The gym isn’t traditionally the most “fashionable” place in the world. But as we always say, “Dress well, perform well.” Okay — we’ve never said that before. Regardless, here’s some awesome ways to fit in (or stand out) in the gym for Spring 2012.
For the Ladies…
Clashing colors — From the runway to the stairstepper, clashing tones will be the Spring go-to for gym fashion. Check out Champion’s sports bra options for ways to utilize the two-tone look.
Foldover pants — A variation of the yoga pant, foldover pants will be all over the place — in every colorway imaginable. Gap’s new GapFit line offers several variations of the foldover pant.
Arm sleeves — This trendy and performance-enhancing look will keep you loose and relaxed in the gym or on the roads. New Balance offers one of the sleeker styles that we’ve seen.
For the Gentlemen…
Beards — Okay, so this isn’t exactly “fashion,” but a quality beard will always be one of the most badass gym accessories out there. Just ask Brett Keisel.
G-Shock watches — In and out of the gym, these handy tools are already hot and will be scorching in 2012. Here’s one of G-Shock’s bolder options.
Techy Kicks — Nike+ is the best example of these. Great design, even cooler functionality. We’ll let them explain.
Neon — Welcome back, 1985. Best used as a complimentary color, typically in accessories. Use with caution, rock with confidence. You can probably thank the University of Oregon football team for this throwback.
Running toe-socks — 2011 brought us those weird toe shoes. 2012, we’re bringing back toe socks. Designed to align and create a more natural feel for feet, ToeSox has created styles for everything from golfing to hiking to yoga.
Subtle urban patterns — A clean mixture of class and swagger, subtle elements of grungy patterns seem to popping up everywhere. Nike’s probably doing it the best. (Who’s surprised?)
Spring 2012 has some terrific looks — from the new techy gear to the vintage throwbacks. Embrace your own tastes and you’ll always be sweating in style.