|Photo Credit: Lolography|
A few months ago, I was gifted a few pieces from the then current range of XINX, pronounced “ZINKS”, activewear so this post has been a long time coming! In that time, the pieces have been worn to death so that's one excuse for not getting around to writing up my thoughts!
In all that time XINX even had a pop up shop in West London (which I did make it along to briefly), have held some awesome workouts and events and have recently launched a new range along with an awesome campaign with photos to match!
"Personal Trainer, Nick Jelley, created XINX for women and men who train by their own rules. As a fitness professional for over 15yrs, Nick has competed in many fitness competitions, triathlons and runs his own gym in Leicestershire. Nick developed his first collection of active wear in 2014 for his personal friends and clients at the gym, and from there his passion for creating performance wear has grown to what we see today."
"To create an activewear brand which extends beyond the mat. All our products are created using the highest quality performance fabrics to ensure maximum comfort against your skin when working out and getting sweaty. The design of each garment allows our collection to be worn out and about, running errands or having coffee with friends; we strive to create effortless style to fit into your day."
The stand out (and functional) piece in my collection for me has to be the leggings. I love a full tight and these are no exception. I've worn them to run in multiple times, teach in, do Pilates in, cycle in and just hang out in (these activities actually sum up my life as a whole, so I've pretty much done everything in them!).
"We believe that by creating a strong body, it leads to maintaining a healthy mind for the future. The release of endorphins into your body is an unparalleled feeling, whether you complete your first headstand in yoga, or lift that final rep of weights, the lighter feeling in your body stays with you all day. You eat better, you sleep soundly and you play harder. Staying fit is a lifestyle choice, and it’s a way of life available to us all."
Although they do have a snakeskin print, it's pretty discreet in a world of loud print leggings but still fancy enough to make you feel 'dressed up' in your athleisure. I love the branding in neon yellow located just over the ankle on one leg. My only feedback for these tights would be to improve the drawstring on the waist; the currently use the old school method we once found in baggy jogging bottoms which should they escape through the hole may never be recovered again (or at least not without effort). It also doesn't make for a great silhouette if you wear a tight top and could possibly be a little uncomfortable depending on what activity you get up to.
The matching tank top in black with snakeskin side panels compliments the leggings perfectly. The fit of the tank isn't tight, it's more body skimming and sits just above your hips (not a length I'm a huge fan of); I'm used to tight, stretchy tops which can be pulled down over my butt or pulled up higher (and stay there) should I desire but I think it's a flattering length.
Another favourite of mine is the neon Logo Sports Bra (£40). You literally cannot miss this when scrolling down your Instagram feed of a morning. It comes with removable cups and a contrast pink band branded with the XINX text. We're all for sports bras that look good enough to wear on their own so this one matches the criteria of you like them bright. I'd class the bra as a medium support (compression style) bra which is great for most activities if you're below a B cup.
Their newest collection features a mix of print (with a caribbean twist), grey and blue maintaining the flashes of neon you can see in the items I featured in this post. Go check out their range and let me know your thoughts!
What fit kit are you loving right now?!