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Ah, change is in the air! The temperatures are changing, the clothing is changing and soon the holidays will be upon us. If you're looking for some pre-New Year's motivation or need to drop some hints to gift buyers on what they can get you for presents this year, then you've come to the right place!
We've done the research and we present to you the Top 5 Trends in Athleticwear for 2019!
From pinstripes to diagonals, stripes are making a mark on athleticwear for 2019. You can mix stripes with solids, verticals with horizontals, or thicks with thins.
Vogue highlighted the House of Holland and their use of stripes in athleticwear, whileHarper's Bazaar noted Morgan Stewart also favoring this hot trend for 2019.
There are many ways to rock the stripes! You can try these black and white horizontal stripes...
2. Mesh (is still fresh)
While technically not a new trend, the mesh look is still here and will still be a big part of the 2019 athleticwear look. Textile manufacturer Creora predicts that mesh and punch outs will continue to dominate the market. Other manufacturers note that sheer looks are appearing on the major runways and these trends will carry over to the athleticwear market as well.
Supryia Ghurye, noted fashion designer and consultant, predicted back in the spring that mesh would continue to be featured and updated in 2019. If you're looking to take your workout wardrobe to the next level, there had better be some holes (and I don't mean from too many squats)!
These awesome mesh leggings include a side pocket--sign me up!
3. Rock the Block
You may think large blocks are just for jumping on or over, but they're also showing up on your athleticwear. Harper's Bazaar noted the trend in block patterns as well as noted fashion buyer, Barbara Fields. Check out some of these block patterned leggings as highlighted by Edited.
Alix Rutsey, SSENSE Menswear Buyer, told Hypebeast that we can expect to see color blocking in sneaker design as well.
These leggings have a great blend of block and mesh and even have a drawstring!
And, check out these shoes!
4. Animal Prints
Influenced by the Black Panther movie popularity, influences from Africa are quickly making their way to clothing and athleticwear. Earth tones and animal prints are enjoying a resurgence.
You can tap into your inner animal with these great prints to wear for your workout. Well and Good announces that leopard prints are going to be big, while Fashion Vignette calls the overall trend "Animal Love." Trend Union, an industry trend consulting company, states that "athleticwear [is] going safari."
Jump higher, run faster, sprint farther...or just feel like you can in these leopard print leggings.
Or how cute will you look in these zebra striped shorts?
5. Female Warrior
The Female Warrior concept also found its influence in the movies--not only Black Panther, but also Wonder Woman. This concept is seen in the solid color top and bottom pairing and in different color concepts, such as metallics and stone colors.
Again, Trend Union notes this influence on your fashion choices and even highlights different goddesses as examples. Vogue noted the concept hitting the runways, so you know it's going to show up at your nearest athletic club too.
Talk about fierce! Check out this sports bra! Pair it with bottoms of the same color to complete the look.
This slash backed shirt will help you feel ripped for sure!
Which trend is for you?
So, there you go! The top 5 trends for athleticwear in 2019. What do you think? Will you be trying any of these? Drop me a comment or an email and let me know what you think!