Spring is here, though you wouldn’t notice it here in Kansas with the freezing rain and all. Yesterday as I was prematurely packing away my scarves, sweaters and sweatshirts I made a note to myself; buy workout gear for spring. Low and behold Dress To Kill magazine obviously had me in mind with this fashion spread ‘Sports Chic’ in the Spring/Summer issue. This is what I think I look like when I’m at the gym.
One of my many motivational tactics to keep me sticking to my gym regime in this thin lifestyle is- fun fitness fashions. There is a saying “if you look great you’ll feel great and when you feel great you’ll do great,” I find this ideal when at the gym. Sometimes the gym can get a little mundane but if you add a little razzle dazzle you’re sure to make it to the weight-room more frequently to show off.
Now don’t be a dummy by wearing delicate designer clothing to destroy while pumping iron however, leave your “free with signature” tees for yard work or sleeping. Just simple solid color shirts in cotton, spandex or duo/dry polyester same with your bottoms. For legs days and cardio go for shorts or spandex, upper-body days a nice pair of long workout tights or track pants. Just make sure your shoes coordinate with your clothing as well as function over fashion. This is the only setting where this is acceptable but save your ratty shoes for rainy days. Invest in a good stylish shoe that happens to be great for running. Yes, your Jordan’s are acceptable. Don’t be too flamboyant but look well styled. Don’t be afraid to purchase some cool/fun sweat resistant socks if you must add a little flash.
Model Brian Shimansky is the perfect thinspiration in paring atheistic gear with latest spring trends. If you like to Instagram your workout looks like I do then take note. Just because you’re getting sweaty like a pig doesn’t mean you have to dress like one. Sweat in style, you never know who you’ll run into at the gym and if you’re like me you run your post workout errands in the same attire.
Style is being prepared for every setting. If you have fashionable specific work, party and church clothing why not some for the gym.
P.S. Tight, fitting or revealing workout clothing are for those with tight fit bodies, there is still sex appeal in well fitting workout ensembles too.