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The leaves may be fading, but the energy and tones of this season’s hottest athleisure looks for girls are far more vibrant and alive. According to yoga apparel brand youth fashion experts, the trending vibe is energetic, playful and expressive. Pick up their top style tips and inspiration for autumn.
1. Fun Prints
Prints and bright colors are all the rage in youth athleisure, says Kimberly Swarth, owner of yoga apparel company, Onzie. “They want to show off their style.” To help, Onzie chose brighter, more colorful prints for their fall collection. “Our spandex bottoms or Gypsy Pants with the cotton tees or scoop back tops are great for an outfit that will look cute in school, yoga, parties or playdates,” Swarth says.
2. Bold and Empowering Graphic Tops
The key words for Athleta Girl’s fall athleisure looks are bold and empowering, says Katy Miller, senior director for the brand. Look for “bold prints, optimistic colors and empowering messages” on their graphic tees and tops. “The fall collection features playful takes on traditional active lifestyle fabrics,” she says. Eye-catching motifs and colors like lime, melon, teal and tie-dye in built-to-move, high-performance, breathable fabrics means the line’s bright tees and sporty leggings are versatile enough to get your girls through school, yoga, or soccer practice.
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3. Wear-Anywhere Comfort
For back-to-school season, school-appropriate, seasonal pieces that provide coverage and easy layering are the priority, says Natalie Martz, design director for ivivva. For example, Martz says a longline bra with a fitted tank, paired with a sweater or poncho and high-waisted tights are classic pieces that she can wear all year wherever her day takes her.
4. Jewel Tones
For fall, expect to see rich colors, on trend with the jewel tones that were all over the runway for the Fall 2016 season. “We love the sophisticated teal and peacock greens with that pop of periwinkle,” says Kristine Deer, Founder, CEO and designer of K-Deer. “The mom-and-me thing is still so cute—I don’t think that’s going away anytime soon.”
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Erika Prafder is a veteran writer and product reviewer for The New York Post and the author of a book on entrepreneurship. A long-time yoga enthusiast and Hatha yoga teacher, she edits KidsYogaDaily.com, a news source for young yogis. The working mother of three resides in a beach community in Long Island, New York.