Running Bare Spring Summer 2016 Collection Preview
We know the calendar has only just flipped over to mark the start of winter, however, the world of online retail and activewear moves FAST and it looks forward – far into the future. In this vein we thought we’d preview the latest Running Bare activewear trends landing on our site this upcoming Spring/Summer, by giving you a rare and unique sneak peak into the best styles and pieces that we’ve curated from Running Bare’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection! Want to know more? Read on…
Running Bare’s upcoming Spring Summer 2016 season is the 10th Running Bare season that we’ve ranged online here at onsport.com.au. It’s incredible how far the Running Bare brand and operation has come since the first range that we launched online back in 2011/12. When we were first approached by Running Bare to sell their brand of women’s activewear online, their collection at the time consisted of mostly black-based tights with subtle coloured piping, lightweight action back performance tanks in bright colours, designed for colour blocking, a fashion trend back in 2011. There were also casual cotton singlets with pops of colour and Running Bare Push Up Crops (the 448 crops of the time) were bright and bold (as they remain to an extent today) and a small number of accessories.
Over the last few seasons, the Running Bare brand, through its on-trend activewear designs, has moved heavily in the direction of fashion-forward printed tights with colourful printed jackets, printed tanks and singlets, printed crops (although the bright colours are still an iconic part of each collection) and no bounce crops or adjustable sports bras that tie back into the pattern and colour of the printed activewear tights. Of course there is always a leopard print in there somewhere as it wouldn’t be Running Bare without at least one leopard print piece in the collection! Suffice to say there is more going on at Running Bare HQ than there ever was and the 2016 collections, both Autumn/Winter 2016 and Spring/Summer 2016 reflect this with more styles, prints, fabrics and colours than ever before. This is particularly great news if you’re a woman who loves to wear activewear when you’re working out and throughout your daily life.
Running Bare Spring Summer 2016
When you start packing away the long sleeves and the trackies in anticipation of warmer weather, what can you expect to see landing on onsport.com.au in Running Bare’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection? Read on below to find out!
Paisley Print Tights
The ‘Paisley’ pattern is characterised by a droplet or leaf shaped vegetable motif that is believed to be of Persian origin. A popular print in the 60’s around the era of The Beatles, Running Bare have turned the clock back with these bright blue, purple and pink paisley printed tights on a black base with white contrast waistband. It’s paisley but with a modern, sport luxe edge to it and we think it works in a dramatic and exciting way. During the RB SS16 range presentation, we had a number of lengths and style variations to choose from. As this paisley style tight is dropping online in July, when the weather is still cooler in most parts of the country, we went with Running Bare’s full length tight option.
Picking up the pink colour scattered throughout the perfect paisley print, we chose a bright pink (Running Bare’s name for the colour bright pink is ‘Are you jelly?’) Classic “Power Up” Cross Back Crop, a super supportive sports crop with wider straps for high intensity workouts to wear with the Studio Workout Muscle Top also in the new colour ‘Are you jelly?’ (bright pink). We think this first drop from Running Bare’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is a vibrant option to excite anyone wanting to welcome back the start of the warmer weather!
Following on from the paisley print and continuing the trend of turning back time, the next pieces of the SS16 Running Bare Collection take inspiration more from the 70’s than the 60’s with dark olive green printed floral tights and matching grey marle tank (Forever keep me dry seamless tank) and grey studio style crop (Voga fantasia crop), ideal for yoga, pilates, dance and visiting the gym.
Floral Print Tights
We’ve selected two printed tight options for you from the collection – the first being a high rise full length olive floral printed tight (Running Bare call this print ‘Bambi’) for cooler days and the second tight in the same Bambi print in a 7/8 length tight with strategically placed black mesh panels running down the outside of both legs that are designed to flatter the legs and keep you cool and dry during even the hottest workout. Whilst the full length tights are crafted from Running Bare’s performance fabrics and can certainly be worn when working out, these full length tights have a greater focus on fashion and are designed to be worn when you’re out and about, or for lighter workouts. The 7/8 length tights on the other hand are perfect performance tights, so if you’re dialing up your workouts or running, these tights will give you a hint of fashion with the features you need for peak performance.
Grey Marle Tank and Studio Crop
The olive floral printed tights are quite busy, so we decided to tie these two pairs of Running Bare printed tights back with two more subdued pieces for balance and to break up what would otherwise be a very busy look. We selected a grey marle tank that is completely seamless, a brand new fabrication that Running Bare are launching this season and a lower cut, v-shaped/sweetheart neckline and flattering cross-back straps for a sexy studio or street look. Of course you could mix this look up with any of Running Bare’s no bounce crops or 448 Push Up Crops in a gun metal, grey or classic black colour, or a seamless push up bra in black or heavy metal.
Monochrome Floral Tights and Crops
Landing online in October is the more subtle, subdued and gorgeous monochrome floral print. We chose these three pieces – two crops, one high support crop for high intensity workouts and one adjustable push up crop designed for low to medium intensity workouts and a high rise 3/4 length, all over floral printed tight with mesh panels behind the knees for comfort and a wide waistband for a matching look that can be broken up with any one of Running Bare’s popular tanks or singlets. This monochrome floral pattern printed on a black base stock features what appears to be predominantly lilies (and possibly orchids?) throughout the print in whites and beiges, greys and charcoals, creating a slightly abstract, feminine pattern that will look great worn together as a set of floral crop and floral tights or broken up with a darker base crop colour such as a black, charcoal or grey and the printed floral tights.
The Classic Power Up Cross Back Crop is an ultra supportive crop with wide straps that provide this support and a comfy workout. We’ve also selected the Fashionista 448 Crop, a push up crop with removable cups available in the same floral pattern to tie back to the high rise 3/4 tights. These styles can also be paired with the below Black/Juice Bare tights and Juice Bar tanks.
These performance tights and crops are ideal for dance, yoga, pilates, gym workouts and running.
Black/Juice Bar Bare Tights and Juice Bar Tanks
The ever popular high rise 3/4 length Running Bare tights in black are back and feature the Running Bare ‘Fritz the bear’ logo with the word “BARE” running up one leg of these tights. If you’re a Running Bare fan through and through, you’ll love showing off that you’re wearing Running Bare in a subtle way with these flattering black performance tights.
Complimenting these tights by tying back in with the print on the leg of the tights are two Running Bare tank options in the new colour the ladies at Running Bare have named ‘Juice Bar’ (Orange). The first of the two Running Bare tanks features a new Running Bare fabrication giving this tank an extremely soft feel and making it lightweight and comfy and includes a silver reflective bear logo on the front. This tank is ideal for running, gym workouts and where you’d like a tank that provides you with reasonable coverage.
The second tank in this drop is designed to be a studio tank with thin straps that flatter your shoulders and shoulder blades through the back and allow you to show off your tan as the warmer months kick off. Ideal for yoga, pilates, dance and lower intensity gym workouts, this is the Black Widow No Sweat Tank in the new ‘Juice Bar’ colour.
Neon Pastel Crops & Singlets
Dropping later in the year as we close in on summer are brighter, bolder, single all over colour neon pastel pieces which remind us of all the things that are great about this time of year when the weather is starting to get hot - lemon and lime gelato and the colour of the pool and ocean!
One best selling crop style is available in two beautiful colours this season – blue or ‘Fifth Avenue’ as RB calls it and lime or ‘High Roller’. Pairing back with these two super fresh crop colours and allowing you to mix and match your crops and singlets in any number of combinations are the Studio Workout Muscle Top in lemon or (‘Queen B’), ideal for the hottest and most intense workouts, a strappy, lime coloured (‘High Roller’) Black Widow workout tank, ideal for studio workouts such as dance, pilates and yoga and a lightweight, bright blue, mesh tank, ideal for running and gym sessions. Wear these colourful Running Bare tops with a pair of classic black 3/4 tights or Running Bare workout shorts. These fabulous new tops will have you looking fresh and your best when you strengthen up and tan up during the run into summer!
Sophisticated Elasticated Tops & Tights
If you’re looking for a flattering, comfy pair of classic black performance tights that seamlessly match back with a Running Bare crop and singlet, you can stop looking as this chic section of the collection has you covered!
Starting with the 3/4 length tights in classic black, they feature a silver reflective bear logo just above the cuff on one leg and a funky, on trend, elasticated waistband which has the 'underpants waistband' look with the words “RUNNING BARE” running around the entire waist circumference.
These stunningly chic tights can be matched back with the Running Bare Vixen Cross Back Crop that also features the new elasticated band design at the bottom of the crop, giving you firm support. The reverse side of this performance crop features supportive, flattering, cross-over straps. Complete with a silver reflective bear logo on the front.
This new elasticated waistband style has been extended to a cute pair of short tights / short shorts that also match the crop, so you have the option to buy the tights with the matching crop and/or the tight shorts / short shorts, ideal for running, yoga, pilates, working out at the gym and generally showing off your amazing summer body!
Pairing back with these flattering black new styles is a beautifully chic white stripe top with black star on the front and a stylish dark grey (‘Secret Service’) Baby Got Back Tank with a narrower, sexier line through the back, allowing you to show off your summer tan and bright crop or bikini that you might throw on underneath.
Neon Floral Tights & Shorts
The final pieces of the extensive Running Bare Spring/Summer 2016 Collection to drop in November – just in time for Christmas gifting – are two bottoms options, a short and tight that tie back seamlessly to the blue (‘Fifth Avenue’) Gelato 448 Push Up Crop and the Fifth Avenue Baseline High Neck Workout Tank with Samurai Slit, as the blue of these two pieces are picked up in the blue colours of the neon floral print on a black base.
The neon floral printed high rise Runway Ready 3/4 Tights are bold yet subtle on a black base with wide black waistband designed to keep you supported during workouts and running. These stylish tights feature black flat lock stitching, designed for irritation-free movement, especially in summer when you’ll be working up a sweat.
A new style of short has been introduced into the Running Bare line up in 2016, the “Bound to You” Running Short. Featuring the same neon floral print across these shorts, the brightness of these bold shorts is balanced with a flattering black tape line along the leg and up the small split in the leg. These shorter length shorts with small side split are ideal for running, high intensity workouts and even for throwing on over the top of swimmers after hitting the beach or pool. Tie these shorts back with the Running Bare tank and crop pictured, or pick up the black taping with a black push up crop for a more subdued look.
That's A Wrap!
There you have it, our sneak peak into the upcoming styles and colours that we’ve hand selected for you from the exciting new Running Bare Spring/Summer 2016 Collection! As you can see there are lots of neon pastels, lots of floral prints, a pinch of paisley, a number of brand new styles, including the elasticated waistband and the most popular styles in fresh new colours, just in time for the warmer weather. We hope you enjoyed this preview and are as excited as we are about the new styles and colours that will drop over the Spring and Summer months!
Tell us below in the comments what styles you love and if you’d like to see more previews for future seasons.
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