Okay, so it’s still only January but that’s what this month of the new year is for, right? Ringing in our resolutions — for many of us that means pushing ourselves to the edge of fitness. Whether we’re charging up Rattlesnake Ridge, stretching into sun salutations in local studios, or paddling out over the still-frigid PNW waters, we’re living to be outside channeling the strength that comes with movement.
Alright, alright, in real-life non-inspirational non-superfluous speak, we’re trying to get ourselves beach-body ready by the time spring rolls around, right?
Sure, we have about a million other motivational factors going on what with magazines screaming at us about this-and-that workout craze and/or fad diet plus gyms offering practically-free pricing and challenges for prizes, but let’s step back for a minute and remember our goal: we just want to look good — and look good while looking good.
Cue ROXY’s Outdoor Fitness Spring 2014 collection. Available now in stores and online, the collection is defined by its muted bright colors (not quite the pastels you’ll see in other high-fashion spring collections) and mix-and-match designs (it’s absolutely fine to pair stripes and florals together — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise) in all sorts of shapes that will encourage you to fall into fitness and feel fabulous while doing so.
Below are some of my favorites from the collection. To see more, visit the Quicksilver Seattle location at 2030 First Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle 98121.
Embrace Bra – A street-style inspired support bra for running, where else, in the streets. Actually the Embrace Bra will happily go wherever you roam, be it hills, valleys or the shore. Made from supplex nylon, this fabulous fabric is breathable and dries very quickly which makes it suitable for Seattle whether this time of the year (hello, running in the rain). With a soft cotton feel, its supportive elastic chestband glides across your skin without digging in. $54.00
Spike Shorts – Compressive, supportive, and built to flatter, the Spike Short excels in the face of heat and hard work. It’s crafted from substantial, Italian-made nylon-spandex fabric that stretches easily without losing shape. Quick drying, sweat-wicking, and supremely breathable, this short keeps you cool and comfortable from hiking up Mt. Si to a broiling yoga studio. Flat-lock seams slide smoothly over your skin for exceptional comfort. Plus, the waistband can be worn folded over to reveal the vibrant printed pattern inside. $44.00
On the Run Pant – Muscle control. You only think about it when you don’t have it. Fortunately for you the On The Run pants deliver it in spades, along with excellent support. So go ahead and run faster, stronger, longer. Because in addition to a steady glide, you’ll experience the comfort of soft flatlock seams that preven chafing, and reflective details that keep you visible in low light. Made with Xtra Life Lyrca, this resilient fabric is breathable, quick-drying, odor resistant and super stretchy. Not just for running, however, you’ll probably see me in these at the barre as well. $68.00
Featherlight Windbreaker – Gray, rainy and windy. That’s Seattle. PERFECT. The Featherlight windbreaker takes inclement weather in stride thanks to its mini ripstop nylon fabric that’s been treated with a water-repellent finish. Reflective tape at the back cape keeps you visible in low light. Mesh paneling at side provides ventilation where you need it most. And when the sun finally emerges, you can zip it off, roll it up, and store it in its own zippered pocket. Special details include an adjustable waist, and an MP3 port. $98.00
Waveline Spring Suit – Stripes and colorblocking. Spring trends find themselves at the center of this 2mm spring suit’s attention. Made from 2mm of Hyperstretch neoprene, this intensively stretchy fabric maximizes your mobility and then some. Designed with long sleeves, a front zip, and a flattering low cut crew collar. Featuring a zippered pocket at back securely stores your keys and sunscreen. Who says paddleboarding in Seattle is only for the summer? In fact, my board doesn’t even know the meaning of “storage.” $118.00
Quicksilver – Seattle | 2030 First Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle 98121 | (206) 441-4879