Rewind to last weekend when I was spending a couple of days in the beautiful seaside town of Brighton, and I could be found running alongside the seafront with a hazy view of Brighton Pier in the distance. Needless to say, these photos were taken before I'd ran my way into a sweaty mess! Knowing it was going to be an unusually sunny winter's day, I headed out early in the morning to avoid the crowds (which believe me were insane) and watched the town spring into action: beach hut stalls opening, yogi practising a Sun Salutation, builders beginning work and tourists eventually heading onto the pebble-filled beach. Dressed in head-to-toe new activewear from JDSports, I got to see Brighton at its very best.
T-shirt - DKNY
Vest - Ivy Park Tape Vest c/o JD Sports
Leggings - Ivy park Tape Tights c/o JD Sports
Trainers - Nike Air Max Sequent 2 Women's c/o JD Sports
As much as I love the recently added Nike Revolution 3 running shoes to my fitness wardrobe, this gorgeous pink pair of Nike Air Max Sequent 2 have totally blown me away. They're designed with both running and Athleisure in mind, and I've found them really comfortable to run in thanks to their extra cushioning. Looking back to Dressing up Athleisure, pretty much any element of this look could be taken out of context and used for street style; leggings with an oversized t-shirt and leather jacket, tank top tucked into high-waisted jeans and paired with heels, and trainers brought into any look featuring a statement accessory or two. Anyway, on this occasion I had none of the above in mind - it was windy and deserted, and I was ready to burn off the steak baguette I'd eaten the night before!
The tape running down the sides of these Ivy Park leggings is totally up my street. Anything that can make running tights differentiate from the next pair gets a thumbs up from me! After shooting this look, it took just 15 minutes of running in the sun to whip off my sweatshirt, revealing a t-shirt underneath the vest as it's still freezing at this time of year in comparison to other seasons. Anyone else looking forward to working out in warmer weather when you don't have to strip off layers like an onion?!