Workout Wear As Everyday Wear. NYC 18th Street and 5th Ave.

I’ve deemed 18th street and 5th Ave as the workout Mecca of New York City. On that city block or its’¬†proximity there are major athletic wear stores for women such as¬†Tory Burch Sport, Athleta, and Lululemon. Athleta has a wonderful workout studio and offer FREE classes for customers. The classes are taught by certified yoga and dance instructors and offer a great burn in a great environment. They also have a great girls line and also offer workshops geared toward healthy body image for young girls. I love that!

The ladies in Lower Manhattan are decked out in workout wear for errands and the gym. They are still NYC chic even when decked in spandex. The outfits are normally topped by a cool jacket and killer shades. You are now ready to slay the streets or the gym.

Some of our favorite celebs who rock workout wear as everyday wear:

 

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Nicole Richie

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Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams

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Taylor Swift

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Beyonce in Ivy Park

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Gabrielle Union

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Hannah Bronfman

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Kim Kardashian

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Gabrielle Post Workout

What are you wearing to the gym?

 

My Braid Crush

Winter is the season for Protective Styles and there are a few ladies who we have been slaying braided styles lately. Braids don’t just serve as a great way to protect your natural hair from everyday wear and tear but it is also a fun way to switch things up. I’m not a fan of sitting the length of time for styles like micro-braids to get installed, upwards of 4 to 6 hours, so I’m more of a cornrow type of girl. In less than 30 minutes or an hour you are transformed into a braided goddess. I’m always down for that.

These are some of my favorite styles spotted on our favorite celebs:

Megan

Megan Goode completely rocked the heck out of these faux locs. I know, they aren’t braids but they count in my book.

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Gabrielle, oh how I love thee and these micro braids. She is a better woman than me because my patience is not set up in a manner that allows for me to elver wear this style.

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Classic plaits on a classic woman. Janelle Monet looks great.

Kim

Yes, I’m adding Kim’s cornrows! We all know about these straightbacks. It is the Black woman’s go to for giving birth, after giving birth, vacation, or just a great Summer style. Someone put Kim onto the low maintenance greatness of the cornrow.

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Brandy has been serving red hot braided styles since Moesha. We can always depend on her for some great looks.

Amandla

Amandla is new to me. She’s young and fearless with her hair and I love that. Here she wears the root braided and the rest of the hair loose. The choice of grey hair is very today.

Zoe

Zoe’s braids have almost become a staple style for her. She is inspired by her mother’s style and I’m here for it.

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Blackish’s Yara did a braid combo. Loving the idea of braiding the single strand micro braids into a fishtail style. ¬†

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Keke Palmer is the queen of switching things up. She goes from short to long and from weaves to braids. Love these funky twists.

We can’t possibly leave out these ole long skinny cornrows worn by Beyonce in “Formation”. Giving Susan Taylor realness.

 

Are you wearing a braided style? What type of style are you rocking and why?

Celeb Saturday.

Kim and Kanye had a whirlwind wedding party. They started in Paris with parties at Valentino’s mansion to a dinner at Versailles. This all ended with a grand, yet elegant, wedding in Italy. The couple is now on a rather quite vacation in Ireland. Can’t wait for KimYe to get back stateside.

Kanye and Kim share an exclusive picture on Instagram from their Italian wedding.

Kanye and Kim share an exclusive picture on Instagram from their Italian wedding.

The ever stylish couple on their honeymoon in Ireland.

The ever stylish couple on their honeymoon in Ireland.

Angela Simmons is from a family of Hip Hop greats but she is quietly creating her own empire. Her Instagram pages gives us a glimpse of her great sense and love for fashion along with her passion for working out. http://www.instagram.com/angelasimmons

Angela hits the gym daily.

Angela hits the gym daily.

Angela is always wearing the latest trends and shares daily with her followers.

Angela is always wearing the latest trends and shares daily with her followers.

LaLa has to be busy beyond belief! She’s a wife, a mom, an actress and a businesswoman. She has a hit show on VH1 that is funny and relatable. We get to see her in a lot of the roles aforementioned. You can also check her out on Instagram. http://www.instagram.com/lala

Lala is a stylish celeb and has her own clothing line called "5Th and Mercer".

Lala is a stylish celeb and has her own clothing line called “5Th and Mercer”.

Lala has a very successful marriage with Carmelo Anthony.

Lala has a very successful marriage with Carmelo Anthony.

What is a celeb without famous friends? Lala has been friends with Ciara and Kim Kardashian for some time.

What is a celeb without famous friends? Lala has been friends with Ciara and Kim Kardashian for some time.