There's no need to compromise on style when you’re working out. Whether you’re into hiking, swimming, or weekend yoga sessions, we’ve rounded up the best activewear essentials – some of them are even nice enough to sneak into your everyday wardrobe.
For serious swimming, you need a one-piece in comfortable and flexible fabric. Well-fitting shapes will help you get the most from your workout and whether you have an hourglass, pear or athletic figure, there’s a style for everyone. Don’t shy away from bolder designs and show off your curves with colour blocking and prints. For more support, try halter necklines or underwired busts.
The last thing you want to worry about in a yoga class is what you’re wearing. With mindfulness and breathing as your main priorities, choose yoga gear in soft, chic materials. Pair elastic waists with loose tops for extra flexibility and room to move, while choosing neutral colours will mean your kit can double up as casual wear – perfect for that post yoga brunch.
With beautiful views and the perfect excuse to get away from it all, what’s not to love about walking? But it’s important to have the right gear, especially for longer hikes. Comfort is key, so invest in light jackets and leggings you can breathe in and switch to sports bras for extra support. The most important part? Your footwear. Hiking boots are the obvious choice but for shorter leisurely walks, your favourite trainers are all you need. Venturing out in the sun? Shade yourself with sunglasses and a hat.
Whether you’re a beginner or a marathon-class pro, your running regime starts with a good pair of trainers. Add some comfortable sports leggings and staple vests and you’re good to go. Get in on the sports-luxe action with prints and luminous colours, especially if you’re running after dark. And inject more colour with bright sports bras and for extra support, choose adjustable straps to elevate your training.