I live in active workout wear — not ‘athleisure’, but real full on workout wear—the stuff you wear to really train, not look super cute. Frankly, day in and day out it can be boring. And, I may lose a few of you here, but I like to look polished, at least somewhat, especially if I’m going to go from the gym or ice skating rink to grab a bite to eat or run a few errands. I’ve challenged myself to put together some gym to street outfits that will take me from a heavy training session into the real world looking pulled together and polished.
How to Wear Workout Clothes in Public: Easy Gym to Street Outfits
While I’ve been guilty of wearing active or workout wear to run errands from time to time, I’ve also chosen to go through a drive through instead of going to a restaurant because I didn’t feel adequately covered and didn’t want to go to a restaurant in strait up workout wear. I’m also completely over the giant tank top over sweaty gym wear (but I get it) so I’ve created options that require a few easy pieces you can tuck into your gym bag with ease so when you come out, you have completely shifted gears.
How to Wear Workout Clothes in Public: Look #1
For all three looks, you will note I exchanged my sports top with a simple tunic style tank top. This one is from Target, so it’s super affordable. I’m wearing a pair of comfortable leggings, a gift from J.Jill; I wear leggings like this when I work out. To this simple base, I added a jean jacket, necklace and I switched out my trainers for a pair of comfy glittery slip ons. Aviator sunnies finish off the look for an easy sporty vibe.
How to Wear Workout Clothes in Public: Look #2
For the second look, I added a pair of jazzy booties—I got these over the winter and they’ve been comfortable and a fun way to give a basic look a boost. These were quite affordable, I got them from www.shein.com. I added a black sleeveless duster, a long necklace and a pair of cat eye sunnies, for an easy polished look.
How to Wear Workout Clothes in Public: Look #3
For the last look, I added a beautiful kimono and a pair of heels for a super chic look. I love this kimono, which was a mega trend last summer. It is a trend still being embraced into spring/summer 2018. If you’re a little skeptical of adding a kimono, remember, if you don’t want to wear it out, you can always enjoy it at home, but they are a wonderful way to add a pop to an otherwise basic outfit. They look great with jeans and casual slacks, so if you haven’t tried it, you should.
In all three cases, you will note that I changed just the shoes, and topper—added a simple necklace and sunglasses and that’s all it took to take athletic wear from the gym to the street.
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