by Mandi Pimental
Sometimes finding motivation for the gym can be hard, and we can sympathize. When you are seeking a boost of energy, its decadent things like a piping hot latte or an afternoon nap that sound more enticing than putting in a sweat session. The solution? Being able to rock extremely fashionable workout attire and gear that you’ll be excited to use. Let’s face it, kicking back on the couch watching the latest reality TV drama in our new bright sneakers would make us feel incredibly guilty.
We’ve compiled a list of who we think are the five hottest fitness designers, and our top choices from their lines, so that you not only look good while getting fit, but that you also gain benefits from your workout attire.
Juicy Couture is not just about matching velour and hot handbags anymore. They infuse youth and fun into their workout gear by pairing fun colors with youthful prints (hello hot pink and leopard!). With a wide selection ranging from yoga gear to hoodies, the clothes are designed to protect you from the elements. Juicy Couture offers something for everyone. The materials are also high quality, which means good support and fabrics, like their jersey knit compression sports bras, that will be comfortable during your stretching sessions. Visit www.juicycouture.com to see the full line.
Juicy Couture Racerback Sports Bra - $32.00
Reflective Leopard Short - $48.00
Slim Drawstring Leopard Pant - $98.00
Nike shoes may be cute and colorful, which is certainly an attribute that makes it fun when coordinating your workout ensemble, but Nike is a brand that truly knows how to make an amazing workout shoe. No matter your exercise preference, whether you are a runner, a climber, or tennis pro, Nike has a shoe for you. Comprised of breathable fabric, lasting materials and a shape that actually enhances your posture as well as your workouts, Nike is a definite pick on our top five list. With their wide array of shoes, clothing, athletic attire and workout accessories, this brand is a great place to start if you are going to make an investment in your workout gear. Without a good supportive shoe, running and certain exercises could potentially be harmful to your feet, knees, ankles, and hips. By investing in a good shoe now, you can save yourself money, and pain, later. Visit www.nike.com to shop or visit a Nike retailer near you.
Lululemon is a favorite line for female athletes worldwide. Not only are their workout clothes fashionable, they offer a full line of options for female runners and yogis alike, while designing attire that is made to last. Whatever your workout routine consists of, Lululemon has a style of clothing and fabric designed just for you. With five specifically designed categories and performance enhancing fabrics, they stand by their name of being a quality brand, utilizing quality fabrics that work and stretch with your body and its movements. Using a signature fabric called Luon, the pieces are designed to wick away sweat from even the hardest workout session. To check out all of the lines and styles that Lululemon has to offer, visit www.Lululemon.com to shop or find a store near you.
Tracker Stretch Short in white - $54.00
No Limits Tank in grey - $64.00
Luxtreme cropped running pant - $86.00
For the California girl at heart, Roxy is the top choice. For you fitness fashionistas that like to play in the surf, run along the shoreline and spend endless summer days playing sports on the sand, Roxy offers an extensive line of high quality workout attire. By incorporating fun prints and bright colors, like lime green, hot pink and melon, Roxy inspires energy before you ever put your foot to the pavement. Using an Italian-made, nylon-spandex fabric to create their pieces, the fabric stretches easily and won’t lose its shape. It is also quick drying and extremely breathable, making this line a perfect choice for sand volleyball under the sun or your hot yoga classes. Visit www.roxy.com/fitness for more styles and colors.
Pictured: Spike short in pink - $44.00
Roxy Neoprene Enhanced Capris -$34.00
Australian based fashion line, Mix, is now offering laid-back and affordable active wear and we couldn’t be happier. Known for simplistic design and quality clothes, their pieces are comfortable and cute. While not high-performance, their lounge style casual separates are perfect for light days in the gym, jogging and dance class. Offering sports bra and hoodies, cropped pants and a vast array of leggings in various styles and colors, the line offers a diverse selection for the girl seeking ultimate comfort. For more, visit www.mixapparel.com.
Pictured: Racerback runner tank $12.00
Drawstring lounge pant in pink - $20.00