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Chic gym and work-out accessories to get you in the mood to exercise

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha
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Dressing for a workout doesn't mean you have to throw out your personal style book, especially when it comes to accessories. It just requires a little tweaking.

Water bottles, wristbands and bum bags have a reputation for being bland and plastic. Very plastic. But thanks to a wave of innovative design, that's no longer the case - shopping for sportswear has never been so chic. 

We've sought out some of the most coveted accessories on the market, that will not only facilitate a great work out, but will help you look and feel like yourself while doing it. 

  • Pantone backpack

    Associate your work out with the kind of bag that's just like sunshine.

    £45, redlandlondon.com

  • Rose gold headphones

    Whether you're sweating at the gym or running through a park, these headphones will instantly add a chic factor to your outfit.

    £139.99, selfridges.com

  • Chic bum bag

    Bum bags don't have to be unattractive. Carry your phone, keys and other essentials in these water-resistant ones which combine both fashion and function. 

    £9.99, schuh.co.uk

  • Water bottle

    A sweet tansparent bottle,which comes with a secure twist top to prevent leaks.

    £10, urbanoutfitters.com

  • Head scarf

    Swap a headband for a chic scarf or bandana to keep small hairs from invading your face space. 

    £2, newlook.com

  • Victorian skipping rope

    Fitness equipment doesn't have to be black and boring. Purchase a Victoria skipping rope made of old weaving bobbins and make working out a more special experience. Every skipping rope comes with a certificate of authenticity and a historical background information.

    £10, notonthehighstreet.com

  • Hammam towel

    These lightweight and super absorbent pure Turkish cotton towels fold down to almost nothing and have a spa-like quality,

    £17.50, notonthehighstreet.com

  • Runners wristband

    Keep your keys and other essential belongings on your thanks to this multi-functional, cooling, wristband. 

    £15, sweatybetty.com

  • Leather backpack

    You won't mind carrying your gym kit on your back and handbag on your shoulder when it looks this chic.

    £44.50, johnlewis.com

  • Nike training band

    This stylish headband from Nike keeps hair out of your face and your ears warm when running outdoors.

    £17, store.nike.com

  • Colourful towel

    Keep a fun hand towel on you to wipe off any excess sweat when exercising. 

    £25, drye.me

  • Gym tote

    Go from meetings to the gym with this all-in-one, multi-compartment bag (the gym section has water-resistant silver nylon lining). It couldn't be easier.

    £125, gymtote.co.uk

  • Turban headbands

    If gym-wear doesn't appeal to you, why not try these chic turban headbands.

    £8, asos.com

  • Zingo bottle

    Citrus fruits are the tastiest in winter. Give your water a boost by infusing it with fresh lemons, limes or clementines using the Zingo bottle's detachable squeezer. 

    £11.99, johnlewis.com

  • Yoga tote bag

    With a tribal pattern and suede accents, this yoga bag can disguise as regular tote, but it's extremely functional. Use the exterior straps and adjustable D-rings to attach your yoga mat. 

    £68, freepeople.com

  • Snug ear buds

    Move as fast as you want, these earbuds aren't going anywhere because they're custom-made to perfectly fit in your ear.

    £159, snugsearphones.co.uk

  • Stella McCartney Adidas sea sack

    You can always count on Stella to bring fashion trends to sportswear. This sack bag is perfect for holding your small essentials (with an interior zip pocket) while you work out and airing out your sweaty gym kit when you're back at work.

    £33, adidas.co.uk

  • Flipbelt

    Keep your phones, cash, keys and cards in this non-bulky and light belt.

    £25, theflipbelt.co.uk

  • Toiletries bag

    This waterproof bag comes with clear, removable interior pouches so that you can take only what you need to the gym showers and keep everything else safely stowed in the locker.

    £52, lululemon.co.uk

  • Midnight bum bag

    It might look like the delicate night sky, but this bag is waterproof and durable - perfect for evenings spent working out.

    £25, notonthehighstreet.com

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha covers stories about everything from women’s issues to cult foods. She describes herself as a balance between Hermione and Luna Lovegood.

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