Even for someone who always (tries to!) look on the bright side of life, you’ve got to admit: January is pretty lousy. The Christmas comedown, no money and miserable weather – mega gales, anyone? – all add up to make it a month of moping around and generally not wanting to do much.
It’s times like these that the little things really make a difference. A nice cup of tea, a gym session that makes you feel on top of the world, and even maybe treating yourself to some new-season fit kit.. It’s for the good of your health so is practically an investment! Though that attitude may be the reason my bank balance suffers for my love of Lycra, but I digress. New kit makes you feel awesome and gets you off to sofa and out kicking ass.
This is no time to rein in my sportswear spending as there are some amazing new launches set for this month. Take a look..
Fashion brand Missguided are launching their Active range on January 20th and it’s set to inspire and empower our workouts in 2015. They’re no strangers to Lycra, and are even credited for saving a life due to their compression fit, so they’re sure to take this expertise into their new range, too. The technical elements are yet to be seen but the line will be priced from £9-20, so it’ll be great to have some fun, reasonably-priced pieces to add cool colour and print into your fitness wear.
I’ve always loved the Stella McCartney premium line at Adidas, but it’s always been out of my price range somewhat. This month they’re launching Stella Sport on the 15th, and although they’ve been cagey about the full details, I believe it’s set to be Stella design at a lower price point. From the photos it looks like it’s got a retro-Adi feel with a Stella-style minimal twist. Cool.
Nike’s new Tight Collection have already dropped and the prints are absolutely incredible. I wear the Legendary tight to train in anyway as they fit so well – high-waisted with a super smooth hip line, staying up perfectly without any drawstring. Now they’re in super-amazing prints they are literally the best tights ever. The Lava print (above) is particularly covetable, though there are a few options coming out which suit different tastes too. They’re the polar opposite to Stella’s minimal colourblocks and the ideal way to stand out in a sea of black lycra at the gym.
It’s been a while since I was this excited about big brand’s launches, as lately I’ve felt the big boys have been coasting along whilst smaller brands have brought their A-game with prints and unusual silhouettes. I’m just so happy women’s activewear is getting better and better – especially seeing as we all spend so much time in it nowadays – and there’s room in the market for everyone. What’s on your fitkit wishlist this year?