Following her success designing the London 2012 Adidas sportswear for the British teams at the Olympics and Paralympics, you’d think Stella McCartney would take a well earned rest. But the designer who created the well known Adidas Stella McCartney Barricade 8 shoe, so favoured by none other than the likes of Caroline Wozniacki, the Danish professional tennis player, shows no shows of stopping.
Teaming up with sportswear giant Adidas, our favourite British star of the fashion world Stella, has collaborated on a range of leisurewear that has a touch of luxury, yet still is functional.
Items in the Autumn and Winter collection include funky sports-bags, iPhone cases, running sneakers and yoga outfits, proving that you can still look stylish while you work out.
Here’s our pick our the range:
A great little bag that allows you to pack all your essentials so that you can get on and go. The shell and neoprene-effect bag features a padded mesh back that is comfortable against the body, and won’t chafe, even through the most strenuous workout. It comes with a secure buckle-fastening belt, ideal for storing all your essentials.
We all take our iPhones to the gym don’t we? Well actually I don’t have an iPhone and I don’t go to the gym but I bet you guys do and this case is a bit nifty if you ask me. The clear window allows you to see the iPhone screen and the adjustable elasticated Velcro-fastening strap means it will fit any size.
This will get you noticed in the changing room, a super animal print bag that is a nice size, large enough to fit all your basic gym essentials in. The bag is made from a lightweight taffeta fabric and it features many pockets to keep your bits and bobs in.
Looking chic and stylish is easy in this racer-back tank, complete with a mesh top with a layered look. The lightweight top is made using the special Climalite® technology which helps to keep you cool. There are matching leggings to go with this top.
Everyone needs a hoodie and this electric blue ‘Essentials’ hooded top uses a lightweight cotton-blend jersey and comes with unique batwing sleeves. Wear this hoodie with Stella’s plain black leggings to keep the attention on the hoodie.
Apparently, these sneakers are “Inspired by and for urban explorers”, and have bags of street cred in our opinion. Made from a lovely soft jersey and faux suede and comes with mesh panels. There is also a padded ankle for added support. We love the subtle colours of taupe, greys and yellow.
If you don’t fancy that animal print bag, check out this backpack, complete with padded shoulders and back for extra comfort. The bright green trims against the grey is bang on trend and the neoprene-effect pack is large enough to carry all your essentials.
Made a stand in the gym with these fabulous leopard-print leggings, manufactured from ClimaLite® fabric, which allows the material to breathe. Comes with a drawstring waist and elasticated cuffs to make sure they don’t slip during even the most strenuous workout.
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