Fitness fashion best buys for the new year
As we move into a new year, enthusiastic people up and down the country will be putting pen to paper on their New Year’s resolutions – with many undoubtedly vowing to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.
The best bit about planning a new fitness regime is that it’s a great excuse for a spot of shopping. After all, you’ll need at least a couple of fancy new outfits for practical and motivational purposes, whichever activity or random fitness fad takes your fancy.
Here are some of the best buys when it comes to fitness fashion.
Mr Motivator ‘Says’ leggings, Tikiboo
Tikiboo clothing is simply great. What better way to get excited about heading out for that run or pressing play on the YouTube home workout video than by pulling on some awesome leggings!
These brilliant 90s throwback ‘Mr Motivator’ ones are just a sample of the bright and fun options available, while you can also pick up the same style in shorts, capris and a cross-back bra too.
Waterproof running jacket, Proviz Sports
If one of your New Year’s resolutions involves running, it’s likely at some point you’ll be heading out in the dark, so it’s vital to stock up on some high-vis clothing.
This waterproof running jacket from Proviz Sports is pricey at £84.99, but ideal for keeping seen and safe when pounding the streets. It comes in a range of bright colours, all with plenty of reflective detail, plus it’s lightweight and fully waterproof.
Fit seamless printed sports bra, Gymshark
A good sports bra or three is a must for any female looking to up the ante when it comes to fitness.
There are plenty of plain options on the market which will do a perfectly good job, but sometimes it’s nice to jazz it up a bit. This funky blue sports bra, providing medium support, from Gymshark is great value at £30.
Crossover Bamboo Back yoga top, Bamboo Clothing
Yoga is a great way to relax body and mind, while also building up balance, strength and flexibility, so it’s little wonder it’s so popular.
Whether you plan to join a class or say ‘namaste’ at home, topping up your yoga wardrobe is a must. This cross-back top from Bamboo Clothing, on sale at £23.80, is soft, lightweight and loose enough to give you freedom to move without overexposure.
Run Lightweight wind shell jacket, Superdry
Superdry aren’t necessarily known for general activewear, but in recent years they have developed an attractive and practical range.
On sale for a very affordable £32.50, this men’s lightweight running jacket is ideal for venturing out into the wet and cold. It also folds away into a really handy pack which can be attached to your arm while you finish your run.
Infill tank, Gymshark
This attractive, simple tank from Gymshark is ideal for heading to the gym to lift some weights. Light and loose, there’s plenty of room for manoeuvre, without the risk of overheating. Plus, it has the added benefit of showing off all your hard work!
Available in four colours and at just £18, it’s the great addition to your gym wardrobe.
Surge Jogger, Lululemon
Chilly days call for a bit more coverage, so these Surge Joggers from Lululemon are ideal for the winter fitness wardrobe.
Available in four colours, prices range from £69 to £108, so they’re aren’t the cheapest around, but they are lightweight, comfy and even come with zipped pockets. Importantly, they also come with reflective detail, so are ideal for heading out for a run after dark.
Bandana, Hygge Bands
Hygge Bands are a dreamy accessory for any fitness enthusiast. Super versatile and available in a massive range of weird and wonderful designs, they are ideal for a whole host of activities – from running to cycling, yoga, hiking, crossfit, hitting the gym or simply as a funky fashion accessory at any time.
At £18.89, it’s not cheap as a one-off but there is often an unmissable ‘buy one, get three free’ offer which makes it a bargain.
Prices and availability stated above applied at the time of writing, but are always subject to change.