Gone are the days of bulky sweat suits at the gym (save those for cozy Sundays at home). These days, fitness fashion is on the brink of runway worthy ranks with super cute and functional wear that will take you straight from lunges to lunch. Sweat in sassy style with these 8 fitness fashion trends on the rise.
Compression Wear: Put away the baggy boot leg yoga pants. Compression style active clothing is the rage in active wear, and there’s no doubt why. Who doesn’t love fabric that sucks you in, creates smooth lines, and the illusion of a slimmer self? Most compression wear also offers moisture wicking fabric too, a must for a sweat-filled fitness session. Athletic lines ranging from Lululemon, Under Armour and Old Navy offer popular compression line clothing. Even the queen of slenderizing, Spanx has an athletic compression line available.
Bright, Bold Colors: Put your shades on before entering the gym because fluorescent yellow is the new black. Bright, bold colors are covering fitness fashionistas from head to toe. Literally, from bright head wear to bold shoes, pops of color make getting dressed to work out a little more exciting than dark hue days of the past.
Statement Wear: There’s no reason to remain quiet during a breathtaking Tabata round or a serious spin session. Let your clothing do the talking for you. From inspiring yourself to giving others a little kick in the rear, these inspiring tees will have you hitting the incline increase button on the treadmill and adding a little extra weight to your clean and press.
Prints: Just like in the mainstream fashion world, fitness fashion has embraced patterns in leggings and capris. If you’re having a hard time jazzing up your workout wardrobe, this trend is an easy way to start. A pair of leggings like these from Prismsport, are all you need make your fitness wear fun. Check out more trendy pant prints Skinny Mom rounded up here.
Skirts: These are no longer for tennis moms only. Running and workout skirts have made their way across fitness borders and are now sported by runners and workout junkies across the board. Some favorites are running skirts and skirtsports, to name just a couple.
Functional and Fun Headbands: With bangs on the hair trend circuit, a good headband is a must when getting sweaty and soaked. Brands like Sweaty Bands and Bondi Bands make headwear a fashion statement with a purpose, with non-slip, sweat soaking fabrics in vibrant colors, trendy prints, and bold patterns.
Celebrity Designed Sportswear: Recently renowned designers and celebrities are stepping into the fitness arena designing fitness fashion. Stella McCartney has stepped off the runway and on to the running track offering her line through Adidas. Celebrity, Kate Hudson is also offering her own sportswear savvy line, Fabletics.
Layers: One of the easiest ways to transition from gym to daily activities is to layer on the activewear. Minimal wear during your sweat sesh may be ideal, but post-workout throw on a jacket, drape cardigan, or a loose comfort tee over your sweaty tank and you’re ready for parent-teacher meetings or soccer practice duties without having to do a full wardrobe change (and another reason you have no excuse to skip your workout!).