Outfits to take you from the Gym to Starbucks!
By: Pearl Maalouf BS, FMSC, CPT, CF-L1
Take those leggings out of the gym and hit the streets!
Gym clothes are no longer something that you only wear for your hour-long aerobics class and go straight home to change. It’s now a versatile outfit that’s acceptable and trendy to wear on coffee dates, errands, and to the movies.
There are a lot of brands are trying to get in the game with their own lines of active wear. In Beirut there are is a store from the Spanish brand Oysho, specializing in homewear and underwear. Among all the pajamas you will find a few racks of workout gear! It seems totally random but why not? As obesity levels rise world wide there is a new and urgent emphasis on working out. With that comes a new need for cute and functional gym clothes! I curated a few different outfits from my favorite stores like Gap, Forever 21, as well as a few more luxe brands like Olympia Activewear. There are pieces in ranging from $4 – $135.
Consumers are loving the new sexy, sleek, and funky options to showcase their style at the gym. There’s nothing like a great new gym outfit to get you motivated through an intense spin class! Personally, my outfit heavily influences the type of workout I will have…I need my tank tops when I train upper body so I can see my muscles working, and God forbid I’m wearing see-through leggings on squat day! So my workouts are planned in advance and I coordinate outfits around that! 😛 Sounds like hard work but you wouldn’t wear a dress to go hiking, and I don’t like to wear loose sports bras when I want to jump rope! Makes sense right?? 🙂 So check out my picks and let me know what your fav is–or if there is a brand of activewear that you’re loving right now!
The first round of outfits are my fav pieces that are embracing the mesh trend –which is so epic for this summers heat waves! These easy summer outfits that will keep you cool and classy no matter where you are!
Clockwise from top right to left: Mesh Paneled Leggings, Simple Graphic Canvas Tote, NAXOS – IRON Leggings, GapFit T-back cropped tank, GEO POP F/L TIGHT, Mesh-Paneled Athletic Tank.
These outfits are a bit edgier, and in the black/grey family which is honestly my go-to color combo! Honestly I can never have too many black, grey, or white pieces. The most expensive piece that I’m featuring here is the snake skin print and mesh leggings, but the design is so unique that I had to include it!
Clockwise from top right to left: PEP OPEN BACK TANK, Cutout-Back Burnout Tank, SNAKE MESH LEGGING, Gyspy Warrior Brunch Money Pouch, SKY SCRAPER ECHO CROP LEGGING, GapFit gFast animal stripe leggings.
Let me know which was your favorite…and could you see yourself wearing it! I think I may need to go shopping after writing this article!! My bank account won’t be happy with me 😛