Every once in a while, it’s time for us tech chics to get out from behind our Macs, switch our iPhones to iTunes and hit the gym. Hopefully you’re sitting on an exercise ball for at least a few of those 40+ hours each week but whether you’ve chosen to bounce your way through your day or not, getting the blood pumping is crucial to all office workers. Since we’re all computer nerds here, we buy so much of our clothing digitally and all of these pieces are available to order online.
And you have to look sexy while doing it! Come on, grey sweats and a large white t-shirt you got for free in 2002 aren’t going to cut it. Take your workout wear up a notch with this guide to the hottest trends in workout clothing for women.
Hot workout tops
The wrap top is a classic go-to and must have for any woman who ever plans to go to the gym. It’s stylish and supportive and shows just a tiny bit of cleavage. You can also wear it to work under a sweater, especially with the wrap-V look. The Athena Sports top from Pink Mascara for $68 is one of the best on the market due to the longer length and thicker straps.
And what would a workout wear post be without some support from Nike? Try on this graphic workout tank for $39 with a built-in bra and Dri-fit technology. While we’re not a fan of the lining being polyester, the top still gives great range of motion for excellent elliptical workouts.
Perfect exercise capris
Capris have always been my favorite workout pant. Shorts can bunch or slide when you stretch and long pants can get too hot. Capris are like the Goldilocks of workout wear: they’re just right. Plus,they’re super comfortable when you’re chilling at your computer, blogging on the weekends. This first pair not only has tummy support and a great, fitting shape, but proceeds benefit the Susan G Koman foundation. Pants are $35 from Kohls.
For the serious athlete only, this $100 pair of capris by Vata Brasil is sporty, supportive, chic and colorful. Click here to find them also from Kohls.
Sexy Sports Bras
As the basis for your workout attire, a good, quality sports bra is a must. BUT WAIT. Sports bras are not recommended for computer work due to the strain put on your neck. Try a bra like the Shock Absorber from Zappos for $69. It’s stylish enough to wear by itself on a hot day but works well under any t-shirt or even layered under one of the tanks above. Zappos says it’s for medium impact activities so if you’re planning to run a marathon, it might not be the choice for you. Not to get too graphic, but the less motion you put your ladies through now, the less downward motion you’ll experience as you age.
Also from Zappos is another Nike product: the awesomely colorful Pro Victory. However, this bra is only recommend for C cups and below due to the lighter weight chest band. It comes in a few other great colors but like the Shock Absorber above, it can be worn under a t-shirt or by itself.
Now that you have all of those awesome clothes, you need somewhere to keep them! Enter the hot pink Puma workout bag for $45 from Zappos. It has helpful, convenient and, most importantly, breathable, inner mesh pockets and the whole thing can be tossed in the washer when it gets a little too stinky. The size is just big enough for a laptop or iPad as well so toss in some of your tech gadgets for use before or after your workout.
And, in case you want something more intimate for your iphone.
Don’t let working out dictate your wardrobe and don’t reach for your boyfriend’s basketball shorts next time you’re headed to the gym!
*Photos courtesy of Zappos, Kohls and Pink Mascara via RewardStyle. Author is a RewardStyle authorized blogger.