H&M Sportswear: Review

Post date: Tuesday 25 February 2014

 Since I joined the gym about six or seven weeks ago, I've been working out in an old, loose pair of jersey shorts, an M&S sports bra and an oversized Bristol Half Marathon t-shirt that I got given for free at a DofE tent-putting-up competition a few years back. Seeing as I've been exercising four to five days a week, it's not really ideal for me to only have one outfit to get all hot and sweaty in (Honestly, at the end of a session I look like a tomato that's been put through it's paces). So, I finally got round to hitting up H&M and purchasing a whole new set of workout gear; I put together this sassy little combo which came to just under £30 all together, not too shabby if you ask me! 

 The first thing I picked up was this racer back top, and I think it's fairly obvious why; If there was ever and excuse to own something so inappropriately loud, this was it. I didn't have time to try it on in the shop, so I was slightly alarmed when I put it on at the gym today to discover that it wasn't loose fitting and breezy, but instead clung to every lump and bump. I soon got over it though, deciding that if middle aged women could walk around completely starkers in the changing room, I could wear a tight vest top. It was extremely comfortable to get active in, and highly breathable (that's a delicate way of saying it absorbs all the sweat so you don't have to worry about getting any unflattering sweat patches - very chic, right?)
Sports Top - £7.99

I also grabbed these lycra yoga pants, because whilst I usually prefer loose fitting styles, the jersey waist band on these looked to comfortable to resist. These were a little shorter than I expected, and seeing my thighs spilling out the bottom like a hoard of protesters that had fought their way to freedom was certainly motivation to get moving on the treadmill! They too were extremely comfortable, and thankfully didn't ride up whilst I was exercising, allowing me to maintain at least some of my dignity whilst I hobbled from machine to machine.
Yoga Trousers - £7.99

Finally, I got another sports bra. I thought this charcoal grey one was super cute and I honestly don't know why. It's a grey sports bra, what could possibly cute about that? I'd definitely say I prefer this to my M&S one that was double the price, it's soft and cosy and keeps everything nice and... contained.
Sports Bra - £12.99

All together I'm really pleased with my purchases; everything is affordable, good quality and comfortable to work out in, so I would definitely recommend checking out the H&M sportswear collection. (Disclaimer: I don't really know anything about working out or what clothes are appropriate to work out in, hence why I wore a Bristol Half Marathon t-shirt for my first six weeks at the gym so people would think I'm super fit and the kind of girl that just runs Half Marathon's because she can).

KJ xo

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  1. very cute outfit! I really need to invest in some sports clothes as well! xx


  2. Haha yup that definitely sounds like me! Whilst having cute workout clothes might not have made me look any better, they kinda made me feel better... like when you wear a new dress for the first time and it's really exciting... :)
    KJ xo

  3. Cute work out clothes! (: I know what you mean though..I used to wear athletic tshirts to look like I worked out more often than I actually do ahaha
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

  4. Saw them at H&M this morning but couldn't find my size..need to go to another one to get mine too, trying to get fit for this summer lol
    Nice workout outfits anyways x

    ~ http://rnwk.blogspot.fr/ ~

  5. It is really great to know about the H&M sportswear review. The performance level should be improved in the work out apparels and this is why people like to invest in the top brands and I personally think that H&M and beyond yoga leggings as well as tank tops are outstanding for all kinds of workouts.