Spring is the perfect time to get moving! Longer days, rising temperatures, and the promise of summer just a few months away provide ample motivation for hitting the gym and pounding the pavement, but maybe it’s time to lighten up on some of the cold weather gear you’ve been sporting lately. Spice up your workout wardrobe with clothing that takes its cues from the hottest spring runway trends for women and men.
Pantone has deemed emerald the color of the year, and there were several shades of the green on the runways, from classic Michael Kors to edgy Acne. Energize your workout with the fresh hue! I dare you to look at Merrell’s Mix Master Move Glide Cross Training Shoes in Island Green and not feel pumped. Lulelemon’s women’s Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve top in Fresh Teal/Very Green is great for a cool evening or early morning run, while the men’s Metal Vent Tech top in Frond offers freedom of movement and anti-stink technology — super helpful with sleeveless tops.
Tie-dye is so far beyond the hippie staple it once was. Follow the lead of such visionaries as House of Holland and Plenty by Tracy Reese with bold patterns, such as the oGorgeous “Be Inspired” waterfall tank. Cassey Ho, mastermind for oGorgeous, is also the founder of Blogilates, so it’s no wonder she’s found a way to merge fashion and motivation! Phat Buddha also has you covered with its Worth Tube Top in Fuchsia/Cobalt. H&M has a brilliant take on the trend with their graphic pink and black sports tank, but you would expect nothing less from the fashion behemoth.
Spring fashion is chock-full of clothes that have movement and texture, and the fitness world has caught on with pieces that use these attributes to create stylish, functional clothing that enhances your workout. Get the burnout look as seen at Narciso Rodriguez with the oGorgeous Nothing Will Stop Me Burnout Top. Go black for a classic feel, or layer a bright hue over a nude top for a fun take on the nude-and-neon trend.
The Women’s Heat Gear Sonic Printed 17-inch capri pant from Under Armour has a similar burnout feel while sporting moisture-wicking technology and flat seams to prevent chafing.
Let’s talk trouser shapes. The modern classic legging has been a staple in fashion and fitness for years. H&M’s Running Tights are sleek, have mesh inserts for ventilation, and offer a pop of color for those of you who aren’t ready to stray too far from basic black. Metallics popped up on the runways at Dior and Burberry; try the trend with American Apparel’s Shiny Nylon Tricot legging, which come in a myriad of colors, allowing you to go as bold or conservative as you like. Hint: Wear these in black under shorts, such as New Balance Prism Women’s Running Shorts, for graphic style and a hit of color.
The drop crotch pant has become something of a blessing and a curse in fashion. Some love them for their easy feel, while others refuse to even consider them as a legitimate item of clothing. For those willing to try something new, they provide an alternative to traditional yoga pants and sweats. Pair the Monsoon Pants by Wellicious with a slim fit tank for a flattering silhouette that lets the trousers be the star. Men, you too can try this trend with Lululemon’s For The People Pant, giving your bottom half room to breathe no matter what your pose.
Now that you have the scoop, spring into a new wardrobe and sweat in style!