4 Fashion Cities: What to wear and where to work out
To celebrate the Fashion Week events taking place around the world, Sweaty Betty asked four international fashion bloggers to share their favourite workout looks and local workout destinations. Here they show us how to stay fit in New York, London, Paris and Milan - and how to look good doing it.
Sydney Vincent – New York City
Co-founder of East Coast vs West Coast USA lifestyle blog weperceive.com, Sydney lives and breathes the NYC fitness scene.
Sydney wears the Pirouette Dance Cami, Open Turn Dance Vest and To The Beat Dance Leggings. Photography by Louisa Wells from thelifeobserved.com.
Where to work out: “I have taken regular barre classes for nearly three years. When I first moved to New York City last year, I tried just about every barre workout, but The Bar Method remains by far my favourite. This studio’s take on the lethal, little movements used to impact specific muscles really works for me. I supplement this low-impact torture with the high-intensity, NYC-born Soul Cycle. Mantas’ classes at the 19th Street location are the best! If you’re in New York and looking for a real challenge, get in front of a computer on Monday at noon when the new Soul Cycle booking schedule opens!”
What to wear: “NYC workout gear trends rely on adaptation. My friends and I call it “Sporty Spice”. The way to achieve such? Black. Black is at the heartbeat of New York City’s stylish soul. While there are awesome ways to incorporate colour into your workout gear (take, for instance, the rad looks of Sweaty Betty’s London Edit, mixing blacks and brights to achieve major wow-factor), black offers a blank canvas that lends to transitioning effortlessly from barre to every other “this” and “that” in a day. I’ll typically head to a Saturday morning Bar Method class in a black leggings and vest combo, polished off with a suede or leather jacket, sunnies, and an easy-wear lipstick.”
Bonnie Rakhit – London
Fashion editor and founder of luxury travel and lifestyle blog thestyletraveller.com, Bonnie always needs to be ready for the paparazzi come London Fashion Week.