Wearing new running duds makes us happy! Get insights on this season’s trends and tips on the apparel you need to have in your running wardrobe from our friends at Fleet Feet West Hartford:
Whether you are training for a 5K or marathon treat yourself to new gear, it’s time to start logging some miles and looking good doing it! Last year's apparel looking worn? Smelly? Here are some of this season's trends.
Start with the correct foundation - a new running bra. There are so many choices this season, fun colors and prints! Options are available in racer back, traditional closing, convertible straps and over the head. Start with a professional bra fitting, they can fit you properly and guide you to the best bra for you to save time, frustration and money.
If you have been wearing black bottoms, this is your season to try something new with pattern. We are seeing over over patterns (or allover patterns) as well as placement pattern for the less daring. We know Mom told you never to do this, but mixing pattern is happening in the apparel industry. Try it - you will have some great race photos!
If you have steered away from tanks, this is your season with many choices of colors and styles. Traditional racer back tanks, open crossover back, high neck tanks and double layers (two shirts in one) are popular. I am loving styles that are longer in the back for additional coverage and tops with strategic seaming for a flattering look.
The newest look in men's running gear is the capri tight under your running shorts. This keeps your legs warm and looks so cool!
Placement print is also happening in men’s shorts, available unlined to wear with compression shorts or running underwear. Shorts are available in so many lengths, from 3" split to 9" unlined. You should have a variety of short lengths in your wardrobe to vary for race day and training to strength workouts. While black is still the most popular color, there are some awesome new blues, stripes and bright colors!
Running tops have remained classic but fabrication, color and details are new this season. The racing singlet has been updated in light weight fabric with placement striping. Running shirts have subtle striping and reflective trim. Many are less boxy and come in great colors! Even compression is in the fashion game with great colors to coordinate.
Did I mention socks? It is time to update the sock collection. New lightweight socks with just the right amount of cushioning where you want it - heels and toes. Go for color and prints in socks too!