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Get in Gear! Colorful Fitness Fashion for Spring

Spring 2012 Fitness Fashion

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While we love fall and winter knits, we're ready to usher in spring, and we're especially excited to get a glimpse of the fashion forecast. We went to Christine Bibbo Herr (pictured left) a stylist, former fashion editor, and founder of the blog NYCPretty to see what cute fitness style trends are in store this season. Read on to see four adorable workout ensembles for spring and find out how you can shop the looks down to the last neon accessory.

Photography by Curt Goodwin

Primary Colors

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This spring, you can expect to see a lot of fun, bright primary colors, according to Herr.

"This jacket is a great waterproof windbreaker, and it goes so well with the blue capris," the NYCPretty founder says of her outfit. "What's great about both of these is that you can wear them to work out and to do errands in on a Saturday."

Pants: Slim Jim Capris, Aerie.

Sports bra: Abby, Asics.

Jacket:Cyclone Vapor, Nike.

Color Blocking

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Color blocking was big during fall, and you'll continue to see it in the spring, Herr says.

Bra: Abby, Asics.

'80s Throwback

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"This look is super retro and fun," says NYCPretty's Herr. "Working out is becoming the thing to do with your girlfriends instead of going to dinner or a movie, so you want clothes that are functional, but that are also transferable, that you can wear out and about as well."

Jacket: Focus Jacket, Alo.

Dress: Running Dress, Nike.

Tank (underneath dress): Quantum Racer Tank, NUX.

Shorts: Focus Boy Shorts, NUX.

Sneakers: Classic Chi-Kaze, Reebok.

Sparkly Headbands and Big Sunglasses

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If you're a fan of the aviator-style sunglasses, you're in luck, because they're not going anywhere! For a look that's high-fashion yet functional, pair them with a sparkly nonslip headband that's sure to stay in place, no matter how tough your workout.

Sunglasses: Hottie, Rough Justice.

Headband: Sparkly Soul.

High Top Sneakers

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These high top sneakers a great retro throwback to the '80s, Herr says. Best for a low-impact workout such as walking or hiking, these soft-soled, lightweight kicks are guaranteed to get you noticed.

Sneakers: Classic Chi-Kaze, Reebok.

Skateboard: Roxy.

Light Layers

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Be on the lookout for long, lightweight layers, Herr says. "Stripes will also be big, like the ones in this Lululemon jacket."

Hoodie: Scuba Hoodie, Lululemon Athletica.

Jacket (underneath): Puma TP Seamless Jacket, Zappos.

Yellow sports bra: Techfit Bra, Adidas.

Floral sports bra: Aerie Padded Low-Impact Bra, Aerie.

Shorts: Double Dry Fitted Women's Absolute Must Shorts, Champion.

Sneakers: Women's Guide 5, Saucony.

Sunglasses: AE Foldable Icon Sunglasses, American Eagle Outfitters.

Functional Yet Fashionable Accessories

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"What I love about these sunglasses is that they fold twice down to the size of one lens," Herr says. "So you can wear them out for a run, and just fold them up in the pocket of your jacket."

Lightweight Sneakers

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Herr swears by these lightweight, cushiony sneakers for running.

Sneakers: Women's Guide 5, Saucony.

Bright Colors and Patterns

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Look pulled-together and chic (but not like you're trying too hard) with bright colors and funky patterns. Complete the look with a pair of headphones.

Jacket: Women's Tadasana VPR Jacket, The North Face.

Tank: Alo.

Capris: Workout Short Leggings, Alo.

Sneakers: New Balance.

Headphones: iHome Audio.

Watch: Asics.

Sunglasses: Violet, Guess.

Old-School Headphones

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No workout or run is complete without tunes! Pay tribute to the good old days of tape cassettes and walkmans (remember those?) with these big, over-the-ear headphones.

Headphones: iHome Audio.


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Capris are back in style! These nylon spandex leggings may look lightweight, but they're sturdy enough to withstand any fitness challenge you decided to take on.

Capris: Workout Short Legging, Alo.

Shoes That Work On and Off the Track

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Whether you're off for a five-miler or you're meeting up with friends, set off in style with these blue and green tennies.

Sneakers: New Balance.