Model wears sports bra £9.99; leggings £14.99,

With high street retailers launching debut sportswear lines, now is the ideal time to get your fit kit in order

It’s become a yearly tradition that as soon as the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve – allowing for the hangover, of course – all bad eating habits, laziness and general over-indulgences are to become a thing of the past.

2015 for many heralds a new year of fitness. To kick-start your new regime a wardrobe befitting of the most dedicated gym bunnies is required, and thanks to high-street labels dipping their toes into sportswear, there’s now no need to spend an arm and a leg. Sportswear in general is becoming rather more stylish in its own right, thanks largely to an ever-increasing crossover with mainstream fashion. High-shine tracksuits and leg warmers are thankfully a thing of the past.


High street retailer New Look is for the first time delving into the activewear arena with a debut sportswear collection dropping into stores this month. The range is made up of handy separates; leggings, tank tops and sports bags in a palette of black and grey shades with pops of neon yellow and pink. 

The collection also includes a range of all-important sports bras, which in contrast to many of the more lacklustre options on the market come with added design details of lace and mesh panelling.

Fast fashion online retailer Boohoo is also making a play for the sportswear market with its own offering, which extends across both women’s and menswear. Like New Look’s collection it provides all the basics for a functional fit kit, with a few added style elements such as mesh panels and sheer layering for a wardrobe that will work whether or not you plan on breaking a sweat.