Dear Fashion Doctor,
I am extremely motivated to put my best foot forward this year. Five months ago I gave birth to twin boys. Needless to say but my life has changed dramatically. Motherhood is wonderful, but my image is suffering. I want to look my best but it is so hard in the balancing act that is now my day-to-day life. I have decided to be a stay-at-home mom to focus on my children and my health and wellness. I spend most of my time running around in stretchy clothing, and would like to get back into shape. Can you help me find stylish fitness clothes that can double as day wear that can take me from the gym to mommy-and-me classes with no fuss?
Dear Motivated Mom,
Congratulations on becoming a mom! You certainly have your hands full with twins, but this does not mean you should lose focus on your own well-being. Fitness wear is a great place to start. The days of baggy sweatpants and your husband’s oversized t-shirts are long gone! We have entered a world where day-to-day fashions can collide with fitness wear–the world of “Athleisure.” From a coffee run to a training session to a quick charity board meeting, active wear has become acceptable as a daily look. My prescription will take you straight from the fitness studio to the fashionable streets of New York City.
The Fashion Doctor
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Bogner Gill Sweat Jacket – $520, Bogner.com/en-u
Look glamorous while breaking a sweat in this licorice-black jacket with glittering golden studs.
Bogner Elaine Stirrup Pant – $520, Bogner.com/en-us
For pants, go for something with stretch and structure. These pants can take you from a walk in central park to a parent-teacher meeting at the drop of a dime.
JustFab Ebby Carry All Satchel – $49.95, JustFab.com
This is what a gym bag should look like. With a sleek yet functional design, this bag looks as at home by the treadmill as it does in a playroom.
JustFab Gold/Jet Black Jans Sneaker Wedge – $48, JustFab.com
Heading to a coffee date after your workout session? Opt for a sneaker wedge and leave that gym sneaker where it belongs—in the locker!
GShock Chic Military Collection – Olive with Rose Gold – $130, GShock.com
This is the ideal watch for a mom on the go— tough enough for the gym but still delicate enough for a day of fun with the kids.
Electra Cruiser I –$274.99, ElectraBike.com
You can’t just look the part; you have to be the part! This classic cruiser will help you achieve your fitness goals–and stand out from the other mommies.
By Marcus Stewart