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A great deal has changed  since the bodybuilding boom of the 1970s and  its tank tops and short shorts and the subsequent aerobic explosion of the 1980s with its high-leg lycra leotards and leg warmers.  We can happily say that sportswear and sports-inspired wear have ascended to the level where it has become quite acceptable, if not chic, to wear outside of the gym. Team EW brings you the It-fit pieces that are inspiring them right now…
WRAP IT – Sophia Serin, Group Editor (pictured above)
My 5am starts see me donning a wrap for my morning run or NYLA class. I love this one that looks like a blazer but feels like pretty much the best, lightest sports top I own. The fabric is super-luxe and the chic style allows me to (secretly) wear it with jeans.
Cardigan Dhs890 by Live The Process at netaporter.com


KICKING OFF – Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth, Beauty Editor

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Sportswear is not exactly my fashion forte but these high-top Rebook sneakers have finally kicked my perennial pointed flats to the curb. Score extra style points by pairing with skinny jeans and a seasonal jumper. Game on.
Sneakers Dhs495 Reebok


SHOPPING IS MY CARDIO – Carmel Gill, Fashion & Beauty Assistant

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Pinning exercise routines to my Pinterest board is about as close to a workout as I get. I much prefer to run around in heels all day whilst wearing Stella McCartney’s sport-luxe pieces; a far more fashionable way to tone my pins. A raised pulse while shopping also counts as exercise, right?
Top Dhs2,151, Track pants Dhs2,105, Clutch bag Dhs2,700, Baseball cap Dhs984, all Stella McCartney at mytheresa.com


A CUT ABOVE – Olivia Phillips, Fashion Features Editor

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When it comes to fitness wear, I’m generally more of the athleisure persuasion. I enjoy a jaunty slogan sweatshirt, some posh trackie Bs (worn in an ironic way, with heels) and the occasional flirtation with some Stan Smiths. The second I spotted these cutout leggings, however, I bounded straight to the gym to commence… er, whatever it is you people in the gym actually do. I’m an expert now, can’t you tell?
Leggings Dhs405 gymluxe.com


ALL ABOUT THAT BASE – Sarah Garden, Features Editor

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My bad hair day bestie is a New Era cap. On weekends when my roots need a touch-up or I’m not feeling my best, this Yankees baseball cap makes my thrown-together ensemble look intentional. With Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian known to rock a similar version in their downtime, I’m in good company, too.
Cap Dhs210 New Era, Rage store, Mall of the Emirates