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Get Fit For The Summer

February 14, 2014

It feels like winter is never going to end, but summer is actually a lot closer than you think.  Now is the time to start working on your bikini body so you can be confident all summer long.  Getting motivated to get on the treadmill is definitely difficult, but it's a little easier if you dress for the part because when you look good, you feel good!   Buying active wear can be overwhelming since there are so many different brands, stores, and styles, so I took some style tips from one of my best friends, Caity Wallace (instagram: @caity_wallace).  Caity is a Varsity Cross Country runner and runs the mile and two mile events in Track.  She's constantly working out, and she does it in great style! Here are some style tips based on her active outfits! 

1) Start with a good base: 
Spandex and sports bras are the first ingredients to a perfect workout look, so make sure you're buying the best products for your body!  When it comes to spandex, I love these Nike Pro 3" Shorts ($27.99).  They are simple, come in tons of colors, and very light.  Most importantly, they are SUPER COMFORTABLE! 

Every great pair of compression shorts needs a matching sports bra!  You can't go wrong with this Nike Pro Core Bra ($29.99).  This sports bra also comes in many colors to match your spandex sports!  It's comfortable, supportive, and perfect for your workout!  

Looking for a similar look with a little less intensity?  This Zella Breathe Seep Seamless Bra ($28.00) is the cutest light-weight sports bra!  It comes in fun bright colors, and it is more like a bralette than a sports bra, so it's perfect for activities like yoga and pilates.  Pair this bra with these Zella Haute Shorts ($42.00) for a stylish and comfortable look! 

 

Now let's talk about the next layer: shirts and pants.  When Caity works out, she likes to wear v-necks!  My favorite workout v-neck is this Nike Legend V-Neck Tee ($25.00).  It comes in three super-bright colors (bright pink, light pink, and neon green).  This is a great tee that will allow you to stay cool and comfy throughout your workout!  Finish this look off with some cool performance leggings, like these Zella Perfect Run Tights ($58.00).   

Leggings are great for working out, but sometimes you just need a good pair of yoga pants. These Hard Tail Bootcut Knit Foldover Pants ($80.00) are great!  I love the pattern on the fold over, and Hard Tail pants are known for being super comfortable! 

I like to work out inside, so usually a sports bra and leggings is enough for me!  But, if you're an outdoor runner like Caity, then sometimes you need that extra layer to stay warm!  This Under Armour Cozy Neck ColdGear Top (originally $49.99, on sale $37.49) is a great option!  It's a great pink color, and it's the perfect material to be comfortable while working out.

If you're looking for a jacket, then this Zella Platinum Half Zip Top ($98.00) is another option to help you keep warm! 

I love jackets like this because they are so stylish!  This jacket comes in two great colors, and it has a very unique design!  Be the best dressed girl at the gym in this great jacket. 

Now, let's talk about the most important part of your outfit: shoes!  I have tried a lot of different running sneakers, but nothing beats the Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe ($110.00).  These sneakers are absolutely the best!  They are so light, and it literally feels like walking on air when you wear them!  Plus they come in so many different colors!  Right now,  I have these sneakers in the pink and white color.  I love these sneakers os much, I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a new running shoe.

Working out is easier when you look great!  Pick up some of these trendy pieces, get to the gym, and get ready to look great this summer! 

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