Unless you’ve been sticking to the hermit lifestyle post-lockdown, you’ve probably noticed that there has been an explosion of pink in stores, everywhere. This is obviously due to the influence of the insane marketing budget of the ‘Barbie’ movie out in cinemas now, which reportedly cost US$150 million, more than the budget used to produce the movie. Barbiecore, the pink aesthetic and Barbie fever has spread far and wide, with Barbie collaborations and experiences even hitting Malaysian shores.

If you want to be part of the sartorial sensation stirring up the style scene, you can literally keep yourself ‘in the pink’ with these cute pink athleisure pieces from a mix of international and Malaysian brands while staying fit.

Come on, Barbie, let’s go party jogging! Check out our pink picks here:

  1. Adidas

Although this writer only has only invested in a few athleisure items, pretty much all my stuff is from adidas because I love how their designs are comfy yet stylish. Their latest all-new Sportswear label Z.N.E collection caught my eye because of the cute bright pink women’s tee (RM169) and shorts (RM199) which are seen on Jenna Ortega and Squid Game star Jung Ho Yeon.

Here, the loud colour palette of the full look is balanced out with subtle detailing. The short-sleeved tee has a thick ribbed hem and neckline that adds shape to the shirt and shows off your figure while staying comfy. The matching double-knit shorts in the same shade and an elasticated waist will finish up your sporty-chic style so you don’t have to think about putting an outfit together. ​You can totally wear this outfit from the gym straight to the movies (ssh, we won’t tell!).

A Premium Overhead Hoodie and Shorts are also available for the Kens...sorry, men. All pieces are available to purchase on adidas.com.my, in-store, and via the adidas App.

  1. Livlola

Malaysia is also home to a burgeoning number of activewear brands such as Livlola which offers affordable and sustainable activewear and loungewear. Here, you’ll also find fitness equipment such as resistance bands and weighted bangles in pink.

Made of 78% Nylon and 22% Elastane, their Superset Set (RM199) consists of a sports bra with a cool crossover backstrap design and high waist leggings with a scrunch bum elastic feature to sculpt your fabulous booty. Designed to flatter every body type, throw on a hoodie and you’ll be ready to hit the streets.

Visit their website here.

  1. FWRD

Kendall Jenner is the Creative Director of FWRD, or Forward, a luxury e-tailer targeted towards millennials and Gen Z. Although they don’t have a physical store in Malaysia, their website ships to our country.

We’re loving the Colorblock Orion Bra (RM380.93) in ‘Dragon Fruit & Seashell’ colour which perfectly pairs with the Orion Short (RM316.68) in the same colour. Worn together, it creates a unique look with a side-cut-out design in which we could totally see Barbie hitting the gym. Although their prices are pretty steep, it’s worth it if you stand out from the crowd, right?

Visit their website here.

  1. Puma

You don’t have to worry about keeping the ‘girls’ under wraps with Puma’s Own It Mid Impact Women's Training Sports Bra (RM107.40) which offers support in style in the shade ‘Deep Orchid’. Designed for training and studio workouts, it comes with a Moisture-wicking dryCELL technology that keeps you feeling fresh while you train.

Visit their website here.

  1. Liberty Active

This Malaysian brand was the brainchild of two friends who wanted to create affordable yet trendy activewear. If you’re a little shy about going out in a sports bra and shorts, but still want to rock the Atheleisure look, this is a shirt that your Ken will want to steal from your wardrobe. The 3CE Studio Juno Shirt (RM95) in Pink was created for that exact look. You can also pair it with jeans or denim shorts, the possibilities are pretty much endless. Throw on a cap and some shades, and you’ll have strangers wondering, “Who is she?”

Visit their website here.

  1. Camellia Activewear

If you love pink but find Barbie’s signature colour a bit too bold, this one’s for you. The Darlyn Ruched Bra in Strawberry (RM109.90) comes in a pretty pastel pink and has a unique ruched design for a feminine and fresh look. The straight neckline will amplify your collarbones and it also provides medium support.

Visit their website here.

Image credit: Adidas, Camellia Activewear, Liberty Active, PUMA, FWRD, Livlola