Hit the Gym in Style

A woman working out at the gym in style.

We all know that gym time is not meant to be a beauty pageant, but it doesn’t hurt to look your best while you’re cranking out your sweat session. Below are some tips to help you hit the gym in style so that you can add a little touch of flair to your workouts.

1. Take Note of the Tote

There’s something about hitting the gym with a stylish, well-stocked bag that can make you feel more prepared to kick butt during your workout session. For example, this Active Marled Knit gym bag from Forever21 offers plenty of room to store all of your workout-related goodies, and its chic yet versatile look can mesh well with a wide range of clothing styles.

2. Rock Some Printed Leggings

If you’re a style-conscious gym-goer, it’s hard to overlook the need to add some printed leggings to your ensemble. Not only are they insanely soft and comfortable, but they allow for maximum freedom of movement, unlike those baggy sweatpants that can make you feel like you’re wearing a tent around your legs. These snazzy floral print performance leggings by Calvin Klein (available at Macy’s) or these Active Geo-Print leggings from Forever21 are just a couple of examples of the many different styles and looks you have to choose from when you foray into the printed leggings universe.

3. Prepare Your Hair

Nobody wants a face full of hair when they’re trying to knock out a set of burpees. To keep your style-o-meter intact, be sure to invest in some headbands or wraps to keep your hair from getting in your face while you’re working out. For example, these active headbands from Forever21 or this paisley print knotted Jersey headwrap from Claire’s will help you keep your hair under control while offering some pizzazz to boot.

4. Go for a Glam Top

Yeah, a T-shirt can suffice, but why not add a little bit of versatility to your exercise ensemble by sporting a slightly more glammed-out top? For example, this Legend graphic top from Forever21 features a very breathable perforated knit fabric as well as a drawstring hood for a little functional flair.

5. Keep Cool with a Sports Bra/Tank Combo

A sports bra/tank combo can provide you with the support and comfort you need, all while keeping you nice and cool in the process. This Active Twofer sports bra tank from Forever21 is a great example of a combo top that provides plenty of freedom of movement along with excellent moisture management, and it has a cute, flirty look to boot.

6. Rock the Right Kicks

A pair of comfortable yet colorful athletic kicks is one of the best ways to score style points during your workout sesh. Consider these Nike Women’s Flex running sneakers from Macy’s for a cheerful, vibrant look, or these New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V2 sneakers from Champ’s Sports for a sleek yet feminine aesthetic.

You don’t have to check your style at the door when you walk into the gym. Keep the above tips in mind to help you put together a workout ensemble that will make a memorable fitness fashion statement!