It's every fit girl's dilemma: without having to orchestrate an entire outfit change, how can I dress gym-ready but still look sophisticated enough for everyday errands?
Whether you're headed to Barre class after brunch or want to maximize your time by tackling that long list of errands after a trip to the gym, you can still look put-together and polished without having to pack an extra set of clothes. And without having to waste extra time on an outfit change, too.
Gone are the days of working out in baggy sweats and old t-shirts--unless of course that's what you feel most comfortable working up a sweat in. However if you've yet to experience the wonders of moisture-wicking material, then you may be missing out on taking the comfort factor of your workouts to a whole new level.
This simple but stylish tank comes in a handful of different shades that will add a bright pop of color to your workout wardrobe. “This top is super comfy… [and] even though it's loose, it does stay in place well even during yoga,” says one reviewer on the Old Navy website. Photo Credit: Old Navy Click here to see All the Workout Clothes You Can Wear Anywhere
Aerie claims that these crop-length yoga pants will give your “booty a perky lift.” But since we can’t attest to whether or not that’s been scientifically proven as fact, we’ll focus on other cool aspects; like the fun, flirty waistband and soft stretch cotton jersey that they’re made of. Photo Credit: Aerie
Great for working out, running errands or even just lounging around, GapFit’s Logo Pullover is the perfect piece of apparel for adding a fun layer to your exercise outfit. Plus, it’s made with soft, breathable moisture-wicking fabric that will keep you cool and dry through all of your daily endeavors. Photo Credit: Gap Click here to see All the Workout Clothes You Can Wear Anywhere
Even though you’re not about carrying around extra outfits, we bet you’re still in need of a trendy tote for other exercise accessories. The Balance Gym Bag from REI is simple but stylish and is held together by a buckle designed for storing your yoga mat. It also includes a vented, waterproof compartment in case you need a space to stash sweaty workout clothes. Photo Credit: REI
Online reviewers are raving about how comfy this Old Navy Anorak is. It features a built-in hood, breathable mesh lining, zippered front pocket, perforated shell and stretchy band hem all of which make it a comfortable and convenient post-workout cover-up. One reviewer even said it’s light enough for jogging in the sun. Photo Credit: Old Navyy Click here to see All the Workout Clothes You Can Wear Anywhere>
Plus, not only will the right type of materials increase comfort, but many women will attest to the fact that fun exercise apparel can do wonders for boosting your confidence levels. Activewear brands certainly aren't skimping out on style when it comes to creating functional apparel these days because they know that part of feeling good about your body--whether you're working out or running errands--means feeling good about what you're wearing.
Plus, despite what you might think, you don't have to spend a fortune to put together a fun and functional fitness wardrobe, which is why we've rounded up a collection of our favorite pieces of affordable apparel that will seamlessly and sensibly transition your gym style to the street. Go ahead... Take a look, make your picks and add a few to your own workout
-Katie Rosenbrock, The Active Times
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