Workout Wear Trends
I have been practicing and teaching yoga since the early ’90s and I’ve sure seen a lot of trends in yoga attire! I remember when Lululemon first came to market and I had a pair of their original bell bottom style leggings. Things sure have evolved since then, and there are a ton of different brands now creating awesome yoga apparel. Here are some of my favorite styles as of late:
High Waisted Leggings:
High waisted leggings are my favorite trend right now because I can wear them with just about anything! They look amazing with longer sports bras and cropped sweaters. As a mom of 3 boys, I am a bit conscious of my abs so high waisted styles make me feel more confident.
Leggings With Pockets:
I love being able to put my phone in my pocket on the way to or from yoga; and especially when I stay in my leggings and go to the park with my kids. Since I started working for Peloton, I’ve been running quite a bit now. I love their outdoor runs but need my phone and airbuds so leggings with pockets are key. More and more brands are making leggings with built in pockets.
Patterned leggings are the best! I must have about 30 pairs of them myself. I think that leggings are truly a girl’s best friend but with the added patterns it adds a pop of color to the leggings making them a true statement piece no matter where I am! They are so versatile because I can wear them to yoga and also to lunch with friends! This trend is for everyone of all ages and I am definitely participating.
All Tied Up Tanks:
Tied up tanks are the reason I embrace yoga on a hot summer day! The tanks are great for not getting as sweaty and letting some cool air from the back. I love how fashionable they are as well. Allowing for options to tie the back of the top up; or let it flow in the wind, can either have you ready for a yoga class in the park or a mid-day brunch with friends. I absolutely love the versatility of this trend with my on the go lifestyle.
When my schedule consists of a run, yoga class, then playing with the boys in the park, I find it difficult to do all these things in the right outfit. Since my life is all about yoga pants and sports bras, I usually need to pack an extra shirt or a change of clothes for midday errands between class. These trending longline sports bras are perfect, I can use them in class then pair them with high waisted leggings for a full on the go look.
I absolutely love activewear jackets. Not only are they great to cover up that post-yoga sweat; but help make any outfit look more elevated and stylish. Bomber jackets, fake comfy leather jackets, hoodies and other active jackets are great for my on the go lifestyle – from yoga to pick up the boys at school. This is a workout trend I hope never goes out of style!
Let me know what some of your favorite yoga wear trends are!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!