Wednesday, June 18, 2014


It's hard for me to get motivated to work out in the kind of heat we're having in Richmond, but I'm trying to get it done.  My main motivation comes from advance planning.  I'm very unlikely to get in a quick workout on a whim.

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.

As a personal stylist in Richmond, VA, I strive to make wardrobe choices clear and easy for women who are short on time, overwhelmed by their closets, or transitioning from one period of life to another.  Let's connect! 

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