Now that the holiday season has come and gone, you’re probably hitting the reset button on your health and fitness goals with the help of some heartfelt New Year’s resolutions. But while you you’re making a fresh start, your workout gear may not adequately reflect your newfound sense of determination. After all, multiple studies have shown that looking the part can make a big difference in your performance level. Below are this year’s top picks for stylish workout clothes to help you bring in the New Year with fresh new gear.
- Tank Tops
If you’re doing this whole exercise thing right, you’re going to be breaking a sweat on a regular basis, so tank tops are a must-have element of your workout wardrobe to help keep you cool. You can choose tanks that have solid or strappy backs, and some even have built-in bras for extra support. Top choices include Nike’s Balance Racerback tank top and Jessica Simpson’s The Warm Up rib-knit tank top, both of which can be found at Macy’s.
- Long-Sleeved Tees
Maybe you’re more of an outdoor workout enthusiast, which means that you’ll need more than just a tank top to fight that frigid air. Moisture-wicking long-sleeved tees are an excellent choice for this purpose, as they can be worn under a jacket to keep you warm on a wintry run.
- Athletic Shoes
Having on the wrong footwear can make exercising a drag, but when your feet are comfortable and adequately supported, you can crush your workouts. For modern fitness enthusiasts, shoes made from lightweight but durable materials are the name of the game, and bright colors are a particularly popular choice for this season as well.
Two of the most popular fitness shoes on the market right now are the Nike FlyKnit Lunar 3, which is the perfect shoe for avid joggers, and the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante, which is specially designed for interval training and speed drills. Both shoes are available (in a variety of cool color combinations) at major footwear outposts such as Lady Foot Locker and Macy’s.
- Athletic Pants
You’re definitely going to have to stock up on athletic pants in order to maintain your new exercise regimen this winter, so be sure to pick some tights or leggings that can get the job done. Nike’s Legend 2.0 Dri-FIT active leggings definitely fit the bill, as they’re some of the most functionally versatile athletic pants on the market. If you want to add some chic style to your workout wardrobe without sacrificing quality, go for Ideology’s printed cropped leggings. Both of these top picks are available at Macy’s.