First up, this isn't a sponsored post. I discovered the Oysho range whilst on holiday in Orihuela in Spain and I absolutely loved it. It was a bit more than I would normally spend on sportswear (although very reasonable for the quality) but as it was my birthday, it was the perfect present for me :)
I loved the colours and the feel of the fabric - the shop is based in the La Zenia shopping centre so I had a good look at all that was on offer. Oysho also do swimwear and lingerie but my main focus was the sportswear as it's a bit of an obsession of mine!
The style was what struck me first - and the bold colour combination. I find a lot of sportswear looks the same so I'm always on the lookout for something different. The blue and black and white combo is striking I think, and also very flattering.
The top and leggings felt super soft to the touch. They did lose this total softness after a couple of washes but both were so comfy when I put them on first!
The shape of the leggings is really flattering, the waistband is secure and comfortable and sits just on the tummy. The stripes add a dash of colour and the fabric is not too thin so has good structure and support.
The top also has stripes cleverly placed to flatter the shape - fabric in the top is thinner and super light. The shape is loose and free and I really like the blue straps which cross over at the back.
The true test, of course, was to actually wear them and so far I've worn this outfit to Zumba (super sweaty), running, and to my core stability class which combines yoga and pilates moves.
I found the top particularly great for Zumba as it's loose and doesn't stick to the skin when I get really hot. The leggings are perfect for everything really, they have good stretch so I'm not yanking them up when I'm doing floor exercises and they stay perfectly in place when running.
One flaw (and I minor one) is that I would prefer a slightly larger pocket - there is a small zip pocket at the back of the leggings but it's a bit of a squeeze trying to get my car keys in when I'm heading for a run.
I'm a size 12/14 so I selected a large which is just perfect for me - picture below gives an idea of what it looks like on. (Please excuse bad photo quality, I'm rubbish at mirror selfies!)
The top can be tucked in or left loose.
You can purchase the leggings here (at time of posting) for €29.99 - Tricolour Leggings
The top is available here (at time of posting) for €22.99 - Tricolour Sleeveless T-Shirt
What do I love about the Oysho Range?
Quality is key here - the fabrics are fantastic and long wearing.
Style - they are a little bit different and designed to flatter with stripes and colour blocks.
Value - although, as I said, they are a little bit more pricey than my normal sportswear, they are totally worth it. I will definitely be investing in some more.
Let me know if you have any stylish sportswear to recommend and check out my review of Lidl Sportswear for a cheaper alternative.