Cute Casual Gym Wear. I Love It.

Jerry Seinfeld was on to a good thing.

A great thing even; runners as the daily footwear of choice.

His paring with blue wash jeans and tucked in shirts, once the epitome of 90’s cool, is now highly questionable, but the guilty comfort of an all-day sneaker wearing session lives on.

And this is where the purpose of the ‘cute casual gym wear outfit’ comes in.  Perfect for running errands, cleaning around the house, shopping or attending uni when you have run out of clothes and totally hating on your whole winter wardrobe (like me!)

Aside: It’s imperative that ‘gym wear’ is not the old see-through-in-the-ass leggings you should have thrown out years ago but like to watch TV in – leave that to the army of (shitty)leggings-as-pants wearers infiltrating a shopping centre near you. The purpose is to look decent, not caught out.

You get away with it because who knows? You might be heading to the gym later. Or maybe you’ve been, you fit little gym bunny you, and you’re just one of the 2.3% of the population who don’t sweat when they run. There’s always one of those girls at the gym, smugly accepting the stares of jealousy.

The aim of the game is to disguise your laziness in actually planning a real-life-outfit, and keep the public guessing. Therefore, you makeup must follow suit. Clearly you won’t want to be heading out with your normal sweaty red post-gym face, but a full face o’ slap won’t cut it either. Who goes to the gym looking like a pageant queen? The key is to stick to barely there, glowing natural makeup.

Here’s the makeup look I’ve teamed with the cute casual gym wear outfit I’m rocking today:

I always feel like tinted moisturiser sinks into my skin at unequal rates and by the end of the day, I’m looking a little blotchy with dark patches here and there. I am loving Becca’s SPF 30+ Mineral Primer at the moment, such a yummy smell, oil-free and great for extra UVA/UVB protection!

A light coating of Jane Iredale Dream Tint Mineral Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 15 gives great light coverage and is fantastic for camouflaging any red areas. On days like this, I find mineral based products to be best as they give a sheer, luminous coverage that won’t block your pores when you decide to break into an impromptu jog!

A few dabs of NARS Orgasm Illuminator helps to give your cheekbones that flushed, glowing, I-sure-did-just-run-5-k’s! look. I finish this up with just a light dusting of NARS Laguna Bronzer, because obviously I’ve just been jogging on Miami beach!

I usually leave mascara out, but a swipe will leave lashes just that bit more defined and darker.

The best thing is, it’s like a fake workout. Wearing runners puts an extra bounce in your step and I find myself walking faster and even jogging up stairs, and once I’m home and they’re off, it’s like in my mind I’ve been at the gym all day.

Ahh mind trickery, you’re the best!

Are you a fan of the cute casual gym wear look?
Do you pretend you’re going to the gym?
Never done it? You should! You’ll love it.

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6 Responses to “Cute Casual Gym Wear. I Love It.”


  1. 1 Kimberley August 11, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Great post Holly. Definitely going to try and recreate the lovely casual gym bunny look – although inevitably I end up looking like the sweaty fire engine. 😉
    x

  2. 2 Jade August 11, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I’m all for running shoes and 90’s cool, I’m a total hater of leggings as pants, makes me nauseated every time I see someone’s arse on display at the shops lol, the fake workout face sounds perfect 😀

  3. 3 MissStella August 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I LOVE this idea.
    It takes me half hour to get ready to do a bread/milk trip. Because if I try to look casual, I usually feel like I look feral.

    I’m definately trying the faux gym bunny look.

  4. 4 Jessica August 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    My actual gym look basically consists of my red sweaty face, messy pony tail and a close to death air about me. My fake gym – just running errands not actually exerting any energy look consists of Stila Tinted Moisturiser (my all time favourite TM), curled lashes with no Mascara, a dab of MAC blush creme in lady blush (one of the most natural shades for my complexion that I’ve found) and some lucas paw paw on the lips and eyelids. voila!

  5. 6 Clare August 19, 2010 at 9:20 am

    There is nothing I hate more then the skanks who wear leggings as pants. They are not pants. I am, however a massive fan of the cute gym wear look! Well documented miss h!


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