There's no motivational force for working out greater than a tray of mince pies being perpetually offered to you for an entire month. We've said yes to that festive delicacy way too many times to ignore our gym kits, sat in the corner of our flat just waiting to be unzipped and taken to spin class.
With this in mind, it's high time to give your workout kit a rethink and to make sure you've got the optimum threads on hand that'll lend some enthusiasm toward hitting the treadmill or bike. This go-to activewear guide will also make sure you're the best dressed girl in class. These sports-luxe gym essentials will make you want to work out—and fast.
Scroll down for the low-down on the coolest performance and workout gear to invest in now…
En route to your spin class, straight after your workout, and whizzing back to the office (because that's the way us careerists roll), the cover-up is your best friend. Make it a cool one at that.
Perfect for yoga, spin, pilates, or your running club, a performance sports bra is an absolute essential so why compromise on your high-fashion sensibilities?! You can have it all…
All of the leggings in our edit can be worn with chunky knits or cashmere jumpers on off-duty days when we're snuggled up by the fire, not just in the gym.
As stylishly demonstrated by Gigi Hadid, your gym trainers will also double as city-hopping shoes for your everyday life. They'll dial down a statement dress in summer, and, if you invest in the right pair, they'll go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. Clever.
Will you be upping your game at the gym during or after the party season?! Let us know in the comments below.