Spring Fitness Fashion

Spring is right around the corner for most of you (in Florida today it’s going to hit 80 so I think it’s safe to say Spring is here for us), and with it comes a reason to break out the shorts and bright colors and start taking our workouts outside.

Personally, I find nothing quite as motivational as a new outfit to workout in.  Cheesy?  Sure, but it’s what works for me.

With spring fitness comes spring fashion, and I’ve got my eye on a few trends that I’m dying to try.  Here’s 5 of the top fitness fashion trends for spring, and my favorite picks that I’ll be adding to my wardrobe to keep my sweaty butt dressed in pretty colors while I’m saying Om and crossing the finish line.

Interesting Details

It seems like every fitness clothing line is doing some fun things with details in their up and coming styles.  I’m totally loving the interesting draped back in the Taylor Tank by Fabletics.  It’s sort of the mullet of yoga tank tops, all business and comfort in the front and a pure party in the back.

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Fun Prints

2014 was totally the year of the printed exercise pant and capri, and I’m a junky for the trend.  I actually had to try to find a pair of plain black leggings for a costume recently and only own one pair.  Everything else is plaid, flowery or bedazzled, and I love it.

For spring I’m totally going to pick up the Wailea Chaturanga Capri by Athleta to channel my inner amazon vibe.

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I’m also in love with the Existence 7/8 Tight by Lorna Jane for a little quieter of a statement.  Lorna Jane is a new to me brand that has some seriously amazing stuff in terms of both fashion and quality.  Because I totally need one more brand to lust over constantly.

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Mesh

Mesh came on the scene in a big way over the winter, and it seems like the ways it’s being used just keep getting better and better.  I am in love with the concept of mesh cut outs in leggings and capris, and while I already own a pair from Lululemon, I NEED their Mesh With Me Crop.  I can totally see myself running more than once race in these sexy babies.

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Bras with Sexy Backs

With all the backless shirts out there, I am thrilled to see so many super hot options of bras to wear under them.  I need them.  All of them.  First on my list is the Vimmia Spirit Bra from Carbon38 to wear with my new Fabletics top!

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High Visibility

Sure, part of fashion is about being seen, but when I’m running or riding in the evening I actually want to be seen to avoid being, oh I don’t know, killed for example.  For that reason, I tend to wear a lot of bright colors, and for spring bright and bold is all over the place.  I’ll be adding this Mesh Racerback Tank  from Victoria’s Secret to my closet for my late night or early morning runs.  Can’t miss me in this, huh?

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Ok readers, what look are you going to invest in for spring?  Be sure to let me know in the comments!

Product Review: VS Track Pant

Sexy staple Victoria’s Secret has recently launched (re-launched?) their fitness line, VSX.  As a fitness junkie always in search of my new favorite brand or items, I ordered several pieces from them before the marketing for the new line truly began.

Of the pieces I invested in, my absolute favorite by FAR is the VS Sport Track Pant.  At $74.50 these are a more expensive piece than what I would typically be interested in, but at the time I was really looking for something I could wear after my bike or swim workouts that would be loose, breathy, lightweight and super comfortable.  These pants met every one of those criteria and far exceed my expectations.  I could not be happier with this purchase and may buy a second pair as I anticipate I will get that much use out of them.

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Function:

These pants are extremely lightweight and breathable, with a thick and heavier drawstring waistband.  The material almost feels like satin, but instead is a moisture wicking blend that simply feels sensational on your skin.

They include zippered pockets, making them perfect to throw on after a workout and carry keys, phone and money.  Not only are they perfect post workout, but they could easily be comfortable for yoga, or for running errands on the weekend.

Personally, I never exercise in pants and therefore would not do so in these, but with their breathability and loose stretchy fit, they would be great for most any workout.

Fashion and Fit:

These pants are very flattering.  In addition to the loose flowy fit, they feature a slight ruching on the leg to give them some fun detail.  As I mentioned above, they have a thick waistband made out of a traditional spandex/cotton blend with a drawstring, allowing for both comfort and a great fit.

These pants were true to size based on the size chart provided on the VS website.  I ordered the large and found them to be roomy, though a little fitted in my thighs as I’ve got some meat down there.  I appreciated the super flattering waistband and the just below my belly button rise as they were slimming and comfortable.

In terms of length, they hit perfectly at the tops of my shoes and don’t drag on the ground at all.  I am 5’6″ so a bit on the tall, so if you’re petite you may want to take this into consideration.

Summary:

This super lightweight pant is the perfect compliment to your fitness wardrobe.  For me, it works well as a pre or post- swim/cycle pant and is very comfortable to throw on over these types of clothing.  I believe this pant to be very versatile and could be used for cardio or yoga if you like wearing pants for those activities.

The VS website is easy to use, and delivery was as expected based on the shipping option I selected.  There were several options available for views of the product, helpful product reviews, and a very accurate size chart.

I am extremely pleased with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking for this type of product.

**Please note- this product review is simply my personal opinion of this product. I am in no way affiliated with Victoria’s Secret, nor am I receiving any compensation for publishing this information.