By: Malcolm Mayhew
Sporting the latest attire for your exercise session evokes childhood memories of receiving a new pair of shoes. You can miraculously run faster and jump higher. Updated workout clothing can be a motivator to get your rear into gear. Nothing to wear? Don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered.
It’s as if sports bras suddenly united and decided they were tired of being hidden. Made for showing off, these athletic garments feature intricate crisscrossing skinny straps.
Warning: they can leave some crazy tan lines.Athleta offers an ultra-lightweight version with wicking and x-back straps giving freedom of movement.
Fully Focused Sports Bra,
Athleta, $44, athleta.com
Move over boring tights, colors and patterns are all the craze now. Also look to see a boom in reflective and glow-in-the-dark workout gear. It’s not only stylish, but the pieces keep you safe when heading for outdoor runs after the sun sets. This pair from SHAPE activewear is glow in the dark.
Ombre Vortex Legging, Core Power Yoga – West Bend, $78
Mesh has made its way back with a futuristic twist. Paneled leggings and subtle mesh details at the neckline and back are chic ways to expose some skin. It also allows you to stay cooler with additional airflow. Free People’s spandex-cotton blend crop top has a tight-to-the-body silhouette and fabric retention for an effortless fit.
Plank Long Sleeve Top, Alo Yoga, $64, aloyoga.com
Look instantly polished and put together with matching sets. No one nails minimalist workout co-ords like Austin-based Outside Voices, designed by a Parsons grad. Check out their hashtag, #doingthings, on Instagram for workout and gear inspiration.
3/4 Two-Tone Warmup Legging,
$85, Two-Tone Athena Crop,
Military-inspired camo prints made a comeback on the fall runways and, as usual, trickled down to street style and activewear. The Glamper Jacket, also from SHAPE activewear, is made with moisture-wicking technology and water resistant material, and merges the mesh trend into the design.
Camo Glamper Jacket, Core Power Yoga – West Bend, $110
By: Malcolm Mayhew