These cold winter days can make running a bit of a chore; if my winter running tips didn’t get you motivated then maybe this fine kit will… personally I find the urge to wear beautiful new kit overpowers the urge to sit in scoffing chocolate. Most of the time. So I’ve selected items from some of my favourite fitness-fashion brands and put together this rather delectable running outfit for you.
1. First up are these gorgeous Motion Run Tights, £70 from Sweaty Betty. #TeamSB have really got leggings down to an art; they are probably the most comfortable and flattering brand of leggings I own. Just look at the stitching detail that runs around the curve at the back – only squats will give you a better looking tush! These tights are also made from a fleece fabric, keeping your legs toasty for those cold runs.
2. This supportive but stylish number comes from Aussie brand Nimble. The Tori Sports Bra, £38 from Active In Style, offers a bit of monochrome beauty with a sexy mesh panel. Ok, so if you’re like me probably no-one will see your sports bra… but that doesn’t mean it has to be ugly! Go on, treat yourself.
3. Another Active In Style number, the Charli Excel Tank by Lorna Jane (£39) is a clever construction with flattering panels and mesh gorgeousness. It also adds our first splash of colour to the outfit. Perfect. Thanks Active In Style for bringing us some Australian loveliness.
4. This Printed Trail Kiger jacket, £120 by Nike, offers a grungy urban camo look to the outfit, but with a beautiful female shape created by the cleverly placed drawstring at the back of the waist. The bright green details contrast the print beautifully and allow for a fit that won’t bounce around while you run. The wind-resistant fabric also seems lightweight enough not to make you overheat when you get going, which I often do on the run.
5. Tying it all together are the adidas Energy Boost 2.0 atr trainers (which are still my favourite to run in), £120. The colours match the other pieces perfectly and make a real fashion statement for this winter. Not only that, but the all-terrain model mean a grippy outsole for wet conditions. Functional and fashionable. What more excuse do you need?
6. I hate having cold hands, and often finish a run feeling like I can barely fumble my key in the lock. Nike’s Shield running gloves, with a wind- and rain-resistant fabric would definitely do the trick. These £30 babies also have conducive thumb and finger tips, meaning you can pause your running app without getting cold fingers! Awesome.
7. These Leap Wireless earphones by yurbuds are definitely on my kit wish list. I never used to run with music, but recently I’ve found it great for helping me keep my pace, especially when I find songs with a bpm that matches my running pace (more about that later). £79.99 is a steal for these no-hassle earphones… wires are so annoying when you’re running! Very clever indeed.
What do you think of this outfit? Like the colours, prints and style combinations? Let me know!