Gear up this winter at Cambridge Centreby Cambridge Centre | 191 days ago | 637 page views
Topics: Fashion & Beauty
When it comes to winter fashion, you want a wardrobe that offers versatility and comfort, especially if you enjoy an active lifestyle. To incorporate fashion into your fitness wardrobe, Donna Schmidt-Kirk, president of Expressions by DSK has a few suggestions to help you gear up this winter.
Roots has always been a popular destination for people looking for fun ways to incorporate style and fashion into a sporty outfit. Claire St. Aubin, store manager at Roots admits people are looking for functional items that can take them from home to the gym and back home again.
“All of our active athletics are made with moisture wicking fabrics that will keep you dry and cool,” says St. Aubin, adding that this feature is especially important when going from a hot gym to outside in the cold. Roots’ athletic clothes also come equipped with flat box seams, which ensure clothes stay in place and don’t roll or bunch when running or doing yoga.
According to Mark Whetham, from SportChek, there have been a lot of changes in fitness apparel over the last few years at the store.
“Everyone knows what happens when you wear a cotton shirt. First it gets wet, then it gets heavy and then it gets cold,” says Whetham. Clothing companies now use moisture wicking materials, which Whetham explains draws moisture away from the body, allowing it to evaporate to ensure you’re always dry when working out.
In the past, outerwear designed for women have tended to be available in girlie colours like pink and purple, but this year SportChek is featuring outerwear in an array of blues, blacks, and grays. When looking to purchase a new winter jacket, Whetham recommends unzipping it to find all the media pockets. This will help you get the best experience from the coat.
For the guys, fitness fashion is going back to its casual roots to showcase plaids and denims, explains Whetham.
“People really want a casual look that they can wear all day,” he says. Even though the fitness attire tends to have a looser fit, it still looks clean, while offering maximum comfort.
Aside from offering the latest in fitness attire, the Cambridge Centre also offers a place to lace up and get some exercise. From public skating, figure skating or hockey, the indoor ice rink located in the mall is a great place to try out some of your newly purchased active wear items.
Check out the great selection of fitness fashions available at Cambridge Centre for yourself, or visit www.cambridge-centre.com for a complete listing of retailers.