Free Soul’s Little Black Book of… Athleisure

Free Soul’s Little Black Book of… Athleisure
Welcome back to the third edition of our weekly Free Soul instalment - keeping you accountable, supported and consistently inspired to kick start 2023 as your best version of you. NOT someone new.
At Free Soul, we celebrate that wellness can look different to everyone - it has a personal and individual meaning to each of us. We like to think it’s about taking time out to nurture our mind and our bodies - supporting, challenging and educating ourselves to level up little by little, day by day. It’s not one thing, or a group of things, it’s a constant and evolutionary journey - and we hope, in some way, we can be a part of yours. 

As a brand that creates nutritional products designed to level up your wellness as a woman, itís safe to say we practically live in our athleisure essentials. This week the team have rounded up their wardrobe must-haves and go-to brands to bring you the ultimate guide to athleisure.

Back to Basics
Three must-haves your wardrobe shouldn’t be without 
  1. A supportive sports bra 
    The importance of a sports bra cannot be underestimated: it's one of the most vital pieces of exercise equipment you can have in your kit. As breasts are composed of tissue, they are mainly supported by just the skin and fragile ligaments, so they require extra support during repetitive or high impact activity.
  2. Basic black leggings
    The cornerstone of any outfit. Invest in a pair that won't go see through, feel buttery soft on the skin and won't sag over time. We love the LuluLemon Align for their figure hugging fit. 
  3. The ultimate sweat 
    We're big fans of a light marl basic hoodie. The perfect premium-looking piece to layer over crops and under a trench or puffer coat. 

Added extras 
On-the go essentials…
The ultimate antibacterial and water-resistant kit bag for on the go.
Sweat bag, £35
Super soft, comfy cushioning, classic stripe. What’s not to love?
Half crew throwback socks, £23
The perfect hat for bad (and good) hair days.
Soft Basics logo-embroidered cotton cap, £15
Ones to watch 
Brands that if you haven’t heard of, we’re certain you will soon…
Another Version
Creating timeless, minimally designed pieces, expect a collection ranging from super snug tracksuits that may appear basic, but are so far from it, alongside second skin essentials perfect for dressing down, or layering up. All in the most perfect soft and simple colour palette. 
FS Fave: Long sleeve second skin tee in brown, £36.99
Making premium performance apparel inspired by the active Coastal California lifestyle, Vuori is an integration of fitness, surf, sport, and art. Breaking down the boundaries of traditional activewear, they’re bringing a whole new perspective on performance apparel.
FS Fave: Cozy sherpa jacket, £175
Where performance-engineered activewear meets ultra-flattering shapewear, sustainably. From Lovari's curve-hugging contour seams to signature rounded hems, they’re on a mission to make you feel good, as well as look good. The best part? They’re making a difference too. From eco-friendly fabrics to a Shaping the Future initiative, proving that the only impact your activewear should have is a positive one.
FS Fave: Elle everyday active jacket, £120
Female Founded 
FS loves a female founder. These are a few of our fave when it comes to your fit kit…
Oner Active 
Krissy Cela has turned her dream to create active wear that helps women worldwide feel extraordinary in every single way, into reality. Her multiple collections are all designed with the same goal in mind; helping women feel secure, empowered, comfortable and confident.
TALA have created their entire brand on their ability to create activewear that not only performs incredibly, fits incredibly, maintains quality and style, but also prioritises sustainability. Founder, Grace Beverley, is dedicated to ensuring that sustainable choices (when it comes to activewear), are not only accessible and inclusive, but affordable too. And we’re so here for it.
Founder of Kiht, Danielle King, has created a fun, lifestyle brand ‘for babes who care.’ With a focus on ethical, sustainable fabrics, Kiht’s collections consist of trend-led and considered styles that look just as good on your hot girl walk, as they do on the gym floor.
One-day wishes…
Adds to cart 
Recycled cashmere trackpants, £240
Wellness Ivy printed cotton-jersey sweatshirt, £140
Cotton Collection ribbed cotton-blend jersey boxer shorts and top in Sangria, £74 for both
New Balance 550, £130

**At Free Soul, your wellbeing is our priority, and although we pride ourselves on our expertise in women's health and wellbeing, it is important to acknowledge the individuality of each person. Features published by Free Soul are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease, or replace the advice of your GP. We always recommend consulting with a healthcare provider if you encounter any health concerns, and we’ll always be here to support you so you’re never alone on your journey.