Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or not, International Yoga Day is the timeliest occasion to dress the part of a style-savvy yogi. Give your downward dog and warrior poses a boost, decked in a cute active ensemble atop a high-vibe mat, available in just a click.
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A mix of Malaysian-made and international labels, these are the trendiest yoga brands that will have you gladly do sun salutions over and over again.
Performance by Calvin Klein
An essential for the fitness junkie’s wardrobe, be it for chilly runs or as part of your fitness outfit, this Calvin Klein jacket in marble black is perfect for the minimalist and chic. Outfitted with side pockets, lining and metal hardware, it makes for a versatile supplement to your daily wear, too. Shop it here.
Trusted by the most hardcore yogis worldwide, Alo Yoga creates apparel inspired from the practice – the needs, wants and goals of the modern woman. Each performance yogawear is engineered to maximise and empahsise movement, and what’s more, designed with clean lines and flexible silhouettes to fit in as streetwear too. Shop the styles here.
Ash Be Nimble
A local purveyor of fitness wear, homegrown brand Ash Be Nimble offers an expansive fitness range for men, women, children and even Muslim yoga practitioners. Emphasising on affordable and accessible, their products hug the Asian size snugly, and inspire locals to get up and move! Discover their fitness apparels here.
Merging the best of both worlds – fitness and tradition – in a collection of leggings aptly named SENI, Fit Rebel presents high performance leggings designed with hand painted art by Malaysian batik artists. Not just a pretty pair of leggings, SENI leggings have been tested by athletes across various sports, stretching flora and fauna to its full potential. Get shopping here.
On a mission to spread a body positive message to the locals, Liberty Active created a line of understated and self-assured yoga apparel, for the real woman in mind. Figure-flattering lines and cutouts meet funky colours, resulting in yoga apparel that makes the wearer feel in her fullest element. Start shopping here.
Yogis spend half the time face down on their mats, and having something colourful to look at, like a yoga mat with a beautiful print such as Sisu’s, further uplifts the practice. Choose your jam from the three prints on offer – and a bonus to these multipurpose runners – work great as a rug or wall décor. Shop your mat here.
A sportswear brand that upholds a community fitness lifestyle, Lululemon puts the practical into the classy, with apparel that celebrates the feminine spirit and form. Colours, print and cool designs easily strike a chord among fitness lovers looking to stay poised in yoga, outdoor or high-performance activities. Jump on the style bandwagon here.
Believe Active by Lorna Jane
Even yoginis need a foot up when they’re holding pretzel-like asanas, and that’s where Lorna Jane’s Believe Active line cheers you on with its line of inspirational tanks. Roomy and stretchy, these cheeky tops are great as a layering piece too, as you go from studio to street. Get yours here.
Specialist in yoga mat technology, Manduka vies to make a solid first impression for yogis, especially beginners. Its Welcome mat features a reversible design, that’s also etched with an alightment stripe to guide poses. Eco-conscious, the mat is solvent- and toxic-free, in a gesture of mindfulness. Find your perfect mat here.
Besides offering fitness classes, this Borneo-born brand also designs yoga essentials and apparels, their Bohemian mats being a particular standout. From graphic, Aztec designs to Marrakesh-inspired print, these striking mats can withstand high intensity routines and support the joints, too. Choose your mat here.
If you feel good in girlier workout gear, Wakingbee’s pastel-coloured, floral print and mesh panelled activewear will perk up your workout. There’s no sacrifice on the comfort factor too, as you tout girl power in these cheerful designs. Immerse yourself in the girly collections here.
It’s apparel like Kitara Rouge that makes that strong finish count – sassy, sexy and funky, this exclusive Malaysian brand incorporates feminine elements unabashedly – think floral, colourful and flattering sportswear that makes a strong, girl-power statement. Jumpstart your yoga practice here.
Photos courtesy of respective brands. Cover photo from Yogini Republic.
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