There is something about spring that makes me excited about working out again. I’m starting to think that I hibernate in the winter, especially since workouts are few and far between with the holidays and my heavily recorded TV schedule. But lately all I’ve been wanting to do is be outside — walking the dogs or jogging with friends. (I’m *still* waiting for confirmation on the coolness of rollerblades since my last post.) In fact, I decided this spring to invest in some workout clothes that are actually cute instead of the t-shirts and ratty shorts that I’ve worn since, oh, maybe college? I also use cute clothes as motivation — it’s kind of my thing.
What I’ve realized while shopping for workout gear is that I want to be able to wear these pieces beyond just working out. If I’m going to invest in nice gear, then let’s make this a well-rounded purchase, says my head and my husband. Let’s be honest here, your workout clothes get worn outside of the gym or a workout all the time. Maybe you are meeting your girlfriends for wine but you needed to go for a quick run first. (We call this a ‘run then wine’ in our group.) Or maybe it’s a gym, groceries, and getting things done kind of day — which in most people’s vernacular is just called Saturday. Workout clothes were made for weekends. So I’ve invested in a few pieces that will last me through many workouts and can double as day to day wear, as well.
So do you find yourself wearing your workout gear outside of the gym, too? I’ve pulled together a few looks (featuring pieces I own) that really work it out– fitness wise and style wise:
How do you make your workout gear work in the long run? Do you mix and match it into your closet or keep it in the gym?
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