The Pillow Guide: Look Cool While Working Out

LET’S face it: Gyms and style just don’t go together. Amidst the sweat, heat and grunting men, generic gym wear just won’t cut it. So, Pillow Magazine is proud to present… The Pillow Guide to Looking Cool while Working Out.

Firstly, step away from that grey marl hoodie, and bag a funky retro sweater instead. Keep the healthy vibe going with a fruit print jumper from QCumber. Our top pick is the Bananas On Purple print, £29.95.

Alternatively, if you’re lucky enough to have a giant 90s Adidas sweater lurking at the back of your wardrobe, now is the time for its resurrection. Not found it? Head to Beyond Retro for a great selection of quirky sweaters including these two gems, below. The red sweatshirt with a bear print is £14, and the black number is £15.

Beyond Retro

Beyond Retro


Carry your gym clobber in a fantastic Eco Tote by Gypsy Gold. It’s available from and £14.

Gym Eco Tote Cotton Shopper Bag

Gym Eco Tote Cotton Shopper Bag

For your bottom half, a pair of no-nonsense leggings is in order. However, Lululemon leggings ain’t no ordinary running tights. The Wunder Under Crop Leggings are beautifully designed with a flattering wide, patterned waistband. They are £68.

Lululemon’s sports bras are well worth checking out as well. Sports bras are a perennial problem of the gym goer: too tight, too hot and too goddarn ugly. The Free To Be Bra could just be the answer to all these problems: Our favourite is the white and black chevron print! It’ll set you back £38.

Not feeling the leggings? Harem pants are a quirky alternative, giving you plenty of room to move, work out, and sweat without nobody knowing. Team with a cropped top for a flattering fitness silhouette. Christopher Kane’s printed harem pants from are a dream. Splash out £275 and they can be yours.

LuLuLemon Free to Be Bra and Wunder Under Crop

LuLuLemon Free to Be Bra and Wunder Under Crop Leggings


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