A new year means a fresh new wave of fashion favorites - and athletic fashion is no exception! As you update your work wardrobe, your street wear and your party pieces, don’t forget about your workout looks.
Updating your gym outfits isn’t just about vanity; the act of investing in new pieces for your workouts help push you and motivate you to stay consistent. If you’re excited about rocking a new outfit, chances are, you’ll make it to your workout no matter what! Plus, it’s proven that when we look good, we feel good - and if you’re rocking a cute gym set, it may just be that extra little motivator you need to finish your reps, to add that extra 5 lbs., or to finish that last lap!
The matching top and bottom combo has been having a moment for the past few years - and that’s not changing in 2022. The name of the game is a sports bra and coordinating pair of leggings or biker shorts. The sporty sets look super chic, no matter what color you choose. The best part is that if you just throw on a second layer, whether it’s a jean jacket, a plaid shacket, a cardigan or whatever, it transitions seamlessly into a street wear look or an errands day outfit.
In 2022, expect even more creativity when it comes to funky patterns. Psychedelic, 70’s-inspired swirls, dreamy cloud and marble prints, abstract florals and other fun patterns will be splashed across leggings, biker shorts and sports bras. Floral printed leggings are the perfect winter to spring look! Animal prints are a classic and are pretty much always in style, but this year we’re seeing a new animal show up to the fashion show - cows! Sound the alarm and get ready to jump over the moon because cow print is now a thing.
In both biker shorts and leggings, the flattering V-Waist is super hot right now. It’s a type of high-waisted cut that has the waistband rising higher than the middle section, leaving a revealed belly button. The silhouette is excellent for accentuating curves! It’ll be hard to resist taking multiple gym mirror photos with these cute leggings!
Cutout Sports Bras
The trend we’ve seen in swimwear has spread to athletic tops. Sports bras are not just available in their standard shapes. We’re seeing designs with a lot of strappy details, like criss-crossed straps in the front and back, one-shoulder designs with a double strap that creates a cutout effect; cut outs along the tops and bottoms of the cup areas. Cutouts are appearing in the back portion of sports bras and in the straps themselves. These designs give a fun little pop of detail to the otherwise standard sports bra shape.