work it

We’re excited to welcome back the fabulous Amanda from Girl About Columbus, here to show us her workout faves from a recent summer vacation in South Carolina. From bright tie-dyed bras to comfy athletic pants, there’s nothing stopping Amanda from her workouts this summer.

Girl About Columbus Workout Active Gear

Summer is here, the temps are up and that means it’s time to fit in as many outdoor walks, runs, and biking trips as possible! Last week, I had the best vacation spending time on the beach in Charleston, South Carolina, enjoying the charming southern city by foot, walking miles upon miles every day, exploring and not even realizing how much exercise we had taken in until the evening hours hit and we found ourselves exhausted from exploring everything from Shem Creek to Charleston Harbor!

My favorite and most memorable type of activity we partook in was an early morning walk/run on Folly Beach, all while watching the sunrise! I packed the perfect workout attire from Meijer for this warm morning – a bright yellow tank, purple yoga pants, and a tie-dyed purple and yellow sports bra! I LOVE how colorful all of Meijer’s tanks, shorts, sports bras, workout pants, and shirts are right now: perfect for summer!

Girl About Columbus Workout Active Gear

A bit about these purple pants: they are so soft and beyond comfortable for any type of activity – I’ve put them on serious rotation for yoga, walking, and lifting weights this summer, as well as into fall! I also enjoyed the fact that these workout clothes allow your body to breathe while wearing… although the weather was well into the 90’s after our beach run, I never felt hot because of what I was wearing!

Oh, and my tie-dye bra? The most comfortable sports bra I own, not to mention the cutest! Made with the softest material and crafted in the brightest, cheeriest colors, this bra has moved to the front of the pack in my arsenal. I like that it offers support but it’s not too tight.

While gearing up for my trip, I shopped at Meijer, and the only problem I had was choosing which exercise gear to buy – they are all so beautiful! I am SUCH a sucker for color and comfort and Meijer nailed it with this collection. I’m already excited to go back and hunt for some more yoga pants, sports bras, and colorful tanks, all at ridiculously affordable prices. I also want to nab a pair of yellow or pink shorts to match the new tennis shoes I just bought! The options are really endless at Meijer and I am highly impressed with the quality of the fabrics as well as the fit. Vibrant, comfortable, and fresh. That’s exactly what workout clothes should be like for summer.

Girl About Columbus Workout Active Gear

Amanda Hamman is the creative mind behind Girl About Columbus, a lifestyle blog and girls’ guide to living in Columbus, Ohio. She loves exploring and photographing her colorful and stylish city. In her spare time, Amanda can be found shopping or walking her MaltiPoo. For more, follow her on FacebookPinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

make a statement (bag)

From your sandals to your midi rings, you know how to make sure that each piece of your ensemble just goes (thank you, Pinterest). But sometimes, that go-to cross body purse just doesn’t live-up to your A-list style. This season’s statement bag, available in eggshell, taupe and powder pink, goes with almost everything in your closet. We can’t get enough of the soft quilt-inspired stitching, while contrasting chain hardware is definitely an eye-catcher, especially in the bright summer sun. Tuck it in your elbow to show off your stackable bangles, on your wrist when you’ve got a bold mani to show off or simply hold it, and let your statement bag be the star.

Meijer Style Maxi Statement Bag PurseNautical Dream. You don’t have to be wearing a sailor hat to strut a nautical-inspired look. Rich navy looks best with chalk white accessories, and layered necklaces add some depth. Meet up for coffee with your girlfriends or go on a movie date with your sweetie—this fab combo is an all-day to all-night charmer.

Meijer Style Tank Top Shorts Statement Bag PurseSunny Afternoon. A causal stroll around town calls for an equally casual – and super comfy – look. Midi shorts are just the right length for a long flowy tank in dusty pink. Worn with pumps or your go-to gladiator sandals, this soft, off-white bag is an accessory you’ll love to rep for that laid-back summer lovin’ look.

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There are endless ways to show off your style, but this season, if there’s one statement to make, it should be with your bag.