But then comes summer and we lose all our self confidence.
If you're one of those people who like to plan ahead then you must already be think about where you're gonna spend your December holiday. The difference between you being able to enter the pool parties confidently and you being all covered up is determined by how you treat your body over the next 3 months.
We looked to one of our fave famous fitness bunnies, and the latest Women's Health cover star, Ayanda Thabethe for a few gym style essentials!
Sports Bra Galore
The Sports Bra is a very important part of your gym look. Not only do they offer you support while you exercise but they are a whole aesthetic on their own. They can take you from the gym to the club these days so investing in some good quality ones is worth it.
Stock up on as many different colours you want, of course, but also try as many different necklines as possible. Have fun with them.
The Biker Short has been a major trend this year - when done correctly.
These aren't just regular tights guys especially not for the gym. For your workouts, use proper Cycle Shorts also known as Compression Tights. These are intended to ease thigh muscle cramps and help with your blood circulation during your workout. But thanks to the style bloggers who popularized this trick, you can now just throw a hoodie or crop top over them and basically go anywhere.
Not just for the nation of skrr skrr, these are actually very handy in the gym. Moon bags or Fanny packs are a great way to keep your belongings on you while not disturbing your exercises. This is also one that you can wear anywhere and look extremely trendy while stopping at the garage on your way home.
The tracksuit is important for the to and from your workouts because isn't like you can walk outside in the cold in a bra all day, right? Thanks to the athleisure trend, there are so many cute tracksuit options to fill your closet with. Look for the colourful fleece ones this winter for some extra comfort and warmth.
Read more Winter Style Tips:
How To Layer Like Riky Rick
Walk In Bonang's Shoes
And Inside Mihlali's closet!
main image credit: PUMA South Africa