Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Style Matters: At The Gym

Well, when I am out and about in the city, I am quite a people-observer. I usually get inspired, like what I see or even feel like poking those girls/guys, asking them "What were you thinking?" Over the last year, I've turned into a fitness freak, and all these hours walking on the treadmill I could do nothing but look at the people around me. So, according to my hard gained experience, there are some style matters you have to be careful, when exercising:

  1. Sheer Leggings: Please girls, make sure that, when bending, your leggings do not turn into pantyhose. It is not very Chanel to let your underwear show!
  2. Many Accessories: It is nice to wear a ring, a pendant or a nice pair of simple stud earrings, but it is quite a disaster for the rest to hear you jingling, so avoid bangles and many necklaces, gym is not the place to make an accessory statement.
  3. Low-rise Pants: The builder's butt NEVER looked sexy, or at least feminine. 
  4. Destroyed Clothing: You don't need to walk around dressed top-to-toe in Juicy Couture velours tracksuits, but you should avoid by any means holey clothes, over-shortened pants, advertising T-shirts and pyjama stuff (oh, yes, I see those kinds of irrational things every single day).
  5. Towel: Prefer a simple monochrome one, a plain white or a striped one. Avoid whatever your grandmother kept from the 70s. 
  6. Sweat Stains: There are some colors that make sweat stains look even worse. If you do not like the wet look (even worse, the "I peed-on-myself" look), prefer black, dark grey, neutral tones or any kind of color that comes in dry-fit textiles (Nike is a specialist in those).
  7. Heavy Make-up: Usually a concealer, mascara, blush and a lipgloss will do the job. You can also use a thin eyeliner, only in case that you have your eyes on that super-gorgeous gym guy. But, again, you have to be really careful, you do not want your make up melt and look like a clown.
  8. Sunglasses: I am still searching for an answer, why some people keep on wearing shades in the gym, even if there are no sight problems?

(Style Matters is something new -let's call it a column- in Style Nirvana.We are gonna share our points of view over style and other fashion matters. You know, what I enjoy more about blogging, is listening to your opinions! So, if you want me to write about anything in particular, feel free to propose it through commenting or e-mailing me.)

Your turn! What are your style rules for exercising?


Thekla said...

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lisa said...

I tend to put on some SPF before yoga class for the walk there and call it a day. Wearing makeup when I'm expecting to sweat during a workout seems like a surefire recipe for breakouts and clogged pores.

Purdey Singleton said...

I love this list! Great tips x

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sofi moukidou said...

hahahaha! teleio post! pragmatika ekana eikones ola ta dont's kai eixe para polu gelio!!
ante pes ta mpas k ta akousoun merikoi merikoi!

Artemi said...

Τι τελεια λιστα!!!
Ο,τι πρεπει για μενα που θελω να αρχισω τζοκινγκ!
Πολλα φιλια!

Velveteen said...

Amazing idea, this section! Plus, did you pick the Muse latest album as ideal music? If so, excellent choice!!!

.:JoaNNa:. said...

shades at the gym? that's funny! lol. as for me i keep my outfit really simple at the gym so i dont wear accessories at all (except my simple earrings) and keep myself feel comfortable with the outfit i wear while working out. i don't bring towel while exercising though because i don't sweat much on my face or neck. haha weird!

this is such a great idea. looking forward for the next one!

my exams went pretty fine i guess, quite nervous to see the results though! anyways thanks for asking! ;)

Juliette said...

super I love Nike shoes!!
and white- black top is good!!


Μοντέρνα Σταχτοπούτα said...

Πόσο δίκιο έχεις με αυτά που γράφεις και προτείνεις!!
Βλέπουμε απίστευτα στυλιστικά λάθη στα γυμναστήρια! Ειδικά αυτό που σε κάποιες φαίνεται το εσωρουχο είναι τελείως μπλιαχ!!
Πολύ ωραία η ανάρτηση σου!

Annie said...

we have to work out. But we we have to do it with style ;)
lovely post

ANGELINA said...

couldn't agree more!
de xreaizetai na valeis make up gia na pas gym,it's ok kai xwris..kai gt na foras gialia??

polu kali i stili! mou aresei kai perimenw to epomeno thema!

Bonnie said...

I am basically sponsored by Nike when I go to the gym -- usually dressed in head-to-toe Nike apparel, including sports bra and socks. It's ridiculous. Cotton drives me insane, so it's usually their dry-fit stuff, which is AMAZING. I like body-hugging clothes, otherwise they get in the way.
Because I weightlift and use weightlifting gloves, I can't wear any rings -- not even my engagement ring. I take all jewelry off.
I don't wear makeup to the gym unless I am coming from work. I sweat like a dude.

Great post. I am eagerly anticipating more!

Maddie said...

Great post Froso! And I agree so much with your advise...

Joan said...

πες τα πες τα! γιατι πονανε τα ματακια μας στα γυμναστηρια και οχι μονο.. agreed! ;)

Rania said...

Εχεις απολυτο δικιο σε ολα!! Πολυ καλες οι συμβουλες σου κ μου αρεσει η ιδεα σου για τη στηλη 'style matters'.Περιμενω το επομενο post!!


Glayki said...

ενδιαφέρων ποστ!
αν σκεφτείς πως στα γυμναστηρια συχνά βλέπω κοπέλες ντυμένες λες και θα πάνε στη συγγρού!δε ξερω γιατι!

Fashion Me Chic said...

I have to agree with you with our number one rule. Leggings have to be done right.


Follozw if you wish and I will return the favor.

Dimi.B. said...

I love this new column!
And you are so-so true with your gym rules!
I would like to highlight the fact that it is most appropriate to wear a sports bra, rather than a red or lace or stripe bra that can be seen while you exercise!
After all we want to feel comfortable and relaxed and don’t forget that while exercising only a sport bra can keep “everything” in place!

agnes said...

j'adore les deux paires de baskets Nike, elles sont terribles

Niki Asimakidis said...

comfy above all. No accessories at all, they don't belong in the gym :( and since I train karate alot more than going to the gym, easy clothing, comfy shoes or barefoot is even better ;)
oh! and no perfume :( when you're training you want to be able to breathe alot in and out to engage your muscles the most, so if someone had a strong scent :S it would be irritating.

Froso M. said...

Thank you girls! I really loved your tips, each one of you is so different!

@ Niki: Someone exercises a lot, thus she knows the tricks! Puss!

matinasot said...

adorable post girl!Really usefull!


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