If you're looking for bright, colourful and fun sportswear to celebrate heading back to the gym, look no further. We've searched the high street, and beyond, for fun activewear that will really help smash your fitness goals this year. We're talking prints (hello leopard print!), neon, lots of colours and jazzy designs for your sportswear wardrobe. So what do you think? Is it time to ditch the boring grey and black and inject some vibrant pieces to workout in? The answer is yes.
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Marks & Spencer activewear for 2021
An exciting start to the year at M&S with hero styles being refreshed for spring with a bold new aesthetic, featuring graphic prints and complemented by vibrant neon accents. Within the popular Good Move collection you can now get new Go Balance yoga leggings made with recycled polyester, and the brand's first Flexifit sports bra with free cut racerback detailing.
The fun M&S Good Move activewear matching set we love
Yellow top, £15, leggings, £19.50, both M&S
Adidas x Peloton activewear for 2021
Adidas has teamed up with Peloton for an ongoing international partnership and fitness fans are overjoyed. Peloton instructors Robin Arzón, Ally Love and Cody Rigsby were all involved in the design process to help develop a co-creation collection and together, the teams worked to produce styles and fits rooted in inclusivity and crafted with quality performanc technology for high energy workouts, plus comfort for relaxed recovery days.
The fun Adidas x Pelon matching set we love
Pink cropped hoodie, £50, and matching pink cycling shorts, £38, both Adidas x Peloton
Spanx activewear for 2021
As a brand built from the ground up by a courageous female entrepreneur, empowering women is in Spanx's DNA. Every Spanx Active style features innovative technology, luxe fabric and figure flattering designs, available in sizes XSmall-3X. The popular Booty Boost Leggings are back in summer-ready prints and colourways and thanks to the high-rise waistband and rear-affirming performance fabric, they're engineered to give you the best bum.
The fun Spanx Active matching set we love
Spanx Active crop top, £48, and matching leggings, £88, Selfridges
Reiss activewear for 2021
For 2021, Reiss has launched a 6-piece perennial collection starting at £55, consists of leggings in three colourways, a bralette in two colourways and a pair of cycling shorts. Created in recycled yarn for a sustainable approach, the collection is ideal for doing your favourite sport, layering or simply relaxing at home.
The fun Reiss activewear matching set we love
Lana blue crop top, £55, and matching leggings, £85, both Reiss
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Warehouse activewear for 2021
Discover Warehouse's range of women's activewear items. We're talking bold prints and clever designs that don't compromise on style. For 2021 it's all about leopard print, bright colour, sheer panels, and cool cycling shorts.
The fun Warehouse activewear matching set we love
Leopard print racerback vest, £21.75, and matching leggings, £29.25, both Warehouse
Sweaty Betty activewear for 2021
You can always count on Sweaty Betty for some fun activewear - no matter what exercise you favour the most. From yoga to Pilates, running or even skiing.
The fun Sweaty Betty activewear matching set we love
Sweaty Betty x Halle Berry collection - the Patterned pebble vest, £60, and matching leggings, £75, both Sweaty Betty
Boden activewear for 2021
Granted, our New Year resolutions might be a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't smash your exercise goals even if it's doing something small. Boden's activewear offering this year is a delight - whether you're after pops of yellow or rainbow accents.
The fun Boden activewear matching set we love
Floral crop top, £40, and matching leggings, £65, both Boden
Oliver Bonas activewear for 2021
Their first EVER activewear collection is just what you'd want from Oliver Bonas - classic, chic but playful and practical too. The new OB Active has the coolest prints, including pretty florals, neon leopard print and monochrome animal print too. All of the leggings are designed with flat seams, to minimise chafing (phew) and have pockets in the waistband for your valuables.
The fun Oliver Bonas activewear matching set we love
Animal print crop top, £35, and matching leggings, £45, both Oliver Bonas
Hush activewear for 2021
The new year is the most perfect time to update your wardrobe, and whether it’s working out in a gorgeous green zip-up top, or warming down in ombre star print leggings and a sweatshirt, hush activewear is always designed to feel good and fit brilliantly. To honour the brand's continued dedication to sustainability, the collection is crafted from ECONYL, regenerated nylon made from recycled fishing nets, industrial plastic and recycled fabric, so you can help the planet while working out.
The fun Hush activewear matching set we love
Blue leopard print crop top, £39, and matching leggings, £59, both Hush
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ASOS Flex Your Own Way activewear for 2021
ASOS is no doubt your home for activewear as it stocks up so many sportswear brands; from Nike to Adidas, Reebok and more. ASOS also has its own range, the ASOS 4505 collection. This year, ASOS' message is 'Flex your own way' and it's designed to serve you the motivation to move in whatever way feels good in 2021, giving you the confidence to experiment with your exercise routine, and meet new fitness challenges.
The fun ASOS 4505 activewear matching set we love
Coral long sleeve top, £26, and coral leggings, 26, both ASOS 4505
River Island RI Active for 2021
RI Active is a 23-piece collection of fashion-forward, figure-flattering leisurewear. Combining recycled fabrics with new, the collection mixes soft cottons with breathable lightweight knits to deliver an elevated, sports luxe feel. There are two-piece sets with high power stretch shape. The fun factor is the colourways - this year there are pops of bold orange amongst the blacks and greys. But we love the ditsy floral styles, too.
The fun RI Active matching set we love
Floral vest top, £26, and matching orange leggings, £32, both River Island
Matalan Souluxe activewear for 2021
Hitting the mark on fit, function and style, Matalan's Souluxe sportswear makes getting active easy. Designed with comfort in mind, supportive technical fabrics are accented with on-trend colours and prints to make a range that's wearable both in and out of the gym.
The fun Matalan Souluxe activewear matching set we love
Smoke print sports bra, £8, and matching leggings, £14, both Matalan
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Adidas activeear for 2021
The adidas x Pride collection is designed to show off your pride and give you the freedom you need to take on a fitness journey with confidence.
The fun Adidas x Pride activewear crop top we love
Love Unites sports bra, £33, adidas x Karlie Kloss
Nike Women Activewear for 2021
There's no denying that Nike is the power player for fun activewear. If you're looking for bright colours, Nike's definitely up there. Within the womenswear collections this year, we're seeing even more brights - and we're obsessed with the pink pieces within the range.
The fun Nike women activewear matching set we love
Nike Air women's tank top, £39.95, and matching leggings, £67.95, both Nike
Boohoo activewear for 2021
Boohoo has just dropped its new arrivals in time for you to come through for 2021. Whether you’re keeping up with home workouts, upping your running regime or getting back to the gym, activate your workout with the statement activewear outfits.
The fun Boohoo activewear matching set we love
Sports bra, £11.20, and matching leggings, £9, both Boohoo
PrettyLittleThing activewear for 2021
Whether you’re working out or keeping it casual, PrettyLittleThing has you sorted. With a range of inclusive activewear pieces, this collection was created with all shapes and sizes in mind, to allow all women to look and feel at their most powerful.
The fun PLT activewear matching set we love
Seamless leggings, £20, and sports bra, £15, both PLT Sport
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NEXT Activewear for 2021
Next has always been a highstreet power player when it comes to activewear. Designed for all types of fitness, the new Denise Lewis collection features extra stretch and don't worry about breaking a sweat – the moisture-wicking fabric in a lot of their products will keep you cool and comfortable.
The fun NEXT activewear matching set we love
Pink tee, £14, and floral leggings, £24, both Next
Nasty Gal activewear for 2021
Nasty Gal has plenty of gym clothes so sort you our for 2021; from leggings to crop tops, hoodies, joggers and more. We also spotted a gorgeous lilac hue and interesting one-sleeved designs.
Fun matching Nasty Gal activewear matching set we love
Lilac crop top, £10, matching leggings, £11, both NastyGal
Weekday activewear for 2021
Comfortable and cool is the best way to describe the looks at Swedish street style brand Weekday, where you'll find crop tops, leggings, hoodies and even beanies in organic and recycled cotton for a fun head to toe look in colours that you'll love to wear.
The fun Weekday activewear matching set we love
Zip Hoodie, £30, beanie £10, seamless tights, £25, and top, £12, all Weekday
Anthropologie activewear for 2021
Known for bold and stylish prints, we knew we could count on Anthropologie to come through with brightly coloured sportswear that we can't wait to workout in. You'll find it hard to choose between their selection of gorgeous matching sets.
The fun Anthropologie activewear matching set we love
Liana printed leggings, £78, and matching top, £58, both Anthropologie
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The Upside activewear for 2021
Founded by fashion designer and yogi Jodhi Meares, The Upside was created to offer activewear that looks as good as it feels. Many of the pieces channel boho-chic, influenced by her time in Hawaii and Australia.
The fun The Upside activewear matching set we love
High-rise stretch-jersey leggings, £115, and matching bra, £85, both The Upside
Year of Ours activewear for 2021
LA-based brand Year of Ours design their sportswear to be so stylish and flattering you could wear it out to brunch after your workout. If you love loud prints, the retro Veronica set will be right up your street.
The fun Year of Ours activewear matching set we love
Veronica floral print stretch leggings, £95, and matching bra, £80, both Year of Ours
Lululemon activewear for 2021
Sportwear labels don't come much more recommended than Lululemon. As well as classic colours and muted tones, you'll also find brightly printed versions of their bestselling styles, like the weightless and breathable Align pants. Just be warned, once you go Lululemon, you won't go back.
The fun Lululemon activewear matching set we love
Align pants, £88, and matching bra, £48, both Lululemon
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