This spring, workout wear isn't just functional -- it's taken a fashion-forward turn, with daring prints, intricate details and look-at-me shades -- even in pants. Bold hues are huge, says Marissa Stephenson, fitness editor at Self magazine. Neons, jewel tones, coral and yellow are just some of the top shades for fitted jackets, tops, sports bras and, yes, even pants.
The Gap's lightweight, reflective jacket keeps you safe and stylish, $64.95; at Gap stores.
Neon hues and print pants are huge workout-wear trends: Athleta wicking Prasada tank (with built-in bra), and wicking Rubik capris, $79, both at Athleta stores (Manhasset, Manhattan); and Gaiam Shakti yoga mat, $59.95; at Whole Foods Market stores.
Hairstylist-to-the-stars Oscar Blandi's Post Workout Styling Kit contains everything you need to get gorgeous hair after the gym, in travel sizes: Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder, Pronto Heat Protect and Pronto Instant Glossing Cream, plus a headband, $25 at macys.com.
Stella McCartney's line for adidas has wildly fun prints this season, including a hot-pink leopard, like on these Climalite capris, $100, and performance tank, $100; at adidas Sport Performance Store (Roosevelt Field, Manhattan).
Joe Fresh's running shorts give the color black a fashion-forward edge, $16; at Joe Fresh (Roosevelt Field, Manhattan).
Get in the groove with lululemon athletica's flattering Groove pants, which come in a variety of print waistband options, $98; at lululemon athletica (Roosevelt Field, Manhattan).
Reebok's ZigKick running shoes provide cushioning and support for runners, $84.98; at Reebok (Manhattan).
Don't let rain put a damper on an outdoor run - this waterproof Spritz jacket by Athleta is the perfect topper for a wet day, $98; at Athleta stores (Manhasset, Manhattan).
A netted top for yoga allows for cool coverage, like this Pure Karma top, $50, with an Equinox compression bra, $42, both at The Shop at Equinox (Great Neck, Woodbury, Roslyn, and Manhattan); New Balance capris, $59.99; at New Balance Experience Store (Manhattan); and Gaiam Honeydew yoga mat, $29.98; at Target stores. (Mar. 2013)
If you want just a hint of color, choose pants with a bright stripe down the side, like this pair, $54.95, from the Gap at Gap stores nationwide.
Cycle stylishly in this Nike Dri-FIT seamless top (with built-in bra), $58, and Dri-FIT capris, $80, both at The Shop at Equinox (Great Neck, Woodbury, Roslyn and Manhattan); Sidi Moon cycling shoes, $199.99, at Jeff's Bicycles NYC (Manhattan); and SofSole socks, $7.99/six pairs, at Modell's Sporting Goods Stores.