Summer is in full swing and so are the fashion trends for 2017. Just a few months ago, the catwalks at New York, London, Paris, and Milan were filled with delicious new trends that had every fashionista drooling with excitement. And, perhaps the best part – from camos to bold hues – many of these looks could be transferred from the runway to the street.
Admittedly, summer is almost over. But, if you think that you’ve missed your chance to shine this season, think again. For fashion forward yoginis, it’s not too late to get in the game and put your own spin on what to wear this summer.
Curious as to how you can get started? Check out what you need to know about embracing this year’s fashion trends while doing downward dog of beneficial yoga.
The Rise of Athleisure Wear
It is impossible to walk a New York City block or any other city in the United States without seeing someone wearing yoga pants. This type of comfortable fashion staple is one that many women have embraced. Even famous celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and Eva Longoria have been photographed wearing athleisure. And, the best part about it? They were rocking these pieces while going about their daily lives.
These comfortable pieces of clothing are the perfect attire for the gym, the plane, and even the office. They also enable free range of motion, liberate the wearer from the tyranny of ironing, and that’s just the beginning.
The best and hottest yoga pants are fashionable, stretchy, moisture wicking, and have flat seams that prevent chafing. They are hands down one of the best things to come out of American fashion since blue jeans.
When High Fashion Meets the Gym
To bring high fashion to the workout studio, you must find pieces that are inspired by the runway. How? Check out our tips on mixing high fashion, form, and function:
This color was all over the catwalk at shows for Balenciaga, Topshop Unique, Valentino, and Celine this season. To add this color to your workout wardrobe, you can either layer it with different pink hues like they do at Valentino or color block like at Topshop. Another great option is to choose a bright pink legging and pair it with a neutral long top. This color is bright so don’t try to compete with it. No matter what you decide, you can’t go wrong as long as it’s pink.
This trend is perfect for those who love wearing underwear as outerwear, which means it’s perfect for yoginis. But, unlike the usual fare, the bralettes you are looking for should be strappy, like those found in the Alexander Wang collection or covered in floral prints like the ones offered by Tory Burch.
This is one of the most on trend looks for this season and it’s no wonder – they are extremely versatile. For instance, the classic olive and khaki green print can be paired with virtually anything. The neutral, pink or white pastel camos give off a more youthful vibe but are are just as flexible. For instance, you can wear these with like colors or toughen things up by pairing them with a gray or black top.
Flowers personify warmer weather and floral prints are classically cute. But, if you are interested in modernizing this look, pair feminine florals with a denim jacket. If grunge is more your style, pair it with docks and a Moto jacket.
Additional athleisure wear trends that you should be on the lookout for this summer include:
- Shredded everything
- Crop top bras
- Harem pants
- Neutral capris
- Polka dots
- Cultural prints
- Stirrup leggings
- Layered cut-out performance bras
- Yoga leggings with side pockets
- Bold prints
- The Wild Wild West
It’s All About the Accessories
The athleisure wear lifestyle is comfortable and versatile. And, once fully embraced, you won’t have to lug around an extra bag of clothes to change into after your yoga session. Simply pair your workout clothes with a few accessories and head out to meet your friends for lunch, go to work, or wherever else you may fancy.
- Exactly how do you do this? Just mix your sportswear with popular fashion items like:
- Add a great cropped or draped jacket, stylish sneakers, and a baseball hat to your yoga wear
- Pair your yoga top with a denim jacket, t-shirt, and skinny jeans
- Add a great leather jacket and a slightly more fashionable hoodie to your workout outfit
One More Thing
While the above suggestions are fashion expert approved, you can take your workout wardrobe level to a whole other level. How? Simply by taking the above advice and putting your own spin on it. After all, it’s always great to see a yogi expressing their style and their individuality. Regardless of what you decide, be confident in your own skin and have fun.
Athleisure wear is the perfect on-the-go attire. Not only is it functional, practical, and comfortable, it’s sexy as well. And, that’s not all. This type of clothing also promotes a fit lifestyle and provides inspiration for you to stay active. How can you beat that?