Sportswear has certainly seen a fashion resurgence on the catwalk and the high street, and this doesn't stop when it comes to accessories. From handy sports holdalls and tote shoppers, to drawstring duffles and over-the-shoulder messengers, sports bags are this year's must-have accessory.
Sports bags and backpacks
If you're packing for the gym or a workout session, sports bags are vital, but choose a modern take on the bag and you can carry it with you all day to keep all those other essentials safe too. The sports rucksack has grown up a lot since its school days, with a new generation of designs giving you style and functionality in equal measure. Vintage-inspired canvas sports backpacks with leather belt straps and metal hardware are great for the utility trend, while rugged leather gym bags will toughen up your look. Quilted fabrics and fluorescent patterns give the sports rucksack a feminine feel, but opt for a metallic design for an 80s fashion dance studio vibe.
Sports bags for getaways
Weekend away? A sports bag is the perfect companion whether you're heading to the airport, the train station or packing up the car. Choose a gym bag with handles and a luggage strap if you're lugging it across public transport, and opt for a design with outside pockets for quick access to essentials such as tickets and passports. Heading to a festival? A sports bag is the ideal item for packing all those vital festival fashion outfits. Choose a sports bag in a bright shade or a bold pattern and not only can you match it to your outfits but you won't lose it in a crowd.