For barre class, you want a good mix of form-fitting and loose-fitting garments so that you can add or remove layers depending on your temperature. Keep things ballet-inspired with soft pinks, white, and black. The only accessory you will need is a pair of grip socks and I recommend the kind with crossing straps to maximize the ballerina aesthetic.
The key to dressing for spin class is choosing garments that are moisture wicking since you will basically produce your body weight in sweat. It's best to choose a capri bottom as shorts leave your legs exposed to chafing and long leggings can sometimes restrict your range of motion. As for the top, the best combination is a great sports bra underneath a loose-fitting tank top. After class, you'll want to have your favorite facial mist on hand for a refresher.
If you're trying to emulate Gigi Hadid, you are likely going to sign up for boxing lessons. Start your workout with a sweatshirt to warm up your muscles and then remove once you start to sweat. Keeping things minimal is best, so try a matching set sports bra and leggings. If you want to go all out and look ridiculously cool, buy a pair of these gold boxing gloves from Fashercise.
Going to a performance is one of my very favorite things to, particularly ballet. In the past, I have found it a little bit tricky to put together an outfit for afternoon performances. You don't want to look too formal, not too informal, and not like a little girl coming from Easter brunch either. Here are a few outfits which will serve you well for both an afternoon and evening performance.
Sweater + Midi Skirt + Block Heel
Slip Dress + Masculine Jacket + Embellished Flats
Black Twill Pants + Black Blouse + Evening Shoe
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The blazer should be a staple of any fashion girl's wardrobe. If you're able to achieve the superfecta, you will have a closet containing four well-tailored blazers: one black, one white, one tan, and one oversized gray. Whether your style is preppy, minimalist, Parisienne, bohemian, or edgy, a blazer will work.
Black blazer, White T-Shirt, Skinny Jeans, Boots
Black blazer, Maxi dress, Sandals, Long necklace
Tan blazer, White t-shirt, Black Jeans, Printed shoe
Black blazer, Striped tee, Distressed boyfriend jeans, Ballet flat
Navy blazer, White blouse, Neutral skirt, Lace-Up flats
Gray blazer, White oxford, Skinny jeans, Ankle boots
Tan blazer, Chambray top, Black jeans, Printed shoe
Gray blazer, White blouse, Statement skirt, Simple block heel
White blazer, Graphic tee, Black skinny jeans, Black pumps
Navy blazer, Gray sweatshirt, White jeans, Printed shoes
The girls from Who What Wear published a book awhile back called What To Wear, Where which provides advice and outfit ideas with regards to dressing for various occasions, from an art gallery visit to a kids' birthday party. It's fun to go through the book and plan out your own looks for each of the circumstances, so that's what I'll be doing on the blog now every so often.
I decided that the first occasion should be a trip to the movie theater. Considering that movie theater visits are regularly part of my weekend schedule, I've had plenty of time to ponder the perfect theater outfit.
Oversized sweater, black leggings, lace-up flats.
Since the theaters are so cold, opt for an oversized sweater to stay cozy. Keep the bottom half of the look sleek with black leggings and lace-up flats. For a healthy movie snack, pack a LaraBar in your favorite dessert flavor.
Cardigan coat, monochrome matching t-shirt, printed leggings.
For a more literal interpretation of athleisure, choose a pair of athletic, printed leggings to liven up an otherwise monochromatic look. For the top half, choose a t-shirt and long cardigan in a color that is accented in the leggings. In your bag, pack a Suja green juice with a little baggie of cheddar cheese cubes, grapes, and apple slices.
Long sleeve black t-shirt, boyfriend jeans, ballet flats.
Go the route of insouciant Parisiennes and wear a simple black tee with comfortable boyfriend jeans and ballet flats. This look easily transitions from the dark theater to the street. For a snack, hide a bag of Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn in your tote.