I managed to get my hands on the latest Ivy Park collection weeks before it landed in-store at Topshop today, and if (like me) you enjoying fusing fashion and sportswear together, then you'll need to get your hands on it, fast. The thing I like most about this second collection from Beyoncé's athleisure label is that it is actually very high-quality performance wear. I hate it when I buy sportswear that looks good but doesn't actually do its job either in the gym or within a day-to-day outfit.
I love that the pieces easily match up so you can have a comprehensive workout wardrobe for the season ahead, but you can also just as easily pick out a statement piece to style up: For example, I used the swimsuit as a bodysuit and teamed it with boy-fit jeans. But it would also look great with a pair of denim shorts, should the sun still shows up sometime in September… If you love co-ords then this collection has you covered with everything from graphic, colourful camo prints to more clean colourways, such as the blue shorts and hoodies I trialled. Enough talking, more trying! Here's what I rate from the Ivy Park A/W 16 line—and that you can buy now…
I styled the bodysuit with boy-fit jeans and Converse to show how versatile the piece is. You can go straight from after work drink to a dip in the pool in no time!
Courtesy of Leomie Anderson/Qavi Reyez
On Leomie Anderson: (Left) Ivy Park Program Hoodie Navy £32 and Program Runner Navy £16, both available in-store at Topshop. (Right) Ivy Park Dropped Armhole Tank Navy £15 available in-store at Topshop, and Navy Camo Bomber £60.
These are the pieces I'd be most likely to use to work out in. Matching items = motivation.