Fashion Fit For The New Year – Workout Outfits

Work out your gym style for 2022.

By Chris Ong        15 January 2022

So, you’ve made that resolution to get fit and healthy for the new year. Now, to cement your resolve: Buy a whole new workout outfit, shoes included.

Clothes do make the man and woman, and getting dressed up to exercise can motivate you to reach your goals. The right, fitted active wear can level up – with their fabric tech and functional designs –  your form and performance, as well as your sporty look.

To help you on your way to becoming a healthier, fitter and more stylish you for 2022, here are some choice tops and bottoms for you to freshen up with, for your next Spartan session.

(Keep on your toes for this curated list of the best sneaks that let you beast it up in the sweat-and-style stakes.)

1. Cloud Pocket Leggings (in Avocado), $59, Anya Active

Cloud Pocket Leggings (in Avocado), $59, Anya Active

What women would like about these leggings: it’s made from the Singapore active wear brand’s sleekest, fastest-drying fabric yet and comes in a variety of colours like Pine and Steel.

What else to like: they are breathable and designed with enough compression to hug you like a second skin while remaining soft and stretchy.

What to really love about them: they come with Anya Active’s signature wide waistband (so it does not dig into your skin) and functional side pockets (so you can store your “can’t-live-without” smartphone for easy retrieval).

2. Flow Crop Top 2.0 (in Pebble), $29, Anya Active

Flow Crop Top 2.0 (in Pebble), $29, Anya Active

Ladies, this is how you keep cool and look cool while doing your presses.

The lightweight and breathable rayon-cotton-spandex blend fabric and larger-sized arm-holes help to make sure you’re set to sweat in comfort.

And, you get to stay chic while finishing up your routine, what with its shorter, cropped length (for you to show off that toned midriff), Pebble and Black Sesame colours (no-nonsense shades to prove that you’re serious about getting fit), and open-back slit (a peek-a-boo element that also serves the function of lending extra breathability).

The Cloud Pocket Leggings and Flow Crop Top 2.0 are available from Anya Active, KLATCH @ GETSPACES (showroom; by appointment only), 34 Upper Weld Road, Level 3, 208391,  www.anyaactive.com; www.facebook.com/anya.active; www.instagram.com/anya.active

BONUS: SAFRA members enjoy 15% off regular-priced items from Anya Active. Click here for more information.

3. Men’s Swoosh Training Dri-FIT T-Shirt, $45, Nike

Men’s Swoosh Training Dri-FIT T-Shirt, $45, Nike

Let’s say it’s your rest day, but you might pop into a gym for a quick-and-easy session. Or, that you need to go from fitness centre to a shopping centre, stat. This Nike Dri-FIT top should keep you looking spiffy in any circumstance.

Made from a soft fabric blend with just that bit of stretch, it can help to pull sweat away in time for you to be seen clean and dry in public. And, just in case you need that extra motivation/reminder about your New Year’s fitness resolution, it’s got “Athlete” spelt out boldly across the front. No more excuses, for being – and dressing – lazy, then.

Available from Nike stores (multiple locations) and online, www.nike.com/sg

4. Enchanted X Sports Bra – Sarong Kebaya (in Prussian Blue), $72, Yumi Active

Enchanted X Sports Bra – Sarong Kebaya (in Prussian Blue), $72, Yumi Active

Go bold, or go home; this one’s for the flashy yet feminine women out there.

The Sarong Kebaya-inspired floral print, the cross back mesh panel design – this blue and white   stunner is all about the aesthetic.

It passes the style check with flying colours – aside from the Prussian Blue one seen here, this support top comes in Jet Black and Fuchsia Dreams. And, for function, too; the Enchanted X Sports Bra is made with the local brand’s miFlex and miPlush fabric tech so it’s quick-dry, stretchy, soft, and comes with advanced moisture wicking and an antimicrobial finish. Snap up the leggings in the same print for more flair on the floor while practising your Yoga poses.

Available from Yumi Active, 364 Joo Chiat Road, Level 2, 427609, https://yumiactive.com; www.facebook.com/yumiactive; www.instagram.com/yumiactive

5. Surge Short 6” Lined, 780.00 HKD ($136 SGD), lululemon

Surge Short 6” Lined, 780.00 HKD ($136 SGD), lululemon

Guys, you can wear this lightweight pair in the ring, at home, in the supermarket, everyday, any day. Just make sure to wear it this year.

Why? Because it’s a lululemon (yes, the guys do get some love from this brand name in athleisure, too) New Year Special Edition. So, you go, tiger, and get this tiger tide/max night/sea multi-colour scheme shorts to crush it for your reps, as well as to finesse the fashion competition at the gym.

Enquire for availability at lululemon stores, multiple locations, www.facebook.com/lululemonSingapore; www.instagram.com/lululemonsg

6. Men Pocketable UV Protection Parka (3D Cut) (Pattern) (in Dark Gray), $49.90, Uniqlo

Men Pocketable UV Protection Parka (3D Cut) (Pattern) (in Dark Gray), $49.90, Uniqlo

Yes, a jacket can make for a must-have garb for exercising, after or before. This garment ticks all the boxes as the perfect outerwear for Singapore’s climate.

When it’s sunny out and you’re utilising fitness equipment in the park, throw this on to shield you from the rays (it’s got UPF40 protection). When you’re feeling chilly (because of rainy weather or a way-too-air-conditioned gym environment), just layer this on to keep warmed up while warming up.

And, when you’re running about town, pack this pocketable piece in your bag and whip it out for whenever you need to add more sartorial sass to your casual ensemble.

Available at Uniqlo stores (multiple locations) and online, www.uniqlo.com/sg, www.facebook.com/uniqlo.sg; www.instagram.com/uniqlosg