By Deborah Goldstein
Ready to hit the gym or run in the snow? Motivation comes in spades the first week of January. Beyond that, it doesn't hurt to seek inspiration in the form of new workout gear. If Santa didn't bring you new yoga pants or a warm jacket, finding your own stylish new duds will help you look good, feel good, and put you in the right state of mind. Here's where to find fashionable, functional activewear you'll look great in while you work up a sweat.
Lululemon Athletica: Is a pair of low-rise yoga pants really worth $98? If they're uber-flattering, non-chafing, and by Lululemon-well then, yes. Yogis and runners are so crazy for their high-quality products, there are blogs dedicated to the brand.
Team Sparkle: Their fun, flashy running skirts and "racing legs" (footless leg warmers) scream "team spirit"-great for groups competing in an event or relay together.
Athleta: Part of the GAP empire, Athleta offers a wide range of styles, colors, and sizes (including petites) at affordable prices. Don't miss their current semi-annual sale on everything from track pants to tanks to sports bras.
Lucy: This national chain is known for durable, non-fading athletic gear that takes you from the gym to Starbucks afterward. We especially love their butt-flattering Perfect Core Pant and winter-friendly Dip Dyed Eternity Scarf.
Neve Designs: Take your workout outdoors with these Nordic-inspired tops, hats, scarves, sweaters, and jackets.
I am BEYOND: As in, beyond yoga. (Though you will find plenty of yoga clothes.) Born in fitness-obsessed Los Angeles, this brand offers specialized gear for nearly any athletic endeavor, from hiking to Pilates to spinning. Choose from performance fabrics, organic cottons and fleece, and more.
Sparkly Soul: Their patent-pending headband designs are truly non-slip. And they're sparkly-what's not to love?
MeSheeky: Created by yogis for yogis, these trendy duds in fun colors are easily mixed and matched. Post-om throw on their Stevie skirt over your yoga pants for extra coverage while running errands.
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