Wondering how to beat the lockdown blues while staying fit and cute? We say invest in your physical and mental wellbeing, and top it up with trendy athleisure apparel and accessories.
As the gyms and fitness studios are slowly coming back to life, it’s time to put on your masks, rub some sanitizer and stretch those muscles to celebrate the International Yoga Day this weekend. Here’s a quick guide for fitness enthusiasts, who want to bring their fashion A-game to the yoga classes.
Comfort comes first
As the lines between working out and social meetings blur, the young ones look for activewear that is comfortable, fashionable, and has functionality. Some important features are long-lasting flexible fabrics that let your skin breathe during physically strenuous activities.
Go for lightweight stretch fabrics with antimicrobial properties and high breathability. Fitness expert Meenakshi Mohanty shares her two cents and says, “Personalised activewear that is also sustainable is quite popular among millennials. One needs to invest in fabrics that are breathable and allow the movement of fresh air.
Fitness experts prefer activewear that provides comfort during workouts. They are drawn towards products with sporty features such as big pockets, elastic knot details etc. From metallic colors to leggings with zips and pockets, the demand for bold prints and bright colours is here to stay.”
Happiness is sexy
While Yoga is one of the best ways to increase strength, improve mental health, and build immunity the key requirements to stay sane in the times of a pandemic one could add a dash of happy colours and quirky designs to uplift the mood early morning. Invest in quality products like tights, track pants, bralettes, shorts, hoodies and tank-tops that are at par with global style trends.
Although white and black plain outfits are eternal favourites, an amalgamation of a subtle and vibrant colour palette of graphic tees with inspirational quotes or happy emoticons can be a good way to perk the mood. One can also choose to stand out with neon hues and details like prints, graphics, base colour, and trims.
Less is more
The concept for yoga wear is ‘seamless’ and it derives its inspiration from hassle-free apparel and accessories, which permit the free-flowing movements requires to perform the asanas during yoga.
As most Yoga mentors would suggest keeping it light to shed all the heaviness, one can carry a few essentials like a cool mat, slippers, and a fitness tracker in lilac, blue or bright pink to keep a count of calories.
Also, hydration is super important, so don’t forget to carry a reusable water bottle along. The idea is to start your day with healthy thoughts, and with help from this style guide, you can add a little bit of fun and fashion.