Fashion x fitness: our top ten sportswear picks for a new start in 2014
It’s January. You are still eating your way through the left over chocolates and cheese boards, leaving you feeling like the size of an elephant. All that hard work before Christmas to lose weight and “be good” was all for nothing. You’ve squeezed into your New Year’s Eve glitz and now you are destined for January weight-loss blues.
That’s where we are here to help, and we have combined a list of our favourite pieces to motivate you to get back into your fitness regime, or simply make a start to get into shape in 2014.
Whether it is to go for a run, if you are nipping to the local swimming baths for a lane swim or you are determined to keep your new year’s resolution this year, we have ensured that you still look amazing whatever the occasion.
This swimsuit is perfect for hiding all those bits away you hate, but still look sexy whilst you swim. Intergalactic swimsuit, £69, available from Sweaty Betty online.
If you are feeling like you aren’t ready to bear it all with the die-hard treadmill fanatics yet, then we recommend a hoodie. Comfortable and discreet, this Nike Rally Futura zip hoodie, £50 from John Lewis is just the ticket. We love the colour too.
If that’s a little too hot for your liking, this Striders Edge Strappy top in Wilderness Blue should be a little more up your street, and at a bargain £25 in the sale, you can get it in a few different colours.
If you want to add a fashion name to your sports style, then you need some Adidas by Stella McCartney in your life. This ES Sweatshirt, £45, is available at soactive.com and is a perfect little pull over to make you look adorable when you are working up a sweat.
If it’s a sport you are taking up, then this Striders Edge Holistic skirt in raspberry fuchsia, £25, will do wonders for you at a tennis match or netball game. It is available here.
Last but by no means least, every fitness freak needs a good bag. We recommend one that’s big enough for everything, just like every woman’s handbag. This Converse All Star logo duffle bag, £28, available at ASOS, will do just the job.