I admittedly don't exercise as much as I should – I've joined and then quit the gym too many times to count and I find running unbearably boring. But recently I've decided to give working out another try. It is summer after all and presumably I will have to don a bathing at some point, so I had better be ready for it. My new foray into fitness means I need workout gear, but sweats and a headband just won't cut it. If I'm going to work out, I want to look cute doing it. With that in mind, I've put together some cute picks for fashionable and functional fitness attire. That's right folks – I plan to sweat it out in style.
Put yourself in a cheerful pre-workout mindset by wearing something bright. I love this Stella McCartney for Adidas tank top ($44) in a pretty turquoise hue. Made from lightweight organic cotton, this scoop neck top is perfect for looking fashionably fit while doing anything from putting in time on the treadmill to cardio kickboxing.
It may be summer but that doesn't mean the weather always cooperates. Be ready to kill a chill with this slouchy ¾ sleeve hoodie (Puma, $85) in a summery shade of lavender. I love that I can wear it home from the gym without feeling like a I'm compromising on style.
I can wear these simple yet stylish cropped pants (Lululemon, $86) to the gym while working out and after a workout while still feeling put together. They're lightweight, breathable and made from a wicking, quick drying material, not to mention they'll look super-cute with a brightly colored tank.
Kick your workout wear up a notch with this short sleeve V-neck pullover (Gap, $35) in a subtle shade of gray. It's a comfy and simple way to cover up post-workout and most importantly, I'd be just as likely to wear it out shopping.
Heidi Klum has designed a line of workout clothes and shoes for New Balance and I fell immediately in love with these eye-catching red sneakers (Amazon.com, $90). Whether I wear them with jeans or with a pair of workout pants, I'll look fun, fresh and ready for anything.
Lugging around workout gear doesn't have to mean cramming your clothes into a nylon duffel bag that looks like something your dad might have used when he was in high school. I'd much rather have something multi-purpuse, that I can also use for a weekend away or a day trip. This large patterned bag in pretty corals and browns (Endless.com, $240) recently caught my eye as the perfect way to tote my gym stuff.
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