Finding the perfect balance between comfortable activewear and style can seem challenging, but it’s actually quite easy to do. Now you can look trendy and fashionable even on your way to the gym, without having to wear anything else but your sportswear. Just by throwing on a few statement pieces and spicing up the outfit with less sporty items, you will be able to rock your gym look like a pro.
Jackets on top
Just because you’re about to have a strenuous workout, it doesn’t mean that you have to look like you’re heading to the gym. Athleisure has become such a big trend in the last few years, that once you throw a leather jacket over your sports bra, you can start running errands around the city and not just hit the gym and go back home. Swap your favorite zip-up shirt with a blue moto jacket, and match it with blue leggings, a cobalt blue bag and mixed-hue sneakers for a perfectly cohesive outfit. Furthermore, we all know how big a deal denim jackets are again, and what better way to love them than to make them a part of your activewear.
Switch the shoes
To make your post-gym outfit work even after exercising, swap your gym sneakers for the Vans. By matching a long sleeve crop top with your leggings and wrapping a jacket around your waist, you’ll be ready to hit the streets immediately. Pick up a stylish gym bag and look for a cute baseball cap to complete your sporty outfit. To make the outfit even more casual, feel free to bring your flip-flops to the gym and make the best of the warm weather. If you need footwear that’ll warm you up, but you don’t want to stay in your sneakers, jump into your favorite UGG boots and make your otherwise boring outfit into a new trendy ensemble.
Layer it up
Layering is the best way to make your outfit work both ways. Look up to Hailey Baldwin and layer up your sports bra with a cropped hoodie underneath a trendy bomber jacket. Match your comfortable women’s gym tights with eye-catching prints with a pair of black sneakers and you’re ready for another workout session. For some more layering, think about throwing on a structured coat and faux-fur scarf. With a statement sports bra and leggings, your athleisure will be on point. To add more edge to your gym look, think about wearing shorts over tights, or a statement bra under a loose tank.
Top it off with a hoodie
When you don’t have time to go from a gym look to a casual look, mixing the two will actually make you look fabulous and ready to take on the day. All you need to do is get your motif sweatshirt and utility jacket to create a trendy casual combo. Paired up with your navy blue tights and white sneakers, your outfit will be outstanding. With a pair of metallic sunglasses and a stylish gym bag, you’ll be ready to run errands without wondering if your outfit is appropriate enough for everyday duties.
Accessorize with color
Coordinating colors make outfits look sleek, so adding a little pop of color will be a nice refreshment. Whether you go for head-to-toe black or you prefer bolder patterns, color-coordinating your outfit will make it look amazing; it’ll be even better if you include a neon headband and match it with a wristband in the same color. If you’ve laid eyes on a neon gym bag, now is the perfect time to invest in it and color your gym look with a hint of orange, pink or neon yellow. Brightly colored sneakers will be a great addition to your color-coordinated outfit. Over-sized shades, a cute beanie, and a scarf to keep you warm during chilly weather are all you need to complete your gym outfit.
From matching your tights with a pair of UGG boots and an over-sized coat, to wearing a denim jacket together with your neon leggings, making athleisure a hot trend has never been easier. Forget about rushing home to change so you can go out and about; make your gym outfit double up as street wear and rock it like a pro with the previously mentioned tips.
So Sassy Peeps, how do you rock your gym look? Inquiring minds want to know!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.
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