Walking Guide

Try On These 5 Fitness Apparel Trends for Fall

By , SparkPeople Blogger
The end of summer means the end of bathing suit season, outdoor workouts with lighter gear, nature hikes and other warm-weather activities. While that might feel like a reason to despair, don't, for fall brings with it a host of new reasons to get outside, hike, bike, walk and run in cooler weather that won't have you worrying about heat stroke or carrying along extra hydration.
 
Cooler weather means an opportunity to change both your workouts and your wardrobe. Consider switching your color palette, learning to layer or discovering a new fitness trend that can keep you feeling stylish and motivated as you head toward a season switch.
 
 
1. Warm Colors


Photo courtesy of Marika
 
Colors that fill the warm side of the color wheel—think oranges, reds, yellows and other similar shades that remind you of warmth (like the heat or the sun)—are going to be hot this fall. Marika's Cross Mesh Seamless Capri Legging in tawny port is both trendy with its cute side cutouts and comfortable with 92 percent nylon and eight percent Spandex fabric makeup. Or, consider Athleta's Caliber Top in auberge/candy apple, which works well for high-impact fitness routines like running outside where you want to be in something that moves with you without chafing or riding up. The Breeze By Long Sleeve Squad from Lululemon comes in a shade called "aries" that is part orange, part red and all hot. Though it's long sleeve, it has plenty of ventilation to keep you cool during indoor or outdoor sweat sessions.
 
2. Asymmetrical Jackets


Photo courtesy of Target

There's just something so alluring about an asymmetrical jacket—it keeps you on trend, yet comfy and cozy as the weather cools down. Plus, it's nice to wear something different from the typical ¾ zip jacket or cardigan. This fleece version from C9 Champion at Target is black so it will go with everything and is made with Duo Dry Warm technology that will wick sweat even in cold weather. The Go-Warm Moto Jacket features a notched collar, seamed elbows, a full-length zipper and a warm fleecy material that helps you retain heat. The Adidas Z.N.E. Heartracer Jacket is lightweight and made of soft, comfortable fabric. It's cut a little shorter in the back, has roomy drop shoulders and a high collar with overlapping flaps.
 
3. Cropped Tops  


Photo courtesy of Amazon
 
For better or worse, it looks like cropped tops are here to stay. While it might be true that no one is going to look as good as the model in a crop top, there are versions that are a little more conservative that pair great with an underlayer so you're not revealing too much. Crops such as Gymshark's T-Bar Cropped Vest 2.0 fit looser around the middle and are made with a flexible fabric that moves with you. For another looser fit, consider Under Armour's Favorite Terry Crop Crew, which is long-sleeve and runs from sizes XS to XXL. Made of durable French terry material and with a four-way stretch, this tee goes great over a sports bra or a tank. If you're someone who needs light layers to avoid overheating, this cute cropped tank by Bella + Canvas comes in 14 colors and has a boxier fit that's great for wearing alone or layering.
  
4. Sneakers


Photo courtesy of Amazon 

These days, you can find a sneaker for just about any outfit. Whether going to the gym or the grocery, the library or a date, sneakers seem to be a fashion "do." If they happen to match your outfit or not seems to be irrelevant. For the comfiest all-occasion sneaks, may we suggest going with a more neutral color, such as these Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Shoes? If you prefer more of a throwback vibe to complete your outfit, Vans Old Skool trainers remain ever-popular. With a canvas construction, a rubber sole and that "timeless skate style" that has been popular for decades, you'll love to wear these with just about every outfit. For a comfortable, flexible and lightweight shoe that you can wear from gym to casual night out, try these Dansko Women's Honor sneakers. Available in 11 neutral colors, these shoes are stylish enough to wear everywhere you go—from a walk around the track to girls' night.
 
5. Speaking Your Mind


Photo courtesy of Etsy

While you might not be able to tell everyone what you're thinking, thanks to a variety of workout wear with witty messaging, you can wear your thoughts on your attire. Have a coffee and avocado addiction? Let everyone know with this 100 percent cotton, everyday top from Teepublic. Headed to the gym but need something clever and cute to cover your unwashed hair? Try this adjustable Live Love Lift trucker hat from Etsy. This T-shirt from Little Royaltee Shirts tells everyone about your love/hate relationship with certain exercises without saying a word. Plus, it comes in four colors, five sizes, an athletic fit and a guarantee that you're going to love wearing it.  
 
Will you try any of these fall fitness trends?
 
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Comments

ROBBIEY 11/15/2018
good items Report
4CONNIESHEALTH 11/15/2018
Lots of great stuff! Report
RECOVERYMAMA 11/15/2018
I've worn Vans for several years now and my daughter was right, they are the most comfortable sneakers I've ever put on my feet! (plus, I have "cool" Spiderman Vans!) Report
AQUAGIRL08 11/14/2018
I agree with Marthasparks! Sure the little sizes are cute for slim people. But...let's face it, most of us are still trying to lose so the majority of these outfits won't work for us. I do appreciate your thought though! Report
JANET552 11/14/2018
Love the hat! Report
LBST201 11/14/2018
Cool weather never ends nature hikes for me. Those Vans are not athletic shoes and I'll never wear anything that starts with "Live, Love and...." So no. Report
LOVESGREENBEANS 10/29/2018
Nice to be fashionable at every weight! Report
KHALIA2 10/18/2018
Great outfits! Thanks! Report
PLATINUM755 10/17/2018
Thanks for the share! Report
TOMORROW-C 10/17/2018
Thanks but as I still have weight to lose. I'm not wasting money on things only to give away and replace come spring. Report
_CYNDY55_ 10/17/2018
Thanks Report
PATRICIA-CR 10/17/2018
Cool! Thanks Report
97MONTY 10/17/2018
Thanks Report
LIS193 10/17/2018
Thanks Report
SPINECCO 10/17/2018
Thanks. Report
CECTARR 10/17/2018
What difference does it make what you wear to work out as long as you are working out Report
JANET552 10/17/2018
Fun to read. Report
CECELW 10/17/2018
geez. waste of time. just more advertising Report
PICKIE98 10/17/2018
Kmart has really cute things too. Lower prices and the same quality as Kohls, Penneys,etc. Report
AZMOMXTWO 10/17/2018
thank you Report
CHERYLHURT 10/17/2018
OMG! More advertising! Report
NEPTUNE1939 10/17/2018
TY Report
AMYRCMK 10/17/2018
Thank you Report
LESLIELENORE 10/17/2018
Good ideas... Report
CHERIRIDDELL 10/17/2018
Nice Report
POETLKNG2LOSE 10/10/2018
These are okay but much too expensive for my budget. Report
KATHYJO56 10/10/2018
cool clothes Report
EVILCECIL 10/8/2018
Nice looks. Report
DGRIFFITH51 10/3/2018
The hat is so cute Report
BABY_GIRL69 10/2/2018
Good info Report
_CYNDY55_ 10/1/2018
Thanks Report
LOSER05 9/28/2018
great. Report
JIACOLO 9/27/2018
Some cute items! Report
1SUZIQ11 9/26/2018
I'll just keep wearing my leggings but with a sweatshirt for now. Report
CHRIS3874 9/26/2018
I feel its kind of kind of frustrating seeing the overpriced and overrated brands being promoted along with the skinny models. Report
NANCYPAT1 9/26/2018
I will wear warm colors! Report
NANCYPAT1 9/26/2018
I will wear warm colors! Report
KHALIA2 9/26/2018
Great outfits! Thanks! Report
ALUKOWSKY 9/26/2018
DEFINITELY no crop tops for me until I regain the 6-pack-abs of my 30s. (Haven't given up hope yet!) As for warm colors, the wine is OK, but I still prefer bright colors like hot pink; they make me feel younger. Report
JANIEWWJD 9/26/2018
I love workout clothes, but I don't like to pay a lot!!! Report
MNABOY 9/26/2018
I'll refer to my daughters Report
MNABOY 9/26/2018
I'll refer to my daughters Report
ZRIE014 9/26/2018
i like the article but don't rely on new clothing Report
KATHYJO56 9/26/2018
Great gear, but the cost is more than what I pay for workout clothes. Report
I'm starting to look for some workout clothes for this fall season....so far not too excited by what I have found in stores. Report
I really like Target's Champion line, and the prices too. I can have a variety for little money. They feel good, look great, last a long time, and they carry plus sizes as well. Cute clothes, the same as the skinny workout clothes. Everyone wants us to lose weight, but they don't make comfortable exercise clothes for us to exercise in and feel good about ourselves. This includes the Sparkpeople store. Do you know what a difference it makes? Apparently not. Report
These clothes are very cute however I don't think that Lululemons are worth their price tag. Depending on how you work out, you are liable to either wear them out or grow out of them, so why bother to spend $100+ when any comfy old sweatshirt will do? Report
I love the champion line at target. it's made of the climalite/climacool fabric instead of being cotton based (like most other affordable workout clothes). i love the look of lululemon, but i would never pay the price.
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think the only one that i would be interested in is the odor blocking clothing. a long workout at the gym screams for something like this. Report
I am a huge shopper of Kohl's clearance. I get tops all the time for $3-5 that are normally over $35 when they first come out. Report
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