Today Jennifer (A Well Styled Life) and I have invited our friend Rhoda (Southern Hospitality) to join us for our over 50 Fashion Edit. This month we are talking about Athleisure, Workout Wear, or Work Wear during Covid (let’s be honest). I spend a lot of time at my computer, so I am trying to be more fit. In order to keep a healthy body and mind, we need to achieve a balance of eating healthy foods and staying as active as we can. Active can mean a daily walk around the block or serious workouts at the gym. At this stage in our lives, we need to listen to our bodies and try to keep as fit as we can at whatever level we are comfortable with. Let’s face it we feel better when our muscles are strong and flexible. Lets talk about Six Activewear Looks That Will Make you Want to Work Out.
Workout clothes don’t have to be the latest and the greatest or expensive., At our age, comfort is key. Workout clothes need to be made of stretch moisture-wicking fabrics. I take good care of my “workout” clothes and they last. I wash them on a cool water cycle in the washing machine and hang them out to dry naturally. You might find it helpful to create a capsule workout wardrobe where you can mix and match your items. Most of my things are black and gray but since I wear them 99% of the time I have begun to branch out to make myself feel a bit more fashionable rather than one step up from pj’s. If we look good we usually feel good, right?
Over the years, I have purchased many of my workout clothes at Target and they have worn almost as well as the more expensive brands. I love this combo I found at Target. The pants and the sweatshirt come in multiple colors and they are $20 each. You can’t go wrong. The sweatshirt also comes in a hooded version, I have linked it as well. I just purchased these Adidas sneaks and I love them! You can find the Blue Marlin hat on Amazon here.
SHOP THE TARGET ACTIVEWEAR LOOK
Chicos gifted me this comfy activewear outfit. The hooded tunic is a comfy velour and the leggings have a velour stripe down the side which coordinates with the tunic. This outfit could be dressed up with a pair of leopard birdies and take you out to dinner as well.
Chico’s also gifted me this great reversible vest. It is a python print on one side and silver on the other. I love the length and the fit. It covers the bum and is very flattering. These pieces are from Chicos Zenergy Line. They have a lot of pieces on sale for really great prices here.
SHOP THE CHICOS ACTIVEWEAR LOOK
You ladies have been telling me forever how much you love the Zella leggings. I purchased this Zella sweatshirt and leggings when they were having their sale. I love both pieces. The sweatshirt could be worn with multiple other combinations. I don’t normally wear patterns on my bottom half, but I am trying to be more adventurous. Black leggings get pretty boring when you wear them nearly every day.
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These Banana Republic koral leggings are on sale thankfully. They are one of the best pairs I own. I am wearing them with an old gap fit turtleneck (no longer available) and the great J Jill Activewear Performance Hoodie. I just picked up this hoodie for Spring. I think you will really like it (covers the bum and has a bit of shape so it is flattering). It also has two slant pockets to stash your phone and keys. It is lightweight so will be great for chilly Spring and Summer walks that end up getting warm before you finish.
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I Am a big fan of Athleta. Everything they offer is of good quality. They don’t put many items on sale often, but these leggings are on sale, as well as some colors of the sweatshirt. I own the Coaster Luxe sweatshirt in several colors. I have worn them to death. They are lightweight and soft. In the winter I wear something under them. In Spring and Summer, they are great for chilly mornings.
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Sorry, this picture is not very good but I wanted to share this Gap Sweatshirt. I featured the Gap sweatshirt in my outfit of the week here. I literally own it in every color it comes in. It washes beautifully, is “super cozy ” as Summer would say, and does not shrink. It is now 50% off plus an extra 10%. Even at the regular price, they are worth every penny.
SHOP GAP ACTIVEWEAR LOOK
If you don’t want your bum showing (I don’t) Athleta has an entire section of CYA (cover your assets) tops here.
My favorite tee is/was the Gap Fit Breathe tee. They turned it into a boatneck which is not my favorite, but I haven’t found a better tee so maybe I just need to get over it. I buy it in a tall and it is a little longer. I am very long-waisted FYI.
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Martha Stewart Best Sun Hats for Outdoor Protection for Women. I need to get a better hat that is lightweight for when we move. Have you tried any of these or have one you recommend?
SHOP SUN HATS FOR WALKING
Who What Wear Best Sports Bras for Large Breasts. Do you have a favorite bra to recommend? Here are a few I am considering.
SHOP SPORTS BRAS
Thank you so much for reading Five Activewear Looks That Will Make you Want to Work Out. Tomorrow I will be back with my pal Mary Ann (she is subbing for Elizabeth (the Vintage Contessa) for Ageless Style. Elizabeth will be back next month.
Now pop over and visit Jennifer and Rhoda for their Activewear/Workwear/Lazywear looks!