I just started working out at the gym, and the sweatpants and old t-shirt thing is a little dated. What kind of fitness clothes do you suggest for women over 40? I need clothes that are comfortable, stylish looking and will help motivate me.
Good for you for starting a fitness program! It’s always a little tough at first, but you’re right in thinking that a cute workout outfit will help you stay with it. I always find that when you look good, you feel good and everything including exercise is way more fun.
These days we’re really lucky, because regardless of age or size, there is so much choice. If you haven’t bought fitness clothes in years, take a look! You’ll find workout wear for every body type and every kind of exercise. Here’s a look at few new things on the market, plus some tips for how to look fabulous after 40 in workout wear.
TIP #1 – WEAR A BRIGHT COLOR
Color gives you energy. It’s true! Color has a psychological effect on the wearer. Bright colors like red, purple and orange pump you up, while cool blues, muted shades, and pastel shades calm you down. If you want to feel inspired, there’s nothing like a pop of color to make a you feel like getting up and off the couch.I suggest you save black for below the
I suggest you save black for below the belt and throw on a bright top, or if you prefer, wear black from head to toe topped off by a colorful athletic jacket. The bonus with a cute jacket is you can also wear it after the gym when you need to run into the grocery store or do an errand, and you will still look sporty and pulled together.
TIP #2 – CHOOSE FITTED WORK OUT WEAR
No one looks good in a big, baggy t-shirt. Your workout clothes should glide over your body. Think fitted, but not tight. Don’t worry about showing some curves…we are all in this together! Plus, as you start losing pounds, you’ll notice it faster, and that’s motivating!
TIP #3 WEAR PANTS THAT FLATTER YOUR FIGURE
Skinny leggings that taper are a popular choice, but they are not your only option. A pair of workout pants with a slight flare is always going to be more flattering than a skinny, or straight leg pant is you have a heavy bottom half. The flare helps balance out hips and bottom.
TIP #4 – STAY ON TREND
I’m the fist to admit that workout clothes often fall to the bottom of my priority list. I’m trying to make it a priority to treat myself to new workout clothes more than every few years, and I challenge you to do the same. By keeping up with the latest styles, like this interesting white workout top you’ll feel more hip and happy to work out. Stay modern to stay motivated!
TIP # 5 – FRESHEN UP YOUR SNEAKERS
There’s nothing like a dirty pair of sneakers shoes to ruin your outfit. Pop them in the wash or buy a new pair. Heck, buy a few pairs and switch them around to go with your outfits. Your sneakers are where you can really show off your personality, so go for something a little wild and different and have fun!