February is here — and either you’ve been on a roll with your New Year’s resolution fitness goals, or you’ve fallen off the bandwagon just like the rest of us. Unless you’re working as professional supermodels like the Hadid sisters, some of us need the extra help to get us on track. Cue in the next trend in athleisure wear to help aid you: smart clothes.
The latest to hit wearable tech expands beyond your typical arm candy. Many products moved away from the wrist and onto, for example, the chest, the shoe, the sock, the belt, the shirt and even to the underwear. While they’re flicking off sweat, this new category in apparel can monitor things like breathing rate, heart rate, calories burned and more. Some even keep tabs on your form, alerting in real time you when you need an adjustment. Check out our top three notable round ups.
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When it comes to leggings, we all know what the original intention of leggings was made for — which is gym wear, and is a whole lot easier to pull off than chic wear. But for a die-hard aficionado for all things comfortable and stretchy, the challenge is an embraced one. While we don’t encourage them for all occasions, a few styling tricks can elevate the everyday staple to a more polished look. Here, we show you three amazingly chic outfits you can rock for a day on the run or a casual night out — with the luxury of comfort being your little secret without sacrificing any style at all.
Just in case you missed the memo there is huge sale happening at Victorias Secret. Our favorites are the new bralettes available in new colors and designs. Pair them with a drapey open neck top and leave some lace peeking through for an effortless look that is sultry and comfortable. Fashion Hauler rates this sale an A+.
We love all of the new mesh styles! Wether you are hitting a class at Cardio Barre or practicing your yoga poses in your ultimate Zen space, these styles will make you look and feel your absolute best. Beyond Yoga knows you like staying active to keep that physique looking flawless. Take a look at the Fall preview before your favorites are gone forever.
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Tis’ the season for all things skimpy, revealing, and most of all ventilating. It’s that favorite time of the year, (for me at least) in where I scour my favorite brands for what’s hot and what new innovative ideas when it comes to design that brands have whipped out. You can expect to see a lot of high french-cut onesies, as well as lots of lingerie turned swimwear with what’s trending for this summer.
It’s true, the money we pay these days for swimwear doesn’t really equate to how often some of us get to rock them. That’s why we’ve carefully chosen some to double up as a great body suit option to rock with boyfriend jeans or cut-off shorts to easily take you down from the beach, to party mode wear well-after. But don’t get us wrong, there’s definitely swimwear that’s taking the lingerie look a little too far, becoming a little too risque for public visual consumption. Let’s keep some of this stuff for the bedroom please.
Photo: Courtesy of Victoria Secret
For all die-hard Victoria Secret lovers out there, this news may come as bad if you love their signature and affordable swim line. The lingerie brand announced it would be discontinuing their swim category and concentrate more on their new athleisure line. The decision was for the company to focus on resources and core merchandise categories, where the company believes the greatest growth potential exists.
VS made roughly $500 million last year with its swimwear business (about 6.5 percent of its total sales), but in August, the company reported lower sales in that category. The chain’s decision comes two months after Sharen Turney, former CEO of Victoria’s Secret, resigned and noted that the category was her “biggest disappointment, and we did it to ourselves.”
Nike has produced a series of short videos that are perfect for binging. Margot and Lily
follows the titular sisters as they navigate they step into each other’s shoes for the sake of a bet. Lily is the athlete: as in legit star-trainer status with 900,000 YouTube followers. Big sister Margot is the quick-witted friend you’ve always wanted.When it comes to sibling rivalry, they go all in. Which is why when Lily challenged Margot to a bet on New Year’s Eve to start her own fitness channel with 1,000 subscribers, Margot threw it right back that Lily needs to make three real friends. It’s a web series that is one part Broad City
, one part Girls
, and just smidgen of The Odd Couple.
In between all the laughs and slapstick, both girls are sporting some serious sporty chic. Lily’s style runs the gamut from track-star trendy to tennis-star demure and Margot’s got the casual yoga pants and matching jackets on lock, it’s a very pratical display of how to incorporate your workout gear in your everyday routine. Blame the designer athleisure boom or the annual glut of New Year’s resolutions to hit the gym on the regular, but this month you can expect to see even more women than usual wearing workout gear. Be it on the school run, in the line for morning coffee, over a business lunch, or even drinks, performancewear as everydaywear for women of all ages is becoming de rigueur. “I think wearing your athleticwear all day is more than acceptable,” says SoulCycle cofounder Julie Rice to Vogue, whose devotees are notorious for showing up to class decked out head to toe in the studio’s branded leggings, sports bras, tanks, and bandanas. “It’s a trend. People of all ages are wearing their workoutwear all day now, whether it’s leggings with a longer coat and a scarf, or someone younger wearing a cropped T-shirt with a denim jacket and some high-heeled boots. People shop for their athleticwear thinking, How can I wear this from the studio to the street?”
Photo Courtesy of : Topshop
The Topshop Unique F/W 16′ Runway show made its debut just yesterday. Just as we are ready to leave the cold weather behind us in anticipation for Spring’s colorful prints and shorter hemlines—we’ve fallen back in love all over again with fur-luxe coats, tailored trousers, and flowy Victorian-inspired dresses that graced the catwalk yesterday. Models Taylor Hill and Lineisy Montero were among some of the models who walked the runway in Topshop’s Sunday presentation.
Topshop’s creative director Kate Phelan declared backstage, that the collection was all about “unravelling the great unknown of British style.” Outerwear was a major highlight in yesterday’s show with fur lined bomber jackets, crisp white shirts outfitted under silk lined leather jackets. Leopard print was expected to be seen with leather miniskirts, as well as leopard print shirts and cashmere coats. Elements of athleisure wear was also seen sprinkled in between the 42 looks presented.
New Year, New You, New Resolutions. According to research data, last year about 37% of American’s had resolved to stay fit and healthy, with indications that the same could be said true for this year. If you’ve already gone out and purchased and Apple Watch or a Fitbit to help monitor your progress, we’ve got something else you might want to try and it screams “GIRL POWER”. Canadian startup OMsignal is launching a biometric bra at CES 2016, the Consumer Electronics Association’s International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. That’s right, the world’s first smartbra. Not since Wonder Woman’s bullet-deflecting-bodysuit have undergarments been so vital to keeping women fit and healthy. While this bra isn’t equipped with heroic technology, it does come fitted with the same heart monitoring sensors as your health bands, except it’s way more accurate, being fitted so closely to your heart. If that doesn’t have you hooked get this: the bra is totally customizable for all your athleisure needs.