Thursday, April 12, 2018

look good while working out

I’ll be honest. Today, I experienced a serious moment of jealousy. The kind of jealousy I have not felt since my elementary school days – when my nemesis showed up wearing a pair of Spice Girls-esque platform sneakers. What caused this moment of pure unbridled envy? Khloe Kardashian’s fitness closet.. Yes, her fitness closet. Everywhere you looked, there were workout tops, track pants, and cute exercise accessories. Not to mention every essential and then some! Me? I am lucky if I am able to cram my workout clothes into one lone drawer. What a difference the A-list makes. 

After the initial moment of shock and awe had passed, I took a closer look at Khloe’s closet. Rather than continue to turn green with envy over the size and space…. I started to look at the actual pieces. Colours and patterns made essentials look like fashion forward must haves. Which got me thinking, is it time to up my fashion game when I work out? I think so! Ready to do the same? Then let’s get started.

Embrace Colourful Footwear. One of my all time favourite quotes? “Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life.” Well, your workout shoes might not be as beautiful as a pair of glass slippers…. but they can come close! Gone are the days of super simple running shoes. Comfort and style collide thanks to dramatic athletic wear. From Kanye West’s collection with Adidas to Nike’s electric running shoes, it has never been easier to find a fashionable pair of sneakers. Look for a pair in your favourite colour, opt for neon, or grab one with a unique pattern. The right footwear can infuse your look with a major dose of fun and excitement.

Amp Up Those Basic Pieces. The biggest shock to me was that basics don’t actually have to look basic. A peek at Khloe’s fitness closet was proof enough of that! There were fabulous pieces that ticked off all the boxes and still looked amazing! Need an example?  Ditch that simple pair of bicycle shorts. Look for bike shorts with cute details and bold embellishments. Something like fun stitching, studs, or sequins can give that basic a more exciting look. Just like any other area of life, you want your workout clothes should reflect your personality. So look for something that gives you that ooh-la-la feeling.

Never Forget About Accessories. Whenever I am getting ready to go for a jog, the first thing I do is take off my accessories. Bye necklace! Bye rings! There is nothing more irritating that jewellery thunking against your chest over and over again. Turns out, I was just wearing accessories the wrong way. Try choosing accessories thoughtfully. Like swapping out a necklace for a cute sweatband or wearing a simple pair of gold studs instead of dangling earrings.  You can even have fun with your hair ties. Choose one that matches your outfit or has beading along the top.

You can look great while working out. Thanks to Khloe Kardashian’s (seriously amazing) fitness closet, I am inspired to take my exercise look to the next level. I’m talking colour, patterns, and thoughtful accessories. Who said workout clothes had to be boring? Practical doesn’t mean unfashionable anymore.

Another way to look great? Have fun with your makeup. A little while back, I was able to try out the NYX Toronto palette and filmed a little get ready with me video featuring the eyeshadows, blush, and liquid lipstick included in the set. Take a look at the finished product and let me know what you think.

How do you stay stylish while working out? 


  1. Hi dear, those colours are beautiful. Am all in for coloured shoes almost all my gym shoes are of bright colours.

    1. Oh, that is so awesome! It is such a great way to add a fun pop of colour to your workout look.

  2. This is so inspiring!
    I love the post:)

  3. That's the first time I've seen that article...holy cow! Her fitness closet looks amazeballz and also kinda weird coz I don't think I'd ever spent that much amount on fitness outfits. Thanks for the tips though...I do think it's important to feel good while sweating.:)
    PS Love the vid! I really must get my hands on that palette. That lip shade looks fab on you. I don't think a lot of people can pull of that shade but you do! And must really try that CG mascara.