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On Monday I had to be in Westchester to test out a salon and on my way over stopped at DICK’S Sporting Goods in White Plains to stock up on some new workout gear. They carry so many of my favorite brands including Brook’s Running, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Under Armour… basically every major women’s fitness brand that is both fashionable and functional. The athleisure trend has full on taken over my life ever since I started cycling twice a week and going to the gym to get into shape for my People StyleWatch bathing suit shoot (coming out in May!) and now gearing up for LA and Coachella — gotta get my beach bod on…
Being constantly on the go and the fact that you can’t wear workout clothes twice without washing them has has me hoarding fitness attire. Shopping the aisles, DICK’s has a great assortment of basics and prints and name brands at great prices. Plus the store is massive so there is a ton of women’s apparel and sneakers to pick from.
Being an fitness enthusiast has taught me a few things beyond getting into shape, mainly how to take an outfit from brunch friendly or running errands to the gym. My latest DICK’S haul included the following Under Armour outfit and Brooks Running Sneakers (featured above):
- Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Alpha Printed Sports Bra ($29.99)
- Under Armour Fly-By Mesh Stretch Tank Top in Island Blue ($29.99)
- Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Alpha Capris ($34.99)
- Brooks Women’s Glycerin 13 Wide Running Shoes ($149.99)
Taking the outfit above from fitness to fashionable only required a top and shoe swap (and an added kimono for good measure):
I’m wearing the Under Armour Capris and Sports Bra in the look above. I strategically fit my Brooks Running sneakers in a medium size purse so I don’t have to carry an extra gym bag. For any fellow cyclers (I go to Cyc), my membership includes shoe rentals which makes it even easier. When I’m cycling all I need to fit into my purse is a sports bra and a pair of shorts in my purse. And really the key to nailing the 3/4 length leggings from workout to normal life clothing is tall boots. That and picking capris that are all black and not a print also helps make them camouflage as regular parts/leggings.
Outfit details for look #2:
- Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Alpha Printed Sports Bra
- Rag & Bone black tank (similar)
- Forever 21 Floral Kimono (similar)
- Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Alpha Capris
- Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over the Knee Boot
- Henri Bendel Soho Crossboyd Hobo Bag
Do you have any tips to transform a fitness outfit with minimal effort? Let me know! Leave me a comment below or tweet me: @prettyconnected.