Mesh leggings and slouchy tanks

Hi! Hope you’re all having a great day so far. Happy Fitness Fashion Friday, where I share some of the fitness gear and apparel that’s caught my eye. Let the awkward self timer photos commence.  😉

It’s been a while since I’ve had a fitness gear *thing*. I’ve always loved printed leggings and supportive cute workout tops, but I’ve been gravitating towards a couple of staples lately.

#1: The mullet of leggings.

Business in the front….

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party in the back.

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Not only do mesh panels add a little extra something to basic or printed leggings, but they’re also extremely functional. It’s a little extra ventilation, which is always appreciated during sweaty workouts.

#2: Slouchy tanks. They’re especially comfortable for strength training and dance classes, as they’re light and move well. The only thing I don’t love loose tanks tops for is yoga, because said tank ends up drenched in sweat and hanging over my face during inversions.

This one has a supportive built-in bra.

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Skyscapes: the perfect everyday casual shoe when I’m not wearing flip flops. They’re light, comfy and perfect to walk from teaching classes or while running errands.

The above outfit I picked up at lululemon with the helpful R&D teaching discount. (If you’re a fitness instructor, be sure to let them know so you can get your 15% off!)

Some similar styles below, too:

Mesh leggings: yay or nay?

Do you like baggy tanks or more fitted styles?



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  1. Alex @ get big, go to work on November 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I’ve heard so many comments in how comfy the Skyscapes are. Got to try those out! I love slouchy tanks and racer back tanks when I lift but tend to stick to more fitted tanks when running!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      they are the comfiest everyday sneaks! i like fitted running tanks too 🙂

  2. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on November 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    The cutest shoes! I love all of your purple. Looks great!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      thank you! the shoes are my fave too 🙂

  3. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on November 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    LOVE everything about this outfit! I’m all over mesh leggings. I just need to bite the bullet and buy some! 😉

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      dooooo it. it’s a fun way to switch it up 🙂

  4. Nicole @ Runs & WODs on November 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    The fitting of my shirt depends on my workout. When I’m running I like my shirts fitted but when I’m doing CrossFit I like them a little on the baggy side!

  5. Yaara Leve on November 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Love those leggings on you!! They’re so fun and sexy!

  6. Linda @ the Fitty on November 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Mighty cute outfit, Gina! I’m impressed with how simple but matched and cute this looks; the shoes put a nice finish.

  7. Emily Miner on November 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Haven’t tried the mesh leggings yet, but am a trainer and live in spandex so I’m sure I’d love them… especially because I get super sweaty super easily!

    Flowy for lounging, but I do a lot of plyometric/metcon/jumping around and so prefer fitted for that. Fitted for teaching, can do flowy if I’m doing more traditional lifting.

  8. Kay on November 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I’m not sure I’m ready for mesh leggings. While you’re fantastically tan, I am casper the friendly ghost pale. Mesh sometimes isn’t a good look for that clash of colors. 🙂

    Love slouchy tops though, for workout, for going out, for life.;

  9. haley @Cupcakes and on November 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    loooove Lululemon!!!

  10. char eats greens on November 14, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I used to be ALL over the tight lulu tops (like, 50 racer backs), but now I’m loving looser tops. Perhaps it coincides with having a child and feeling like my mom pouch sticks out more when I’m working out or running? haha. As for the mesh leggings, I think I could only do them in all black so it’s a little less noticeable!! But I’m sure they’d win me over in whatever way they come because lulu seems to do that 😉

  11. Danielle on November 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I’m the same with tanks… loose for everything but yoga! The mesh pants are cute. I’ll have to check them out! I’m finding myself wearing/buying workout clothes more than regular clothes now, so I love to see fun styles.

  12. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen on November 14, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Yay for sure! I love mesh leggings!

  13. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on November 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I love Skyscapes! And this outfit looks so great on you!

  14. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on November 15, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Love this outfit- thank tank is so cute!

  15. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on November 15, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Love the mesh leggings! Have been wanting to try some out, though it will probably have to wait until next spring/summer. It’s gone from fall to winter overnight here in Massachusetts, so I had to break out my gloves, headband, fleece, and warm running tight for an outdoor run yesterday. I love the tank, and it looks fabulous on you, but it that style usually doesn’t work for my body type. I prefer a bit more coverage on top and will go lighter and shorter on the bottoms.

  16. Danielle Dunn on November 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I just bought that exact tank at Lulu last week!! love it and great choice! 😉

  17. Amy on November 15, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Sooo I bought lulu mesh leggings with slits in them…they’re super cool now I can’t decide if they’re like, too sexy for the gym? Haha I doubt it but they’re kinda wild. Can’t decide!

  18. Michele @ paleorunningmomma on November 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    No mesh leggings for me, but I’m still obsessed with Lululemon. Their CRB tanks are probably my favorite tank ever.

  19. Amy S on November 16, 2014 at 10:17 am

    The mesh leggings look fantastic on you. I would definitely give them a try! As for tops, I prefer fitted for running but I like looser tops for boot camp and actually for yoga too.

  20. Christa @ Living Unbalanced on November 17, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Love baggy tanks! My favorites are the “Spiritual Gangster” line 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      love those too <3

  21. Cassie Vaughn on November 19, 2014 at 10:55 am

    These are so cute! I like loose ones except I prefer yoga so I really need more tight ones.

  22. Anna on November 23, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I LOVE lululemon, especially their leggings. I find that the ones with mesh are the most comfortable ones to teach classes in. My favorite crops from lululemon are the Run Inspire!

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