Budget Stylista: From The Gym to the Street

Let’s face it, looking cute for a workout is often a challenge. Actually, it’s a total after-thought. You wake up, grab the first oversized t-shirt you can find and stumble to the gym in a haze, never giving much thought to what you look like or what your plans are after you tighten your core. And then after class you look in the mirror – sweat all over your back, face beet red and hair that looks more like it belongs in 1987 then anywhere near a public place – and remember that you have plans to meet up for brunch.
So what do you do? Skip brunch so you can go home and shower? Go to brunch lookin’ a hot mess? How about neither? By planning a bit ahead of time, you can swap out your sweaty workout garb and transition from a chest press to the coffee press, easy peasy.

Tank, Sports Bra, Leggings, Sneakers, Headband, Bag

I’m a firm believer that putting a little bit of effort into your workout apparel makes you feel better about yourself and work that much harder in the gym. Not to mention, these clothes are designed to wisk away sweat unlike that oversize cotton t-shirt of yours. I love the concept of pairing complimenting bright colors like this fuchsia tank and bright blue sports bra. And this headband is not only fashionable, but functional, keeping your hair away from your face (and from avoiding that curly/stuck to your forehead look that really isn’t cute on anybody).

Tunic, Bra, Leggings, Headband, Bag, Necklace, Flats

If looking cute during your workout is a challenge, then looking cute post-sweat sesh is like Double Jeopardy meets winning that Aggro Crag on GUTS (’90s throwback, what!) Usually on weekends I make brunch plans to reward myself for an hour of tightening up my derriere. My friend Jaclyn always comes from her workout classes looking polished while I look like a sweaty, hot mess.
But a few quick things in your tote can keep you from looking like you just spent an hour in a sauna. Swap out that sports bra for this fun lime green one and throw this tunic over it. I love the color complementing if the strap pops out! Keep on those same leggings, but swap out the shoes for flats. And since your bangs will do anything but cooperate after a workout, you can rock the same headband, too! Throw those sweaty clothes in your tote, towel off your face, spray a little scent on ya, and off you go!

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