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Taking A Look at ILU Fitwear

Following on from my recent post on trying to keep fit & my weekly exercise routine (see here), I was recently approached by ILU Fitwear to see if I'd like to trial & review some of their range of clothing which is designed specifically for an active lifestyle.

Having looked at their website I didn't hesitate in saying yes as not only is their range stylish & practical there are a couple of key things that I love.

Firstly they have tops that are of a longer length - i.e. bum covering!  I can't tell you the amount of brands that only provide shorter length tops that finish just below the waistline.   It's a real bug bear of mine as whilst I don't want an oversized top that falls to my knees I do want something that covers most if not all of my bum, not to mention any potential camel toe!

And secondly I love that their leggings have a mid-rise waistband & are made from supportive & technical fabric that helps banish any muffin top - so no worries of any tummy rolls escaping when you're at your most vulnerable.

Plus I also love the fact that the company's mission is 'to create beautiful pieces, which lift your mood, suit your lifestyle & make you look fabulous' - what more could a girl ask for?!!

Having recently re branded earlier this summer the brand have created a stylish, sophisticated & inter-mixable capsule collection.

So what did I choose?  Well initially I chose to review a top & leggings in a charcoal grey & black mix but with the arrival of the darker mornings I changed my mind as running just turned 6 in the morning with parts of my route having no street lighting it's pitch black so visibility is key.  I don't mind admitting there have been a few near misses over the years with one car in particular enjoying a daily game of chicken - luckily the addition of a more powerful hand torch helped me win that battle ;-)

Anyway I digress, let's get back to the clothes.  With visibility being key I chose their Modern Mesh top in blazing yellow.  As it's perfect from a visibility point of view plus the colour instantly reminds me of sunshine, which I'm hoping will warm me up on those cold winter mornings.

As I've already mentioned the top is a great length that covers the bum plus it comes with thumb holes for keeping the hands warm of a morning.  It's made from a soft mesh fabric that's breathable so perfect for regulating body temperature, although when winter is deep upon us I shall definitely need an extra layer underneath.

As for bottoms I decided to go with their Signature Compression Leggings as the longer length are perfect for the cooler months but they're also available in a capri length too.  They're a great thickness & being compression leggings means they're perfect for helping to keep the muscles warm to prevent muscle strain & fatigue.  Plus of course the fabric is designed to wick sweat away from the body which is a real essential must have when partaking in an intensive workout....well there's nothing worse than sweat patches is there?!!

I also love the fact that they're a great length so cover my ankle bone unlike a lot of leggings & they also come with a handy side pocket perfect for storing tissues, dog bags &/or a phone.

Size wise I went for the S/M in the top & S in the bottoms, which fit perfectly & I'm hoping the go faster stripes will decrease my running time too ;-)

Vest Top - Next
Leggings - ILU Fitwear
Trainers - Mizuno

Excercise Gear

Leggings - ILU Fitwear £60

I think it's safe to say I'm certainly going to be more easily seen than when I'm kitted out in my all black looks & the yellow top makes a much more stylish visibility accessory than my hi-viz bib!

Back to today & here's what I'm planning on wearing for our last day in Majorca.

Laid Back Boho, My Midlife Fashion, Mango denim shorts, havaiana flip flops, mango embroidered applique blouse

Top - Mango £39.99
Shorts - Mango £19.99
Flip Flops - La Redoute £25

Monochrome, My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer Secret slimming Bandeau swimsuit, haven flip flops, ralph lauren cats eye sunglasses

Sunglasses - Ralph Lauren £118
Flip Flops - La Redoute £25

Styling A Coatigan, My Midlife Fashion, Zara Mid rise cigarette jeans, zara wool coat, zara printed leather lace ups, mango tassel cross body bag, mango boho embroidered top

Coatigan - Zara £69.99
Top - Mango £39.99
Bag - Mango £34.99
Jeans - Zara £39.99
Shoes - Zara £59.99

So what do you think?  Anyone on the look out for some new keep fit gear?  If so I can highly recommend ILU Fitwear as it really is exquisitely made.  How about tips for been seen when out & about in the dark?  If anyone's got some recommendations on how to keep safe I'd love to hear.

See you in the morning.

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  1. Love the outfit, colour and fit look great. I've never heard of ILU Fitwear, need to check out ..... Pronto!

    1. It's really lovely sportswear. I've never worn something so lovely & soft & comfortable & I'm just loving the higher waist.
      Now if only it could improve my fitness!!
      Jane xx


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