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Summer’s Fitness Fashion Trends

Get in gear…

By Samantha Gurrie
Posted June 30, 2014

Just because you’re working out so you can fit into that new little black dress or itty-bitty bikini (or nothing at all!), it doesn’t mean you can’t look good while doing it. Fitness fashion trends have come a long way and sportswear designers are not only experimenting with fun colors and cuts, but styles specifically tailored to your favorite activities. Whether your workout of choice is running, spinning, or zenning out in a yoga class, you’ll be the envy of the gym in this new trendy gear.

Fitness FashionLet’s take it from the top. Any cardio workout that involves up-and-down or back-and-forth movement calls fpr a super supportive bra with molded cups and adjustable straps. Leopard or camo prints will make you look and feel like the queen of the gym. For smaller busts and less intense workouts, a tank top with a built-in bra will do. While black hides sweat spots, bright straps add a pop of color. This season also sees lots of feminine styles with lace accents. And if you’re exercising under the sun, wear a UPF shirt (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) that protects your chest and shoulders from harmful rays.

Now that warmer weather is finally here, you can trade in your full-length leggings for capris. This is where designers are getting creative, offering everything from floral, tribal, and animal patterns to color-blocked and neon styles. Look for pairs made of anti-microbial fabric to wick away sweat. If you prefer a looser fit, mesh shorts offer great coverage, and most come with ultra-breathable liners in bright colors. Finally, don’t forget about footwear. Runners should pick sneakers with good shock absorption, while gym class heroes will benefit from lightweight trainers that support quick moves and overall flexibility. As for colors, the options are endless, with some brands even letting athletes customize their own pairs.

With the variety of options available, you’re sure to find a style to fit your active lifestyle.