Workout Clothes for Women over 50 along with 8 Decades of Style
Quote of the day: “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” Michael John Bobak
I thought this quote perfect for the idea of moving and grooving no matter what your age. I’m guilty of becoming lazy and not keeping fit. But our bodies sure do benefit once we start taking care of them like we should. And having the right clothes can help.
In fact, a new study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that older people who routinely do physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain. If that’s not a great reason to start, or continue some form of physicalness, I don’t know what is. Which is one reason why I joined a yoga challenge. You should read about it.
It’s another edition of the Magnificent 8 which showcases 8 decades of style. Every three months, (we started in July), we choose a theme and each create an outfit that suits our own personal tastes and fashion choices and we post them on the last Wednesday of every third month. So far we’ve styled beach wear and distressed items. Now we are showing that workout clothes work no matter what age your driver’s license says.
I’m not one to spend a ton of money on my workout clothes. Yet having ones with some of the new and modern looks and qualities can be very uplifting. Let’s just say “yay” for spandex and moisture wicking properties.
It always surprises me how many google searches lead people to my blog post about fitness clothes. Thus there must be a lot of interest in it for us women over 50. So here we are again in more of our workout wear. If you missed the previous post, we wore these same outfits only added layers to go out and about after our class.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit
Why I Wore This Outfit
The only disadvantage of working out at home is you don’t put much care and concern into what you’re wearing. Then again, that could be an advantage too. Yet once we started with our public stretch class, I figured it was time to update a little.
I do love the workout leggings that have the cutout or sheer panels. And usually at our real class, I never take off my jacket because it’s too cold. But here at Nancy’s community room area, it was very warm. Which is wonderful!
These socks are the ankle socks from Go 2 Socks. I wore the pink version in that post, but I love these black ones too. Now you can see what I meant about the toes being open. I will wear these for my yoga at home because then my feet don’t slip. As for my knee high compression socks, I do wear those for my stretch class and most every day. If you still are thinking of getting some, you can save 25% with the code Jodie25.
Nancy’s (70+) Outfit
Why Nancy Wore This Outfit
These are the traditional yoga pants with the straighter leg silhouette. Nancy likes these because they have a pocket hidden in the waistband where she can store a kleenex or a key. The only bad thing about putting a tissue there is forgetting about it and having all the pieces come out in the dryer.
Nancy said she seldom updates her workout wear and all of these items are over 3 years old. I think this goes to show, many workout styles don’t change all that much from year to year. Now many of the smaller stores are carrying athletic wear too. These pants are from Chicos, and are their casual, comfortable and chic collection.
You saw these same types of socks in our last fitness post on Nancy. They are considered pilates socks, and Nancy has been attending reformer pilates classes for some years now. She also skis once a week in the winter as a social and physical activity.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit
Why Charlotte Wore This Outfit
My mom has actually made many of her workout pants in the past. But lately it’s been harder to find the necessary fabric. However, she has found some of her workout pieces at the second hand shops. Many times you couldn’t even buy the fabric for the deals you can get.
If you’ve been following along on my monthly highlights post, then you might already know that Rob, mom and I go to a stretching class at the local recreation center. When we go there, mom will wear another layer over top because it’s cold in our class. Luckily, this room was nice and warm.
Mom doesn’t love going barefoot anytime, let alone in the winter, so I let her borrow these barre socks I had just won in a contest. They have a non-slip grip on the bottom so you don’t slide around.
Tips & Tricks
If you’ve been working out for awhile, you may not feel the need to update your workout clothes. In fact, I’m the worst at wanting to spend a ton of money on things I’m going to sweat in. Yet I’m sure it’s no different than our public clothes. The better you look, the better you feel.
So take it from me, there are some great ways to get your fitness pieces at a discount. I’d say don’t forget about second hand stores, or the discount places like Gordmans, TJ Maxx and such.
In addition, there are some advantages to updating these items. Many times there are new innovative designs and details like moisture wicking and those great little, hidden pockets.
How do you feel about it? Waste of money, or money well spent?
Grace of Graceful Rags is representing teenagers.
Michelle of Michelle’s Pa(i)ge is representing the 20-somethings.
Roxanne of Glass of Glam is representing the 30-somethings.
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge is representing the 40-somethings.
Rena of Fine Whatever is representing the 50-somethings.
Eugenia of Age of Grace is representing the 60-somethings.
Nancy of Jodie’s Touch of Style is representing the 70-somethings.
And Charlotte of Jodie’s Touch of Style is representing the 80-somethings.
I’d like to point out that if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you might even recognize some of these women. Michelle was featured once when we talked about how our fashion can be used to help our brains by copying what the young girls are wearing.
Roxanne was my partner in our Bridging the Gap campaign, when we paired with a younger blogger to try to show that age makes no difference. It was a great example of how we all should join together to help each other.
Shelbee is one of the organizers of a fun monthly challenge where we talk about our Good Buys or Goodbye items!
And Eugenia is such a wonderful Forever Fierce friend. She puts a slideshow together for the original women in the group. In fact, she just did one for my mother.
I’m so glad to report that you should be able to Pin these images to your own Pinterest now. So I’d love it if you help me out and pin away!
Even if you wouldn’t consider purchasing your clothing online, it can be helpful to look through my links to see what is available! It certainly doesn’t hurt my feelings, if you click on them but don’t like them. Just so you know, one of the ways I make money from this blog is through these linked items.
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