Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dark Workout

Who's headed to the gym these days? I try to go to yoga three times a week and have upper body/cardio as well. The gym's not a fashion show, but there are some great athletic styles happening right now. If you haven't shopped at your store's activewear sections, now's the time to go.

Dark style trends are pretty much going the "ninja goth" route, aka shapeless black things. Harem pants/drop-crotch sweatpants and tunic tops are the way to go. Basically the silhouette is tight wrists and ankles and saggy-baggy-who-knows-what everywhere else. 

It's great for all genders and body shapes because basically everything is covered. heh. You can get the look at your local dollar store by buying drawstring sweatpants that are fitted around the ankles, except a few sizes larger. If you aren't doing the drop-crotch thing and prefer leggings, ladies, you can buy men's tank tops, which are longer. You can get that tunic-top effect. Here are the two trendy dark-fashion workout silhouettes: 

Leggings with a tunic top, drop-crotch with a fitted top. Basically, you get to choose whether to be saggy-baggy on the upper or lower half of your body. Since I do yoga and go upside down quite a bit, I prefer the fitted tops and loose bottoms. (Otherwise my shirt goes over my head, lol)

Harem pants: American Apparel; top: H&M

sweatpants: H&M, crop top sweatshirt: lip service (lol yeah, a coffin zipper)

leggings: AA; tunic top: altered dollar store shirt

Here are some polyvore looks I cooked up following the same silhouettes

Gratuitous yoga pose:

The fallen angel pose

Also check out your local studios for candlelit yoga. I've been wanting to go to the Yoga for the People's candlelit class for forever. Maybe when the weather's nicer. 

If yoga's not your thing and you're in NYC, you could go to the goth gym


  1. I would love to go to the goth gym. I just wear whatever old t shirt I can find with my workout pants/shorts when I work out. I never bothered from a fashion point of view. I have to admit though, all my workout clothes are black lol

    1. yeah, going to the gym isn't a fashion show, but it could help motivate a person to go or be more enthusiastic

  2. I really like your tunic top! I should probably get some black workout gear to encourage myself lol.

    1. Cool workout clothes has motivated me....Even though I'm not going to the gym today because it's snowing and gross out.

  3. health goth, am i right? this reminds me of another goth and hipster mashup, only more "going to do groceries" kind of look. love it, goth and hipster go hand in hand for me.

    1. yeah I pointedly didn't use the term "health goth" because some brand co-opted the term and their stuff looks absolutely terrible

  4. Love this look, it suits you well, too. I just wear basic black leggings and a black to to the gym, because I hate the idea of sweating in pretty clothes.