Stella McCartney for Adidas / by laurel


Is this a fashion show? Sorry, let me retrieve the ball

In terms of clothing, there are few categories that I'd shy away from completely, but "activewear" is usually one of them. The colors range from drab to garish, the cuts typically highlight your very worst (despite all the hard work to make your worst your best), and the designs lack imagination. But for the past four years, Stella McCartney has been quietly changing the stigma. Her line for Portland-based Adidas is feminine, functional, and on-trend. 

So that tennis racket I've had jangling around the back of my trunk for the past three years might finally get some play if only for the opportunity to show off Stella's gym-ready style.