For my April column in College Times, I wrote about transitioning your gym look to an acceptable, out-in-public street style look. The biggest piece of advice I can offer is contrast.
I typically always wear leggings when I work out – so if you’re like me and wear tighter pants, go with a looser top half. Also, if you sweat a lot (like me), then you’ll honestly want to bring several layers to cover up post workout.
Yeah, if you were to look under that sweatshirt and denim jacket, you’d most definitely find a sweat-soaked tank top. I’m so nasty after the gym. Obviously I didn’t work out before these photos, so I’m not going to pretend like I did. If you’re going to work out and run errands after with no time to stop home in between, my advice is to braid your hair and bring a towel to dab your fact after. (Maybe bring a good CC cream if your face turns red!) I think the denim jacket (or a cargo coat) is really what completes the look. If I were to take it off, it would be a 100% gym look, so make sure to always bring some time of statement piece that says, “Hey I put some effort into looking presentable.” Unless you’re cool with rocking the total gym look – which is totally cool, I do that all the time. –
Finally, if you wear sweats or looser pants to the gym, go with a tighter top. If you’re not afraid to show some stomach, wear a tight crop top. (Throw on a long vest to look super fierce) If that’s not your thing, toss on a tighter fitting cardigan.
Shop this look:
- Forever 21 Leggings (Similar)
- Black Sweatshirt (Similar & Super Cute / Similar)
- Denim Jacket (Similar / Similar)
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