Into the Wild: 6 animal-print workout pieces for fall
The fierce look is popping up in collections from athletic wear mega-brands like Adidas by Stella McCartney (pictured above), to indie yoga and sportswear labels like Onzie and L'urv. And it's perfect for those primal workout classes.
Ready to give fall's new predatory patterns a try? Here are six animal-print pieces meant to unleash the wild side of your workout. —Jamie McKillop
As summer turns to fall, you'll need a light jacket to wear to your 6:00 a.m. hot yoga class, or it's all too easy to give into the call of your warm, comfy bed. (Trust us, we know.)
Enter the L'urv Leopard Lunar Jacket. With pleated shoulder details and a super-soft, quick-dry leopard-print fabric, it's the ideal fall cover-up. And stylish enough for you to stalk the city streets after class while still feeling totally chic.
There's nothing like a few patterned pants to complement the sea of black leggings in your closet. And these will look sssssensational (and even sssssexy) on your next trip to Bari Studio in these saucy, stand-out-from-the-crowd, snake-print leggings from indie hot-yoga brand Onzie. The light, breathable fabric also makes them an awesome option for spinning and those early fall boot camps and runs.
This cute drawstring-cinch gym bag made us reconsider the entire genre (which we'd left to the collegiate dudes).
Who wouldn't want to get their paws on this oh-so-chic, jacquard-embossed, leopard-print carry-all from Outdoor Voices? Its lightweight feel and roomy carrying compartment are pretty darn convenient, and the subtle but stylish print totally elevates the piece to something suited to the fashion-foward fitness set.
After almost nine years of collaboration with athletic-wear mega brand Adidas, high-fashion designer (and Beatles baby) Stella McCartney is now a legitimate star in the workout-gear world.
This season, McCartney is leading the pack yet again, with a collection of animal-print leggings, tops, and even shoes. We especially love these leopard-print leggings, with a contrasting waist and cuff bands for an uber-stylish look.
Want to add a little more roar to your next Flywheel ride? Among Athleta's stampede of upcoming super-stylish pieces is this Spinerette top, meant exclusively for indoor cycling workouts.
It features a structured shelf bra, functional sweat-wicking material, and is available in grey, as well as the blue you see here. Growl at anyone who gets in your way on the shopping path to it.
$64, www.athleta.com (available December 2013)
It's fitting that a studio all about fearless, high-energy workouts has an animal-print collection to match, full of pants, tops, and hoodies in zebra and leopard—perfect for a young, fierce clientele.
The line includes these funky zebra harem pants, the thing to throw over your Spandex after a sweaty Soul ride and before dashing out for a hard-earned green juice.