Whether you blame the surge in designer athleisure or the upcoming summer months, more women than ever are wearing activewear on the streets. From the Sunday morning trips to the farmers markets, to waiting in line for a morning coffee or getting a quick lunch after yoga, women everywhere are making workout clothes an essential part of their day to day wear. And what better way to motivate yourself to exercise than ensuring you’re good to go no matter the time of day?On this week’s blog, we take a look at how you can make the activewear as streetwear trend work for you.
If you live in your activewear, you’ll probably need to wash it fairly often, so in order to keep it in pristine condition, special care must be taken during laundering. By treating good quality activewear as an investment, you’ll be able to wear your favourite leggings, yoga pants and crop tops for many years to come. Here are our best tips for keeping your Brazilian activewear in great condition.
Wash after work outs
It’s best to wash your activewear immediately after workouts, as this will reduce the likelihood of permanent sweat stains forming. Leaving dirty workout gear in your washing basket too long can lead to lingering smells that won’t come out in the wash and the bacteria present may even cause the material to deteriorate faster.
It’s best to hang out your activewear to dry naturally, as the heat of clothes dryers can cause the material to lose its elasticity and break down faster. If you must use the dryer, be sure to put it on the lowest possible setting and let it run for no more than 20 minutes to guard against shrinking and loss of shape.
Separate whites and colours
Always wash your activewear separately from your other laundry and make sure you separate pieces by colour. Even if you are washing multiple pieces in similar colours, it’s best to put each piece in its own individual washbag to prevent dye transfer.
Stick to cold, gentle cycles
By only washing your activewear on cold, gentle cycles, you’ll be able to prolong the life of your favourite leggings and crop tops. Cold wash cycles will further prevent colour fade and bleed, and also shrinkage. What’s more, washing in cold water makes it less likely for any stains to permanently set.
Avoid bleach and fabric softener
Bleach and fabric softener should be avoided when washing your activewear as they may cause the material to break down or lose elasticity. Instead, opt for gentle detergents and specialised stain removers for any stains present.
By following these tips when washing your activewear you can expect it to retain its original quality for many years. Remember, quality activewear from the best Brazilian brands, such as Hipkini, Super Hot and Oxyfit, will last you much longer than department store alternatives and will actually save you money in the long run. BrazilActiv stock a huge range of beautiful Brazilian activewear made from quality supplex fabric, designed to last you years’ worth of workouts.
Just like every other part of the fashion world, active wear goes through trends and the looks being turned out by Brazilian designers this winter are some of the most exciting we’ve seen in years. This week, we look at the biggest active wear trends for winter 2017 and how you can pull them off.
Brazilian activewear has soared in popularity in recent years, corresponding with a growing interest in fitness and wellness culture among the general population. Not only is Brazilian activewear incredibly stylish, it also has the potential to improve your workouts! Read on to learn how Brazilian activewear can improve your performance and keep you looking and feeling great during the toughest fitness regimes. Continue Reading →
We’re probably a bit biased, but we’re pretty sure that Brazilian activewear is the best being made anywhere in the world right now. Brazilians have been making the athletic lifestyle look sexy for decades now, so it makes sense that their designers would be well ahead of the pack when it comes to activewear design. This week we run through four key reasons why we’re obsessed with Brazilian activewear.
One of Brazil’s hottest gym wear brands, Hipkini strikes the perfect balance between style and performance. Inspired by the colours and lively culture of Brazil, the Hipkini ethos and aesthetic is embodied by the gorgeous Rio born fitness model and dancer Fernanda D’avila who is the face of the brand. This week, we thought we’d take a closer look at who the Hipkini girl really is, and why this quintessentially Brazilian brand has such a cult following by fitness freaks around the world.
Super Hot fitness wear is sexy, high quality Brazilian sports clothing which is designed to worship female bodies and inspire women to be fearless. Here are 5 reasons you’ll fall in love with this sensual and stylish brand the very first time you wear it. Continue Reading →
Oxyfit’s New Collection for 2017 has landed.
If you haven’t tried Oxyfit yet…this is the gym wear collection is for you.
Leaders in Emana compression fabrics with stylish cuts and styles make their leggings top sellers throughout Brazil and the fitness world.
Check out their latest collection with bold colours of greens,great and of-course basic black.
LOVE YOUR OXYFIT LEGGINGS.
LOVE YOUR WORKOUT.
LOVE YOUR FASHION STYLE.
Trending Colour Palette for this Season.
Although grey has been around for quite a while now in the style file of activewear trends, we have seen a resurgence of this colour in yoga pants . Particular the combination of grey and silver evident in most big Brands and their latest look books.
Bringing us an array of leggings, tops, crops and jumpsuits with layered and texture looks in different hues of grey and silver. Cut out designs and mesh inserts are sure to attract the waviest of gym wear shoppers.
Styled to perfection in the trending colour of the moment..grey
Joining us this week was Hipkini. A well known Brazilian Brand of Fashion Fitness Wear that has unique takes on their styling and colour palette.
Brazilian In every way! which is why it has been so successful in Brazil.
Thank-fully, it now has expanded its popularity into the rest of the world, with many countries picking up the brand. We, have been lucky enough to have this Brand join our already gorgeous collection of #Brazilian Brands.
What do we love about Hipkini? Well..it’s their unique styling and that real retro feel.
In particular their Having Fun Collection is reminiscent of the 50″S with all it’s romance and sass!
Have a look at their fun clip for the “Having Fun” Collection
One of our Favourites in their “Game On” Collection which is inspired by Football and Sporting Games, and the like fitness fashion. With the gorgeous #fernanda d’avila as their exclusive model they are guaranteed success, as she is a great fitness inspiration for women around the world.
Try the newest Brand at #brazilactiv and get a feel of what all the #hipkinigirls are raving about.
#hipkini #fashion #fitness wear