Happy to report that athleisure is in no rush to loosen its unrelenting grip on the style world. Sporting a slouchy sports bra or perfectly constructed pair of bike shorts is the best way to bridge your style from the studio to the street. Looking to shop this enduring trend locally? We’ve rounded up the top athleisure brands in Canada and plucked the coolest pieces to stock up on for summer.
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Michi
Lightweight, breathable and ruched in all the right places, this fine mesh top from Michi – outfitted with a sporty drawstring – tops a sports bra with a bit of polish post-workout. Michi Shade Top ($185)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Bain
Function is at the forefront of this nylon backpack from accessory newcomer Bain. It’s roomy enough to pack a couple resistance bands for a park workout and the skincare essentials to freshen up afterward. Bain 0004 Nylon Backpack ($315)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Cherry Gardens
Like a sports bra sans the requisite restriction—sounds like a dream, right? This breezy tank from Cherry Gardens, purveyors of athleisure-inspired loungewear, plays well with a form-fitting bottom for peak proportion. Cherry Gardens Duval Tank in Navy ($57)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Daub & Design
Done up in a neutral olive hue—a staple of the athleisure aesthetic—Daub & Design’s version of the sports bra skips the skin-tight fit for an extra-wide band that’s more wear-all-day friendly. Daub & Design Meredith Bra in Olive ($89)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Industry
This highly functional pair of leggings is all about the angles. With its cool crackle print and blocks of mesh panelling, this pair—designed by Montreal-based brand Industry—is one you’ll be sporting all season long. Industry Crackle Print Legging ($115)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Lol?
Made from eco-responsible, Bluesign-approved fabric, this breezy, body-skimming tennis dress from Lol? is a summer staple. Cinch it at the waist with a denim jacket and a pair of squeaky clean sneakers for all your off-duty needs. Lol? Yuma Dress ($65)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Lululemon
Leave it to Lululemon to transform tech-y, cooling fabric into a futuristic-looking crop top. This one’s just as ideal for a morning run as it is paired with bike shorts when the sun sets. Lululemon For the Chill of It Tank ($64)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Public
With its super-soft, relaxed fit and design-forward raw-edge hem, this throw-over crop top from Public Myth is the ultimate layering piece for a sports bra, bralette or even a bikini. Public Myth Mesh Crop Tank ($32)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Reigning Champ
White gym shorts: surprisingly versatile and totally practical (save for the whole white shorts thing). Reigning Champ’s take, which is done up in a heavyweight cotton jersey, comes cut with the perfect boxy fit.?Reigning Champ Heavy Jersey Gym Short ($120)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: Titika
With a pocket-detailed bike short underneath and a free-flowing mesh outer, this dual-layered bottom from Tikita gives you the best of both worlds: a smooth, compressed silhouette plus untethered ease. Titika Pop Color Fitness Shorts ($66)
Canadian Athleisure Brand: TMPL
Bike shorts with uncompromising compression, but comfy, four-way stretch? This pair from Toronto-based “clean” sportswear brand TMPL has got you. With its contoured panels and moisture-wicking material, the hunt is over for the wear-anywhere bike short. TMPL Pirr Women’s Compression Short ($75)
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