Cheshire Life: January 2019
Unless you have the body of Hailey Baldwin is there anything more dispiriting than buying clothing for the gym? Well, unless it is beachwear in the middle of winter!
This is especially difficult if you’ve decided you need something to wear for your yoga class, where all the tops seem to be of the cropped variety.
As my ‘athletic wear’ - I really do use that term loosely - is at least 10 years old I am forcing myself to go out and make some new fitnesswear purchases and I’m pleased to discover one brand taking into account that we don’t all start out at the gym with a six pack. That label is Asquith. A few months ago Asquith launched a range in sizes 18-20 as a result of customer demand. The pieces, which include leggings and roomy tops, are also created in ethically sourced fabrics such as bamboo and organic cotton which adds up to feeling pretty good all over! asquithlondon.com THE JUMPER QUESTION Jumpers are great for a stroll to a country pub but try feeling professional in them. Worse still because of snow/ice etc you’re usually wearing them with flat dumpy boots. Another option is buy luxe. Any expensive jumper will make you feel pretty fabulous and then you wear it with a skirt. Not any skirt a finely pleated one. Suddenly this is a fashion ‘look’. Here’s a jumper Victoria Beckham might wear (because it is from her Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection). £465 harveynichols.com WRIST ACTION I remember being drawn to an advert for Seksy watches on the telly and thinking ummm they’re glam. Then suddenly realising they were by watch brand Sekonda. Hardly up there with say Gucci. But for the money these are timepieces with a lot of sass. Let’s face it we no longer wear a watch to tell the time, darling. It’s all about the look and on that score the new Seksy Rocks and Seksy Shimmer collections really deliver. Price £99,