8 Ways to Update Your Workout Look for Fall
Swap out those basic black leggings for a piece you're excited to put on—and show off. Here's how to step up your fitness look for fall.
Open your bottom dresser drawer and what do you see? Piles of basic workout leggings and tops that look as underwhelming as that 6 AM spin class sounds, probably.
When it comes to our fitness wardrobe, we tend to play it safe. We opt for black bottoms and a plain tank in a solid hue and deem other options subordinate. Pale pants? Oh no, those can’t be flattering! Juicy-bright pieces? You’ll see my sweat! But come September, the unofficial start of the new year, we’re going to have new fitness goals, and we’re going to need the motivation to achieve those goals. The solution? A fresh wardrobe addition or outfit that has the ability to make just about any situation—even a torturous training session—a little more appealing. (Here’s more motivation to stay active post-summer.)
So, here are eight ways you can update your fitness wardrobe for fall, featuring pieces by Canadian brands.
Opt for hotpants.
Show off your gams in a pair of high-waisted short shorts. Team them with the matching bra for a ‘gram-worthy look or go the comfy route with an oversized tee. (Looking for other new workout must-haves? Here’s some of the best fitness gear on the market right now.)
Bellatrix Medium Impact Bra, $98, titika.ca | Bellatrix Dance Bottom, $70, titika.ca
Choose colours as soothing as your yoga class.
Step away from the all-black outfit in favour of subtle hues reminiscent of your crystal collection. Soft greys and rose tones are bound to keep you feeling calm and collected.
Mist Bra – Rose Quartz, $173, michiny.com | Mist Legging – Rose Quartz, $219. michiny.com
Try extra comfy pieces for an extra relaxing meditation class.
Push the lycra to the sidelines for something a little softer (and a little easier to slip on). This set is just as breathable (and quick to dry) as your go-to yoga pieces, but so much comfier. (Here are the new meditation studios in Toronto to try now.)
Half Moon Bra, $64, lolelife.com | Half Moon High Waist Legging, $99, lolelife.com
Ditch standard black pieces for a touch of juicy-bright colour.
A pair of vibrant bottoms look chic (and are easy to wear) when paired with a basic white, grey or black top. (Need to update your footwear? Check out the best shoes for every type of workout.)
Water Bound Hoodie, $98, lululemon.com | Fast and Free Tight II 25″ Non-Reflective Nulux, $138, lululemon.com
Opt for a reflective topper that makes a serious fashion statement.
Nighttime runner? Rainy day runner? Looking for a flashy way to amp up your look to and from the gym? Behold, this super stylish silver jacket.
Stronger As One Jacket lululemon X Barry’s, $168, lululemon.com
Go matchy-matchy with a sorbet hue.
You may think fall is all about rustic tones, but not fall 2019—juicy bright hues were seen on many runways this season, so we’re thrilled to bring those brights with us to the studio. Coming in a delicious peachy hue, this bra and leggings set will sweeten your workout hour.
Gatten Medium Impact Bra, $94, titika.ca | Streamline Leggings, $130, titika.ca
Channel the 80s with bold colour pairings.
Colour-blocking patterns, clashing hues and trendy bike shorts call to mind any 80s workout video we’ve ever seen—which is why we’re loving this fun, look-at-me outfit.
Circuit Bra – Flame, $170, michiny.com | Circuit Bike Short – Flame, $157, michiny.com | Indy Jacket – Fire Red, $382, michiny.com
Update your basic black leggings to a pair with a special detail.
Still feel attached to your black leggings? We hear you! For a twist on the classic, opt for a pair with laser-cut detailing and team them with a cropped sweatshirt.
Stronger As One Cropped Hoodie lululemon X Barry’s, $128, lululemon.com | Reveal Tight Precision lululemon X Barry’s, $128, lululemon.com
Next, learn about the amazing Canadian yoga wear brands.