Workout clothing can be a fashion statement for some or an afterthought for others. If we're going to invest time into building a strong, healthy body, it deserves more than a pair of baggy sweats and an old t-shirt, wouldn't you agree. Not to mention, those don't flatter and are anything but feminine. When it comes to investing money into active wear, it might as well be fun and fashionable as much as it is practical.
There is definitely a surplus of black yoga pants, shorts, capris, running leggings and the like to be had but let's face it, black (while a great staple) can get boring after a while. With this being the first week of spring, I encourage you all to add some color and style to your workouts. I know my drawers of active wear could certainly use a boost! So, I've been on the hunt for some new pieces and I've compiled my favorite pieces which include a lot of head bands that will keep hair in place and stay put. Whether you have long hair or short (I've had both), it's always a challenge. There's nothing more annoying than having to redo your hair while in the middle of yoga class because it's turned into a hot mess as your hairband slid off during mid-downward dog. Many people find new workout gear motivates them, so if you're just beginning a new program, that's a great place to start. Whether you're a runner, tennis enthusiast, yoga devotee, Pilates enthusiast, spinning junkie or you just love a good workout with weights, you're going to want to stock up on some classy yet playful attire to keep you looking forward to your sessions.
I can admit that my go-to for bottoms in the past have almost always been black (although I do balance that out with a bright top whether it's hot pink or a bright neon yellow). My reasons were always that they don't show sweat and are slimming but there are many colors and patterns that offer those same benefits. So, I've been thinking about switching things up lately and I'm loving all the gorgeous patterns and colors I've been seeing for bottoms! Life is too short to wear boring clothes. Activewear it actually a great place fashion-wise to venture outside of your comfort zone, it's a category where you can be a little more daring and not take yourself too seriously.
Below are some of my favorite options that include bold color, pattern and design yet are completely practical and functional at the same time to get the most from your workout. You'll notice that I've included a couple black pieces because I really liked the overall design-one includes a lace look, the other has a great back. Click on any of the images and you'll be taken straight to the item source with more details.
If you've just begun working out for the first time and looking for basic, classic pieces, I wrote this article on What to Look for in Your Workout Gear.
Have you picked up any colorful pieces that you'll be wearing to the gym or outdoors soon? If you liked this post, feel free to share the love or pin the top image in this post to Pinterest.
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