In an attempt to get back to my Pilates class after a month long hiatus (!), I figured an update to my workout wardrobe might do the trick. I did a little research: what are people wearing to soul cycle, gyro, barre and the likes? How do we workout and then transition to the rest of our day looking polished and put-together? Well, I searched for hours and these are the BEST new basics I found. Read on for the three items you need to look super stylish and move seamlessly from workout to post-workout errands and activities!
Leggings are the basis of the entire workout outfit. We all tend towards black, but I also like my leggings to not only hide any unwanted unsightly sorts of things, but also have a little detail. After trying on dozens, these are the black ones I purchased myself. Try a fun print or a stripe like this favorite, to mix things up!
I’m sure we can all agree, having the right sports bra is key. It just can’t too tight like mine, and then end up showing over flowing skin, which isn’t attractive AT ALL! There are a lot of bright colors and prints out there, so choose something fun since it will likely peek out from one of your stylish tees. I bought this one for when I’m doing low impact like Pilates, and this one I recently added to my bag.
Sweatshirts and hoodies
If you just buy one new thing, make it a sweatshirt or a hoodie. You’ll see me wearing this new nylon Nike hoodie on my insta stories and I love this cozy velour 1/2 zip also by Nike. It’s a pretty color and flattering at the same time!
OK WORKOUT IS DONE ✅ NEXT … Errands
Here are three ways to leave the gym looking stylish
Add a fun hat
If you’re anything like me and your hair goes a little wacko when you sweat, this is a must. Try anything from the on-trend baseball hat to a slouchy beanie to a cute cloche.
A cool pair of sunnies is key
These Celine sunnies are perfect if you have a smaller face – look for 54mm measurement. If I could, I would buy this all black Gucci pair, and I’d throw in this Tom Ford pair too!! Read here to see the post on why I think sunglasses are so important!!
FINISH WITH YOUR FAVORITE JACKET
This is where you pull out your favorite “third piece” as we say in the industry. Anything goes here: your favorite denim jacket, your beloved Veronica beard jacket with the sweatshirt hoodie, even a leather jacket. Or, an athletic piece you already own! You don’t need to go out and buy anything — this third piece is likely already hanging in your closet. But just in case… here are three new favorites I’d buy in a heartbeat!
Images of me – Carrie Minns
Street style images via Pinterest