These days, spreading good workout vibes is about more than giving high fives at the gym. The trendlet One-word mantras - "Breathe" and "Peace" - along with sweet-spirited messages (Think: "Love is the answer" and "Good vibes only") are front and center on tanks and midriff Ts in this new year, new-you season.
Say bye-bye to muffin tops on running trails and yoga mats. The trendlet At yoga studios, spinning classes, and in sculls on the Schuylkill, the high-waisted athletic tight - with compression in the tummy, hips, and butt - is helping us look good before our New Year's fitness resolutions start paying off. Some pants are floral. Some are color-blocked. Others feature a funky graphic print. All are cute.
It's so time to move forward. And, as usual, fashion is way ahead of us. Although there are a few things we will carry with us in 2017 - respect for the plus-size model (thanks, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue diva Ashley Graham), the no-makeup movement (via Alicia Keys), and our love of the pantsuit (hello, Hillary) - to the rest, we say bye-bye.
Not sure what to wear to the last-minute surge of holiday parties? The trendlet Don't worry. Grab that old reliable - the little black dress. You can't go wrong, because throwback is everything this holiday season. That means the '50s sheath, the '80s one-shoulder, or the '90s exposed-zipper dress nestled in the back of your closet only need airing out and a little statement jewelry. Then, voilà, you're relevant.
Elizabeth Wellington is the fashion columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She covers celebrity style, pop-culture and the burgeoning local designer scene.