Recently, I’ve gotten into fitness quite a bit and am often seen wearing workout clothes about 3-4 days out of the week. Fashion is everywhere from the runway, to the streets, and YAASSS, even to the gym! Hey…Just because you get all sweaty and gross working out, doesn’t mean you can look good doing it!
The past couple of years, I’ve been working out every once in a while. Sometimes going strong for a good week or so, while other times I don’t work out for at least a month. I’ve tried everything to motivate myself from inspiration photos to finding accountability buddies, but it never seemed to work. Then I realized that maybe fitness isn’t my favorite thing, but I do know that fashion is my thing. Soo…why not combine them right? UMM…HELLOOO!! Lightbulb moment!
I went out and bought some cute workout clothes and TA DA! It worked. I was wayyy more motivated to go to the gym because I felt good and determined in my new workout clothes. A few months later, I felt fit and now had a whole new wardrobe filled with workout clothes.
How do I choose my workout clothes? The 3 Cs: Cute, Comfy, and Casual. Remember that the gym isn’t a runway so you want to keep it casual and simple. A simple tank top or t-shirt with yoga pants or running pants will suffice. The workout clothes should be comfortable to ensure that you’re free to work out and do whatever exercise your fashionable heart and mind wants! A good pair of sneakers is also key since exercising tends to be a lot of moving about and you don’t want to get blisters. Depending on the sport you’re doing, you would also take into consideration, the breathability of the clothes.
Now here comes my favorite part! COLORS and PATTERNS are what gives you the most versatility in picking out your fitness clothes. I tend to choose simple black or navy yoga pants and shorts since I know I really like to play it up with my tops. I also really like motivational tank tops because those can be a mantra as you work out! I do have a few running shorts in, of course, pink because…why not?? Where do I buy my active wear? Depending on the activity, I’ll buy them in any fitness stores. Recently, I’ve buy most of my workout clothes from Forever 21, Old Navy, and Under Armour.
My favorite top is a new tank top I actually got from my fitness instructor Cara. She has her own fitness brand, The Balanced Bod and that tanktop is wayyy comfortable. The best part of it is that the top has a sheer pattern so it gives off the illusion of changing colors when you layer it with different camisoles underneath it. Talk about fashion forward! This past week, I paired it with my black and pink running leggings from UnderArmour, and layered a red sports bra, pink camisole underneath it, and of course my warm purple hat (also from UnderArmour). I felt fit and fashionable!
Don’t forget about sneakers now! Remember shoes are what complete the outfit. I like basic white sneakers but my twin prefers bright colorful sneakers. She’s a runner and she likes to believe that the more colorful the sneakers are, the faster you run! I seriously doubt it, but heyy she is faster than me so maybe she has a point! Personally, I think it’s just practice and mind over matter.
So there you have it! Fitness Fashion from the perspective of yours truly, Me ❤ Make sure to check out The Balance Bod (http://thebalancedbod.tumblr.com/) and follow her on Instagram (@thebalancedbod) for some fun fitness workouts, motivation, and definitely be sure to check out her tank tops!
What do you like to wear when you work out?
What fashion scheme do you have when you work out?
Where do you get your work out clothes?