It all started off innocently enough: I first spotted a pair of brightly-flowered capris on fellow Coeur teammate Heather Scott‘s Instagram and politely demanded to know where she found such a fun pair of pants. Then my friend Jamie Walker wore the cutest strappy neon sports bra during one of our runs, and I asked her the same thing…
When both responses were, “Lorna Jane,” it was the tipping point for what has become my full-blown obsession with Australia’s leading activewear and sportswear label.
Tantalizing tights and spunky sports bras aside, the brand is now taking fit fashion to the next level with a new line called Uniquely Lorna Jane. This collection aims to push the boundaries of everyday gym gear with clothes that meet the needs of a modern, active life.
“Activewear is no longer confined to formal exercise, but has become a fashion staple for modern women who want their wardrobe to connect with their lifestyle,” label founder Lorna Jane Clarkson has said. “Uniquely’s fashion-forward pieces are ideal for today’s modern woman, as she no longer has to compromise style for comfort and wearability.”
As much as yoga pants and zippered hoodies are an acceptable — and, arguably, essential — part of my wardrobe, I’ve always had trouble closing the gap that existed between my workout wear and clothing that truly transitioned seamlessly from studio to street, gym to groceries, or yoga to happy hour. So I was pumped to get a sneak peek at a few of the pieces, which just launched online and in stores.
Enter awkward photo shoot in the park! But seriously, the minute I stepped out in this outfit I had people asking about it. Up top is the Reflect Active Jacket ($129.99) from the Uniquely collection, which I paired with the Amy 3/4 Tight ($74.00) from the Essentials line. I thought the jacket, in particular, would be a great piece for our variable San Francisco weather, as it’s good for outdoor exercise and it looks polished enough to wear around town.
It’s got a fun, relaxed design, but the shimmery, water-repellent fabric is all business. And best of all, the breathable mesh lining kept me from overheating while running the streets and running errands, plus it’s got ample pockets for stashing my keys, phone and other small items while I’m out and about.
I mean, how cute is all that ruching, plus the back vent?! Lorna Jane’s treading into new territory here, having overhauled classic sportswear shapes with chic metallics and pretty embellishments. It’s the epitome of fashion-meets-function, and I’m thrilled to have found comfy clothing that allows me to run around town without worrying about looking like a slob when I bump into people.
Thanks to cues from its classic LJ Excel range mixed with high fashion inspiration, Lorna Jane has created a line that fuses luxe fabrics with modern technology for a look and feel that they call Uniquely Lorna Jane…but that I call undeniably amazing.
And now I guess I’ll just have to get used to people asking me what I’m wearing!
For more information on the new Uniquely Lorna Jane collection and to check out the different styles available, visit LornaJane.com.
Disclosure: As a member of the SweatPink community, I was given Uniquely Lorna Jane items to review. All opinions are my own.