layering

A "Splendid" Afternoon

A "Splendid" Afternoon

Spring Is In The Air...

Pops of color are here this Spring!

Comfy Tops!

Let's be real here, most of us like to be totally comfortable when we work out. I love wearing loose fitting tops over my body hugging sports bras. Since so many fitness companies carry tight fitting spandex tops where do you find cute and comfortable loose ones?! I've got some suggestions for you! A couple weeks ago I popped into a new store on Larchmont (cute shopping area in Hollywood) called Alternative Apparel. Y'all let me break it down for ya, this store was SO super cute and the products are SO super comfortable! I found an awesome shirt that I wore in this weeks circuit (circuit 17 , go work that body and check out the top) from Alternative (alternativeapparel.com) which is part of their new yoga wear. It's light, cozy, and adorable with a surprising open back. Or if you want a Flash Dance throw back top Alternative has one!

Now for a non-fitness apparel company that makes the most delightfully cozy shirts that wash well and last forever, Brandy Melville (brandymelvilleusa.com). They have these signature muscle tee type tops that look absolutely perfect with a colorful sports bra underneath.

You can always cut an old shirt up and create something to your liking as well! Art projects are fun and so is being inspired, feeling good, and feeling comfy while you work out! Happy Tuesday! Spread that BF LOVE!

Layering

Fall... I think of red, orange, and yellow colored leaves, a cool breeze, pumpkins, and the holidays fast approaching.  Although, Los Angeles is still averaging a whopping 90 degrees!  At least for most of the country we are starting to think about bundling up with light, comfortable sweaters, scarfs, beanies, and cute boots!  Since I am running around town in workout clothes all day I have to come up with creative ways to make my spandex work if I have to run to a lunch meeting in between my classes.

The trick!  LAYERS!  I love layering in the fall and winter months.  With yesterday's post on the fall color palette, I've come up with a few ideas on taking your workout gear into an adorable outfit using the colors of the season.

I love this look that Athleta put together.

If your hair is a mess from your workout pop on a hat!  Besides, hats are a great way to make an outfit look chic. And the sweater is simply gorgeous. Long sweaters such as these are on racks everywhere, not just in the workout apparel stores. If you want to save a bit of cash - head on over to Marshalls or TJ Maxx. They have amazing fall sweaters there for a great deal.

(This sweater is from Lucy. I'm loving the color and whimsical look of this top.)

If the autumn breeze is extra chilling put on a scarf that has a pop of color, like this one from Urban Outfitters:

Pair it all with a cute and comfy pair of fall cowboy boots and your yoga outfit went from spandex to fabulous. Make it easy on yourself and get some adorable and affordable ones from Target!

But don't forget a cozy pair of socks to put on your hard working feet! (And it doesn't hurt that these Abercrombie socks are also super cute.)

So, even though cool weather is coming, don't feel the need to insulate from the inside! Let cozy wool and cotton do the work for you.