Athleta Hoodie c/o, Athleta Tank c/o, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Athleta Shorts c/o, Hat (similar here), Turkish Towel, Athleta Headband c/o, Essie Nail Polish in “Fifth Avenue”, Athleta Bra c/o, Nike Sneakers (similar here)
Between wedding season, weekend getaways, and summer to-do lists, life has been busier than usual, so setting aside time for working out has required a little more effort on my part. Plus an indoor workout at the gym on a gorgeous summer day lacks the usual appeal. In an effort to stay motivated, I’ve been incorporating exercise into outdoor activities that I already enjoy, like hiking and running along the beach. That way I’m able to enjoy the day while at the same time sneaking a workout in. And the greatest part about exercising outdoors is that it can be done just about anywhere. My boyfriend and I headed to Ojai for a weekend getaway over the Fourth of July, and since we knew we’d be spending most of our days lounging by the pool and indulging in calorie-packed cocktails and heavy meals, we made sure to squeeze morning workouts in beforehand. With limited space in my suitcase, I pared down my packing to a few of my favorite travel essentials, including this outfit by Athleta that’s not only functional for exercising, but cute enough to double as loungewear throughout the day. In fact, I’ve come to love this tank so much, that I have a feeling I’ll be using it more for every day wear than I will for working out. The afternoons in Ojai were warm, but since the mornings were still cool I added this soft zip-up hoodie to wear while warming up.