.aloyoga.com
Look hot and stay cool with this killer sweatshirt. With cutouts at the collarbone and shoulder, you can get away with running around town without having to break a sweat. You can go to brunch with your friends by styling it with blinged up choker, denim miniskirt and PVC heels. Or, you can wear it to the Pilates studio with capri leggings, Fit Flops and a low ponytail. Due to its boxy silhouette, it can hide a food baby and a booze bloat flawlessly. LNA Clothing Broken Hearts Sweatshirt, $152 (S$207), www.lnaclothing.com