Jessica’s Studio Style & Music for Barre and Boxing:

No matter where I’m going to workout, I’m somehow always layered. I love layering! I always have an easy-to-throw-on sweatshirt or tee over a workout tank, even in the summer. I also love layering because I usually have somewhere to be right after class and this allows for quick transitions between workout to day or evening wear.

Here is what I am wearing and listening to right now during my two favorite workouts:

 

TO THE BARRE:

 

1. The Modern Classic from Gwenyth~ I have one in every color! It is the perfect top to wear to Barre and really everywhere. I love the ballet style and adjustable fit. I love how I can tie the sides up while I am teaching and then pull the sides down post class and pair with a sweater or cardigan to meet friends for coffee or run errands. It’s effortless!

Gwenyth's Modern Classic in Ballet Pink

Gwenyth’s Modern Classic in ballet pink

2. Firedaughter Clothing’s off-the-shoulder Big Huge Heart Sweatshirt~ Anything off-the-shoulder is my favorite and Firedaughter has definitely perfected the off-the-shoulder look.  I have a collection of these types of inspirational tees and sweatshirts… and this is the perfect layer!

 

Firedaughter's Big Huge Heart off the wide shoulder sweathshirt.

Firedaughter’s Big Huge Heart off-the-shoulder sweatshirt

 

3. The perfect leggings~ For Barre, I’m usually wearing either the Splits Tendu grip tights or the Nova Capri legging from Splits59. I love the Tendu grip tights because of the grips on the bottom of the feet that work perfectly for helping hold that stretch at the Barre which means you don’t have to wear Barre socks. I also love the Nova Capri because they have the best fit of any legging I own.

 

Splits59 Nova Classic Capri

Splits59 Nova Capri

 

Splits59 Tendu Grip Tights

Splits59 Tendu Grip Tights

 

4. Nike Wedge sneakers~ I am so thankful for the wedge sneaker! I am obsessed! It is the perfect fit-fashion invention. Throw these on with your workout outfit and immediately you can carry your workout look through the rest of the day. I always feel like I look better with a little height and they’re perfect to wear to a Barre workout because you actually do the workout in socks or barefoot.

Nike Dunk Sky High Sneaker.

Nike Dunk Sky High Sneaker.

5. Take your Barre look to dinner with Daniela Corte’s off the shoulder Ballet Top. As I said, I love everything off the shoulder. I just bought this top. I can throw it on with my workout leggings and I’m all ready for post Barre class fun.

Daniela Corte Ballet top

Daniela Corte Ballet top

TO KICKBOXING:

1. My prize possession. These were a limited edition item from Alexander Wang‘s Objects collection two years ago. They are 12 ounces of pure leather perfection!

Alexander Wang boxing gloves.

Alexander Wang boxing gloves.

 

2. The “Edgy” Legging~ I love these Daniela Corte Tracy Capri leggings in Python. They are the perfect legging for looking cool while you’re kicking butt.

The Daniela Corte Tracy Capri

The Daniela Corte Tracy Capri

 

3. The Ashby Tank and Loren Bra~ If you know me, you know there is a 75% chance I’m wearing at least one item that’s Splits59 at all times. And for kickboxing, it’s often the Ashby tank. It fits perfectly and I find that in workouts where I am sweating more like boxing or spin, the Ashby doesn’t get uncomfortable.

 

Splits59 Ashby Tank

Splits59 Ashby Tank

 

 

Splits59 Loren Seamless Bra-Painted

Splits59 Loren Seamless Bra-Painted

4. Crane & Lion’s long sleeve tee. I love the fit of this and the tee has great ruching in the back for an even slimmer fit.

 

Crane&Lion Longsleeve Tee

Crane&Lion Longsleeve Tee

5. Divert Jacket by Koral Activewear~ Perfect to complete the look and easy to throw on over everything.

 

Divert Love Sleeve Hooded Jacket

Divert Love Sleeve Hooded Jacket

 

6. Liteweight sneakers~ For kickboxing, I like a very lightweight sneaker such as these Nike Free TR Breathe.

 

Nike Free Sneaker

Nike Free Sneaker

MUSIC:

Nothing motivates me like great music. Here’s my latest playlist for music I’m playing in my Barre classes and listening to while I workout on Spotify.

 ~J

A Moment for Fitness

Fitness is really leaving its imprint in the fashion world right now…
If there is anything I get asked about more on a daily basis than “how does one get today’s oh-so sought after Barre butt,” it’s, “where do you get your workout clothes?” The focus on “what you are wearing to the gym” is getting almost as much attention by the fitness industry as what class you’re taking at the gym. And delivering on the desires of all the Ms Fits out there… workout gear, accessories and inspirational clothing has never been more functional and fabulous.
I’m also seeing a trend of people becoming as loyal to their workout brand(s) as they are to their favorite Pilates, Barre or yoga teachers (myself included). Lulu Lemon was a real trail blazer for the workout gear obsessed over the past several years, but today, there are so many other companies entering the market with amazing products. My must-haves are from Splits59, Firedaughter Clothing, Gwyneth, and most recently Reebok which has really impressed me with its new styles and fabulous customizable sneakers. What I am finding most appealing about these new brands is that the styles they offer go effortlessly from activewear to streetwear/daywear. More and more we are seeing activewear and sports inspired clothing as the norm for day and weekend clothing.

Check out some of the lines of fitness clothing, accessories and equipment that we’re loving…

Splits59

Splits59

Reebok

Reebok

This major moment that fitness is having in fashion right now is also fueled by fitness clothing, products, and people finding themselves all over the pages of fashion magazines. And in almost weekly announcements this year, new collaborations between high-end designers jumping into activewear and/or the sports equipment game. With consumer demand soaring for the activewear/daywear trend, it is also no surprise that gyms and studios are also expanding their fashion offerings. The two seem to be inseparable these days!

Just a few on the list of fashion/fitness collaborations and designers moving into sports clothing and equipment we have seen this year:

Victoria's Secret Sportswear

Victoria’s Secret Sportswear

H&M Sportswear

H&M Sportswear

Adidas by Raf Simons

Adidas by Raf Simons

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas by Stella McCartney

 

Givenchy Slip Ons

Givenchy Slip Ons

Soul Cycle for Shopbop

Soul Cycle for Shopbop

Soul Cycle activewear to be sold on Shopbop, Barry’s Bootcamp activewear to be sold and Bloomingdales, and Fitness Tracker Fit-bit has partnered with designer Tory Burch.

The most interesting and really fashion forward collaborations with fitness we’ve seen are the fitness toys…surfboards, boxing gloves, the possibilities are endless…

 

Chanel Surfboard

Chanel Surfboard

Chanel Sports Equipment

Chanel Sports Equipment

Burberry Skateboard

Burberry Skateboard

Alexander Wang Skip Rope and Boxing Gloves

Alexander Wang Skip Rope and Boxing Gloves

Kate Spade Bike

Kate Spade Bike

 

And celebrities have also jumped into the mix, like Kate Hudson and Brooke Burke who have launched their new workout lines.

Kate Hudson's Fitness Fashion Line

Kate Hudson’s Fitness Fashion Line

With all of these collaborations between fitness and fashion in recent months, we just know that Ms Fit for Society couldn’t be timed any better. How a French uber glamourous brand like Chanel can get their white gloves all over a surfboard or a historically male centered brand like Adidas can team up with Stella McCartney, the world is definitely noticing a collaboration that we at Ms Fits are so proud to call our own.