10 Fashion Staples You Should Own Now That You're a Mom


Gorgeous Workout Gear

Elisabeth Hasselbeck sports workout gear you can run errands in.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck sports workout gear you can run errands in.
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Being a mom means being in constant motion. So, if you go from working out to running errands to dropping by your girlfriend's house, invest in some sharp-looking yoga pants with a structured knit jacket. You'll be comfortable -- despite all your activities -- and still look great if you run into an old coworker at the grocery store.

Shop for gear that offers the best fit for your curves, from tummy-flattering yoga pants to body-skimming graphic tees. Top it off with a hoodie or stylish yoga wrap (like a hoodie, but with a belt). There are even body-toning pants designed to provide muscle-hugging resistance all day, but the jury's still out on whether we like working out with their Spanx-like fit.

The best part is that wearing gorgeous workout gear can breathe new life into your fitness routine. (We discovered this works much the same way that a darling new dress will inspire us to accept all the cocktail party invitations that come our way.) There's probably no scientific data on whether cute workout gear is physically beneficial. But we figure that if it gets us to hop on the treadmill more often than simply wearing a blah old pair of black sweats, we're ahead of the game.