This year, give your workout wardrobe a kick of color. Sports are fun—your sportswear should be, too.
Jenny Guzon-Bae, a yoga instructor at Lake Forest’s Forever Om Yoga, discovered her love of the discipline a few years ago while filming Survivor: Cook Islands. Yoga kept her sane during the competition and, afterward, helped her gain balance in life. She likes that Lululemon’s clothing fits well and doesn’t break down after washing, and the brilliant hues are a refreshing alternative to basic black.
Define jacket, $108, Scoopneck tank, $52, Wunder Under crop pant, $68, Everywhere gym bag, $88, Lululemon
We know, we couldn’t believe this was a tennis dress, either. Project Runway alum and Lake Forest’s own Peach Carr has launched a line of tennis and golf fashions that can easily go from your doubles match to your dinner date (her daughter even wore a version of this dress to Fashion Week!). Sue Kartheiser, a trainer in Libertyville ([email protected]), lives in her workout gear, so multipurpose clothing carries a huge appeal. “I’d put on tights and boots and wear this out!” she exclaims.
Peach Carr tank dress, $230, Lake Forest Shop or peachcarrinc.com
For comfort and mobility on and off the slopes, ski bunnies are all about maximum warmth with minimal bulk. High performance fabrics and knits will keep you cozy and dry on the mountainside and last you for years; Guzon-Bae raved that this sweater was toasty but never itched after hours of wearing it. Not a skier? No problem. Fair isle sweaters are also perfect for lounging by the lodge fire, hot cocoa in hand.
Bogner Fire + Ice Selene knitted jacket, $249, Patagonia down sweater vest, $150, Descente black ski pant, $260, North Face fuzzy ear knit hat, $35, Snowbird Ski & Patio, Technica Skandia boot, $389.99, The Bootery
Runway to Fairway
“Get fit, be strong, live well,” is Kartheiser’s motto, and the key to achieving this, she says, is setting reasonable goals that fit your lifestyle. Carr’s looks match well with this philosophy: All her pieces are machine washable, travel friendly, and zipper- and button-less, making for stylish sportswear that’s low fuss. What’s more, in an effort to support the local economy, Carr has her line made right here in Chicago.
Peach Carr tank top, $75, panel skirt, $98, Lake Forest Shop or peachcarrinc.com, Navy Nautical tee golf glove, $29.95, lilybethgolf.com, FootJoy LoPro golf shoe, $99.99, Golfsmith
Photos by Natalie Hartung, Classic Kids Photography
Makeup by Diane Palin / Hair by Roy Kim for PASCAL pour ELLE