Cooler temperatures and shorter days can make it hard to stick to your workout routine. It’s easy to lay in bed and hit the snooze button when it’s still dark outside. Inspire yourself to stick with your goals by investing in some new gear. You’ll be motivated to hit the gym to show off your new look. Here are five workout wear trends to start sporting now.
- Bright Sneakers
Who doesn’t love new shoes? Bright sneakers can add a little spice to your standard grey and black wardrobe. Try picking a pair which matches several of your outfits, or, purchase an outfit which matches your new kicks. Either way, you’ll feel good about the way you look and feel ready to take down your workout before you’ve had your morning coffee. You may even find yourself wearing your shoes outside of the gym.
Not sure where to start? Stop by your local sporting goods store and check in with their shoe department. If you’re more inclined to do cardio, swing by a running store. Usually at least one staff member is trained to help you find the shoes that best match your unique stride and foot placement. Can’t find your colors? Check the internet. Once you know which shoes work best for your feet, you’ll be able to hone your search to find the best option at the most affordable price.
- Cheeky Tops
Show off your sassy side with a silly workout shirt. You’ll be more likely to inspire a conversation with fellow gym goers and maybe even spark a few giggles. Pick the slogan which best speaks to you. Struggling to find your favorite mantra? Why not pick up a few shirts with personalized slogans? You can select the unique saying which fits your personality and strut your stuff in style. Bonus points if you bust out laughing when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror.
- Super Soft Sweats
Why not invest in workout gear you’ll want to wear outside of the gym? Buttery soft clothing will make it feel as though you’re wrapped up in blankets. You’ll look forward to rolling out of bed in the morning and hitting the weights. Running short on time post workout? Wear your sweats to work. Workplace dress codes have relaxed over time while exercise gear has become chicer and more streamlined. It’ll be easier to squeeze in that lunchtime workout knowing you won’t waste ten minutes changing.
Wearing workout clothing outside of the gym will give you a more extensive range of motion throughout the day. You’ll feel more inspired to take the stairs or get up and take a walk on your 15-minute break if you’re in comfortable clothes. Donning exercise gear outside of the gym can inspire you to lead a healthier lifestyle as well. You’ll be more likely to choose healthy meal options if you’ve got a regular reminder of your goals.
- Printed Leggings
Long ago leggings graduated from a trend to a wardrobe staple. With the evolution came wider waistbands, more forgiving silhouettes, softer fabrics and louder patterns. Push aside the basic neutral for a funky print or brighter color. When the weather outside is grey and dreary, you’ll be sporting a bright pop of cheer. Leggings also work well in wide range of exercises. Whether you’re an avid yogi, a heavy lifter or a cardio queen, leggings will stay put and get the job done.
- Compression Socks
Compression gear is growing in popularity among gym-goers with good reason. Not only do the knee-high socks look good, but they also improve blood circulation, can help prevent varicose veins and are thought to enhance performance. Sporting knee-highs can help solve the conundrum of whether to wear shorts or leggings by offering an intermediate solution. If you work in a job where you’re always on your feet, you may consider wearing them outside of the gym as well to reap the benefits.
Fun, affordable and comfortable workout clothing will inspire you to achieve your fitness goals. You’ll look better, feel good about yourself and be well on your way to leading a healthy lifestyle.