MizzFIT Shows Kathie Lee & Hoda How To Style Up To Shape Up for Spring (+ Giveaway)
I WAS ON THE TODAY SHOW & SCORED WITH KIM CATTRALL
It's been over a week since my debut on the Today Show and I still need someone to pinch me. What an incredible experience--from the minute we entered wardrobe leading up to the live segment! I even got my hair did and make-up done by the Today Show beauty team. Okay, I know my face looks shiny in the vid but I think that's the work of my 3-day Elixir Juice Cleanse which I'll write about soon. Going into NBC Studios, I knew the fitness fashion was going to rock but seeing it all come together behind the scenes with guest Kim Cattrall fawning over my models, was a major high point for me. That's why I'm going to re-live it by telling you more about each of the 4 looks including the outfit I wore. Be sure to enter the BEST GIVEAWAY IN MIZZFIT HISTORY at the end of this post.
FIRST, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT FITNESS TRENDS FOR SPRING
I'm seeing an EDGY trend and a FLIRTY trend happening in all kinds of fitness apparel, accessories and gear. Within the edgy trend my favorite pieces incorporate animal print and metallic fabric. I love that zebra & bengal prints are more popular than ever. Leopard is classic and snake print is just around the corner for Fall. The flirty trend has me all excited because it gives us ladies a chance to show off our curves and dress sexy without compromising comfort or support. I'm loving all the mini-skorts, slit-skirts, body-contouring dresses and peek-a-boo pieces that fall out of this trend. As you scroll down you'll see how each look combines elements from both the edgy and flirty trend.
STYLE UP FOR POWER-WALKING & RUNNING
Tyra rocked this outfit. The Stella McCartney for Adidas Satin Run Jacket and Apheliotes Run Shoes immediately pop out at you. They're both light, breathable and beautifully constructed. The Run Jacket comes in black and silver but red is deliciously daring. The Apheliotes sneaker has peek-a-boo sides to show off your sockless feet. You'll love wearing these as the weather warms up. Tyra's Soffe Shorty Shorts are perfect for running and at $19.99 the price is right! Soffe has a range of wild animal prints and abstract designs that are great for spicing up your wardrobe. Match them to a Banjees Wrist Wallet like the one on Tyra and safely stash your keys, cash and ID inside. Banjees come in eco-friendly, reversible, fleece and reflective styles. Tyra's racerback tank with built-in bra shelf is MPG Sport's Vivid top. If you need a reliable fitted tank with moisture wicking, this is IT.
STYLE UP FOR TENNIS
I wasn't kidding when I said Lauren's Vata Brasil Dress is made to fit sizes 0-12. So whether you have curves or not, and whether you gain a few or lose a few pounds, this body contouring sport dress will treat you right. It's stretchy lycra fabric holds you in and smoothes you out. Check out all the color combos! The black/crayon is nice but white will keep you coolest on a hot, sunny da. RioSoul's iPod-Holder Belt is a no brainer because it stretched to flatter your waistline while holding your cell phone and MP3 player (which is nice if you're practicing on the courts alone). Check out the fab Nike Free XT Quick Fit+ training shoes that Lauren wore in metallic-grey and neon yellow. These sneaks are super lightweight and versatile for tennis to treadmill. The rubber RumbaTime Watches on Lauren's wrist are an inexpensive way to color coordinate and keep track of time. My favorite part of this outfit is the designer leopard print tennis ball by Sequen (held in Lauren's hand). Jennifer Lyn Baker, Sequen's CEO and tennis vixen, celebrates athletes who "play to be seen". Her Safari Collection goes beyond leopard with zebra, giraffe, tiger, python and jaguar prints--OH MY!. Cans go for $20-22.
STYLE UP FOR DANCE
I have the best intern in the world and she couldn't look cuter in this dance inspired fitness look for Zumba. Nicole is wearing BodyRock Sport's metallic Maria Bra and studded Shauna Tank along with a matching Maria Headband. BodyRock's clothes should be loosely layered and shown off. Sports bra sizes run a bit small so make sure to go up a size when shopping online. Nicole's bottom layers are a MeSheeky Stevie Skirt over an MPG Sport Stance Capri which I've renamed "the confidence boosting capri". MeSheeky skirts make great cover-ups and boost your flirt-appeal. Experiment with a mini-skirt or side-slit style--they're less intimidating when paired with a fitness legging. With Black Swan on my mind, I styled Nicole in Puma's Karlie Ballerina Flat. It's edgy and sleeker than traditional dance shoes. The Suunto M4 watch she's wearing didn't get mentioned (sorry Suunto, I forgot!) but I've got mad love for it. It's both a heart rate monitor watch and a personal trainer strapped to your wrist because it gives you motivational feedback while you're working out. It comes in cool colors too!
STYLE UP FOR GOLF
The golf look is by far the sexiest and most unconventional. I encourage dressing like this for fitness as often as you can! Natalie was turning heads left and right. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I styled her in an ensemble from MPG Sport (Aspire Top, Nuance Jacket and Leap Skort) that can be worn for any kind of workout. The accessories are what made this outfit specific to golf. Her GloveIt Golf Glove in leopard print is butter soft and comes with a matching case. Her Kangol Bamboo Geez Cap is eco-friendly and classic with a twist. The final touch--the Ecco Street Shoes--are built for golf play without the formal golf fringe. The metallic leather gives this look major UMPH.
GET MY TRANSITIONAL LOOK
What I mean by transitional is that you can wear this outfit pre and post-gym. It's posh enough for lunching with friends and running errands without giving you that uncomfortable feeling that makes you want to cover up or go home and change. MPG Sport's Freedom Top and Nova Pant could easily be mistaken for everyday casual-wear and even if you've already worked out they're quick to dry. So as long as you've got deoderant, there's no rush to change your clothes. If you go up a size in the Nova Pant, it has a luxurious and loose dress pant feel. My Adidas SLVR Clima Wedge shoes are surprisingly comfortable for walking but PLEASE DON'T WORK OUT IN THEM! Switch to flat sneakers once you get to the gym. The Clima's cushioned wedge heel appeals to shorties like me who love a "lift". Don't wear socks--go commando! I switched out the laces for hot pink ones (black looks good too). For accessories I wore a RioSoul iPod-holder belt (to accentuate my waist-line), Femme Fitale Fitness zebra print training gloves (with fuss-free adjustable velcro closure), and a Black RumbaTime layered with my jewelry. Fitness instructors who use clip-on microphones will love the RioSoul belt. It's where the Today Show staff secured my mic.
BEST GIVEAWAY IN MIZZFIT HISTORY
I'm excited to announce my best and biggest giveaway to date thanks to all the brands that provided fitness couture for the Today Show. Here's what I'm giving away:
- 2 running outfits in a size L and XL (MPG Sport Vivid Top + Soffe Zebra Print Run Shorts)
- 1 sexy gym outfit in a size M (MPG Sport Essential Knee Tight + Soffe Zebra Print Sports Bra)
- 2 MeSheeky Nico skirts in a size XS and S with a Banjees Wrist Wallet
- 1 MPG Sport Leap Skort in a size S with a Banjees Wrist Wallet
To enter the Best Giveaway in MizzFIT History please leave a comment below with your favorite look from the Today Show video clip along with a request for a fitness look that you'd like to see covered in my next trend report. Please tell me which prize you want! Winners will be picked on April 24th of 2011. Can't wait to read all your comments!