8 Ways to Look Great at the Gym

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8 Ways to Look Great at the Gym
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Building up enough motivation to actually get to the gym is tricky enough. Wearing dowdy gym clothes that have been crumpled on the bedroom floor for the past week certainly doesn't help the matter. Fashion, even at the gym, is transformative. In the same way you feel confident in a killer dress, you'll feel assured and motivated in flattering workout gear. And the more confident you feel, the better the workout.

Don a Bandana
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Don a Bandana

A bandana wrapped around your head isn't just there for looks, though it does make a gym outfit cuter. Use a bandana -- or a sweat band -- to keep both hair and sweat out of your eyes while you get your cardio on.

Utilize Color
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Utilize Color

Who says you need to wear all black, white or gray at the gym? Employ your favorite color the next time you get dressed for a workout session. You can wear a colorful top, bottom or even shoe.

Show Off Your Bod
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Show Off Your Bod

If you've worked hard for your body, don't hesitate to show it off with a sports bra and spandex shorts. In addition to looking good and feeling great, your body will stay cooler than it would in a baggy T-shirt and shorts.

Wear Street-Turned-Sportswear
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Wear Street-Turned-Sportswear

Clothing companies that fashion sportswear know that women like to look and feel great while they're at the gym. Some offer workout wear that actually looks like street wear, like this shirt. Such clothing absorbs sweat and keeps everything in place while still looking cute.

Bring a Towel
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Bring a Towel

Don't forget your gym towel when you go to the gym. Use it to dry yourself off -- keeping sweat at bay and you looking your best -- and wipe off any equipment you use. It's common courtesy at the gym to clean the machines when you're finished with them.

Avoid Bunching
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Avoid Bunching

Wear yoga pants or spandex leggings to show off muscular legs. In addition, the stretchy garment clings to your body and won't bunch like shorts do -- talk about uncomfortable and unattractive. Yoga pants also come in handy during an outdoor workout during the cooler months.

Sport a Jacket
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Sport a Jacket

Bring a sports jacket or other form of cover-up with you when heading to the gym. You'll be able to cover up post-workout for a pulled-together look you'll be thankful for if you're only wearing a sports bra or if it's cold outside.

Keep Your Hair Up
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Keep Your Hair Up

Wear your hair up and off your face at the gym. This prevents sweat from soaking your hair, making post-gym freshening up a lot easier. Secure a chignon bun with a soft scrunchy for a low-maintenance look.

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