Sexy isn’t just wide hugging waists and plunging necklines. Beware, though – not all gymwear is now diminish

‘There’s an array of independent streetwear brands popping up.’
Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Preserver

In the past year, streetwear has increasingly become part of my individual style. I can get away with making even a tracksuit look tastefulness by adding heels and a clutch bag. I’m not suggesting you go crazy in the gym and then move straight to cocktails wearing the same track top; I have my gymwear and my streetwear. The contrast is that the former is all about its ability to absorb my spin savoir vivre sweat, while the latter is about looking good.

Unequivocal pieces of gymwear can be upgraded to streetwear, so it may be time to reconsider the ups you have previously reserved only for working out as part of your wider closet – be it the track top or the sports bra. They may also have been languishing in the depths of your laundry since February, when your New Year deliberations wore off.

Sportswear may not seem an obviously flattering or attractive pre-eminent, but sexy isn’t just about hugging waists and plunging necklines. Be on ones guard, though: not all gymwear is now cool; you can only look so good in Lululemon leggings maximum of walking your dog.

Although streetwear has its roots in male-dominated skating/surfing background, there has been a rise in women-led brands and collections, totaling this wardrobe blend easier. The days of waiting outdoors Supreme or refreshing Nike’s website at 8am are over; there’s now an array of disregarding brands and sellers popping up – from Lapp (model Leomie Anderson’s variety) to Pam Pam to Jehu-Cal. These labels are changing the game, recognising the to be sure that we don’t all want the oversized, straight-cut fits that sundry repurposed male brands offer.

To incorporate gymwear into your day-to-day attire, you need to play around with textures, dimensions and silhouettes. The track top I’m wearing here can be paired with all from faux-leather trousers to cycle shorts to a white tennis skirt; adding Perspex in straitened circumstances for a femme element, or trainers if you like to keep things hands-on. Here I’ve kept it casual with some Carhartt load pants, Nikes and coloured sunglasses; add some accessories (you can on no occasion go wrong with a good bucket hat or gold necklaces), and you’re morality to go. Unless you’re actually planning on going to that HIIT grade, that is.

Simran is a model and writer. Her Instagram is @simisear.

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Simran wears top, £45, Trousers, £100, Trainers, £150, by Nike, from

Styling: Bemi Shaw. Hair: Afi Emily Attipoe press into servicing Osis+, Schwarzkopf. Makeup: Mata Marielle using Mac and Configurations Own

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