These types of garments used to be reserved for the gym but they have now entered the remit of our regular daily attire - well they are still activities, right!
In all honesty this kind of clothing is actually very practical as well as stylish and comfortable, bringing together a pretty awesome synergy of functionality and fashion. High end designer labels have been launching ranges of active wear for some time now ever since the sports luxe trend was seen on the catwalks a few years back. Even celebs such as Beyonce (with her Ivy Park brand in Top Shop) have launched their own active wear labels.
Whatever your favourite brand or designer, they’ll now have a line of active wear or it will be on the way soon.
Jack Wills have just launched their first sportswear collection, which includes the Caldecott Gymwear Top (£29.95), Redcliffe Gymwear Joggers (£44.95) and the Forton Gym Hoodie (£64.95) available www.jackwills.com
No sports luxe look is complete without the right accessories and the Guess Mens Radar Alarm Chronograph Watch is the perfect match, £64.50 from www.WatchShop.com
It’s not just watches that bring technology and style together in daily active wear, electric bikes such as the Gtech eBike can give you assistance when needed due its battery power. It is lightweight and gives that extra bit of power for a challenging bike ride - costing £995 with a 14-day trial and two year guarantee from www.gtech.co.uk
With all this activity going on you will need a phone case that suits an active lifestyle. The Evo Check Active Edition case (£29.95) and Evo Wallet case (£39.95) by Tech21, are available for the iPhone 7 and the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and are tested to withstand drops of up to three metres, the wallet edition also has detachable storage, available from www.tech21.com
Ilu Fitwear’s active range works as well for leisure as it does for fitness with items such as the Modern Mesh Top (£42) which is available in a range of colours, visit www.ilufitwear.com
Retro style sports wear has long been a key fashion trend but is now a huge theme in leisure and active wear. The pioneers of retro sports style are still just as on trend today as they were way back then with the Adidas Originals Sandra 1977 Track Top, £58.00 from www.next.co.uk
Keeping with a retro sports wear vibe Next’s Black Sporty Track Jacket (£36.00) is also a great option along with the Grey Half Zip Top (£26.00) both available from Next stores and online.
ECCO have demonstrated the super cool combination of sport and leisure style in their footwear, check out their mens ECCO Soft 8 Hi Top Sneakers, (£135), from www.eccoshoesuk.com