Be Chic When You Sweat: Stylish Workout Wear & Accessories
The New Year is a great time to get into shape and there is no better way to do so than with the perfect workout gear. From stylish activewear to motivational yoga mats, become a fitness enthusiast this year and look chic even when you sweat!
1. Molami Bight Nappa Black and Gold Headphones, BUY NOW, $200
Molami is the ultimate in sleek headphone design and quality headphones can really make or break your fitness routine! The brainchild of industrial designer Maria von Euler, these headphones are sculpted to frame and enhance the feminine face. From their braided textile-wrapped chords to their gold and silver plated accents, no detail is overlooked. The Bight Nappa Black and Gold style is futuristic chic with excellent sound quality. They’ve only recently launched in the United States and have already been spotted everywhere from the runway to Style.com‘s fashion radar.
2. Blake Brody In-Studio Footwear, BUY NOW, $98
Blake Brody makes extremely stylish In-Studio Footwear designed specifically for use while practicing your dance moves, yoga poses or Pilates. People Magazine, Vogue and Allure have featured these flats, which are ergonomically designed to compliment the foot’s natural range of motion with their elastic collar and padded footbed for comfort. These adorable flats are on every yogi’s radar and recently caught the attention and foot of fashionista, socialite and Marie Claire blogger Amanda Hearst.
3. Red Daisy Ginger Low-Rise Long Pant, BUY NOW, $95
The Red Daisy Ginger Low-Rise Long athletic pant is a stylish long tight with special side panels engineered with horizontal and vertical stretch that provide light compression throughout your legs. Their double fabric technology contours the body, slimming your silhouette to make your butt and thighs instantly look thinner! They are a total style upgrade and their fabrication gives you a more efficient workout than regular cotton leggings.
4. Alo Uber Cozy Hoodie, BUY NOW, $89
Layering is crucial for staying warm and healthy while working out during the winter months and I love this Alo style. The zip front hoodie is lined with super soft sherpa and is great for an outdoor run or post work-out cover up. Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes and Ellen Pompeo are notorious Alo fans and have been spotted in the activewear while working out and running errands around town.
5. Yogamatic Keep Calm Personalized Yoga Mat, BUY NOW, $89
A great way to practice yoga is atop the motivational mantra to “Keep Calm and Carry On” on Yogamatic’s personalized mat! Did you know this recently popularized slogan originated in 1939 as a way to ensure the people’s awareness that King George VI was adequately defending the country? And although I love this style, Yogamatic will custom make any image into your favorite yoga mat. The personalized gear are favorites of celeb yogis Halle Berry, Kate Bosworth and Molly Sims, whose mat is an adorable picture of her dogs.
6. Anatomie 3/4 Sleeve Henley in Pink, BUY NOW, $89
This 3/4 sleeve Anatomie Henley is one of my favorite tops to wear over a workout tank when going to the gym or exercise class. It is super soft, perfect for layering and has snap-button details for added style. Jennifer Aniston’s yoga teacher, Mandy Ingber loves their stylish and high quality designs.
7. Red Daisy Princess Camisole Tank, BUY NOW, $81
Designed out of the overwhelming need for a sleek and supportive workout bra, Red Daisy specializes in creating sports bras that provide excellent support from inside the bra cups rather than relying on bulky straps. Their comfortable and strong fabrics are made out of patented material from EuroJerseySPA, a specialty Italian mill and have been featured in both national and international publications like Women’s Wear Daily. I love the color of The Princess Camisole Tank, it is feminine and chic with great overall support.
8. Primsport V-Neck in Watercolor, BUY NOW, $72
Notorious for their intricate patterns and stand out designs, Primsport is perfect for spicing up a drab workout wardrobe. In fact, it was born out of three women’s passion (including the wife of Vogue veteran Tom Florio) for fitness and a vision to put the life back into traditional tennis clothing. Their V-Neck in Watercolor design is stylish and a great option for the fitness gal on the go as it looks like a regular shirt when worn with jeans.
9. Lululemon Power Y Tank in Lilac Heathered Coal, BUY NOW, $52
Lululemon’s Power Y Tank is one of many great pieces from the activewear line which has a cult following of everyone from Michelle Obama and Kelly Ripa to Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez. The body skimming fit ensures that this top won’t ride up, regardless of the intensity of your workout. This sleek activewear looks feminine in lilac and has a built in shelf bra that is lined with COOLMAX technology to wick away sweat. These tops are preshrunk so they run one size small.
10. Things Remembered Stainless Steel Water Bottle, BUY NOW, $25
Water bottles are essential to every fitness enthusiast. They are not only better for the environment, but unlike plastic, the stainless steel bottle makes sure water tastes pure with every sip. This 16 oz. design has a unique flip-top straw and the bottle can be engraved, so you can choose to etch on your favorite motivational mantra!
11. SPIBelt Small Personal Items Belt, BUY NOW, $19.95
The SPIBelt Small Personal Items Belt is a must have for runners! These slim pouches won’t bounce or ride up during the most rigorous of workouts, so it’s no wonder that it has become a favorite of marathon winner Jeanette Wang. They stretch tremendously to fit your phone, iPod and keys, and come in a variety of colors to suit any workout wardrobe. I am loving mine and they sure beat the look of a fanny pack.
Beach Bag Essentials
Every girl likes to be prepared and have everything she could possibly need in her bag at all times. This holds especially true in the summer when sun and sand are involved. A day at the beach requires a different but equally stocked bag. Here are this summer’s best products to stash in your beach bag:
The first thing you can’t forget to put in your beach bag is of course, sunscreen. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch is an affordable and reliable choice as it’s lightweight but still offers significant protection. Plus, it isn’t greasy so you can use it on your body and face. But those aren’t the only places that need a little SPF. The delicate skin on your lips should always be protected. Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 is a favorite of ours because it is available in various glossy colors. The sun can also damage hair if it isn’t properly protected. Rene Furterer’s Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Spray helps protect color-treated hair from fading while nourishing with Vitamin E.
A great hat, like this Hat Attack Raffia Medium Brim Floppy, is another way to protect your skin and hair from the sun. But just because you aren’t getting those sun-kissed cheeks the natural way doesn’t mean you can’t fake the rosy look with tarte’s natural cheek stain, which stays put better than a powder blush.
Cover-up in style with Calypso St. Barth’s Samantha Embroidered Tunic. It’s available in array of lovely colors, but it does run a tad small so order one size up.
It’s just as important to keep your skin and body hydrated as it is to protect it. Drinking a lot of water is great for your health but can be harmful to the environment if you use disposable plastic bottles. Take care of yourself and the planet with recycled and refillable EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottles in stylish designs. And when your face needs a cooling refresher, give yourself a spritz 2 Note Perfumery’s light face mist.
You can throw all these great products in this tote from Jonathan Adler. We love how you can choose your favorite print or your favorite destination!
Buy Now, Johnathan Adler Well-Traveled Beach Tote, $198
Buy Now, Rene Furterer Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Spray, $26
Buy Now, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF55, $9.49
Buy Now, EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $13.99
Buy Now, Kiehls Lip Balm SPF15, $8.50
Buy Now, Tarte Cheek Stain, $30
SIGG, “The Original Swiss Bottle,” $21.99-$29.99
SIGG, “The Original Swiss Bottle”
Sigg’s Water Bottles are the ultimate eco-friendly bottles and a great alternative to plastic. They’re made of aluminum and are 100% recyclable. With over 150 styles, there is something for everyone. The 1 liter size fits into most car and gym cup holders. Prices range from $21.99 – $29.99.
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