Working out can be a sweaty and sometimes undignified business. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous while you do it.
With today’s activewear and accessories, you can create your own stylish look from head to toe. Read on for the latest tips for fitness-freak fashionistas.
How To Look Fabulous While Getting Fit
Here’s how you can work out in style:
1. Fitbit Flash
Lots of people wear Fitbits as a way to track their progress every day. It’s amazing how many steps you can rack up just going about your business.
No wonder these fitness tracker bracelets are still hot, eight years after the Fitbit Flex launched in 2013.
The Flex started out as a plain, discreet elastomer wristband in a range of colours. Not very exciting!
Thankfully, there’s now a whole range of models to choose from. Check out these fun Fitbit straps to add a colourful personal touch to your ensemble.
2. Fancy Feet
If you’re serious about exercise, you need a good pair (or two, or three…) of trainers. Functional doesn’t have to mean boring, though.
Whether your idea of exercise is running, circuit training, Crossfit, or just walking to your favourite coffee place, you’ll find funky trainers for any budget.
From retro to futuristic, low-key to bling, sleek to chunky, the key trainer trends of this year have something for everyone. It’s never been easier to combine style with specialist performance.
3. Chic And Comfy
It’s official: business casual is out, athleisure is in. With so many of us working from home during the pandemic, we’ve got used to dressing for comfort. And what’s more comfortable than a pair of leggings?
This year, there’s no such thing as dressing up or down. Today’s activewear brands offer flattering, fashion-forward pieces you can wear anywhere, even the office.
Sustainable, breathable fabrics like viscose rayon, organic hemp and Tencel are comfortable and chic as well as eco-friendly. It’s a far cry from the shiny neon lycra of the 80s and 90s.
4. Keep Warm, Stay Cool
If you’re the outdoorsy type, you know it’s crucial to keep wind and rain off while wicking away sweat and allowing your skin to breathe.
Technical fabrics, like Gore-Tex, do exactly that – but hiking gear hasn’t always been the most attractive choice.
Baggy lines and lurid colours might be okay if you’re halfway up a mountain, but you’d be mortified if you bumped into anyone you knew!
Fortunately, you don’t have to cover up your fabulous leisure wear with an ugly anorak. Raincoats and waterproofs are super in right now, with high-performing brands like Fjallraven, Berghaus and Columbia making jackets you won’t be ashamed to be seen in.
5. Be Hair-Central
Your outfit isn’t the only thing that can say you look fabulous while getting a sweat. Your hair is also at the center of attention.
So make sure to keep it simple, practical, and chic at the same time. How can you achieve this? Well, with a cute ponytail and a headband; or maybe a topknot, or a bubble ponytail.
Just don’t let your hair loose to absorb all the sweat and get into your face.
Also, don’t go too crazy with your workout hairstyle either. After all, you want to look fabulous while exercising, not at a wedding.
Get Fit, Stay Fab!
If you still think of leggings and trainers as “gym clothes”, it’s time to update your ideas. Join the athleisure revolution, and you won’t just feel good, you’ll look great, too.
With so many colours, fabrics and styles to choose from, the only limit is your imagination. And how much room you have in your wardrobe!