Quick Switches: Work Wear into Workout Outfits

By Aly Teich

Creating our website, The Sweat Life, is a pretty fun job. The majority of my time is spent trying out new workouts and health routines, meeting the people who create them, and then creating fun content to show off all that I have tried. However, my schedule, especially my fitness schedule, requires several clothing changes per day, not only forcing me to burn through mass amounts of laundry, but often causing me to look like a sweaty bag lady — lugging around my already-been-worn and ready-to-get-sweaty fitness gear.

Additionally, I often have to transition from passing for a stylish and presentable person in the real world, right into a fitness maven, which has taught me all sorts of tricks on things I always need to keep on me, how to create transitional outfits, and how to find fitness wear that can pass as regular clothes. While my personal fitness routine is more intense than most, figuring out how to transition between different looks, and what to lug around during the day, is a challenge for ANY girl on the go. With this in mind, here are some of my top picks for how to best pull this off.

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Pair some classic and basic style pieces with your funkier fitness clothes, to create a chic and funky look.  [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]

Nike G87 Women’s Training Tank

Nike G87 Women’s Training Tank

Nike Allure Seamless Bra

Nike Allure Seamless Bra

Nike Free 5.0 Flash Running Shoe

Nike Free 5.0 Flash Running Shoe

Theory Perfect Crew Pullover

Theory Perfect Crew Pullover

Nike Legendary Night Light Tights

Nike Legendary Night Light Tights

Madewell Conor Over-The-Knee Boot

Madewell Conor Over-The-Knee Boot

Keeping your fitness layers basic allows for a base to break out your funkiest pieces. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]

Lululemon Om Tee

Lululemon Om Tee

Splits 59 Loren Seamless Bra

Splits 59 Loren Seamless Bra

Asics Gel Electro 33 Shoe

Asics Gel Electro 33 Shoe

Ella Moss Maja Cardigan

Ella Moss Maja Cardigan

Lululemon Wunder Under Pant

Lululemon Wunder Under Pant

Rag and Bone Margot Boots

Rag and Bone Margot Boots

Mix all edgy pieces for a fun rockstar look. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]

Onzie Elastic Tank Top

Onzie Elastic Tank Top

Onzie Long Legging

Onzie Long Legging

Nike Zoom Fit Agility Training Shoe

Nike Zoom Fit Agility Training Shoe

Onzie Elastic Bra Top

Onzie Elastic Bra Top

Vince Leather Scuba Jacket

Vince Leather Scuba Jacket

Freebird by STEVEN Endy Harness Short Boots

Freebird by STEVEN Endy Harness Short Boots

Layer chic fitness layers under some great, new fall pieces. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]

Club Monaco Matalin Sweater

Club Monaco Matalin Sweater

Splits 59 Kym Full-Length Tight

Splits 59 Kym Full-Length Tight

Club Monaco Nicolette Belt

Club Monaco Nicolette Belt

Splits 59 Harper Support Tank

Splits 59 Harper Support Tank

Tory Burch Broome Bootie

Tory Burch Broome Bootie

6 Shore Road Chole Leather Moto Jacket

6 Shore Road Chole Leather Moto Jacket


 

Aly Teich 
Founder and Host of The Sweat Life

Aly is a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She left Manhattan for Madison, Wisconsin to become a proud Badger for four years, and since then has lived on both coasts, traveled around the world…twice, and found herself right back here in The Big Apple. 

Aly has always been an active kid, and now grownup (although she still acts like a kid.) She danced her way through the School of American Ballet until her teens, competed on horseback at a pre-Olympic level, lettered in three varsity high school sports, and completed three marathons and numerous triathlons. She’s also an avid skier, golfer, aspiring surfer, and can do a mean belly flop.

Following a ten-year career in television and media — including the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Television, Tribeca Film, and Conde Nast — Aly switched her focus to health and wellness five years ago when her mother was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. Trading in her Late Show with Letterman badge for Nikes, Aly made it her goal to help people live healthier lives. In the fall of 2013, she decided to bring all of her experience and passion to one place, The Sweat Life.