I just started working out at the gym, and the sweatpants and old t-shirt thing is a little dated. I also don’t want to wear anything too junior or skimpy. Do you have suggestions for the best fitness clothes for women our age? I need clothes that are comfortable, stylish looking, and will help motivate me. Thanks, Jeni
Good for you for starting a fitness program! It’s always a little tough at first, but you’re right in thinking that a cute workout outfit will help you stay with it. I always find that when you look good, you feel good, and everything, including exercise, is way more fun.
These days we’re fortunate because, regardless of age or size, there is so much choice. If you haven’t bought fitness clothes in years, take a look! You’ll find workout wear for every body type and every kind of exercise.
Here are some tips for what to look for what to keep in mind when buying fitness clothes, plus the best workout clothes for women in stores now.
Tip #1 – Bright Colors Make it Easier to Work Out
Color gives you energy. It’s true! Color has a psychological effect on the wearer. Bright colors pump you up, while pastels and muted shades calm you down. If you want to feel inspired, there’s nothing like colorful workout clothes for women to make you feel like getting up and off the couch.
I suggest you save black for below the belt and throw on a bright top, or if you prefer, wear black from head to toe topped off by a colorful athletic jacket. The bonus with a cute jacket is you can also wear it after the gym when you need to run into the grocery store or do an errand, and you will still look sporty and pulled together.
Tip # 2 – Baggy isn’t Better!
No one looks good in a big, baggy t-shirt. The best women’s workout clothes glide over your body. Think fitted, but not tight. Don’t worry about showing some curves…we are all in this together! Plus, as you start losing pounds, you’ll notice it faster, and that’s motivating! Isn’t this lavender top a pretty color? And, it goes so well with the painted metallic legging, which is a hot trend at the moment.
Tip #3 Certain Pant Widths Makes You Feel Good
Skinny leggings that taper are a popular choice no matter what your age or size, but they are not your only option. A pair of workout pants with a slight flare is always going to be more flattering than a skinny or straight leg pant if you have a heavy bottom half. The flare leg helps balance out hips and bottom.
Tip #4 – Modern = Motivated
I’m the first to admit that workout clothes often fall to the bottom of my priority list. I’m trying to make it a point to treat myself to new women’s gym wear more than every few years, and I challenge you to do the same. By keeping up with the latest trends in workout clothes, you’ll feel more hip and happy to work out. Camouflage leggings are in at the moment, and these soft desert shades are so new and different. Stay modern to stay motivated!
Tip # 5 – Sneakers Can Make or Break an Outfit
There’s nothing like a dirty pair of sneakers shoes to ruin your outfit. Pop them in the wash or buy a new pair. Heck, buy a few pairs and switch them around to go with your outfits. Your sneakers are where you can show off your personality, so go for something cool and different and have fun!
Are you a curvy gal? Then check out this post I did on Cute Plus Size Workout Clothes.
What do you wear when you workout?