Look great while keeping your New Year’s resolution to get – or stay – in shape.
When you love what you’re wearing, it’s easier to hit the gym or take off on a run, so investing in new togs can have a significant payoff.
What’s new? Look for metallics, cutouts, intricate patterns woven into seamless silhouettes, stripes, color blocking, and the continuation of sheer insets and abstract, architectural prints. Essentially, active wear follows leading fashion trends.
“Everyone is offering more street friendly/lifestyle looks so that fitness apparel can be worn to almost anything and becomes more everyday wear,” observes industry veteran Susanne Taylor. She represents several fitness labels to retailers, including Alo Yoga, a premium line that’s sold at Neiman Marcus.
Colors through summer are soft, pretty and almost soothing, led by blush, millennial pink, baby blues, sea greens and shots of purple and brick.
In silhouettes, leggings have gone high rise, tops are often cropped and track pants are back. Anoraks, baseball jackets, track jackets and hoodies are key in outerwear, along with puffer vests and coats.
Tory Sport is known for silky smooth Tactel leggings that are perfect for running and gym activities. Check out the new style striped diagonally from ankle to knee and paired with matching T-shirts and tanks. The brand also offers leggings and track pants with classic side stripes.
lululemon athletica stocks lots of options for women and men. New pieces include the “Wunder" Under Hi-Rise Tight in ombre speckled and mod abstract prints as well as solid colors. The brand’s bestselling high-waist Align cropped legging is complemented by matching sports bras and tops.
Aussie label Lorna Jane is known for feminine styles like the cutout Grace bra, which works well with streetwear. Every Lorna Jane look is field tested for function by a team of active women before it’s manufactured for stores.