I’ve been on a big fitness kick lately so I thought I’d share some of my favorite mix and match workout wear pieces with you! Unless you were one of the lucky ones, I think most of us gained a little while being stuck at home during COVID. My daily bread baking phase, as delicious as it was, was definitely not kind to my waistline. I don’t know about you but I can’t just snap my fingers and force diet and exercise motivation. If I force it, it doesn’t stick very long. But alas I’ve found my motivation, and do you know what gave it to me? Sushi! I know… doesn’t that sound crazy? Let me explain.
Brian and I are big sushi lovers and since moving to Colorado we’re always looking for amazing new restaurants to try. One day we found a sushi restaurant that had great reviews, yes the food was delicious, but across the street was a Pilates studio. The next time we ate there as I was walking up to the door I turned my head and there it was again, the Pilates studio. During dinner it all hit me, I have not felt good about my body since leaving Pilates. I took regular Pilates reformer classes in Texas and I didn’t realize how happy it made me. I’m pretty injury prone and Pilates made me feel strong, lean, and healthy.. plus it’s such a great way to zone out and de-stress.
I’m happy to say I’m back in reformer classes and I’ve never felt better! It’s definitely an investment in my time, but it’s a worthy one. I drive an hour each way to class meaning each time I take a Pilates class it’s a 3 hour time investment, but my body and my health are worth it. There are always excuses or reasons not to do something, but my new motto is NO EXCUSES! Ok getting back on topic here, it was a few weeks after taking classes that I realized my workout clothes were pretty pitiful and it was time for some upgrades. Can I just say having cute and flattering workout clothes has only made me more excited to attend classes. It’s funny how that works. So below I’m sharing with you some of my favorite pieces that are easy to mix and match that are also very comfortable.
I’ve got to say I’m not a big fan of racerback style sports bras, I have a few but honestly they have always hurt my neck and upper back. So for the most part I’ve learned to embrace my straps hanging out. It’s especially cute when it adds a pop of color I think. If you’re looking for a flattering workout top that isn’t fitted around your stomach this one is great! I’m wearing my regular size and it’s loose while still being flattering. It looks really cute knotted too. I love how these leggings are quick drying. I spilled water on them and was dry about a minute later.
When it came to workout leggings I used to have a black only rule, but this year is all about changes so I’m branching out and having more fun. I love the pretty floral pattern here but even more I love the pockets on the sides! They’re hardly noticeable but it’s a great spot to stick your keys or phone while exercising.
Give me a good solid black outfit anyway! I love the sheer stripes on this top, it’s fun and flirty without being too revealing. I chose a black sports bra but I think a contrasting pop of color would be another fun look, this top comes in several other colors too. Another win for the leggings, not only are they buttery soft but they have those clever pockets that are so handy.
Snakeskin has been so popular lately but I haven’t really jumped on the trend. No, I’m not afraid of snakes, I just haven’t found a piece that really jumped out to me until now. These leggings just make working out more fun! I also love a good basic workout tank and this 2 pack was such a great price, it looks cute relaxed or knotted.
This top has a built in sports bra so you can skip it for low or medium impact workouts. It is such a bargain and super flattering too. It’s racerback but it doesn’t put pressure on my neck and upper back like the sports bras do. Comes in several other colors too.
Another workout top that has a built in bra, and it’s perfect for low impact workouts such as yoga, pilates, walking, and cycling. It comes in other colors too. Happy workouts my friends! I think workouts are so much more when you have a cute outfit on. Wouldn’t you agree?