A lot has changed in the past few years. Fitness has taken on a new meaning for me–I actually like working out, I no longer wear yoga pants just to lounge. And I’m investing in more running pants, tennis skirts and hoodie sweatshirts than I have since high school. Or, really, ever.
Of course, companies like Athleta and Lululemon have certainly helped in that area. They’ve worked to make fitness-wear fashionable. Fitness-wear has become casual-wear.
Still, on the days that I show up to pick-up my daughter in a post- or pre-work out tank or cami, I don’t quite feel ready for the world. But I’ve learned that a few versatile staples can help to take me from the gym floor to the volunteer room at school to a casual lunch with friends.
While the weather is getting hotter, many mornings and late afternoons, it’s still prime for a hoodie or pullover. No longer are we resorting to crew sweatshirts to warm us up. Now we can look for trim sweatshirts and jackets that add a bit of put-together style to our workout wardrobe.
Hope Jacket by Athleta $88-108
Batwing & Robin Jacket (available in zip-up and pull-over, both with and without hoodies) $89. Cowl neck $44.99.
South Shore Tunic $98
The North Face Stria Mezzaluna Hoodie (found it least expensive at Nordstrom: $53.60)
Stripe French Terry Hooded Short Sleeve Sweatshirt $48
Hard Tail Saddle Open Cardigan $62.98
Zella Multi Way Warrior Wrap $68
Throw on a simple necklace and bracelet and you’re looking like you put a little more thought into merging your active day’s events. Or add a little shine while pulling back your hair with accessories that multitask.
Dainty Leather & Faceted Bead Bracelet $18
Pave Ball Sliding Sliding Pendant Necklace $28
Morningtide Stud Earrings $24
Three-Row Paillette Graduated Pendantd $48 — So unique in that you can just wear one row, two rows or all three, depending on your mood and clothing choice. With a gym top, I wear just one (I’m wearing it now!)
Crystal Cluster Braided Stretch Bracelet $32
Crystal Studded Leather Headband $48
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