Fitness Meets Fashion

When it comes to the essentials of working out, along with stretching and staying hydrated, it is important to update your workout wardrobe. Everything from your running shoes to your gym bag can make a statement, and with the never-ending amount of options, the search for the perfect workout ensemble can be a workout in itself. Check out these InWithSkin approved active apparel options:

For breathable work out pants, try Mizuno Exodus ¾ Tights ($46, zappos.com) for extra comfort and style. These pants stay up with an interior drawstring, so no more pausing to pull your pants up during a long run or a vigorous Pilates session.

You can never go wrong with a great pair of yoga pants. Aerie Fold-Over Yoga Pants ($29.50, ae.com) are a fashionable go-to because they are stretchy enough for your downward dogs, yet still soft on your skin.

Never worry about a visual panty line while in the gym again! With Lululemon’s Smooth Moves Girl Shorts ($18, lululemon.com), your VPL instantly disappears while you stay trendy. Get a pair in every color: black, pink, blue, green, orange, coral, and yellow.

It’s often hard to find a good supportive sports bra, but look no further than Nike’s Swift U-Back Woman’s Running Bra ($50, nike.com). This bra is flattering, yet will keep the girls in check during an intense boxing class.

When it comes to working out, a cute tank top is a must. Check out Lululemon’s Cool Racerback ($39, lululemon.com) for a top that will no longer leave you worrying about sweat stains or uncomfortable built-in bras. A loose enough fit with extra length at the hip is comfortable yet secure – prefect for your next Zumba class.

Comfortable running shoes can make or break a good workout experience, so it is vital that you find the best pair for you. Asics GEL-Landreths 6 ($110, endless.com) take the worry about your heels slipping. With a grip insert built into the shoe, your feet will stay in place when you’re doing anything from lunges to kickboxing.

Accessorizing is another way to insert your personal style into your workout wardrobe. Apple’s Incase Sports Armband Deluxe for iPhone 4/4S ($44.95, apple.com) offers a functional and hip way to listen to music. This accessory makes listening to music easy even while lifting weights, with an adjustable band that will hold your iPhone in place on your arm.

A gym bag can say a lot about a person; make sure yours is making a spirited statement with Athleta’s Spring Tote ($79, athelta.gap.com). This durable bag is flexible for any type of workout session. Bring your shoes, water bottle, towel, and more to the yoga studio and back with ease.

What kind of sportswear do you rock at the gym or in the studio?

By Marissa Villarreal

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