Witness the fitness! Best sports gear to buy now
There's loads of gorgeous new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.
Sportswear doesn’t have to be limited to all black Lycra. Case in point: US brand Free People’s activewear. This wide-strap sports bra (supportive box – ticked!) comes in four bright prints and this pretty check gets our vote.
Purple is top of the fashion and interior trends thanks to Pantone’s Colour of the Year ‘Very Peri’, and this sweat-wicking long sleeve from M&S is an easy way to nail it without having to paint your living room purple.
You glow, girl
Up at 6am for a morning run (kudos)? Then you’ll be needing this reflective jacket with adjustable hood from M&S’s Goodmove range. Extra points for the inclusive size range from 6-24.
Cool in camo
Looking at this charcoal camo set from hush, you’d never know it’s made from recycled fishnets, carpets and industrial plastic! Eco, stylish and with practical creds too, including two-way stretch and nifty phone pocket in the leggings.
Leggings £65, Bra £45
Won’t go running without your phone (how else can you listen to a brilliant podcast en route)? Then you’ll be needing this handy lightweight adjustable belt from lululemon with space for your tech, keys and, erm, snacks.
Turkish brand DeFacto landed in the UK late last year and features sportswear at a *very* friendly price point, including these boxing-inspired short shorts ideal for chucking on over leggings or lounging.
Run at 9, coffee date at 10? This running jacket delivers on performance (lightweight, sweat-wicking, water-resistant, reflective details) as well as style with a chic peplum and high neck.
We like to move it, move it
Designed for yoga, pilates and barre (and, erm, interpretive dance?), these leggings from Sweaty Betty are breathable, sweat-wicking and super-flattering with a high waist and bum-sculpting seams. Kim K, who?
Nike are top dogs when it comes to running shoes and these World Athletics approved ZoomX Vapourfly Next% 2 in new teal/white colourway are a dead cert whether you’re running a 5k, a marathon, or away from the kids…
Never lose your water bottle in the gym again with this bright sunshine yellow option from Dopper – plus it beats forking out £30 for a water bottle.
Going for gold
You know sportswear’s good when it’s endorsed by an Olympian so we’re mainlining heptathlon gold medalist Denise Lewis’ edit with Next, including this long sleeve base layer with cut-out thumb holes. Ideal for running or outdoor classes.
One for fashion-forward fitties, this medium support Stella McCartney x Adidas sports bra features a striking blue animal print as well as cool crossover detailing at the back.
Just keep swimming
Hitting the local pool, lido or open water swimming spot? Made by triathlon goggle specialists Zone3, these goggle won’t leave you with ring marks and function in both fresh and chlorinated water.
Manifest good things in 2022 with this sweatshirt from Sporty & Rich. Size up and pair with cycling shorts to channel 90s Princess Diana.
Lady in red
Make a splash (and keep the girls secure) in this bright swimsuit with flattering high neckline from lululemon with four-way stretch.
Available in several muted and pastel tones, it’s easy to see why Bala Bangles are popular among the Insta and fashion circles. Made with soft silicone, the weights can be worn on your wrists or ankles when working out (or even just watching the telly).
You can’t go wrong with Rapha when when it comes to high performance cycling gear, plus styles are always stylish, like this limited edition long-sleeve jersey inspired by coastal rides.
Black is the new black
Like to stick to dark colours for your fitness gear? Not your average black t-shirt, this top from Spanish underwear brand Oysho has a built-in bra with removable cups.
French girl chic
After four years of development French trainer brand Veja took its first steps into performance shoes in 2019 – the mesh trainers are predominately made from bio-based and recyclable material, and they look tres chic and stylish too. Oh la la.
Slippy hands, begone! This all-in-one yoga mat and towel from With Every Atom uses absorbent microfibre suede to wick away moisture and become grippier when wet – plus the mats come in playful prints like this leopard design.