'New year, new me': Workout gear

Start the year on trend with Jaymelouise Hudspith’s favourite athleisure product picks

Jaymelouise Hudspith
13th February 2017

Motivation (of which I have none) is key to achieving your ‘new year, new me’ New Year’s resolutions. We now find ourselves in February, and if you’re anything like me getting back to the gym has proved trickier than planned. Make February count by kitting yourself out in gym wear that you feel will motivate you to finally get moving. The current athleisure trend means there’s a huge amount of choice from different brands, so I’ve put together a few personal favourites that you can find in stores and online now.

H&M has some sleek sportswear in at the moment, so for starters need this charming grey tank top to push you in the right direction. Coupled with a pair of colour co-ordinated black / grey shorts and a grey bra combo, this look will give you the confidence to pull off looking like a pro, whilst remaining fiercely fashionable at the same time. Team it up with a lightweight sports hoody to battle the cold Newcastle weather (it still feels like winter after all), and if feeling brave, you’ll be equipped to run through Jesmond Dene. With free standard delivery on all orders over £50, why not involve your friends and shop collectively - you’ll save money in the process and feel more motivated exercising in good company.


Browse through any fashion blog or feed and see that at the moment mesh is everywhere, so why not choose the functional yet fashionable material to include in your sportswear-shopping spree. For this next outfit go bold or go home. Wear this bright red and black sports bra and legging set – a statement piece fashionable enough on its own. If funds allow why not go all out and invest in Boohoo’s oversized deep mesh T-shirt? You’ll be able to get hot without the worry of visible sweat patches, although the breathable material should help to keep you call, and if that’s not enough to persuade you – swap those leggings for some skinny jeans and you’ll be good-to-go for half of Newcastle’s nightclubs.

We now find ourselves in February, and if you’re anything like me getting back to the gym has proved trickier than planned”

For those of you who generally prefer taking a minimalistic approach to fashion but still would like a little dose of colour to spice up your life, head over to River Island. By pairing together this black on black combination, both of which have splashes of white and pink to break up the boring, you’ll be channelling an electric, exciting energy – just what you need to make exercising a part of your life. If you prefer to layer up, match the outfit this River Island’s plain charcoal tank top, featuring mesh panels as I mentioned before, this material is ideal for any intense workouts, and although this outfit is the most expensive of all my suggestions, it still won’t break your fashion budget, especially in comparison to that of Nike, Adidas, and all other major sporting labels.

River Island RI Active

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