Fact: sportswear is booming – and increasingly, we’re wearing it beyond the gym. According to the latest data from golfsupport.com, a whopping 89 per cent of us wear fit kit when not working out. And if you love gymwear, think about splashing out on the latest lifestyle collections.
A little less Lycra and a little more daywear, these active ranges offer everything from ‘work-to-workout’ leggings, to skirts you can cycle in. Just this month, PUMA launches the tech-infused Velvet Rope collection on fashion e-tailer asos.com.
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Described as ‘sportstyle and training’ pieces, the range includes hoodies, tanks, bras, trainers and tights.
Saucony’s popular Life on the Run range is now in its fourth edition. Think openback tanks, pastel-coloured trainers and patterned tights, plus a useful Funnel Neck Sweatshirt (£75; saucony.com/UK).
For a wider range of apparel, there’s Sweaty Betty’s Sports Luxe collection (sweatybetty.com), which includes a line of vests, trousers, beanies, bags, tees, jackets, dresses, skorts and more. All are accentuated with folds, pleats and tucks that take sportswear into the fashion forum. And Lululemon’s understated To+From range (lululemon.co.uk) has an awesome line of scarfs, wraps, jackets, and joggers. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some online shopping to do…