Well 2020 went out with a bang, and with it a wave goodbye to any plans of returning to our pre-pandemic wardrobes. From oversized sweats and jogger sets, to chunky knit co-ords. Living our best lockdown life in our loungewear continues. Staying in staples we once saved for the weekend, are now acceptable as our WFH- ‘I woke up like this’ throw ons. Love it or loathe it, this trend is here to stay.
We may not be winin’ up our waistlines further than the living room, kitchen or bedroom. But that doesn’t mean we can’t give our clothes a well-deserved refresh, right? Wanting to wear something with a look good, feel good factor is exactly the fashion fix we need. Hey, it’s one of the few things we can control right now.
For those wrapped up in a new love affair with fitness apps to keep moving. Adding active wear into the mix of oversized outfits has become part of the new norm. The motivation needed to reach those daily steps, which on some days can feel like a mini or major milestone. So, whether you’re heading out the house for your couch to 5K challenge or a casual stroll to stay on track, make it fashion!
Stepping Out in Style Starts Here
When it comes to choosing a workout wardrobe that goes the extra mile, this brand ticks all the boxes. And no, I’m not talking Nike. Packed with punches of positivity (more of this please), black-owned brand NA-KAI pride themselves on advocating female empowerment through their clothing. The beauty’s in the name, with NA-KAI of Zimbabwe Shona language, meaning ‘be beautiful’. You don’t need to search further than their Insta feed, to see them sporting self-confidence.
Raising a fist celebrating their African heritage, they’re not afraid to stand out from the athleisure crowd. Pushing the boundaries, playing with pattern. Bold prints really are their thing.
Get set for Soca Aerobics or an Afrobeats cardio class (virtual of course). The Khaya bra takes first place for both support and style. With an African map print you’ll get Nubian queen vibes whenever you wear it. Bright, bold, and beautiful, the Ada bra was made to fit in with your yoga flow. Whiles the Seve bra will give your bust an uplifting boost for those more intense workouts. Last, but not least is the Taffy bra. Perfect for Pilates – you’ll literally want to live in this super soft sports bra.
Front runners for complete comfort when working out. Or a marathon of binge-worthy boxsets on the sofa, if you prefer. With tank tops so snug, you’ll wonder if you really worked up a sweat. Made from recycled fabrics, the Congo Print tank is a real winner. Alongside it the Dashiki Freedom tank– a firm favourite, with an impressive, printed neckline. Loose and lightweight, the trendy tees come with statement sleeves for a casual cover up whiles keeping you cool.
They’ll hold you in without digging in, the Seve High Rise Leggings come with a concealed adjustable draw cord for close comfort that suits you. Next in line is the Ada African Print Leggings. Not quite full length, but not short on high performance. With a large elasticated waist and 100% no see through. Great news for your glutes! The bold black Panther leggings are ready to work hard when you need them to. Made with macular compression. Their super-power for reducing muscular vibration and strain, getting you through the most extreme exercise regimes. Part of the Taffy team, the Congo Cycling Shorts come with plenty of leg room for lounging or lunging, the choice is yours.
Our 2021 outfit goals are not over, just put on hold like most of our plans. Ditching denim for every day pull on polyester, may remain for a while. For now, let’s hit the pavement running or walking in top to bottom style.