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You’re Making Us Blush

From palest peach to rich rose, this is the new way to wear pink to the gym.

By Tatiana Boncompagni

 

Of all the color trends we’ve seen so far this fall, the one we’re crushing on the hardest is The New Pink. Far from the Barbie brights, flamingos and fuchsias of yore, the rise of dustier, more muted rosé and mauve in activewear follows what’s been trending in interior design (where blush pink has been crowned the new neutral) and on high fashion runways.

 

Adidas's Cozy Pullover in Vapour Pink
Adidas’s Cozy Pullover in Vapour Pink

“I definitely think its coming down from the apparel market and runways,” says Kari Kristan, Creative Director at SweatStyle, a subscription-based service that delivers curated boxes of high-end active wear to your door. What’s more, Kristan thinks the trend is only going to get stronger for Holiday and Spring 2017. “It is feminine, without being too pink or bright, and works nicely both inside and outside the gym,” she says.

 

 

Alo's High-Waist Airbrush Legging in Gradient Grenache
Alo’s High-Waist Airbrush Legging in Gradient Grenache

Pantone—the guys who are considered the authority on determining what’s hot and what’s not on the color wheel—named Rose Quartz (along with Serenity, a shade of periwinkle blue) the color of the year for 2016, a prophecy that has been fulfilled by sport brands ranging from Puma to Outdoor Voices.

 

 

Lululemon's Define Jacket in Fireside Red
Lululemon’s Define Jacket in Fireside Red

Seasonal standouts include Adidas’s cropped petal pink pullover (to pair with grey and pink accented cropped leggings) and Alo’s Grenache collection (a wine-soaked shade on the darker side of the spectrum) and Lululemon’s Define Jacket in fireside red.

 

Free People's Retro Vibes Hoodie
Free People’s Retro Vibes Hoodie

 

Free People’s Movement line also offers a ton of the looks, everything from harem pants to hoodies, all channeling that effortless, cool-girl vibe.

 

 

Outdoor Voices Tank & Short in Ballet

On more dance-inspired cuts, like wrap sweaters and leggings with those back-of-the-calf, ballet-shoe-inspired cutouts, the paler tones are more expected—though still classic and pretty—but we really love them when they’re shown with a sporty, modern edge. The tone really pops against black, but it works with plenty of neutrals. “We like to pair it back to navy, black, tans, white and grays,” says SweatStyle’s Kristan.

 

Or just throw on a pair of kicks in the hue and say, yes way, rosé!

Puma's Fierce Metallic Training Shoes
Puma’s Fierce Metallic Training Shoes

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