Different people have different ways of motivating themselves: a weekend treat if they get in a certain number of workouts; pictures of fit people posted around the house; a friend to meet at the gym. For some, all it takes to get to the gym is some new, stylish workout wear. This is not the case for me. Beyond making sure that my parts aren't jiggling too much when I'm jumping rope, I don't really care what my workout clothes look like. Function over fashion. Wicking over matching. But cute workout clothes are popping up all over the place, so it's possible to find things that are functional AND fashionable. I don't know that I'll soon be convinced to stop buying my gear from the Dick's sale rack, but if you're interested in looking put-together while you're sweating, here are some good looking options that have gotten good reviews:
|Udiayana Slsv Yoga Top, Sweaty Betty|
|Zen Seeker Tunic, Lucy|
|Prisma Tank, Athleta|
|Water Bound Singlet, Lululemon|
|Be Free Knicker, Athleta|
|Tracker Short II, Lululemon|
|On the Move Legging, Lucy|
|Yoga Mat, My Custom Yoga Mat|
And I still stand by my "function over fashion" take for a good, comfortable, supportive sports bra:
|Under Armour "Still Gotta Have It" Bra, Dick's|
I also need a very functional headband to keep every last strand out of my face for my entire workout. Bani Bands are the best! They stay in place, and they have an adjustable elastic band that makes one size fit all. I generally stick with basic black, but for the purpose of a pretty post, I'll show you one of their many lovely patterns:
|Floral Beauty Headband, Bani Bands|
What is your workout style? Do you try to be fashion-forward, or do you stick to the basics? I'd love to hear in the comments.
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