I have nothing to wear… (To the gym)

Have you ever missed a workout or a gym class due to lack of "something new" to wear to the gym? Have you planned your gym outfit the day before? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are not here judge you, we accept you as you are. You are a fitness fashionista.  Before I start, please don't think gym/fitness fashion is ONLY for people who are trying to impress people of the opposite sex. Wrong!  It is simply to make you feel good about yourself the way a new pair of jeans makes you feel. If you are single then by all means shop according to your goals (employ my styling services for guaranteed introduction in December and native law in April) I am serious like that, results guaranteed.  So how did I discover the world of fitness wear I hear you say? Sit back let me tell you. When I was a member of a leisure centre gym a few months ago, I wore anything to the gym, black leggings and a black top usually, all black err-thang to show my fat that I am not there to play games. It worked for me until I joined another gym which is more of a "club" than a gym. My first gym class I felt like I was on some Nike runway show, colourful leggings, ripped half tops, even gym jewellery, na wa. People even changed trainers to match their outfits (hmmmm).  I admitted my crimes and jejely handed myself in to the gym fashion police for a life in fashion prison with hard labour. Lucky for me the judge granted me bail so I decided to go shopping for gym wear with immediate effect and alacrity. I was met with series of hard truths, the first being, GYM CLOTHES ARE NOT CHEAP. Nike leggings start from about £35-£40, and tops start from £30. Na wa oh, spend £70 on an outfit just to go and sweat in it? I wasn't having that so I started looking for alternatives. I discovered most high street shops had some kind of fitness range. So for example Tesco or Newlook will do one or two gym leggings and other cheaper online shops like misguided also do a range. I found TK maxx especially good for fitness wear also at very reasonable prices.  Now these are my little tricks ( thank me later and support that thanks with a Cheque with plenty zeros lol). You know I cannot let you carry last (God forbid) so let me teach you everything I know from several hours of online trolling. Tip number one, Every top you get should be able to go with every bottom you get. Three tops and three bottoms, you have nine outfits already. If you gym three times a week, you won't repeat outfits for 3 weeks GBAM!  (I feel like writing a parable about my wisdom mehn, I am too much lol). Tip number two, get loads of plain tops from places like Primark if you are the type that likes colourful leggings, a plain top will go with all your print leggings, matching dilemma over.  Tip number three, if your abs cannot be used to chop onions, or fried rice ingredients, forget about half tops or bra tops, you are allowed to think it but then let the thoughts float away like a nice fluffy cloud. Lol.  Here is one outfit I threw together after my shopping spree ( I will show them pepper in that gym, a whole me, Iye Jax of Trofani lol), do they know who I am? I think not. Some stretching and Yoga before hitting the tracks.                                                Here are some of my favourite tops out there at the moment are these ones with the fancy straps. There are so many different designs.      For those of us that don't want to flaunt our mid sections of steel (it's not fair to the others) then these loose tops will look great and achieve full coverage.     Print leggings are what I live for. I love them with just plain tops. I have a few different colours and patterns. They are a real must haves. Note please avoid certain prints if you are not as skinny as these ladies on the photo, prints can make you look bigger.     For those of you that don't love colours and prints ( what kind of monster are you? 😩😂😂😂) then plain colour block leggings may be the way to go. Cut outs are super cute too.     Nike, Adidas, Puma and even Gola are doing some nice designs of trainers these days. But plain colours in pastel colours are cute too. Check out my favs below.     Let's not forget our Gym bags. I love metallics at the moment also stripes are super cute.    Final last words form Aunty Alero, the Buttercup Wan of Cricklewood. Step up you gym game, dress up, feel awesome, don't forget to work out oh. Lol, look at you pipo. Until next time folks, Buziaki. 

6 Comments

  1. shephatiah
    July 6, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Alero this post is on point. I have been struggling with workout clothes for ages now, especially been here in Nigeria where I just don’t know where to shop. I love colours but my workout clothes are far from it as I’ve had to settle with my black or darkblue leggings with any old tshirt or primani vest and black Nike trainers..all so dark and demotivating. I went to the Nike store here and I saw their tshirt for 11,800k and plain leggings for 9k I was like HELLA NO! Because I knew one set won’t do. I need to get my shopping on man. And by the way thanks for squashing my dream of showing off my soup bowl abs. I’ll continuosly keep my bratops in my dream only.

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      July 6, 2015 / 2:22 pm

      Shephatiah there are so many alternatives out there. Primark tops are affordable and versatile. Stock up when next in England. You only need a few colourful leggings from Amazon, misguided, newlook , even ebay. They are very affordable. Workout and why not look good while doing it.

  2. mish mash
    July 6, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    This had mw laughing out loud. Some really good tips too. Pls buy 2 of everything yeah I an coming shopping… (in your closet)

  3. Mary
    July 15, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Ha ha, this fashion exercise better not distract me from working out oh! I’ll just go there and be staring at different styles while the threadmill runs empty

  4. jul1992
    July 26, 2015 / 10:11 am

    What an amazing sport outfit of yours, I really like these sneakers! 😀
    Do you wear them without socks?

  5. annetteokpere
    August 6, 2015 / 9:55 am

    When I glam up to the gym I remain fat! So I will wear my drab clothes and keep my eyes on the prize, thats what works for me, lol. Still trying to contort myself into that serpentine pose you did- not working. A few more drab days at the gym maybe and I’ll get there

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