Yoga wear is the spirit of today’s trendy ‘active’ style—fashion that looks good both on the street and in the gym or studio. Like all fashion trends, active style reflects the comfort and personality of the individual. The outfit options are endless, as pants and tops can be paired to create so many classic and bold combinations.
Express your active life through fashion and prepare to get styled!
Black is the New Black
Love the LBD? Try the yoga version! Pair black leggings or flared yoga pants with a black sports bra for the studio. For those who don’t like to show skin, opt for a fitted tank or loose top. In cooler temps, pair black pants with a long-sleeve black or grey fitted dry wick t-shirt. When heading out after class, complete the outfit with a solid long chunky sweater or an off-the shoulder loose long tee. Or top yoga leggings with an oversized men’s dress shirt, roll the sleeves and nip the waist with a belt for an easy chic shirt dress.
Flared yoga pants will look best with athletic shoes when heading out, while leggings can work other shoes with ease—try cute boots or ballet flats.
Yoga wear features many incredible patterns like tie-dye, camo and floral. Use patterns as a form of expression to show personality and style.
When playing with patterns—both in and out of the studio—use them sparingly. If a cute floral tank top sparks happiness, don’t opt for the matching leggings or pants. Choose the top and use a color from the pattern to match leggings or pants. Neutral tones –like grey, black and navy--are always a safe, sure style choice for pants.
When choosing a patterned legging, go as wild as the comfort-zone allows. For yoga practice, wear printed pants with a solid color top. With black and white prints, opt for a bright red, pink or yellow top for maximum pop. Outside of the studio, printed pants or leggings are super versatile and can easily be toned down with an oversized shirt. Wild florals, animal prints, tie-dyes and even herringbone patterns look insanely good when topped with a sweater, a tunic or a-line dress for after hour shenanigans. Accessorize the look with a flowing scarf, a beret or hoop earrings.
Take active style to another level with color blocking. Pair tops and bottoms in contrasting colors for a bold but classic look. When choosing colors, look to the color wheel for guidance. Colors that are directly opposite from each other will pop when paired. Think navy blue with orange and purple with yellow. Hues that are in similar color families also marry well when color blocking.
Pair a bold pink top with bright red leggings or pants and then top with a black cardigan or jacket for errands. Red, white and black chunk together seamlessly.
Some color blocks will look too thematic when paired, so wear them seasonally. Red, white and blue block patriotically. Orange and black channel Halloween. And green and red display yuletide merriment.
Yoga wear is the soul and heart of the athleisure lifestyle. Comfortable and cute yoga pants and tops can go from Downward Facing Dog to lunch date with friends without missing a beat. Pick patterns, bold colors or classic monochrome and get styled for your own unique ‘active’ fashion look.