The whole point of going to the gym is to look better naked, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a killer gym look—assuming you ever go back. So, to help you sweat in style (starting tomorrow, promise!!!) here are some ways to up your style game at the gym you’re still paying for but never enter.
- Ditch the old gym bag.
Ew, you’re gonna go get a smoothie and walk home with that old duffel? It still has an old water bottle and towel from the last time you went to the gym, seven months ago. Instead, try a trendy, sleek tote so that you’re doubling down on wasted money when you neither use the bag nor cancel your membership.
There’s no better way to hold your bangs back and look chic than a sporty headband—even if the last one you bought you used as a slingshot to annoy your cat while you marathoned OITNB and missed the 6:30, 8:00, and 9:15 spin classes.
- Swap out your sports bra.
Remember the day you signed up for this gym membership and felt so empowered and hopeful? From the looks of your attendance, probably not. So buy a new sports bra! Maybe make it a neon color so you can make a statement while you run your errands in your gym clothes so the cashier at the grocery store thinks you’re athletic.
- Kick your kicks into high gear.
They say you should replace your running shoes every 300–500 miles. Since that is a laughable and/or impossible number to you, get some fun new sneakers now! Whether you splurge on a fun pattern or go for a sleek black, your feet will look super cute while you walk to the post office to send the notarized letter that is required by your gym to cancel your membership.
- Don’t forget the right makeup.
You’re not one of those girls who wear a ton of makeup to the gym—because you haven’t been to one since March. But if you were hypothetically ever to go back, you’ll want to make sure you have some light, fresh options to give you a bit of a glow without making you look like you’re trying too hard. Think gel blush, waterproof mascara, and whatever they put on Miranda Kerr’s butt to make it glisten. Bonus: They look good outside the gym too, so when you definitely never go again, you won’t have wasted money.
So no matter what your personal fitness goals, there’s no reason you should look like a scrub when you go to the gym—and by “when” we definitely mean “if”.