Say goodbye to the era of the oversized t-shirt and messy gym shorts. The treadmill’s been taking tips from the runway with fashion-forward styles that are even cooler than their sweat-wicking abilities may suggest. Confidence in clothes equates to confidence in physical ability -- plus an awesome get up means there’s no need to change between the gym and the grocery store.
Whether they be sweating at the studio, jogging down the boulevards or giving it their all at the gym, modern fitness enthusiasts use the following looks to infuse workouts with personality.
The Apathetic Athlete
Amid rooms full of neon sports bras and printed leggings, subtler styles stand out as cool and down to earth. Slouchy fits and muted palettes borrowed from the world of high fashion combine with comfortable and movable fabrics. And while it may not be so wise to rock Kanye’s leather jogging pants, there’s nothing cooler than a black sports bra paired with similarly shaped pants in a cotton-spandex material.
Lululemon gets the look right with their Tie One On Pant.
The Healthy Hippie
With yoga’s rapid rise in popularity, the Westernized version of the practice looks less like a meditating George Harrison and more like a pulsating Jillian Michaels. Lest one forgets the origins of their favorite poses, a new batch of athletic gear in traditional prints, earthy tones and cropped shapes are fit for a flower child. Free People’s Movement collection will inspire you on and off the mat.
The Tough Girl
While mere mortals don’t look like Miranda Kerr when tying their sneaks, the supermodel’s badass look for Reeboktone can certainly be imitated. Look for black leggings with a bit of extra sheen and tight black tops with mesh cutouts or otherwise unconventional shapes. Top off the warrior-esque vibe with a sleek ponytail and an up-for-anything attitude.