We love to stay active, and no season is better than summer to get moving. And while it is mostly all about the actual workout, we think it can still be a little about the style as well. Sometimes, a fresh new tank or pair of shorts might be just what you need to stay motivated and be inspired to get out there and get sweating. So in the spirit of solidarity, we've scouted some new pieces to mix up your fitness wardrobe, no matter what your favourite way to sweat.
1 – For the studio: When it comes to getting zen in the yoga studio (especially hot yoga!), you want to feel comfortable and breathable – with bonus points if it feels a little pretty. The studio is a great chance to have fun with legging patterns. We're especially loving this summery tie-dye print. A low-impact sports bra won’t irritate while you’re doing sun salutations, and a thin and flowy top can be added and removed as your temperature fluctuates throughout your practice. We love how the v-neckline shows off the delicate straps.
2 – For the gym: Does your workout routine find you sweating it up at the gym? For a high intensity indoor activity like kickboxing, you most likely want a tight fit and good support, in wick-away fabrics. Cropped leggings will give you plenty of movement, while a contrasting sports bra looks good enough to wear solo. A thin warm-up jacket will keep you comfortable between rounds. Think power dressing for a power workout!
3 – For the trails: If you pound the pavement to get your sweat on, it’s all about light layers and bright colours. This is your chance to shine bright, not just to show off your style, but also for safety - you'll want to be easily seen if you run after dark. A cute cap will keep the hair and moisture off your face and the sun out of your eyes. Eye-catching running shorts with room in the leg will make sure your movement is unrestricted, while a fun, inspirational tee will remind you why you love to run every time you reach for it. Even your running shoes can pop in the sweetest robin’s egg blue.
What do you wear for your signature workout routine? Share your favourite sweat dressing tips with us on Instagram by tagging @StVitalCentre - we’re always looking for new inspiration!
Looking to refresh your workout style? Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the outfits (check stores for availability):
Look #1 (yoga)
Sports bra: Sport Chek (Under Armour), $49.99
Marble leggings: Sport Chek (Nike), $64.99
Beaded bracelets: American Eagle Outfitters (set of 3), $17.50
White tee: Bench, $35
Look #2 (kickboxing)
Sports bra: Sport Chek (Nike): $39.99
Black pants: Sport Chek (Under Armour), $74.99
Black jacket: Sport Chek (Adidas), $74.99
Black sneaks: Sport Chek (Nike Free 5.0), $129.98
Look #3 (running)
Purple tank: Sport Chek (Nike), $42
Yellow shorts: Sport Chek (Diadora), $29.99
Orange jacket: Bench, $119
Aqua sneaks: Sport Chek (Nike Free 5.0), $129.98
Multicoloured hat: Sport Chek (Adidas), $24.99
Sports bra: Sport Chek (Roxy), $50