Women working out at the gym fall into one of two camps. They are either a Glamazon or a Bag Lady. The Glamazon is the one who shows up at the gym in full makeup, fully accessorized, perfumed, and just strutting around the gym. For the Glamazon actually working out at the gym would ruin her outfit. The Bag Lady is the exact opposite, she just threw on whatever what was closest to her, not the cleanest thing closest to her, just the items closest to her. You can recognize her as the one that you don’t realize is a woman until you overhear her speaking. If she fell asleep by the front door of the gym, she would wake up with coins all around her from the beneficent gym goers attempting to alleviate the homelessness situation in their city.
There is a middle ground between Glamzon and Bag Lady, it is the sweet spot of gym style and it is also functional so you can actually work out at the gym. What a novel idea! So in case you run into Prince Charming or your ratchet ex-boyfriend who broke up with you via text, you will be looking good.
Let’s makeover your gym style head-to-toe with these 6 items that will change the way you workout and get some cute outfits for a workout.
6 Items That Will Change the Way You Workout:
- A headband. This item is essential because it can hide a bad hair day and it is more feminine than a hat. You can do a messy ponytail or bun and then put on a headband to tame the stray hairs and it will make you look more put together at the gym. The good news is that you will not have to worry about continually brushing your hair from your eyes. The bad news is that you can’t use hair in your face as an excuse to get out of the down dog position, you are actually now going to have to hold it for the entire time.
- Stud earrings. Wouldn’t you be drifting into the Gym Glamazon category by wearing earrings to work out. Not really, it is one accessory. They are tiny earrings that won’t dangle or get caught on exercise equipment. The good news is that you will look better if you have to go somewhere right after your workout. It creates cute outfits for a workout and anything you do post workout. The bad news, you now need to get little diamond, gold, or silver stud earrings (but is it really bad news you get to go shopping!)
- Bright colored sports bras. The best way to look stylish in your workout gear is through carful layering. Nothing looks better for layering than a pop of color. Brightly colored sports bras allow you to do that with the bra straps of your tank tops or sweatshirts that drape off of your shoulder. The good news, when you look good, you feel good so that you can do a few more reps or a few more minutes on the treadmill. The bad news if you are like most women you will have to break your dependence on the color black (someone should start a support group for this)
- Draped tank tops. Then the heavens parted and down came the draped tank tops in a radiant beam of light. This fashion development has been a Godsend. These tanktops can help hide belly fat and back fat. You don’t have to worry about trying to suck in your tummy around the people with six pack abs and you don’t have to worry about unsightly jiggle as you do your cardio. The good news is that your prayers have been answered with this stylish workout option that hides everything. It creates cute outfits for a workout and offers a self esteem boost. The bad news is that you will be trying to wear your new workout draped tops to funerals, weddings, work, court dates and your family will have to have a wardrobe intervention.
- Tunic style sweatshirt. Sweatshirt style has come a long way since Rocky Balboa wore one to climb the steps. You can actually look like a woman while wearing one and you can still look stylish enough that you can go around town to run errands afterward if needed. The good news is that a tunic style sweatshirt is long enough that is can cover any sweat stains that may appear in unflattering places. This tunic style sweatshirt should be foundational in creating cute outfits for a workout. The bad news is that you will have a tough time deciding which option to choose.
- Leggings. This is most likely an item you already have in your wardrobe, you can simply repurpose them for your workout. There are so many cute outfits for a workout you can create with leggings. These are a great alternative to traditional yoga pants or biker shorts (yes some people are still stuck in the 90’s). The good news you now have new ways to wear your leggings. The bad news is that you need to make sure that you have good quality leggings that don’t become sheer when they stretch otherwise you will be putting on a peep show when you bend down to touch your toes.
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