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Top Items Shopstyle Editors Carry in Their Gym Bags

by Julie Chiem


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A visit to the gym means prepping your duffel bag with the essentials. For those mornings when you're feeling rushed, we're making life a lot easier by rounding up a checklist of the items you can’t leave home without. Apart from a water bottle and a gym towel, you’ll need a fresh set of clothes, the chicest sneakers, and post-workout skincare products. See the fitness and beauty must-haves our editors always have on hand.

Chic Fitness Clothes

For an easy-chic outfit, throw in a gym top that’s stylish, but also keeps you dry and cool as you heat up during your workout. Tanks are a great option as the armholes provide more ventilation. For bottoms, go with tights that fit and flatter. They have leg-sculpting features hugging you in all the right places for a flawless look. There’s a reason why the options ahead have the best reviews: they’re so comfy and get the job done.

Cool Sneakers

A pair of high-performance sneakers are the most important item you need in your bag. We love the Adidas Ultra Boost for its many features. Besides the fact that knit sneakers are so trendy right now, the lightweight fabric allows for a perfect fit, but it’s still flexible and adapts to all your movements. Other features include good cushioning and great support. It’s all the things you never knew you needed in a workout shoe.

Beauty Products

To look your best after a hard workout, pull together a fresh look with a few beauty must-haves. Facial wipes really come in handy. It’s a quick and convenient way to remove sweat and residue, leaving skin clean and smooth. A light hydrating cream or face mist provides hydration. H2O+ Beauty Oasis Cream or Mario Badescu’s cult-favorite facial spray are two products we’re obsessed with. For makeup, go with something light to awaken skin and bring out your natural beauty. A bit of mascara, lip gloss, and a highlighter are all easy options that can do wonders. Lastly, a dry shampoo is always a good idea. It does an amazing job absorbing oil and grease, and gives hair volume. Take these tips and shop our beauty picks ahead.

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