Fit Tip Friday: Anywhere Activewear
If you’re like us, you love to rock your workout clothes. Anywhere, anytime, always. Gym? Workout clothes. Cleaning house? Workout clothes. Red carpet? OK, maybe not there, but we would if we could! The point is, we live in our leggings, and our guess is: you do too.
But we recently discovered a brand that just might make it possible to run straight from the gym to a movie premiere. (If you can run in heels, that is!) Koral Activewear is the creation of designer Ilana Kugel, who grew up in Brazil, and brings her native style to LA’s laid-back approach to fashion and activewear. Forget the old T-shirt and sweats, Ilana’s designs are cute, comfy, and uh-mazingly chic.
“I grew up wearing leggings. I remember growing up I used to come here to visit my dad and my brother and the girls were wearing T-shirts and sweatpants. And for me it was like, “That’s not comfortable, something’s wrong!” Ilana said.
She came up with the brazilliant (yep, just made that up) idea to launch an activewear line in addition to her swimwear collection. Using high-quality fabrics, Ilana’s pieces are versatile both in and out of the gym. “It’s not only activewear, it’s a line that you can play and have fun…We work with a fabric called Infinity…it’s shiny (because leather is in right now), so it’s something that you’ll always look cool when you go to the gym,” Ilana said. “And you can dress it up or down…You can always put, you know, boots, and a nice jacket and go out at night.”
Activewear that we really CAN wear anywhere? Count us in! Keep an eye out for Koral Activewear, hitting Nordstrom, Shop Bop, Corepower Yoga studios, and Equinox gyms in January 2014!
xx, The FabFitFun Team
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