Spend wisely on chic activewear that doubles as wardrobe essentials.
The endless debate on leggings as appropriate attire for outside of the gym continues. While some feel there’s a time and a place for activewear, many prefer the comforting second skin that makes airport travel, running errands or brunch dates all the more pleasant.
There is a strong argument to be made for clothes that transcend fashion categories as we become increasingly mindful of consumerism and its impact on the environment. Making smart purchases has never been more crucial and doing so means avoiding wasteful fast-fashion buys that end up in the bin after only a few wears.
Not to mention how expensive activewear can be. To get the most out of your investments, we’ve rounded up sleek fitness apparel that will take you straight from the office to the gym with the help of clever styling. Plus, feeling good in your workout kit gives you that added motivation to exercise.
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Aurique women's medium impact sports bra
This high-neck crop top is not only a sports bra, but is also a crop top worthy of being paired with your favourite wide-legged jeans for a seriously stylish off-duty ensemble.
Bamford Preserve joggers
Bamford’s wide-legged joggers are a deliciously soft combination of cotton and cashmere, making them perfect for wearing to and from the gym, as well as forming a key part of your everyday wardrobe.
Carbon38 Crocodile High Rise Full-Length Takara Legging in Black
The faux crocodile pattern on these glossy leggings is the unique and stylish update your basic leggings have been longing for. Pair with an oversized collared button-up and knee-high boots for a polished finish.
Nagnata Net Sustain Color-Block Sports Bra in Burgundy
We’re all in a rush to get from the office to class on time. Shave minutes off changing in the locker room by wearing your sports bra underneath your shirt.
This cleverly colour-blocked sports bra offers support for low-impact exercise such as yoga or weight training. Match with a high-waisted pleated skirt and vibrant stilettos for date night or drinks with the girls.
Free People Movement Give Your All Hareem Pant in Rising Tide
Spend all day in these cozy harem pants – running errands, lounging around the house, warming up during dance class, whatever really. The deep hip pockets are an added perk for storing your keys or ID when heading to the gym. Offset these roomy, high-waisted bottoms with a fitted, cropped tank top.
Veja Condor Alveomesh Running Trainers in Red
If running is your predilection for staying fit, these versatile trainers will take you far. Veja’s EVA-cushioned midsole and sustainable rubber sole (made from recycled plastic bottles) are designed to absorb impact on both paved and dirt roads. Couple with a frilly, feminine midi-length dress to show off your funky burgundy sneaks with pink and neon orange accents.
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READY TO WEIGHT TRAIN IN YOUR NEW KIT?
Stylist Strong is a fitness brand specialising in strength training specifically tailored for women. Our classes are designed to build both physical and mental strength in a smart and informed way.
So, whether you’re a beginner or already have strength-training experience, Stylist Strong has a class to suit you. Come and try our strength-based classes, including our new yoga classes, at our own purpose-built studio at The AllBright Mayfair.
Meriam Ahari is a health and fitness writer who loves trying new vegan recipes, going on long walks (especially hiking with her dog) and finds motivation to workout whenever she puts on stylish activewear.