We just had a totally awesome 80's workout night with our Young Women. Leg warmers, bright blue eye shadow, big hair, and a cheesy workout video. I felt like I was back in my high school gym/dance class. I am not sure if I should cry or laugh out loud.
They were instructed to come dressed in 80's workout attire. For those of you less fortunate ones, who didn't get to the experience the 80's first hand, here is a look at what you might have worn:
Leg warmers are another key component for pulling an '80s workout outfit together. These are sleeve-like garments have an opening to expose the feet; wear them bunched around the ankles. Purchase leg warmers in many dance clothing supply stores, or you can cut the feet off a pair of large socks for convenience and affordability.
Sweatbands were another '80s workout staple, so wear a colorful one around your forehead; place one or two sweatbands around your wrists as well. Pull your hair back into a side ponytail if you have long hair, and tie it up with a colorful scrunchy. Wear a thin belt around your waist, and carry a pair of small hand weights if you have them.
If you have the resources, search for a pair of colorful '80s athletic shoes; look for high-tops as these were popular workout shoes of the time period. Another authentic option is a pair of plain canvas tennis shoes. If you are unable to find these kinds of items, simply wear a pair of athletic sneakers to complete your look.