An Inside Look on How a Personal Stylist Styles Her Workout Wardrobe in Los Angeles
I go to pilates four to five days a week! Having an arsenal of great workout pieces I feel confident and comfortable in are an essential for my weekly routine and wardrobe. In terms of studio fitness wear, ALO is a favorite for offering functional fashion pieces that feel both trend-forward and enjoyable to wear from pilates back onto the streets.
I love the functionality of this Alo Yoga Plum Set. (You can find it here.)
–You don’t have to wear all-black workout gear to have longevity in your pieces! Thanks to my partnership with Color Guru, I learned that my color palette works best with deep plums and teals rather than black. I can work this plum color back to creamy neutrals, greys, browns, denim blues and olive greens. If I wanted to wear black as an accent piece, I could even do that too.
If you want your own in-depth color analysis from Color Guru, you can get a discount by utilizing their services through my styling services!
–Styling is easy with a set. The bulk of the outfit is already decided! All you have to do is think about shoes and your choice of a sweater or jacket. In this outfit, I paired my set back to creamy pullover sweaters and matching cream sneakers. You can find the sneakers here, and similar sherpa cream pieces here and here.
You too can achieve a wardrobe that expertly incorporates your studio looks into your streetwear. Meg Gallagher can create your very own closet full of trend forward athletic wear, streetwear and casual pieces that blend together flawlessly! Wardrobe styling services by Meg Gallagher, Personal Stylist Los Angeles can be found here!
There are a few reasons a thoughtful studio to street workout wardrobe can really benefit your lifestyle.
–Feeling confident in your look improves performance. When you’re self conscious and worried about unflattering workout gear giving you a muffin top, or constantly concealing the infamous wedgie or camel toe that the wrong leggings always create – you’re robbing yourself of a good workout. ALL of your focus is being drawn to a negative source. It can lower your morale, harm your self image and worst of all perpetuates a feeling of shame. Putting an emphasis on pieces that fit your body, flatter your shape and create the pride of wearing an outfit that looks put together will stop you from focusing on insecurity, and leave you with the focus needed to have a great workout. No more hiding from any potential acquaintances you see on the street! You won’t care who sees you or what they see, because you will look and feel your best.
-Less to carry, and less of a worry. You’re outfit is already good to go from one place to another! This means you don’t have to worry about changing out of or concealing your workout fit just to travel to your next destination. No more carrying an entire change of clothes in your bag, just to deal with crumpled up, wrinkled pieces that you throw on and feel gross about. Just one pullover or jacket and you’re set to make your way to brunch, errands and wherever else you need to go!
-Save some time getting ready in the morning. If you’ve ever had an early morning workout, you know the feeling of wanting to get out the door and get your day started. Having to stop and think about what you’re putting on should be the least hassle in your morning routine! Even one head to toe workout outfit ready to go can be a game changer for getting out the door and starting your day the right way.
Alo Yoga’s Color Offerings Are Fresh
ALO Yoga’s color offerings are fantastic! Using fashion colors like their newest rose pink read as directional, fashion oriented streetwear. This fresh use of subdued color in athletic wear conceals the functionality of your pieces and helps them look just as stylish as non-athletic pieces. We’re obsessed with ALO’s fashion driven aesthetic versus the athletic driven bright neon colors we’re accustomed to. Check out our favorite pieces below!
Streetwear Silhouette Basics
Streetwear silhouettes with athletic functionality not only create a comfortable alternative to your streetwear, but also camouflage your workout pieces for errands and get-togethers after your workout. We’re obsessed with Alo Yoga’s use of neutral colors like khaki, grey and cream, which allow for easy blending and pairing with tops, jackets and pullovers. We’ve got our favorite basics right here:
Fresh Sets with New Silhouettes
While the idea of sets in 2023 are nothing new, we’re impressed by unique silhouettes that guide us into the new year’s space for definitive trends like pleated skorts and flare pants. Update skinny leggings or an outdated sports top with these fresh top-selling workout sets!
ALO Yoga’s Guide to Shopping Plus Size Fitness
ALO Yoga is GREAT for curvy girls and plus size up to size 18. Here’s how it works… Their luxe performance fabrics are engineered to have a 4-way stretch, so ALO Yoga’s large actually fits up to a size 14, two sizes beyond most activewear brands’ size large, and the XL fits up to a size 18. Their brand uses only the best technical fabrics to make yogawear, and ALO’s team wear-tests the pieces to make sure they flatter and achieve optimal style.
Solving the Issue of the Sports Bra
High intensity versus low intensity workouts can make all the difference when it comes to the right workout top. If your chest needs extra support, we recommend looking beyond ALO. For running and other high intensity sports, we instead recommend Lululemon for a more precise support and sizing option! Check out this popular sports bra loved by customers from their site.
Alo does offer one high impact bra, which can be found here: