If I'm honest it's a love/hate relationship (mostly hate) but the silver lining is it offers a whole new area of clothing to shop for - gym wear.

Gym Attire

After a two year hiatus I recently joined a gym!  Now that I’m well and truly into my late twenties things have started to drop here and there, so I figured it was time to take some action.  If I’m honest it’s a love/hate relationship (mostly hate) but the silver lining is it offers a whole new area of clothing to shop for – gym wear.

My gym wear of choice is usually Lululemon or Stella McCartney for Adidas.  Both lines perfectly balance functionality with fashion.

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I’ve been a fan of the Stella MaCartney for Adidas line for as long as I can remember.  When I ran the London marathon many years ago I did it in Stella MaCartney running pants and they saw me through all 26.2 miles brilliantly! The other thing I have to say about this line is it is super flattering.  I don’t know how she does it but the seams and panels are all put in the right place to make your legs look leaner and your stomach far more toned than it actually is!

Lululemon is a more recent find.  I first discovered them when they first came to the UK and opened a tiny showroom off the Kings Road in London.  I was blown away by how design led their pieces were in terms of fashion and working out.  They have the kind of gym wear you want to be seen in, even if you’re not working out.

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Trainer wise I tend to lean toward Asics if I’m running, particularly on road.  If I’m in the gym, then I’m a Nike girl.  I love Nike because their trainers are super light and comfortable but unfortunately, I tend to find they offer very little support.  So if you’re plan on running or jumping about lots then please invest in something that’ll support your ankles and reduce any impact on your knees.  Asics may not be the prettiest trainers but they are, hands down, the best quality trainer on the market.

Word to the wise both brands are considerably less money in America, so if you’re travelling that way I highly recommend picking up some pieces while there (you can read more about the price differences HERE).

Gym Attire

Outfit details: Top – Lululemon (similar HERE) | Leggings – Lululemon (similar HERE) | Trainers – Nike (similar HERE)

Gym Attire

Outfit details: Top – Lululemon (similar HERE in the SALE) | Leggings – Stella McCartney for Adidas (similar HERE) | Trainers – ASICS (similar HERE)

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