Thursday, January 12, 2012

January Picks

Believe it or not - spring is in the air! Yes, fitness apparel companies are already launching their spring 2012 lines. Here are a few great items for both men and women that I've found so far...

My January picks for the ladies:

I love this lightweight jacket from Nordstrom called the Zella 'Curve Mélange' Jacket ($98). It has gorgeous details with curved seams on the hem and cuffs as well as body flattering topstitching. Functional as well, it's made with moisture-wicking fabric and has a vented reflective flap on the back. It will keep you toasty and looking great on those chilly mornings.

This cute, relaxed fit top from Athleta called the Wonder Wick-It Tank ($39) is made of a quick drying, breathable fabric with UPF 50+. The gathered material and cinch cord at the waist add a feminine touch, while at the same time helping to hide any flaws.

Love running skirts but want a bit more coverage and warmth? The Lotta Breeze Capri Skirt ($60-80) by Skirt Sports will give you both, with a capri that hits just below the knees and a flirty skirt on top. Tech savvy as well, there are two hidden pockets under the skirt to hold your iPod, keys, gels or whatever. On the right side of the waistband there is even a port to string your ear buds through so you can rock out!

My January picks for the men:

This lightweight, semi-fitted top from Asics called the Thermopolis LT 1/2 Zip ($50-70) is a favorite of mine and many runners. It's made of a soft, suede-like material for a comfortable, cozy feel both inside and out. It comes with thumbholes to keep your hands warm and a small zippered pocket to stow your goods. Available in a bunch of colors. 


A great relaxed fit pant for men, the Nike Rivalry Dri-Fit pant ($60) is made of wicking material and has two side pockets. Whether you are watching your kid's soccer game or heading to the gym, these pants will keep you comfortable and in style.

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