Two young Aussie designers are redefining the Australian matching tracksuit and other go-to everyday staples, by creating pieces which are highly comfortable, stand the test of time, and are designed and made in Australia.
For Olivia and Ebany, designing cute and cosy pieces such as the perfectly matching fleecy tracksuit, has been a true labour of love and is already fast becoming Ellore’s flagship pieces. They are Melbourne made and printed and features a thick fleece inner lining for extra warmth.
“A matching set makes women feel more elevated and effortlessly put-together at-home look, even if that means head-to-toe in fleece. Your wardrobe isn’t complete without a good quality matching set to lounge in. They’re our best sellers for a reason!” Ebany says.
“Our fleece wear is cut from premium heavyweight fabric that’s soft on the inside. Pair any of our Hoodies or Crewnecks with the matching Track Pants for that classic cool girl vibe. Our fleece wear is designed as a relaxed casual fit and is perfect for everyday wear.
“Matching tracksuit sets are perfect for an athleisure look or dress up your hoodie/crew neck with jeans making each piece versatile to the occasion. Our sets are designed for a luxurious feel for ultimate comfort. Hoodies are also the perfect transitional wardrobe staple. Matching sets are pretty much every woman’s go to when she wants to be comfortable, cute and still look sophisticated.”
According to Olivia, there are a handful of key features to follow when you are trying to find the perfect matching tracksuit.
“Quality over quantity always, being the perfect transitional pieces as well as the most comfortable outfit you own, it’s going to be worn to death, so ensuring it’s made of high-quality cotton and it’s built to last, are the most important things to keep in mind when purchasing a new matching set.”
And Olivia is confident that comfort has taken over as the number one priority for Australian women, especially after lockdowns.
“Ever since we were cooped up at home for months and some having years in lockdown, comfort has definitely taken priority when it comes to fashion.
Being able to work from home gave everyone the freedom of wearing whatever they want. Wearing business attire from the waist up was all that was required at best when on video calls and it made people dig out their most comfortable items of clothing. Following the lockdowns we think the damage is done as far as choosing comfort over everything else which we are all for.”
For Ebany, there are some simple mistakes to avoid when choosing the perfect tracksuit.
Cheap normally equals poor quality. No matter the colour, design or price of the tracksuits, investing in a poor-quality set is a regrettable mistake. In our opinion, you should not purchase a garment that does not feel high quality and comfortable to you, regardless of how vibrant or appealing it may appear on a website. You must find a reliable and reputable clothing label to purchase premium quality garments from. Read descriptions, care instructions and sizing info the garments should have the best colour quality and fabric possible. It’s important to remember, however, that expensive stuff is usually better quality. Due to this, even if your budget is tight, you should choose good-quality garments. The alternative to spending less and buying low quality products is to spend more in the long term as opposed to buying one quality matching set.”
For Olivia, that is why ELLORE tracksuits shine.
“Our tracksuits are made from premium quality cotton jersey that's made to last the test of time. The oversized sets are brushed on the inside for a soft warm feel. Our oversized hoodie features a double layered hood, in full length style with a large kangaroo pouch pocket. Our tracksuits are finished with thick ribbed cuffs and hems. Every fleece piece features our notorious ‘ELLORE’ logo and is made from heavy weight cotton jersey. Not to mention everything is made and printed here in Australia.”