You've had one too many slices of pizza, one too many pieces of candy, and an extra glass of champagne you really didn't need — and that's not just on New Year's Eve. We're all looking to rev those sluggish metabolisms back into high gear, and, what better time to do so when the dawn of the New Year has us resolved to accomplish anything we set our minds on?
Be it picking up the old tennis racket again or signing up for that trial CrossFit session, indulging in a snazzy set of workout gear — for starters — can very well be the final push needed to get you on your feet.
In our fashion fitness shopping guide, here's tips and picks for the lady who's ready to burn those calories in the pool, court or gym, and look good while doing it.
Freitag Cheyenne waterproof travel bag; Arena Cobra mirrored swimming goggles; Solid and Striped Ann-Marie swimsuit; Play Comme des Garçons x Speedo swim cap; Tory Sport pearl slides; Mara Hoffman terry towel
Best worn to: The pool
Style tip: Half the battle's won when you get to put on a cheery swimsuit instead of a plain ol' black one. Secure those locks with a Play Commes des Garçons x Speedo swim cap — available at Dover Street Market Ginza — and pull on a pair of Arena mirrored goggles, and you're set to clock in those laps. Just make sure to stow all essentials and valuables in a waterproof bag like Freitag's to avoid any mishaps.
Best worn to: The tennis courts
Style tip: A preppy pleated dress will have you itching to start practicing that backhand once again. Tennis trainers are hardly the most attractive, but a proper pair of shoes cannot be compromised. Our way around it? Get in on Nike iD and start customising — it only gets better from there. Lastly, keep the sun's rays at bay with an Adidas training cap that offers UPF 50+ UV protection, that also comes with a built-in sweatband. Handy, and handsfree.
Bodyism Olivia stretch jersey sports bra; Iffley Road Richmond waterproof running jacket; Adidas Originals gymsack; No Ka'Oi Huli stretch panel leggings; Nike Roshe One DMB trainer; Nike Fuel band; Alexander Wang Objects water bottle
Best worn to: CrossFit workout of the day (WOD)
Style tip: An old pair of dry-fit shorts and cotton tank can do, but a pair of fierce leggings — panelled and colour-blocked for slimming effect — is the dream. Match with a solid sports bra, sick Nike Roshe One DMB trainers and, you're ready to discover the physical stamina and strength you never knew you had. Hydrate during breaks from an Alexander Wang water bottle that comes with a nifty holder.
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