So, I told you guys last week about my love affair with running. Now it’s time to show you how I do it while still looking fabulous.

A Nike hat is a good way to keep your inevitable flyaway hairs under control.  I recently got bangs again, so to save time I usually just sweep my bangs to the side and tuck them in this hat (with the rest of my hair in a ponytail). The dri-fit fabric keeps your head from getting too sweaty as well. The width is thankfully adjustable; I usually get headaches from wearing hats for longer than 10 minutes, but no pain with this one! It is essential. I would buy one in two colors, which I will describe more later.

Creative and colorful running leggings are a must. I bought these at a TJMaxx for $13 and they just happen to be Nike. Score! This leads me to one of my fitness + fashion principles: buy everything in two very different colors. For example, I bought these blue/purple leggings and a pair of plain black leggings with pink/orange accents. If you have pieces in these bright colors, you can always accent with black or white or go all out and have a fully coordinating workout ensemble. Also, DO NOT think you can just buy a pair of $8 Target leggings and think that they will be effective. The fabric that running leggings are made out of keeps you warm (when running outside. You also won’t have to pull them up constantly (a problem I occasionally have with normal leggings) if you buy the right size.

Good layering pieces are another piece of my workout wardrobe. Dri-fit fabric won’t make you sweat if the sun comes out while you run, and it will keep you nice and toasty when you must run in 30 degree weather (which I do often)! Again, purchase these in your two key colors. I have one black Under Armor top and one pink one. I usually throw a semi-baggy t-shirt on over my base layer because the undershirts tend to have short hems.

That’s all for today! Look back next week for a piece on my favorite sorority girl standard, Nike Tempo shorts (“norts”).