Fashionable Activewear Apparel Found at Local DC Retailers
by ATFDC Contributor Kelsi Zimmerman
It’s that time of year where everyone is exercising a little more often whether it is to get the perfect beach bod or simply because the hot summer temperatures require less clothing. Here are some fashionable activewear pieces that you can find at retailers in the local area to make you actually want to work out. Whether you are hitting the treadmill at the gym, attaining spiritual tranquility in yoga class or training for a marathon these pieces are sure to make you feel feminine and comfortable while sweating your butt off.
At LUCY’s Activewear Boutique located at 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE in DC you can find this “mulberry” colored leopard print tank that is a comfortable 100% cotton, just skimming the body making the garment suitable for any type of workout offering a wide range of motion and comfort.
To incorporate the season’s love for orange into your work-out wardrobe, LUCY’S also has this “nectarine” colored mesh tank that includes a shelf bra and draping effect that gives off the stylish illusion of layering.
Trying to get rid of any bad chi? These two-tones “Studio Sprit Capri Legging” have a pleated low-rise waist band as well as a pleated pattern found at the back of the leg, allowing for maximum movement to do your best “downward dog” position during yoga! Offered in the duo-toned dark-stone and blue, or LUCY’s black.
Colorblocking is now not only for your “going-out” attire as LUCY’S offers these dark stoned cross training pants. They are body hugging for optimal muscle support during your hardest training!
At Les Gals located at 2337 Distribution Circle in Silver Spring, Maryland, just a short ride from the Nation’s Capital, they have all of this season’s latest dance and activewear, looks perfect for the Zumba class you have been thinking about taking!
This “Lazer-cut” V-neck tee has this season’s very fashionable cut out back and is offered in pink, green, grey or black and is form fitting for optimal movement and will look fabulous with one of the black yoga pants found at LUCY’S!
Need some spandex under your wind-breaking running shorts? Prefer to wear fitted shorts while doing cross training? Then pair Les Gals’ pair of Zebra Nylon Fitted Shorts with an oversized, off-the-shoulder cotton black tee.
Okay, so we know they’re not exactly Christian Louboutins, but for their purpose these New Balance 870v2′s are pretty hott! This lightweight running shoe can be found at DC’s very own Fleet Feet located at 1841 Columbia Road, a short walk from Adam’s Morgan. Fleet Feet is a fitness and training apparel and shoe retailer that also offers fitness and training opportunities that you can sign-up for within the store! Not only do they have a wide range of colorful kicks for working out, but have different activewear shoe brands perfect for your variation of exercise needs.
A 21 year old Maryland Native and Senior Fashion Merchandising major at Stevenson University fashion has consumed Kelsi’s life from a young age and continues to as she travels to experience the fashion scenes from various cities across the world. Kelsi is thrilled to be back in the DMV and help bring to light the rising fashion scene right here in DC.