What to Wear to the Gym: Plus Size Athleisure and Outfits

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If you thought there wasn’t a place for fashion and style in the gym, we may have some news for you. The gym attire you choose to wear while working out could drastically improve the way you reach your goals and hit your sets. Wearing athletic attire that you love is critical because when you look good, you feel good, and gyms are notorious for being a place where insecurities thrive. 

And with the rise of the plus size athleisure trend, your gym attire can be worn on the daily for almost any occasion. If you’re not familiar with athleisure, it’s a style that typically prioritizes athletic wear or gym attire in everyday street style looks. While sporting the plus size athleisure trend could mean simply wearing your gym clothes out, more sophisticated outfits include articles of everyday clothing. So this means now is the perfect time to fill your closet with gym gear that makes you feel supported, confident and beautiful from Chic Soul’s plus size boutique.

Whether your go-to workout look is an all-black outfit or a bright neon set, here are some athletic wear trends we are loving for the gym right now, as well as some tips on how to maximize the looks for the athleisure trend. 

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All Attitude with Graphic Tees

If you’re someone who goes for a casual, but fun look at the gym, plus size graphic tees do all the heavy lifting of giving your outfit a personality so that you can focus on your fitness goals. From cute sayings to bold patterns, these tees can dress up any pair of leggings. 

Make it Athleisure–Top off your graphic tee with a denim jacket and a pair of sunnies. Perfect for a day out with friends or running errands.

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Confident Queen in a Sports Bra

Do you love wearing a good pair of leggings and a plus size sports bra while working out? Go you! This look is bold and daring, which will give you a rush of confidence. And of course, it’s very practical for the gym.

Make it Athleisure–Throw on a cropped moto jacket or an off the shoulder sweater and a dainty necklace to take this look from the gym to brunch or a coffee date. 

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Set it Off 

If you love a bold and sleek look when you’re working out, then a matching workout set is perfect for you. No matter which color you decide to go with, you’ll be looking like a gym pro. If you buy a matching set in neutral colors, you will also be able to pair the pieces with different looks. 

Make it Athleisure–Swap out your gym shoes for some fashionable athletic sneakers for a cool girl vibe. You could also top this look off with a cropped moto or denim jacket. 

Comfort is Priority

What may be stylish in the gym to some may not seem like an appealing workout look for your personal style. If you like to dress comfortably and don’t really put much effort into planning a workout outfit for every day of the week, spice things up with cute plus size hoodies. These tops are very practical for the gym, and they’re insanely comfortable. Invest in your favorite patterns or colors, or keep it simple with neutral tones. Either way, the style possibilities are endless with hoodies. 

Make it Athleisure–If you have a few errands to run after your workout, pair your hoodie with a denim jacket for a laid back street style look. In the warmer months, you also may want to swap out your gym shoes for some athletic fashion slides. 

Pants or Shorts?

What are your favorite bottoms to wear while you workout? Whether it’s sleek leggings or supportive bike shorts, we suggest stocking up on them in neutral colors so that you can easily mix and match them with different tops and maximize the opportunities to wear them as you embrace the athleisure trend. 

Make it Athleisure–A good pair of leggings are the foundation for every athleisure look, so make sure you have plenty stocked! You can wear your leggings just like leggings, and they’re so versatile that they will pair well with any kind of top, jacket, shoe, or boot, no matter the color. The possibilities are endless! 


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