10 Chic Activewear Pieces for Your Minimalist Aesthetic

They're perfect for mixing and matching!

ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

(SPOT.ph) The onslaught of people working out at home since quarantine in Metro Manila began has been both inspiring and a little bit nauseating—the pressure to reach your fitness goals seems more inescapable than ever and yet motivation levels are fluctuating (to put it mildly). We understand if your lack of motivation is a result of cabin fever or your addiction to snacking gets in the way. 

But instead of getting down in the dumps over your unwillingness to do sit-ups, we suggest allowing yourself to move at your own pace and setting mini goals that would be much easier for you to achieve. For example, instead of deciding you’ll do an intense 30-minute workout today, start with something simpler like finding a workout video or online class that suits your fitness level, making a playlist of songs to get your heart thumping, or even just putting on your workout clothes. It sounds trivial, but you’d be surprised how just the act of fulfilling a small goal can push you to follow through and do more than you expected.

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And just to help you out, we round up 10 cute activewear pieces you can get delivered right now, from sports bras to leggings to T-shirts. Each piece sports a chic minimalist aesthetic that will look cute, be easy to style, and may even convince you to actually work out (no promises, though). At the very least, they’ll be super comfy even if you end up just falling asleep on the couch wearing them. Hey, you can always try again tomorrow.

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These 10 activewear pieces are perfect for minimalist dressers:

Vergo Collection Sets (P1,999 per set) from Miss Fit PH

PHOTO BY Miss Fit PH

If you love matchy ensembles like co-ords, you’ll love this fitness set from Miss Fit PH. The set consists of a cropped tank-top-slash-sports-bra and leggings in a matching color. Each piece is made with soft and lightweight fabric and you can choose between five chic colors including purple, blue, green, coral, and black. You can even mix and match!

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Ultraboost X Shoes (P9,300) from Adidas

PHOTO BY Adidas

For most workouts (and especially those you can do at home), you only really need one pair of shoes, so stick to a style that can match all your activewear. We’re currently eyeing these pristine, all-white Ultraboost sneakers from Adidas, which are a favorite among fitness junkies, particularly those who like to do a lot of cardio. The pair is popular for its stretchy knit upper, weightless construction, and responsive cushioning, which will keep your feet comfy and protected.

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Indy Sports Bra (P2,395) from Nike

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Sports bras come in all kinds of cuts, colors, and patterns, but if you prefer to keep it simple, check out this seamless style from Nike. It features a sleek, no-frills silhouette with adjustable straps, so you can wear it with a variety of bottoms and get the perfect fit every time. We love this blush pink shade, but it’s also available in black and blue.

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Pocketable Printed Parka (P1,490) from Uniqlo

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Just because you’re sticking to minimalist looks doesn’t mean you need to completely stay away from unique colors and fun patterns. Instead, opt for prints with subtle designs and soft hues that won’t be difficult to pair with pieces you already own. This lightweight parka from Uniqlo would be a perfect example. It’ll add a delicate touch of color to your look and help boost your sweat levels.

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See a list of Uniqlo branches open during general community quarantine.

Heat Wave Tank (P3,395) from Alo

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Despite what every IG post and story on your feed seems to tell you, you don’t need to work out wearing just a sports bra, especially if you’d rather be a little covered up. For a quick compromise, try this muscle tee from Alo, which will cover everything from your collarbone down to your hips while also leaving your arms free from constraint and showing off your cute sports bra on the side thanks to the dropped armholes. Plus, the color is perfect for people who love wearing nude ensembles.

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Hollyn Leggings (P995) from Lotus Activewear

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You’ll want to collect all the colors of these Hollyn leggings from local brand Lotus Activewear. Apart from this muted peach number, it’s available in black, blue, green, and purple. The nylon-and-spandex fabric and seamless style will make moving a breeze. Best part? It’s got a sturdy, high-rise construction that will help hide your food baby!

Available online.

Sports Shorts (P599) from H&M

PHOTO BY H&M

If your goal when choosing activewear is finding pieces as breezy as possible (we get it, the Manila heat is unforgiving), you might like these cute shorts from H&M. The minimal length, loose fit, side slits, and fast-drying fabric keep this pair light and comfy—you’ll barely feel them on your body. We love this dusty pink color, but it also comes in black and gray if you prefer neutrals.

See a list of H&M branches open during general community quarantine (GCQ).

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Gentle Yoga Organic Cotton T-Shirt (P650) from Decathlon

PHOTO BY Decathlon

There’s nothing more reliable than a white T-shirt; a fact that’s true for both your everyday wardrobe and your workout clothes, too. We recommend setting aside a white shirt or two specifically for exercise instead of choosing from your array of casual white tees—this will keep your other white shirts from getting old or overused too soon. Opt for a lightweight material and a loose fit for maximum comfort: This Decathlon tee would be a good option.

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Asami Training Shorts (P1,500) from Atsui

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Cycling shorts like these blue bottoms from Atsui offer the same stretch and body-hugging capabilities as a pair of leggings, but come with the added bonus of leaving your legs free to breathe—perfect if you like tight gym clothes, but struggle to wear leggings when the weather gets too hot.

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Good Vibes Sports Bra (P5,795) from Spiritual Gangster

PHOTO BY Spiritual Gangster

For a workout ensemble that’s just as elegant as your daytime looks, you can’t go wrong with this sports bra from Spiritual Gangster, which features a stylish plunging neckline, halter-like straps, and a criss-cross back. The gray shade would flatter a variety of skin tones and match all your leggings and shorts.

Available online.

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