Need a little motivation for your New Year’s resolution? Stop skipping the gym and start showing off your results in cutting-edge gear from Nike, Under Armour, Spanx and more.
Choose fitted yet non-restricting clothing that allows you to stay focused on your practice. We love the Nike Legend yoga pant’s higher back rise. (No more pausing to pull up your waistband during Downward Dog means smoother Sun Salutations.) Pair with a sweat-wicking tee — made even better by a feminine V-neck — to stay cool and dry during class. Cushioned flip-flops, a slim jacket and a mat-friendly tote get you to and from the studio with style.
Get the Gear: Nike Dri-FIT Empire Jacket, Nike Legend Tee, Nike Legend Slim Yoga Pants, Vera Braley Carried Away Tote, Sanuk Yoga Mat Sandals
Braving winter weather for a run isn’t easy — smart, modern gear is a must. The Under Armour Perfect Workout legging boasts signature HeatGear® fabric that not only wicks away sweat, but also regulates your core temperature. To keep from getting too warm after a few miles, layer an eye-catching hoodie over a sleek tank. Hair-taming headbands and stability-providing running shoes ensure you’re expertly outfitted from head to toe.
Get the Gear: Under Armour Storm Fleece Hoodie, Under Armour Perfect Workout Leggings, Under Armour Victory Tank, Under Armour Braided Headbands, New Balance Heritage 990v3 Running Shoes
Don’t let worrying about what you wear — and how you look in it — keep you from the gym. Spanx Active jackets, tops and pants combine the perks of traditional workout clothes with signature slimming technology. Pick a multitasking shoe for ambitious days when you want to hit up the weight room post spin class. Need an early morning pick-me-up? Simply peek into this cheerfully lined bag from Under Armour, perfect for stashing your essentials.
Get the Gear: Spanx Active Hourglass Tank, Spanx Active Shaping Knee Pants, Spanx Active Contour Jacket, Under Armour Gym Bag, Ecco Biom Training Shoes
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Do you have a fitness goal for 2013? Share in the comments!
Few kids get excited about school uniforms. No one wants to look like everyone else, blending into a sea of khaki, navy, hunter green and white. But there is hope for the stylish child whose fashion sense is bound by a school uniform policy: Accessories.
The easiest way for boys to stand out in the crowd is with cool backpacks. We have a variety, ranging from this superhero-themed bag(1) to this rugged looking Jansport backpack(2) to and this rolling space shuttle backpack(3). If ties are allowed or required, he may opt for a trendy bow tie(4) in the appropriate color.
Stylish shoes are excellent for expressing individual style. Try these boat shoes from UGG Australia(5) or Sperry Top-Sider(6). Colorful Nike (7)or Polo Ralph Lauren(8) sneakers are sporty options.
Girls have an even wider range of accessories to choose from.
A Hello Kitty backpack(1) or handbag(2) can add a dash of whimsy and a splash of sparkle. The zebra print of this Jansport backpack(3) is a little edgy, while this Vera Bradley book bag(4) might appeal to the more fashion-forward young lady.
These dazzling Skechers(5) sneakers and shimmering Sperry boat shoes(6) are also great options for adding a little pizazz to a school uniform. A plain pair of shoes can be dressed up with these cute Copper Key socks(7) that have animal-print ruffle trim.
If standout shoes are not an option (or even if they are) add color to her hair with brightly colored bows from Copper Key(8). She can add a little bling to her khaki pants with one of these stylish rhinestone-embellished Miss Me Girls belts(9). Bracelets can also enliven a bland school uniform. From Copper Key, the animal-print bangles(10) are exotic and edgy.
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How will you add style to your school uniforms?
Emotional journeys, stunning physical feats, uplifting victories — it’s easy to get swept up in the Summer Olympics. Ready to rev up your workout routine? Train stylishly in our best and brightest activewear.
While Olympians compete to beat world records, work towards breaking your own personal best speed or distance. A Nike favorite, the Tempo running short sports a bold print, Dri-FIT crepe lining and an interior pocket for keys. The mesh workout tank is amazingly lightweight and breathable, so you stay cool and focused on your workout.
Take your style to the gym with you. This feminine workout tee from Nike flaunts a cool vintage-inspired logo that’s super colorful – just like the look of the London games. Pair the top with vibrant mesh shorts and a supportive bra for a look that’s fun yet functional.
Find Your Center
Composure and confidence play an important role in training and competing – especially in “mind over matter” sports like gymnastics and synchronized diving. Take the time to refresh and stretch with yoga. This Nike capri yoga pant offers a traditional fit, but keeps you comfortable on summer days with cropped legs. A built-in shelf bra lends a minimalist feel to this slimming Spanx racerback tank, while the longer length keeps you covered during challenging posture sequences.
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How do the Olympics inspire you?
Kick off your resolution this year with a quick guide to our top athletic shoes. We’ve broken down our selection by activity to meet all your needs — from the trail to the track.
These shoes will support your stride with a combination of cushioning, lightweight construction and eye-catching design.
For a change in pace, go exploring in these versatile outdoor shoes.
Walk a mile (or more) in these supportive selections.
Browse our New Year’s Resolution Shop for more active footwear ideas. What shoe will support your goals this year? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section.
Want to get fit in 2012? Don’t let cold weather stand in your way. Whether you’re walking, biking or trying a new class at the gym, these workout essentials will keep you warm and motivated.
- Nike Sport Puffy Vest: Layer without losing mobility. This warm puffer vest boasts water-resistant fabric to fight rain and snow. Plus, the reversible design lets you switch up your look.
- Nike Filament Tights: Lightweight yet warm, these tights feature an internal drawcord waist for a personalized fit. The back zipper pocket securely stashes your keys or cell phone.
- Nike Training Jacket: This jacket features one of our favorite activewear innovations: cozy thumbhole cuffs. Bold berry Dri-FIT jersey keeps you visible on road runs and rides.
- Adidas Lahar Timing Watch: Even workout gear looks better when accessorized — but this watch isn’t just a pretty face. The sporty timepiece features a countdown timer, interval timer and 10-lap memory.
- MAC Cleansing Wipes: Squeezing in a lunch hour workout? These cleansing wipes remove gym grime, leaving you refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your day.
Browse our New Year’s Resolution shop for more great women’s activewear. What motivates you to exercise when it’s cold? Share in the comments.