We invited stylist Natasha Musson into the office to show us how to style our collection for winter and she certainly proves that activewear is not just for the gym! Here she offers some styling tips so you look effortlessly cool and fashionable throughout the colder months...
As an ambassador for all things bright (and bonkers) I was thrilled to be asked to blog for Boudavida’s new AW17 leisurewear range. I’ve been wearing Boudavida since the spring (you may have seen my Instagram feeds #fitnessfriday – it’s so glam it’s the only leisure wear I will allow myself to wear all day).
Boudavida (inspired by the legend Queen Boudicca) is about giving strength, power and confidence to women to ‘get out there’ and exercise. But, let’s face it, the first fight we have is combatting the style of our amour before we confront that Pilates class. Thankfully Boudavida has produced kit to make us feel fabulous!
Be Bold Be Brave. I mean – we all want to be, don’t we? That’s what we continually tell our friends, our daughters, our love ones. So here I am styling myself in this creative colourful kit saying, you can wear it too.
Be bold with colour and its half the battle to feeling brilliant.
ZIG ZAGS & SLOGAN T’S
Zig Zag Zoom Leggings ..wow! Too bold? No, be brave.
They are a gorgeous mix of rich jeweled colours –you’ve black, berry, orange and turquoise so lots to play around with when styling your top half. Also, the graphic zig zag pattern really works on shapely women as the print is very flattering (says the 5ft nothing shapely size 10!)
For my first look, I teamed the leggings with the pow tank plum slogan vest top. Slogan t’s? (yes, I know your daughters are wearing them!) but this one has a grown-up logo and the slogan is inspiring to wear to give off good vibes to all around you. The shape is a relaxed fit, so it sits perfectly over the tummy and hips and has flattering dropped arm holes so you can see the matching crop top underneath.
The feel of these leggings is fabulous. They have a higher waist so the band sits just above your belly button (avoiding any overhang and you can neatly tuck your tummy in). They are created from a very lightweight material and have mesh paneling so makes them breathable and a touch of edgy cool. The overlook feel is functional but funky.
This is a big favourite of mine. It has a wide neck line so you can show off your décolletage and also reveal a bit of print from the vest underneath. I’ve worked out in this top, ran in it, but also met a friend for a coffee in it. The slate grey on the top half and the plum colour below marry up with the leggings (and to cover up one’s bottom when I do school run!) I just love this top.
Take the look outside... I’ve teamed it with my boots, coat and headband to give a warm stylish active look. Perfect en route to the gym or for a day walking.
POW TANK in ORANGE
To show you how versatile these leggings are I’ve teamed them with the pow tank in orange. The same shape as the slogan tee but in this vibrant colour – great for winter months but will also carry through to the summer.
This time, I felt confident enough to knot the vest to reveal the Boudavida band and who would have thought orange and berry went so well together?
SOFTLY DOES IT
So, if zig zag isn’t your thing then perhaps these leaf print leggings (below) may suit you more. The print is so pretty and again Boudavida has offered a great combination of colours so you can play around with the collection.
Here I’ve teamed the leggings with the dynamo vest in this vibrant turquoise (but the swagger tee worn before would also compliment them beautifully). The dynamo also comes in black, white and a silvery cloud colour. It’s such a great vest that is cut beautifully at the back, allowing the sports bra to peek through.
And for outside. I’ve added the amazing spark jacket in grey. Not only does this look fabulous but it is water resistant and created in a stretch fabric so you can run in this in the rain (which I do very of often at 6.30am with my dog!).
Convinced? I hope so. I really think this new collection is worth investigating. Invest now, build your confidence and your collection. Exercising is worth the battle in Boudavida!