As it's traditionally the month to get back into fitness, we've decided our usual sartorial choices should have a sportier update. No, that doesn't mean our #WFH outfits should consist of yoga leggings and hoodies – that's sooo 2020 – rather the topical trend that gives the visage of athletic intentions without any physical exertion: sports-inspired tops

Football tops have entered the realms of high-fashion as of late, proving that the Bend it like Beckham 2000s aesthetic is still relevant nearly 20 years on. Balenciaga has taken to the trope quite literally, having dropped their interpretation of the classic footy jersey as an oversized iteration in fluorescent yellow and black. East Londoner's should look to Loewe for representation of their local team: their burgundy polo sweat depicts the colours of West Ham football club perfectly. Wales Bonner's collaboration with Adidas Originals proves that sportswear can in fact be stylish, and this 70s inspired soccer tee combines the menswear designer's British-Jamaican heritage with activewear expertise.

For those who spend their weekends watching stocky souls ram into each other, there's plenty of options for rugby-inspired attire to wear on these occasions. The spearhead of Scandi-style, Ganni has elevated their striped polo jumper with embellished crystal buttons, adding an accent of femininity to the style's masculine and boxy shape. Further ensuring that ruggers rags needn't be dull is this colour blocking/popping style from Adidas Originals, which gives a hueful update to drab predecessors. All you need to do now is refresh your memory of Swing Low Sweet Chariot and have a pint in hand to be rugby-ready.

Despite being known for their avant garde prints and matching top and helmut combos, jockey riders often go under the radar for style inspiration. For a wearable take on the uniform that still shouts British eclecticism, opt for Alexa Chung's ode. Form fitting and with an understated collar, but consisting of a distinctive stripe pattern and contrasting colour duo, makes this long-sleeved shirt an elevated update on the traditional trope. (P.s. It's also on sale!)

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