So here we are, at the end of lockdown - the promised utopia. With the "new normal" just around the corner, we chatted to Dr. Mike Banna about how we should approach this new world in order to keep ourselves happy and healthy...
Hi guys, it’s me Madalin! I’m going to be taking you through a lil' style lookbook that I’ve made up for ya’ll and I hope you love it.
I’m from Perth, Western Australia and before I was all about that squat life, I had my own fashion label which I established after studying fashion design and technology.
I worked as a freelance stylist and designer and my favourite part was putting together new looks for editorials and magazines. So when Gymshark contacted me to come up with a lil' lookbook, I was a very happy gal.
I like a challenge, so decided to make this lookbook a wee bit tricky, and gave myself 1 rule:
#1: You can only use use one piece from each collection
This means I was forced to mix ’n match the pieces from all different collections, but it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought.
All Gymshark pieces are designed to be paired together, due to the matching colour ways, so it’s possible to wear the Flex Leggings with the Ease Sports Bra, or the Dreamy Shorts with the Flex Crop Top.
BAND IT: Style the band of the Flex/Fit collections with similar block coloured pieces
MATCH COLOURS: If unsure, style the colour of the legging, with the colour of a bra in a different collection
GO NATURAL: Natural colours like Taupe and Sand will be your hardest working pieces as you’ll find you’re able to mix and much with so many different colourways, so stock up.
BUDGET STYLE: Stick to a palette that will work with all colours in your wardrobe. For instance, if you own mostly lighter coloured activewear try mint, taupe, peach and pastel lilac.
SEARCH IT: Use the search button on Gyshark to find collections with the same colours. For instance if you type in "khaki", it will come up with the Dreamy, Flex and Seamless all in khaki and you’ll find you can mix and match all these pieces together.
#FITSPO: I look to my fellow Gymshark girls to see how they style together their pieces. My favs are Hanna, Krissy and Robin, they will all give you great ideas of how to mix’nmatch (and me duh)
Now, to the edit!
Because these are both cool colour tones, they look so complementary paired together, I love baby blue and grey. I love this outfit for walking my dog, throw on a denim jacket and you’re good to go!
The band is a dark khaki and matches perfectly with the sports bra. This made it an easy choice to also pair the Ballet Crop in Sand with this look as the Flex legging colourway is Khaki/Sand!
Because these are all light colours, they work together really nicely.
I call this next look when-it’s-cold-but-you-just-shaved-and-tanned-your-legs lol.
All really different collections, but by matching the colour of the band (peach marl) to the colour of my top, it works.
The bomber is a darker shade of grey from the shorts, but it pulls the look together nicely.
I think this is my favourite look.
Again, I’ve matched the colour of the band to the colour of the top.
Throw on a khaki jacket and you’ve got yourself a lewk.
Khaki is one of my favourite colours from the Gymshark collections, simply because I love how many different colourways I can pair with it.
I love that they are expanding their Khaki range, so much cuteness in there.
I’ve paired the Dreamy Shorts and Flex Crop Top together and then added the Long Sleeve Ribbon Crop Top with this outfit. I like to tuck this top under, into my crop top as I prefer a more cropped look.
I also push the sleeves up as I like having wrists free to do fun stuff.
I also love the way the flex band peeks out from under the top, how cute! I stole this from Robin, thanks bebe.
I call this last look my casual-could-pass-for-non-activewear-look.
This is why I mentioned earlier in this guide that it’s a good idea to stock up on natural colours, as you’ll find you can pair so many of the different collections with these.
So there you have it, my ultimate mix ’n match guide!
Comment below with your favourite look, I’d love to know.