Ho hum. Christmas is over, Hogmanany has been and gone, and it’s January. Everyone and their aunt are in the gym, and all we hear about is diets, detox, and exercise. Yes, it is good to indulge less after the festive season, but we’re not here to preach to you about your lifestyle. (We are a fashion blog after all).
So, we’re turning this new year, new you on its head, and bringing you some sporty style which isn’t actually, well, for sport.
Sporty style is great off the court/track/field/pitch, right? Let’s start with French Connection who have a few new pieces in store that could be sportswear – but they’re not, and you don’t need to raise an arm or a leg whilst wearing them. We love these stripe detail trousers (£75), and cute dress (£65).
It’s a body, right, not a leotard. You could do dance in it, or yoga, or just strut around like Madonna. We prefer the latter. And we prefer to team it with high waisted jeans or a full skirt even more. This fab body is £25 at JOY – and it’s on a buy one get one free offer.
Yes, this is a yoga bag (£25, Claire’s Accessories). The clever little side zips mean you can slot your yoga mat into it. But no-one said you have to. You can carry this cute bag, and never ever do a salutation to the sun. We won’t tell if you won’t.
H&M’s sporty style bodycon dress (£12.99) states we are unavailable for the gym, or running club, right?
We love tennis. Watching it, that is. Get some Wimbledon-esque sporty style with this fabulous drop waist white dress (£22.99, New Look) and super smart retro-style shades (£16, FrostFrench @ Debenhams)
Fancy a swim? Yes, so do we. Maybe when we go on holiday. Best get a new swimsuit in now though. BHS’s sporty style swimsuit (£22) is perfect for when we do actually want to swim properly. But we just love this J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams green print halterneck cossie (£42).
New Look’s Bowling bag (£22.99) is perfect for anything but bowls, agreed?! And we love the sporty style stripes of this lovely Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams clutch (£35).
Finally, a gorgeous hat (£22, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams) to keep the sun off – get this on your spring wishlist now. Don’t they wear these for cricket or something…?!