How to work out sportswear

Worn clev­erly, it’s ca­sual and com­fort­able — but there are lim­its

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In 2016, Bri­tons spent $7bn on train­ers, com­pres­sion leg­gings and track tops. But only 50 per cent of it was bought by peo­ple in­tend­ing to wear it while en­gag­ing in ac­tual sports. Vir­tu­ally ev­ery fash­ion la­bel this sea­son of­fers track­suit bot­toms, sweat­shirts and train­ers. From high-fash­ion hood­ies (Gucci and Prada), to tai­lored track pants (Ermenegildo Zegna and Gior­gio Ar­mani). Here, to help you em­brace sportswear with­out look­ing like you’re try­ing too hard, is our guide to wear­ing this sea­son’s best sportswear like a grown-up.

Wear track­suit bot­toms with a suit jacket JUST BE SURE TO AVOID GREY MARL —Track pants cut close in tai­lor­ing fab­rics look great with a clas­sic suit jacket. Don’t go too lit­eral with the track pant thing — any­thing baggy in jer­sey looks scruffy. Navy/black checked wool suit jacket, (part of suit, £1,535); navy neo­prene track­suit top, £745; navy neo­prene track­suit pants, £570, all by Prada. White leather train­ers, £265, by Church’s

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