The Want List | Workout Gear

It’s that time of year again, when we dust off our trainers in an effort to be fit and fabulous for summer.

To give you a little extra motivation, and an excuse to go shopping, we’ve rounded up the best workout pieces from our Blue Butterflied brands. With these stylish pieces you’ll be looking and feeling great before, during, and after your workout.

This Hooded Body Blazer from Zaggora helps you burn more calories during your work out by raising your core body temperature. It targets your stomach and arms, but uses special cooling panels on the bust, ensuring that you don’t slim down your curves. We also love the bright yellow hood for a flash of colour.

The Lily sports bra from Bodyism’s new clothing range is a new take on the classic sports bra. It gives a flattering and sexy shape, helping to sculpt your body whilst still providing maximum support, and is available in plain and printed colourways.

These Cristiane cropped leggings from Bodyism are the perfect update to your existing sports wardrobe. In a simple and classic colour, but with a fun, modern print, they are perfect for yoga, pilates, the gym, and cycling, and the cropped style will help keep you cooler on those warmer summer days that we hope will arrive soon. The high tech fabric provides optimum support for your muscles with a sculpted fit. 

These Fieldsprint running shoes from Puma combine retro design with modern detailing, to offer a stylish trainer with optimum comfort. The suede and nylon upper offers optimum breathability, while the rounded toecap and heel helps the natural rolling movement of the foot. Fancy, eh?

Although designed for running, the Nike Cheyenne Vapor backpack is a perfect, compact size for most sports. An interior laptop sleeve and a zip pocket at the base to store shoes or wet clothes separately, also make it a great backpack for those pre-work or lunch time gym classes….. which we go to, all the time…

The Nike Vintage Fleece Tempo shorts are a stylish all-rounder and suitable for most sports. In super-soft cotton they will keep you cool, and an athletic cut and added side panels means a comfortable fit and a greater range of motion. 

For any tennis fans out there, this H&M beaut is the perfect skirt to wear when perfecting your backhand.  Sewn-in sports shorts in vibrant orange ensure you feel covered and comfortable, and add a pop of colour to this classic, pleated style. 

This sports gilet from H&M is the perfect cover up for most sports. The fast-drying, breathable fabric make it perfect for layering, and reflective details at the front and back make it perfect for night time running.  

Finding a stylish bikini for swimming can be one of the more difficult types of sportswear to find. It has to be practical, supportive and provide the right level of coverage. But don’t fret, we’ve found the perfect one, from H&M. The slight padding in the bra gives a fantastic shape, whilst still providing coverage.  While the thicker straps and a racer back give support. 

Nicola Stewart

Nicola studied Psychology at Newcastle University before embarking on a career in fashion. Her experience spans seven years in the industry, working in both buying and PR. She now works as a freelance PR consultant and writes for both on and offline publications.