I’ll be honest; sometimes I skip out on a good workout sesh because I have places to go and people to see. I either don’t feel like getting all sweaty or don’t have enough time to shower, do my hair and makeup, and get dressed all over again.

Do you understand my pain?

One of the easiest ways to ensure that your workout doesn’t get in the way of your very busy schedule is by simply buying some chic, fashion-forward workout apparel that can go straight from the gym, to lunch, to dinner and a movie (ooh la la) effortlessly. There are several places you can look for versatile workout apparel:

1. Lululemon

Lululemon is a higher end workout clothing brand, geared mostly towards more low-intensity training such as yoga, although they do carry leggings and shorts that are excellent for running as well.

Their styles are simple, versatile, and can be used while doing just about everything!

2. Gapfit

Another overlooked and inexpensive option for stylish workout gear you can easily take from pilates to Panera is Gap. The Gap is awesome because it is known for its work wear, but has phenomenal workout gear well.

GapFit, their workout line, has a sleek look that typically contains pieces that are meant to work well with items from their other lines.

Not only is Gap an unexpected source of chic workout gear, but it also allows you to ball on a budget. GapFit running shorts are sold at $35 a piece, whereas Lululemon shorts are priced at $60 each.

3. Target

Target recently launched a new brand of workout clothing called Joy Lab, and it’s amazing. They are not only an affordable option, but they are super cute as well!

They have a variety of leggings to choose from that you can use while completing various activities. They have leggings made specifically for running, and others for heavy lifting.

Another non-workout apparel item that is essential to being able to workout on the go is dry shampoo. Everyone should own dry shampoo. It is essential to giving your hair a freshly washed look in 3 seconds rather than taking a full-on shower. Most girls I know already use dry-shampoo, so I won’t bore you with more details!

There are several other workout apparel companies, both high and low end, whose workout clothing lines are chic and versatile, perfect for the woman on the go.

Don’t sacrifice fitness for fashion! Both are attainable, and both can work well together if you take the time to do your research.