With the holidays in our rearview mirror, how do we adjust our fashion choices to reflect the new year?
After glamming it up in red and green for a while, transitioning can be tough. Like many people do this time of year, I decided to make a change by focusing on health and wellness in 2023. I love the shift in fashion where comfort is not shamed, but rather welcomed and executed with style.
Of course, I have to always be gym ready lately — but in the most fashionable way possible. One main attribute I look for is versatility. Can I go from a workout to maybe a brunch in what I’m wearing? Above all, I always want pieces that make me feel good; that’s what everyone wants in their activewear.
Don’t get me wrong — baggy shorts and tees are cool, but let’s upgrade and elevate. Here are some of my picks to get you started in this new year of growth.
We all want items in our wardrobe that enhance our figure, and bodysuits do it every time — especially activewear bodysuits. They are perfect for working out, as well as making you feel confident and free.
Alo Yoga is one of those brands that make me want to buy everything on their website. That includes the sleek back bodysuit ($94, www.aloyoga.com), which is very supportive with a scoop neckline and amazing back.
Oversized, comfy jackets are in. Like the cardigan, they are a closet staple during the winter months. If you don’t like oversized pieces, many brands offer cropped, cozy pieces, like this Target crewneck sweatshirt with fleece inside. ($24, www.target.com).
One-pieces and jumpers are my go-to workout gear. They are slimming and come in great color combinations. Best of all, you don’t need to think much about your outfit; just throw it on, and you’re out the door. If you’re someone who doesn’t like long-legged, tight-fitting clothes, bike unitards are an option.
One of my favorite places to shop for one-pieces is Free People, and the transcend limits onesie is a great addition to your 2023 wardrobe. ($128, www.freepeople.com)
I love Free People’s designs and how you can wear their one- pieces to do yoga, run on the beach, hit the gym or virtually anything you have planned.
Who’s ready for a fun throwback to our schoolgirl days? In my humble opinion, skorts are one of the cutest fashion items ever invented. They are fun, flirty and come in a multitude of styles. If you’re afraid your skort might run on the short side, some brands, including Nike, offer longer shorts underneath as an option, as well as extended sizes.
If you want to add a skort to your collection, try the NikeCourt Dri-FIT Victory ($49.97, www.nike.com).