WORKDAY TO WORKOUT: FITNESS FASHION FINDS

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New Year. New You. It’s time to kick start the New Year with a fitness routine to fit your lifestyle. Whether a jog in the park, a dance class at your local ballet studio, or an intense workout at the gym, now is the time to get in shape. And why not stay fashionable while you are staying fit? A growing street style and runway trend this Season is workout wear you can easily transition into daytime wear with just the change of a pair of shoes or a shirt for easy day to night fashion. Check out our top picks for “fashionable fitness,” perfect for daytime style after your workout.

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COLORFUL PATTERNED LEGGINGS

We love the colorful patterns trending for Spring in all areas of fashion but particularly with leggings. Look for a mixed patterned legging to brighten your daytime activities and workout routine. Pair your colorful leggings for daytime with a basic tee and blazer, accessorized with chic tall boots for a Winter to Spring transition. Later in the day, shed your blazer, tee, and boots, and pair your leggings with a sports bra and running shoes, and you are ready for your workout. We love Hale Bob’s stretch printed jersey leggings in a variety of colorful patterns perfect to mix and match a variety of wardrobe staples already in your closet.

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COLOR BLOCKED LEGGINGS

As we mentioned in our previous blog “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” color blocking is a popular trend this Season, juxtaposing two or more colors together in a whimsical pattern. We love actress Blake Lively’s color blocked leggings paired with heeled boots and an oversized jacket for work or daytime errands. Transition into your workout easily by slipping into your Sketchers GOMeb Speed 3 running shoes, just released for 2015 with a better fit and durability for long distance running and racing. We love Hale Bob’s color block suede leggings for a chic daytime look and an insulated warmth for your workout. No one will suspect that you’ve just come from your morning run with these fashionable leggings.

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LEATHER TRIMMED LEGGINGS

For a sleek modern style, we love the leather trimmed leggings. Try Hale Bob’s black quilted faux leather leggings for fashionable style. With leather trimmed leggings you can rock out your daytime look with chic booties and a light sweater for Spring’s chilly winds and amp things up at night by layering a fuchsia blouse with a cute cashmere polka dotted sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue, paired with chic Steve Madden Maarla heels. Squeeze in an afternoon workout on your lunch break by tossing off your sweater and grabbing your running shoes stashed in your car. With chic, easy style, now there’s no excuse NOT to exercise.

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BOLD STRIPED LEGGINGS

As we mentioned in “Trending Patterns in Fashion for 2015,” big, bold stripes are IN for Spring and where better to make a fashion forward statement than in the gym? We love Hale Bob’s black and white stretch Ponte leggings, a perfect new addition to your wardrobe this Spring. For daytime, pair your striped leggings with an Alexander Wang sheer black blouse and booties, and transition to your workout wear by pairing with trendy Chuck Taylor All Star leather converse and a plain white Tee. Throw on a leather jacket afterwards for a chic street style on your way home.

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SWEATSHIRT

No need to reserve your favorite sweatshirt for only your workouts this Season. Spotted on the streets during Fashion Week from New York to Paris, designers and models are pairing their favorite sweatshirt, whether fitted or baggy, with feminine skirts and sleek leggings. We love Liberty Garden’s collection of sweatshirts, from the faux leather embossed sweatshirt to the crochet lace sweatshirt. For daytime, pair your favorite sweatshirt with 7 For All Mankind black skinny jeans and chic booties. Plan your workout during lunch hour, and pair your sweatshirt with gym shorts or exercise pants. After your workout, spruce up for evening by pairing your sweatshirt with Hale Bob’s sheer lace pencil skirt and Jimmy Choo ivory satin strappy sandals for a chic night on the town.

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CARGO LEGGINGS

A new legging trend is mixing cargo pants with a sleek finished style. We love Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte cargo leggings, for a little distinction from all the rest. The side pockets are perfect to hold your keys and phone as you start your workout. Transition to workday wear easily by pairing your cargo leggings with a white Tee, Hale Bob’s black bolero blazer, and black flats. Add strings of necklaces or try Hale Bob’s colorful scarves for that perfect polished touch.

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BASIC GRAY LEGGINGS

Instead of reaching for the common black leggings, go lighter this Spring and try cool gray leggings for your daytime fun and workout wear. We love Hale Bob’s basic 5 pocket Ponte silver gray leggings perfectly paired with a gray pullover from Liberty Garden, and Jimmy Choo’s “London” trainers, new for 2015. After your workout, forgo the sweatshirt and sneakers for a bright fuchsia sweater by designer Trina Turk and checkered Sergio Rossi pointy toe pumps for a chic, classic look perfect for daytime errands, lunch with friends, or evening cocktails.

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BRIGHT SNEAKERS

A trending fashion style seen all over the runways and at the Fashion Shows from Milan to New York last Season and for Spring 2015, is wearing your sneakers for everyday wear. Designers are pairing the everyday running sneaker with skirts, dresses, and pantsuits for a fun, unique look. No need to toss your sneakers aside after your workout; simply pair them with your favorite dress for daytime fun or skirt for the office. We love New Balance’s 890 V3 for whimsical fun, Mizuno Wave’s Creation 15 in a fun summer pattern, or Gola’s “Libery art Fabrics- Spirit” sneaker in a flirty floral pattern, perfect for Spring.

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No need to forgo fashion while working on your fitness. Purchase a variety of new workout wear that will easily take you from workday to workout to weekend. Choose one of our favorite items to start, and mix and match with articles of clothing you already own in your own wardrobe. No more excuses. You can easily fit in a walk around the block, a bike ride in the park, a quick gym workout, a dance class into each day, and with a quick change of shoes and top, you are ready for the rest of the day. So what are you waiting for? Shop those leggings, and head out the door for a fit, fashionable you in 2015.

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