5 activewear trends you need to try in 2017

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Think back to 2016’s fitness fashion: printed leggings, ’90s throwbacks, velvet. Then there were the celebrity lines—the highlight: Queen Bey’s move into the industry—and major fashion brands breaking into the market, from Tory Burch to Prabal Gurung.

Short story: It was a very good, very stylish year.

And judging by what’s in the pipeline, 2017 is looking to be an even better one. Between comfy classic, statement prints, and intricate twists on workout staples, you’re going to want to stock up on these trends before the standouts reach waitlist status.

Scroll down to see 5 trends that are going to blow up next year.

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1. The oversized sweatshirt

The oversized sweatshirt trend started at the tail end of 2016, but it’s only gaining steam: Think tons of new brands getting in on the action (from Zara to Alexander McQueen). Plus, the workout classic is getting a dressy update with luxe fabrics and delicate embellishments. (Cue the comfiest office outfit ever?)

If you only get one item, make it this: Neul Broccoli Sweatshirt, $156

Photo: Athleta

2. Tropical prints

The turn of winter to spring always brings a crop of spring break-themed apparel, but this year tropical motifs—from palm trees and flowers to neoprene color-blocking in happy brights—will take center stage all year long.

If you only get one item, make it this: High Rise Tropical Mesh Chaturanga 7/8 Tight, $89

Photo: Koral

3. Cut-outs and open-back tanks

Cut-outs have been showing up on red carpet A-listers for months, so it was only a matter of time before they showed up on bikes and treadmills, too. It’s fashion, sure, but there’s a real element of function here—hello, breathability. Look for chic laser-cut necklines and intricately designed backs on your go-to workout tops.

If you only get one item, make it this: Koral Web Tank, $130

Photo: Alo Yoga

4. Sweat-friendly bomber jackets

Oversized parkas and silk bombers have exploded as the trendy fashion piece that pairs flawlessly with leggings. Next year, the trend will pick up across activewear brands and become outfitted with technical fabrics and specs that you can wear whether you’re sprinting on the sidewalk or on your way to your next meeting.

If you only get one item, make it this: Alo Yoga Idol Bomber Jacket, $168

Photo: Varley

5. Performance bralettes and crop tops

Over the past year activewear brands stepped up their game in the sports bra department, with cuts that were both comfortable and super supportive. And in 2017,  it’s looking like they’ll also finally be cute. (See, you can have it all!) That means technical-but-chic bralettes and crop tops that won’t sacrifice performance for style.

If you only get one item, make it this: Varley Vernon Crop Bra Top, $70

While you’re updating your wardrobe, check out the 8 coolest sneakers you need to winterize your collection. Or update your winter beauty with these 3 gorgeous clean beauty looks that anyone can do.

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