According to Fashion Bloggers, Clashing Prints Are In—Check Out These 10 Pieces of Patterned Activewear

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From Maisie Wilen and Theophilio, to household names like Fendi and Pucci, the Spring 2021 looks from New York, Paris, and Milan fashion weeks, all sported vibrant, contrasting, and rather out there pattern pairings, but the best part about trying out new looks in a world where cozy athleisure has reigned supreme, is that you don't have to sacrifice comfort in the name of pushing outside of your fashion comfort zone. According to Isis Briones, freelance fashion writer, blogger, and editor, sets have become her go-to during the pandemic. "It’s an effortless, cost-effective look and they offer plenty of ways to mix and match." That said, to mix them up, she has been buying pieces from different brands, and seeing how different patterns, color, and silhouettes manage to work well together." Scroll down to check out 10 pieces of patterned, statement activewear that you are going to want to mix and match all season long.
Wolven Reverie Legging — $88.00

This supportive, but breathable, high-waisted pair of leggings is both practical, with its back zip-pocket, and 4-way stretch, but also features a very unique print. The flower mandala pattern is inspired by the flora and fauna of Bali, and the fabric is made from recycled water bottles.

Adidas Believe This 7/8 Tights — $65.00

Also made from sweat-wicking, high-performance, recycled materials, this vibrant pair is not meant to fly under the radar. The pattern is designed by London-based artist, Egle Zvirblyte, and uses colorful and playful designs that celebrate women’s empowerment.

Adidas by Stella McCartney TruePurpose Crop Top — $75.00

This crop top oozes versatility. Made from a performance and movement-ready compression fabric, you can wear this piece as a “going out” crop top with jeans, a sports bra to wear under another shirt or pullover, or as a workout top on it’s own. The unique pattern is understated but elegant.

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  • Isis Briones, Isis Briones is a freelance writer and editor based in NYC.

Gymshark Training Loose Fit Shorts — $25.00

These loose fit training shorts are perfect for summertime workouts when you don’t want to feel the compression of a bike short. They are soft, bright (perfect for outdoor workouts before or after the sun is out), and very breathable.

Summersalt The Do-It-All High Rise 7/ 8 Leggings — $95.00

Built with CoolCore fibers and 4-way stretch, this pair of leggings is designed to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable as you move. The tie dye print pays homage to the first few months of quarantine when so many of us were tie dying our own sweat sets, and each pair is made using material from recycled plastic bottles.

Alo Vapor Legacy Plaid Bra — $68.00

Whether worn on its own or as a set with the matching leggings, this bra is perfect for low-impact workouts, and since the print is in black and white, it’s easy to pair the top with solid shorts, or another fun pattern in a similar color combination.

Sweaty Betty Power Frame Workout Tank — $68.00

A trip to the tropics, but make it edgy? This top from Sweaty Betty is perfect for summer morning runs, but the darker colors also makes it versatile enough to throw a leather jacket over and wear for a night out on the town. Wear it alone as a shirt or as a sports bra, peeking out from under a top.

Nike Icon Clash 7/8 Printed Leggings — $60.00

These safari-ready, sweat-wicking leggings are comfortable, fun, and squat-proof. Perfect to pair with a solid white or black top, more animal prints, or another brightly colored pattern. The best part is that they’re mindfully made with at least 50 percent recycled polyester fibers.

Farm Rio Spotted Leaves Bananas Windbreaker — $145.00

Nothing says summer like tropical fruits. This windbreaker is great to throw over a workout set to protect you against the pre-sunrise morning chill. It has a relaxed fit, fun print, and is perfect for year-round wear.

Splits59 Ava High Waist Floral Bike Shorts — $72.00

If you love your classic black, bike shorts, this flower-printed pair is just that, but a little elevated. Great to wear for a workout class or to pair with a blazer for a fashion-girl inspired fit.

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