What’s wrong with being confident? Ask Demi Lovato and she’ll likely say absolutely nothing.
The 24-year-old pop star has slipped her design shoes on once again and teamed up with the activewear brand Kate Hudson co-founded, Fabletics, for a second Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection. Basically, the capsule features 12 exclusive outfits sold as separate jackets, bras, tops, layering pieces, and leggings in a blue, black, magenta, and white color scheme that ranges in size from XXS to 3X, all designed to get you out the door feeling healthier.
So why’d she come back for another round? We caught up with Lovato at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to discuss the collection and, of course, body positivity. Lovato told us fashion’s important to her, saying, “You get to express who you are, but it also is realistic for me to design athleisure clothes because it’s what I wear in my daily life.”
Rather than cover the designs with inspirational mantras as she did in the first collection, Lovato stepped away from that this go-round and focused instead on a different set of textures, patterns, and colors. “We have a bit of mesh involved [this time],” she said. “We have blue and pink, rather than the lime green and the kind of coral-ish color that we had before.”
“Going into fall, we wanted different colors,” she continued. “We still wanted it to have some life, but at the same time, I wanted some more black in there, so we added some more black.”
Yes, Lovato may be one of the most empowered Hollywood stars we know, but she admitted learning to feel good about herself is always a journey. “I’m still learning to love my body. It’s a daily thing, and I don’t think you ever learn at one point in your life, and then it’s fixed forever,” she told InStyle.
“Your body changes, you change. It’s just a matter of how much you’re working on yourself. I make sure that I put my mental and physical health before work. That is what keeps me in a good state of mind,” she said.
Lovato also added, “Physical health is something that is important to me, because it keeps my body in shape, and not from a vein kind of standpoint. It just keeps my organs and my muscles working well. I don’t get sick as much. I eat very clean. It’s just things that, when you’re in a good place, you learn how to deal with those moments of insecurities better.”
Of course, Lovato also teamed up with Fabletics because of the brand’s commitment to inclusion, female empowerment, and body positivity. As with the first, the second collection also benefits Fabletics’s partnership with Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign supporting the empowerment of girls everywhere. The brand is supporting the organization’s School Cycle initiative, which works with the United Nations Population Fund to give girls bikes to get to school safely.
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Calling the collection “chic and edgy,” Lovato said, “It’s something that you can feel confident and sexy in.”
She added, “What better way to go to the gym than to feel confident? Especially when sometimes you meet guys or girls at the gym. You want to look good. It’s a place to meet people."
When Lovato works out, she goes for action-packed fitness and loves to train. “Being able to do jiu-jitsu several times a week is really fun for me,” she said. “I also train MMA, so it’s a mixture of different martial arts. Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, jiu-jitsu.”
Lovato’s second Fabletics collection is available in Fabletics stores nationwide and at fabletics.com.