Classy Gym Class Attire

Parents’ Magazine August 2014 issue, “Should You Let Her Quit?” Photograph by Priscilla Gragg


When I saw this pic from Parents Magazine, I thought how great would this be for a relaxed, yet slightly hipper gym look. Twice each week, for days where Mini has gym and art, I like being able to give her options that are easy, relaxed, more sweatpants-like and reasonably priced. There were a number of times last year when she’d return home with clothing with spatters of paint, glue, or marker that was supposedly washable but didn’t quite completely come out with the wash. It’s a tall order for a put-together look, I know, and for this reason they tend to be on the sloppier side.  Cue the graphic tees and sweatpants galore! So I was really excited to see a sweats look paired with a button-down, because I’ve never seen nor thought of doing that before!

So I’ve re-created the look here:

Dressy Gym Class

Button-Down: Old Navy’s Girls Plaid Flannel Shirt in Pink Plaid
Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt: Old Navy’s Girls Terry-Fleece Tee in Proton Pink Neon
Hair Accessories: Carter’s 6-Pack Pony Holders
Sunglasses: Janie and Jack’s Chevron Sunglasses in Rosy Pink Stripe
Shorts: Gap’s Gym Bermuda Shorts in Navy
Socks: Gymboree’s Pencil Knee Socks
Shoes: H&M’s Patterned Sneakers in Gray

Many of these items have already been marked down. Combined with current Labor Day sale, this can definitely fit the bill. Easy, relaxed, reasonably priced and put-together. Check, check, and double check.

Here’s the rundown of current sales from stores I’ve listed above:

Old Navy: everything up to 50% off in stores and online expires 9/1

Carter’s: Online Code-LABORDAY extra 25% off of purchases $50+ purchases exclusions apply, In-store Carter’s Rewards-Get $10 for every $40 spent

Janie and Jack: Additional 20% off sale

Gap: everything up to 40% off expires 9/1, Earn GapCash-Get $25 for every $50 you spend now thru 9/1

Gymboree: 40% off everything with savings up to 70%, check your inboxes if you subscribe for an individual 20% off coupon on your entire purchase expires 9/1

H&M: Labor Day Deals from $4.95 until 9/1

Do your kids wear anything particular when they have gym or art class? Do you have any items or tricks you add to class up those comfy clothes?

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