How to Look Good at the Gym

October 7, 2019 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

How many times have you caught a glimpse of yourself in a mirror right after leaving the gym only to find you look nothing like you usually do and it’s really not the ideal impression you want to be making? Sure, you’re at the gym to work-out, and the focus needs to be on that, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look good in the process. There are ways to dress for the gym, be comfortable, and yet look fashionable all at the same time. 

Convinced it isn’t possible? Well it’s time to re-think how you prep for the gym, as these tips will help you to look good even when you’re in the middle of an intense work-out.

Skip the Oversized Joggers

The first tip is to resist the urge to throw on that oversized sweatshirt and jogging pants, and instead opt for something that actually fits you and flatters your shape. The oversized sweats just make you look sloppy and the exact opposite of put-together. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your size or weight, oversized clothing will give the illusion of being bigger than you actually are.

A good option is something like leggings, lightweight t-shirts, and running shorts all made from lightweight, moisture-wicking, breathable material.

Wear Eyeglasses That Suit Your Face Shape

If you happen to wear prescription glasses, then these too can act as a fashion accessory and help you to look put-together. The key is to know which glasses suit your face, which can be tricky for some to figure out. For example, if you have more of a round face with full cheeks, opt for a frame that creates angles such as a square shaped frame. You’ll want to avoid rimless glasses as well as short and small frames.

You’ll also want to pick frames that flatter your skin tone, which means you need to know whether you are cool or warm skin toned.

Keep the Makeup Light and Simple

For those who can’t picture leaving the house without a full face of makeup on, it’s a good idea to show a little restraint when it comes to the look at the gym. This doesn’t mean you have to go make-up free – just keep things light and simple. Something like a tinted moisturiser that is humidity resistant, a pop of blush on the cheeks, a little waterproof mascara, and a lip balm or gloss will be enough to give you a polished look that is workout-friendly.

Athletic Shoes That Make a Statement

Then we have your shoes, which can make a statement all on their own. There’s no reason you have to settle for standard athletic shoes, as today you can find all kinds of bold and bright designs that also perform exceptionally well.

Working Out While Looking Good – It Is Possible

By using these relatively simple tips, you’ll find that you can indeed have a great workout all while looking good. This will help to feed into your confidence, which will put that added bounce in your step as you leave the gym.

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