Ah, fall: the true start of the new year for the fashion obsessed. We’ve sweated through blistering summer runs in our shorts and an abundance of neon, but a new season is finally here. A season of slim layers, new prints and a more subdued — but no less exciting — color palette. Even more exciting, there are trendy options for all body types. Let the fashion fest begin!
Fall’s neutrals look refreshingly modern. Express’s Fall 2015 campaign features Karlie Kloss in 1970s silhouettes and a sophisticated color palette of brown, cream and black, while Idris Elba steams up the latest issue of Maxim in sleek shades of black and gray accented with pops of camel. Fall fitness fashion has followed suit with gorgeous pieces that use neutrals in new and exciting ways. Try pairing these tops with black bottoms for a look that is anything but basic. Women, check out the Athena Bra by Olympia Activewear in Nude/Bone and the Just Breathe Billowing Hoodie in Apricot by FP Movement. Athleta’s Up-Tempo Energy Stripe bra in Bright White/Foxtail Taupe has the added benefit of keeping stink at bay, which is always a plus with workout gear. Men, go for the edgy color blocked Reebok One Series Breeze Long Sleeve PlayIce Graphic T-Shirt in black and Lululemon’s cleverly named Return of the Mac Jacket in Cool Cocoa. This jacket is waterproof, making it the perfect layering piece for cloudy days.
Another fall fashion stunner comes in the form of Vogue’s September issue cover star, Beyoncé, who looks absolutely magnificent in a combination of dusty rose and plum courtesy of designer Marc Jacobs. The color of royalty is definitely getting its due in fashion circles. FP Movement’s Movement Capri Legging in Prairie brings the romanticism of Queen Bey’s big moment to the fitness arena with a delicate floral print. Athleta’s Quest Chaturanga Tight in Chianti features a subtle sheen and wicks away moisture. Best of all, it comes in sizes from XXS to 2XL, with petite and tall inseam options! Try pairing this with a top like the Keep Your Head Up Hoodie by Manifesta, a new athletic apparel brand that utilizes a unique size method. Instead of numbers, Manifesta’s clothing is sized using flowers, determined by the handy chart on the brand’s website. Waist sizes range from 24 inches (Willow) to 44 inches (Dahlia). This hoodie has a flattering princess seams, empire waist and flatlock seams, so say buh-bye to chafing and hello to a gorgeous fit.
Pregnant or nursing women, we’ve got you covered. The B.Warmer Nursing Sweater from Swedish maternity line Boob Design has a genius split layer design for easy access when breastfeeding. It features a fleece upper layer made from recycled bottles to keep your breasts warm and a breathable organic cotton bottom layer. Try it in Cassis or Rainy Rose paired with fellow maternity apparel brand Ingrid & Isabel’s Active Zip Pant, made of moisture wicking fabric and featuring a panel to cover your baby bump, additional back support, flat lock seams to prevent chafing and four way stretch for comfort.
Men, don’t be shy! Experiment with this royal color palette. The Adidas S1 Training Shirt in Maroon is made using recycled materials, so it looks good and is good for the environment. Lululemon’s cotton fleece Hustle Pant in Heathered Bordeaux Drama is perfect for post-workout warmth.
Prints are coming out to play in a big way this season. Vogue is mad for artsy illustration prints, praising the doodle-covered garments from design houses such as Comme des Garçons and Calvin Klein Collection. Get in on the trend with Sweaty Betty’s whimsical Ditsy Luxe long sleeve crop top and matching leggings, which evoke the black-and-white drawings of Keith Haring. Mamas to be and women who want to show their belly some love, check out this adorable Buddha Belly Tee from maternity boutique Mom’s The Word featuring an exclusive illustration from artist Kate Faison.
Dots are another huge trend this season, with the September issue of Elle highlighting spotty pieces from Diane von Furstenberg and Bottega Veneta, among others. The Kira Grace Flirt Yoga Bra has a classic black and white polka dot motif and, according to YogiApproved.com, it’s supportive for both small and large breasts and offers extra coverage thanks to its double-layer construction. Try the matching capris for a look that is totally on-trend. Guys, the Nike Bonded Dot Futura T-shirt combines polka dots and color blocking for a tee with major graphic appeal.
Try some of these trends and update your workout wardrobe today!