If you are like me, my saviour during lockdown 1 was PE with Joe. I was home-schooling at the time, and that 30 mins in the morning meant that the day started with a positive experience.
And since that I’ve been lunging, squatting and crunching in the privacy of my lounge. Now I can do a hiit session, but I’m no runner (and seriously admire people who can!) I know that lots of people have taken up running and jogging too, or even incorporating a daily walk into their working from home routine.
But whether we are exercising alone in our own private space, or heading out to get some fresh air and miles in the legs, we will feel better knowing that we are not only improving our bodies on the inside, but we also look the best version of ourselves on the outside.
I often get asked ‘should my exercise gear be in my best colours?’ And my honest answer is ‘why wouldn’t it be’? When working out we tend not to have as much (or any!) makeup on, and our hair is tied up out of the way – all we have is the clothes we choose to wear to make us look good – so my advice is to make those clothes work hard for you.
Whatever type of exercise you do there are two important style considerations: Colour and Patterns
Colour: Colour will brighten up a January jog or a winter workout. Plus colour brightens up how we look too. So wear your best colour on your top and next to your face – this way that fab colour will reflect on your face and give the effect of a brighter healthier you (even before you start your work out!).
This vest from Sweaty Betty in teal – is great if you like your colour on the subtle side. Plus Teal is a universal colour, meaning that it looks great on many of us.