By Kenza Majd
I spent my entire childhood and teenage years in the beautiful city of Casablanca, Morocco. 13 years ago, my parents offered my sister and I greater opportunities, and relocated us to the multicultural city of Montreal.
When thinking about workout outfits, we automatically associate it with sessions at the gym, jogging, yoga, pilates and any other activities that result in sweating.
Growing up, I remember my mom used to dress up in sportswear, especially on Sundays. The family portraits were not complete if we were not dressed like her. It meant it was time for a jog by the beach, a picnic in the park, or a cozy and comfy relaxing weekend.
Workout clothes also work well outside the gym. It became a widespread lifestyle for many of us to a point where some companies have started to encourage the trend in the workplace. Comfortable employees could potentially result in productive employees!
The most common brands recognized for their sportswear continue to be as NIKE, ADIDAS, REEBOK, PUMA, UNDER ARMOUR, LULULEMON. While these brands tend to be pricey, nowadays, you can find an athleisure section in most of the popular stores (H&M, ZARA, FOREVER 21, VICTORIA SECRET) for much more affordable prices. In addition, they offer a great variety including sports BRAS, LEGGINGS, HOODIES, SWEAT SHIRTS and even fashionable sneakers. All the suggested looks below are versatile and comfy, and make up a perfect outfit that can be worn inside and outside.
Blushing me: Adidas by stella McCartney leggings, cropped top and white sneakers. We have a subtle color palette, blush pink and white from top to Bottom. To complete this look, carrying an oversized bag is a must. This outfit is ideal for long walks, hiking, shopping, and an afternoon picnic.
So Chic, so Monochromatic: align black legging paired with white long tee and grey Nike Running shoes. To polish the look, we are adding a grey bomber jacket for those chillier days along with a cap sporting your favorite team.
Less is more: This look combines classic colors: black on black, cotton speckled tee paired with mesh leggings, slip on shoes and topped off with a beautiful REBECCA MINKOFF “Regan” Satchel in light Nobuk Green. This outfit is perfect for running errands, or for travelling in a chic way. This look will make some heads turn!
The yogi lady: pairing a peplum tank top, white sports bra underneath for a nice contrast and a playful, multicolored yoga pants. The combination of pastel colors is bringing a peaceful vibe with a romantic inspiration to whole look. This matching workout set is a go to choice for yoga classes indoors or outdoors, a summer hike and or simply for a post workout.