Catwalk to Cardio

by Jessica Sturdy on March 31, 2014

When I was visiting the adidas HQ in Portland earlier this year, I got to check out some of the designers’ trend boards for the current and upcoming seasons. I found the whole process to be so interesting because many of the same trends can be found across different verticals. When looking at their colors and prints for training apparel for the spring season, it was kind of crazy how those trends are the same for regular women’s apparel, too. For example, bold prints were huge on the Spring 2014 runways and adidas has a great collection of printed tops and workout pants this season. Monochromatic black and white looks are also a big trend for spring and I’m finding that a lot of the adidas workout gear speaks to that, too. I love the adidas pants that I’m wearing here because they touch on a few different spring trends, both black & white and graphic prints. (This pair is awesome, too!)

As for the other products I’m wearing here, they’re all so comfy that I want to wear them whenever I’m lounging around my apartment and not just when I’m headed to the gym. I can’t say enough good things about this 3/4 sleeve top! The cowl neck is so fun that it doubles as a hood and the material is unbelievably soft. I wouldn’t necessarily do heavy cardio in this top (I prefer tank tops when I’m getting my sweat on), but it’s a great top to throw on when you’re going to-and-from the gym or for a less intense workout, like meeting a friend for a long walk through the park.

I’m bummed I couldn’t get a picture of the tank top to show you, but it was just SO cold when I was shooting these photos. I’m wearing the adidas Powerluxe tank top underneath the black 3/4 top and it’s easily my new favorite top for cardio. I never thought that I would like a built-in bra, but I was definitely wrong… I found it to be so much more comfortable and it was kind of nice to just have to wear one layer on the top! I can’t get enough of the small details of the top, either — absolutely love the double straps and back V detail. It comes in a fun green color, too!

Get the Gear…

Ultimate Twist 3/4 Top | Printed TightsPowerluxe Tank | Boost Sneakers

Other Accessories… MZ Wallace Splatter Tote | Tom Ford Sunglasses

Photos taken by Hallie Wilson

adidas Women designs innovative performance products to help women commit to their best self and conquer their fitness goals. We inspire women to look and feel their best, so kick-start your workout today with new styles from @adidasWomen. It’s time to #committomore. | Disclosure: Compensation was provided by adidas via Glam Media. As always, all opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting the brands and collaborations that make Bows & Sequins possible!

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Chris March 31, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I SO want these tights!


Joelle March 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Love your outfit. I feel like I get a better workout when I feel good in my workout clothes. So cute workout clothes are mandatory for the gym.


Tori McKimm March 31, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Ah such a fun outfit :) I hate working out–but if I do I feel like it helps if I have a cute outfit on ha! I have been a huge fan lately of the printed workout leggings–but I am usually just wearing them around the house :)



Meagan March 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm
Kiwifashionblog March 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Love these leggings! I have bigger thighs so I am always on the hunt for the perfectly fitted work out pants! You also look adorable too!


Kate March 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Love workout gear! It definitely makes working out a whole lot more fun!

Kate P


Minela March 31, 2014 at 3:22 pm

So, I almost never buy the items in these sponsored posts but those pants seemed AWESOME…and I did it! hehe 😉



Kristin @ Crumbs & Curls March 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Such a cute look! I love the pants!

Crumbs & Curls


Casey March 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm

For whatever reason I have a serious work out clothing addiction. I don’t even work out that often. Any excuse to wear neon I suppose.


Dana Kay March 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm

love those pants! I love shopping for work out clothes, its my motivation to work out.
Dana Kay


Irene March 31, 2014 at 4:24 pm

looking fab on the gym!



Andrea March 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I love how you even make your workout gear look stylish!!!



Kayla March 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Seriously obsessed with those pants! LOVE!



Kodi March 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm

I love the print on those pants — sometimes I feel like workout pants get a little too crazy with their prints…I love a good print, but sometimes I just want neutral bottoms even in my exercise clothes, you know? These are fun but would still go with basically every work out top I own.


Jordan March 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

I j’dore your tights


Christina Storm April 1, 2014 at 7:55 am

Love those leggings!

The Style Storm
<3, Christina


Stacey April 1, 2014 at 9:16 am

Love how fun the leggings are!!

Five Minute Style 


Courtney April 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Loving those leggings!


Brittany April 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I love the whole look. Super cute!


Sara - Window On My Wardrobe April 2, 2014 at 12:51 pm

What a great work out look! I looooove those pants!

X Sara


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