It always amazes me how hard it is to find what you would think of as a simple, standard piece of clothing in plus sizes. Plain white shirts, rain coats for dog walking, cropped leather jackets - I'm sure you will have personal experience of this frustrating situation! One thing that I'm asked about time and time again is where to get good quality active wear in larger plus sizes and my answer has been the same for some years now - State of Mind Active!

Going up to a size 28 and with unrivaled quality they really are my first and pretty much only stop when I want new stuff for the gym or even just some new reliable pieces for running weekend errands and relaxing at home. I have a swimsuit, some cropped gym trousers, a few vest tops and a running hoodie that I got from SoM at least three years ago and they are still going strong, as good as when I first got them. I go on about investing in certain types of clothes a lot and active wear is definitely one of them!

This outfit is more leisure wear or suitable for gentle exercise than a gym sesh and I absolutely love it. These Black Sports Luxe Slouchy Joggers (£48.00*) are an absolute dream and although I only got them on Saturday I've worn them twice already! As you can see they are a really relaxed, almost baggy fit but with elasticated cuffs so they are easier to move in. They are generously sized and made of wonderful quality fabric with a branded stripe down the sides that add a lovely bit of interest and make them look like straight size active wear which I adore! My only gripe is that the string in the waistband was short for the waist size so I couldn't tie it in a bow, but that doesn't really matter.

The perfect accompaniment to these fabulous joggers is the Black Crop Top with Mint Logo (£30.00*) - don't you just love the mix of the tight top with over sized bottoms? It's made of a high-performance compression fabric which in my own words I would describe as a sturdy stretchy fabric with a lovely almost matte feel. It also has some magical qualities that help keep you cool and stop you feeling sweaty which obviously is a big bonus, and the wide arm holes and thick bus band make it really really comfortable. The wide straps also mean your sports bra won't be on show all the time - added bonus!

State of Mind have lots of beautiful pieces in their latest collection so I highly recommend you take a look - I especially like the double layer mesh shorts and capri leggings in fab crazy prints!

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