Fashion Fitspo! River Island’s Seriously Stylish Active Range

Remember when being caught out in your gym kit was pretty much social suicide? Oh, how the times have changed. Whether it’s the influence of sports luxe catwalk trend or the green juice revolution happening across the country, exercise and the kit it requires is well and truly having a moment. Wearing a pair of holey leggings and a your boyfriend’s old t-shirt is no longer gonna cut it.

So we wondered how long it would be before River Island added gymwear to its trend ticking repertoire. If, like us, the fitspo you were bursting with back in Jan has long since disappeared, this should help. RI Active is in store and online now, and as well as being functional, it’s also pretty funny. Seriously, kudos to whoever came up with ‘Drop it like a squat’ and ‘Oh my quad’.  * insert crying with laughter emoji * Camo, neon flashes and simple but sleek black – this collection of leggings, jackets, tops and bra tops is luxe athleisure, without the high-end price tag. Trust us, even if you only wear it to grab coffee, you’ll feel seriously good about yourself.


RI Active Drop It Like A Squat Vest, £18, River Island

RI Active Camo Print Leggings, £28, River Island

RI Active Oh My Quad Vest, £18, River Island

The 23-piece collection features workout essentials suitable for every sporting activity and focuses on fusing fashion with function, placing an emphasis on sleek silhouettes and premium sports fabrics. So whether you prefer boxing, bootcamp or barre, we guarantee you’ll find something to rev up your workout wardrobe.


RI Active Camouflage Bra Top, £20, River Island

RI Active Camo Print Leggings, £26, River Island

As well as fashion-forward designs, each piece isdesigned to flatter, with deep waistbands, ergonomically designed seaming, compact stretch and comfort fit fabrics. And the best news of all? The collection is totally purse-friendly with prices ranging from £18 to £38.

Sorry guys, there’s no excuses not to work on that summer bod now…