Trend of the week: Gym wear

GYM CLASS HERO: Be a style champ whatever your game.

INSPIRATION

With the Summer Olympics coming to a close, now's your chance to go from armchair athlete to gym class hero.

And what better way to get the push you need than with gear that looks and feels good. So ditch those tired black leggings and aim for multi-strapping, varsity colour-blocking and notice-me metallics that say 'personal best'.

STYLE HACKS

More of a Vinyasa to vino gal? Opt for Zara's stylecentric activewear line that'll take you from barre to bar without breaking a sweat (or even going to the gym).

Dublin's Skulpt boutique (www.skulpt.ie) is the latest byword in luxury athletic and street wear with carefully chosen pieces that support and streamline the physique. Think sealedseam technology and antibacterial ventilation panels to keep you looking and feeling cool.

No Ka'Oi (meaning 'the best' in Hawaiian) embraces the collegiate colour block trend in statement jumpsuits and stylish separates that offer breathable stretch-jersey and a high UV protection for outdoor workouts. Available at www.net-a-porter.

Highstreet heroes River Island ( www.riverisland.com )have launched their first sportswear collection – RI Active. Think beyond crop tops and fitted leggings and embrace the hooded poncho – the perfect ruse for exiting a sweaty spinning class in style!


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