At the HBC we love working with brands, and we are always on the lookout for new exciting brands that we and our bloggers can collaborate with.

This week we asked Active in Style founder Caroline Lucey to find the hottest trends and coolest products across their shop for Autumn.

At the moment I am thinking about pieces for the Autumn: leggings, sweaters and trainers. Here are some of my favourite pieces for this season:


Autumn Launch: First Base

We’ve just started stocking First Base, an activewear label from Sydney producing a unique selection of athleisure and performance pieces. It has a sport-luxe look and the design and quality are excellent. We’re really excited about launching it into the UK market.

Living and working in Bondi in late 2013, founder and designer Alison Cotton, decided to create something that was ultimately about getting down to the bones, about stripping away all of the things in life that seemed unnecessary and truly getting back to basics.

The idea was to take her love of surf and sports culture and develop something that was clean, simple and ultimately iconic, just like Bondi beach.


Chloe Moto Leggings – Avenue C

My bottoms choice for autumn is a pair of the Chloe Moto Leggings by Avenue C. A high waisted full-length style made from performance fabric and featuring stylish mesh panels and unique moto style detailing for a sport-luxe look.

Think about longer leggings that you can wear every day as well as to workout and can be teamed with chunky knots and boots.

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Techloom Pro Running Shoes – APL

We have a new delivery coming from Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) of their Techloom Pro running shoes featuring a blush and navy version which I have my eye on. Direct from L.A., APL is a brand worn by some of the biggest names in the Hollywood like model Nina Agdal and actress Emma Roberts. Known as APL for short, the brand is certainly leaving their mark when it comes to great footwear. 

Perfect for everyday wear or light workouts, you’ll love the soft touch of cashmere and the premium look of these trainers.

Get them here


Carbon Sweat – Varley

As it’s Autumn, I also want a cosy sweater and Varley have an amazing range, including a beautiful taupe-coloured cropped one. 

Designed to suit the perfect blend of Californian leisure and workout lifestyle, Varley’s activewear range aims to bridge the gap between sportswear and ready-to-wear. 

A super soft, relaxed fit sweater ideal for everyday wear and throwing over your active outfits for pre and post workout.

Get it here