Let’s be realistic; new gym kit isn’t going to transform you the next Jessica Ennis. It’s not even going to get you out of bed and into the gym. But can your sportswear be as stylish as everything else in your wardrobe? Definitely! Here’s our edit of the fitness kit that might make you want to lace up your trainers, blast those PB’s and get a sweat on.
A brand founded by women that makes sportswear for women, you can depend on Sweaty Betty to create covetable gym kit – season after season. Colourful detailing, technical fabrics and flattering cuts, from leggings to sports bras – every piece makes a subtly stylish statement.
Bright, bold and super affordable, boohooFIT is going to shake things up in the sportswear arena. The look is contemporary and powerful, with pops of neon, digital prints and a urban edge. So yes, you CAN afford to spend on new kit, as well as those interesting new classes. And maybe even a sports massage to soothe those aching muscles too!
Pounding the treadmill in prints or doing downward-facing dogs with delicate details? Urban Outfitters’ curated collection of sportswear features ultra-cool activewear labels such as Onzie, Without Walls and Textile Federation. For laidback girls who don’t take themselves – or exercising – too seriously.
Undisputably the cool kid on the block. Nike has been making exercising look good since 1971, and the brand shows no signs of slowing down. You can rely on Nike for eye-popping colours, graphic prints and – of course – trainers that look just as good whether you’re in jeans and a tee or head-to-toe lycra.
Where Forever 21 excels is brilliant basics. Add that to the fact that the range is massive plus completely affordable and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t stopped by Forever 21 before. Leggings, joggers, tops and sports bras come in every size, shape and colour conceivable, so you can mix and match to your heart’s content. And you won’t have to do the post-gym laundry session quite so often either!
When everyone’s favourite luxury etailer branched out into sportswear, they caused a bit of stir. Could Net-A-Porter replicate its curated range of covetable fashion with similarly luxe sports pieces? The answer is a resounding yes. Namechecking hip labels including Bodyism, Hey Jo and Lucas Hugh alongside a selection of staples from Nike and adidas, there’s a lot to like.
Beautiful quality fabrics and simple shapes in neutrals and muted tones, the GapFit range is everything you’d expect from the American classic casualwear supremo. And although the look is pared-back, there’s a nod to modern styling with print details and washed-out ombré effects.