It’s winter, not long after the holidays, and you know what that means. Multitudes of people are either going back to the gym or are new members starting a program. You might wonder: Why would an Indiana Wardrobe Stylist be talking about the gym? There are two main reasons:
1. Make your clothing support your personal brand
2. Have gym manners that make you a standout
What Your Indiana Wardrobe Stylist Wears to the Gym
Working out is life-changing. I know!
I started working out years ago in my first corporate job that offered a free gym, across the street from my office. I brought my workout clothes to work, got dressed, and walked across the street to begin my routines. It was a fantastic offering at the time, and it was literally life-changing to me. I had picked up some spare weight since I had moved to town and didn’t know anyone. Chocolate became my friend. But, the 3 to 4 weekly visits to the gym changed all that. Even better, I mingled with co-workers, laughed about what was showing on TV, and benefitted from feeling better. If you have never worked out in a gym, now is the time. I guarantee it will change your life for the better.
Pick clothing that flatters, is comfortable, and is presentable!
After COVID 19 came upon us, suddenly athleisure became a “thing,” and the choices abounded. Not all of it was made for the gym, mind you. Baggy pants and giant sleeves might actually be a hazard at that gym. So avoid that. The rest, however, is up to you. Pick 100 percent cotton with just a little spandex when you can. That breathes more, and often you can wear it more than once. But give it a sniff test. If it doesn’t smell good, toss it in the wash. Also consider laundry detergent specifically for gym clothes.
Pick colors are cuts that are flattering to you. If you haven’t the slightest idea what your best colors are, contact your Indiana Wardrobe Stylist at firstname.lastname@example.org. One of my popular services is color analysis, and I will also recommend some snazzy clothes for you so you shine at the gym.
If you are a larger build person, don’t pick the tightest workout clothes. Pick clothing that fits and is comfortable. If you want to cover certain areas, you can certainly find styles that work. There are tops that are longer in the back and higher in the front. Built-in bras in tops are great; I, your Indiana Wardrobe Stylist, have found I like them because decrease the number of workout items I need to pack, wash, and even store.
Make sure you have the proper shoes; ideally, you should only wear your workout clothes in the gym. Of course make sure they fit, are comfortable, and help you in your workout. Socks should be worn that are not too thick or too thin—a trip to an athletic store may be in order.
If you sweat, bring your own towel if your gym doesn’t provide one. Also to avoid sweating on the equipment you are using, don’t be afraid to wear a sweatband.
Next blog…we will talk about manners.
Keep it sassy, Indy.
MA, AICI-CIC and Indiana Wardrobe Stylist