I currently have a love/hate relationship with going to the gym. It’s always a struggle to push myself to go and then when I’m there I usually get into it. But that initial struggle is always the worst and most difficult to overcome. I’ve been trying to think of some ways to make it more encouraging to go and the main idea that often pops into my head is about having some fun with my outfit and trying to look cute while I’m there. If you’ve got a whole new outfit and accessories to use, why wouldn’t you want to go out and show it off? Here are 7 ways to look cuter at the gym and actually look forward to going on a regular basis.
7 Ways to Look Cuter at the Gym
Perfect your gym face: It’s easy to tell yourself that you will be sweating buckets at the gym, so what’s the point in putting any makeup on? Well, for one thing, you never know who you will bump into at the gym. My gym is conveniently located close to the house I grew up in and I’ve bumped into a few people there that I knew in high school. So, it’s always good to wear a little bit of makeup. Some long wearing concealer (like the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer), waterproof liner (the Sketch Markers from Too Faced are a great option!) and mascara and a bit of tinted lip balm (I like wearing eos lip balms or Fresh’s Sugar Rose tinted lip treatment!) will go a long way in giving you a fresh gym face without looking like you’re headed to a club.
Funky fresh shoes are a must: I always say that a new pair of shoes can change your life and your mood (they did for Cinderella!) so buying a new pair of gym shoes always helps build excitement. I like colourful and bold shoes, like these Nike ones, that show off a bit of my personality that add to my whole outfit. It’s also important to buy shoes with proper arch support, so you don’t run the risk of injury.
Give your sports bra a boost: Bouncing up and down on the treadmill or bike is made to look hot in music videos but IRL, we need to make sure that our “girls” have proper support while at the gym. There’s nothing like feeling uncomfortable in your sports bra because it makes you feel like your boobs are flopping around all willy nilly. I prefer bras with medium support, like this one from H&M, so everything is contained and nothing’s gonna pop out at a moment’s notice.
Pretty up your pants: As long as the colours and prints work together in a complimentary way, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have fun with what you wear on your legs as well. Old Navy has a ton of cute and colourful pants right now, including this one.
Dress up your hair with cute accessories: When I start to sweat, my hair starts to frizz up and not look so cute. But there is a fix for that. I’ve started wearing headbands and cute hair accessories that help my hair stay in place and look good throughout my workout. Whether you have short or long hair, bangs or no bangs, it’s always helpful to have an accessory or two in your hair so you don’t have that distraction of constantly fixing your hair when it gets in your face or starts to bother you. I love small headbands like this set I found at Simons because they stay put on my large head! lol
Toss your gear in a fun gym bag: What you throw all of your gym gear in is just as important as what you’re planning to wear in my opinion. Find something fun, lightweight but also durable and functional, like this one, so nothing inside will get damaged when you put it away in your gym locker.
Enhance your ear buds: There’s nothing I hate more than annoying earbud cords getting in the way as you’re running on a treadmill, that’s why I think it’s important to go wireless. There are tons of fun and super cute designs out there for wireless earbuds that are also sweatproof and won’t fall out if you’re running or jumping like these headphones I found on Amazon.
What are some of the accessories you like wearing that make you feel cute while at the gym?! Share yours below!