Fashionably Fit

July 13, 2008 • Magazine

Fashionably Fit

Fashionably Fit

Sun, 2008-07-13 01:00

Andra Naylor

Because looking good is one of the main reasons we work out, I think it would be counter-productive if we didn’t look good while working out. Know what I mean?

Now I’m not talking about imitating those women who apply fresh make-up and wear the latest Bebe Sport get-up (although I give them credit), instead…I hope to provide some practical tips that boost your confidence when you hit the gym.

Be fit! Be green! Many athletic wear labels are coming out with earth-friendly, sweat-resistant gear constructed of bamboo. Fabric made from this wonder plant breathes well, wicks moisture and has natural anti-bacterial characteristics. Find great styles at like the bamboo lounge pant ($65).

Pack a punch to any workout with Fit Flops, a welcome follow-up to the MBT “anti shoe”. While both claim to tone and shape (just by walking in them), the Fit Flop offers a lighter look with leather sandals in a variety of styles and colors ($49.99 at select locations; see for a store near you). Word to the wise (or shall I say wide), these tend to stretch out, so if you have very narrow feet, you might want to try a size down.

This Nike outfit makes me want to do a triathlon. It says “I’m lapping you”, while remaining feminine. Nike is good at this – all I have to do is see one of their ads, and I want to get down and do 20, but do it stylishly. You can find the Nike Racerback Sport Top and coordinating Tempo Track Short at (on sale for $28.00 and $19.60 respectively).

Not to be forgotten is the sports bra, the essential piece for a good workout. Target is my go-to store place for them, and I love the C9 by Champion seamless bra because it’s supportive, but comfortable ($16.99 at

Finally, what to carry all this great stuff in? A Stella McCartney for Adidas gym bag, of course. I’ve written about Stella McCartney for leSportsac before, but the Adidas collection has been around even longer, and is just as dreamy. This more-than-your-normal duffel bag is available at for $164.

Pictured (top to bottom)
Be Present Bamboo Lounge Pants Fitflop WalkStar II Nike Racerback Sport Top and Tempo Track Short C9 by Champion Seamless Bra Addidas by Stella McCartney Naju Gym Bag

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