STYLE GUIDE - MIKAELA HÅLLÉN

Stylist Mikaela Hållén shows her how to stay stylish - to, from and at the gym

THE SET


"The secret to feeling confident at the gym is a matching workout set! It’s also my best time-saving trick and it’s the easiest way to look stylish on the go, despite the fact that you didn’t give it much thought at all. Why not make a statement in a matching set with the seasons most trendy pattern?! It’s a look that can transition to happy hour with the swap of a shoe!"

COLOR COORDINATE


"It’s 6:00 a.m. and the alarm goes off, you have a class in 30 minutes and you look at that pile of activewear you prepared last night and then back to your snooze button. What to do? Well, even though sleeping-in feels like the much better option, you know that you just need to get your ass out of bed, NOW. One thing that’s sure to help you get moving is comfortable activewear that make you happy, like this colorful, striped combo - put it on already!"

THE PERFECT BAG


"Should your gym bag be as stylish as you are? The answer is YES! The best ones have a slot for a water bottle, running sneakers, yoga pants and of course all the other things that you ”have to” carry with you - computer and extra shoes for a night out?! This bag fits it all!"

THE MUST-HAVE


"When building a training wardrobe one of the most important things to invest in is a black, simple and comfortable sports bra. Find one that fits you, you won’t regret spending a little extra time to find that perfect one that you can keep forever. Comfy is key, and who knows, you may even start to look forward to your morning workouts when you’ve found the perfect gear?!"

Q&A


WHAT’S YOUR STORY

I’m a stylist and creative consultant based in Stockholm that thinks a good workout is the best skin prep, happy pill and Monday morning activity.

HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE?

I value my time off and prioritize my wellness and the things that are important to me.

WHAT DOES YOUR TRAINING ROUTINE LOOK LIKE? WHY IS TRAINING IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CAREER?

I work out 3-6 times a week and try to do different types of exercises: weight training, running, swimming and yoga. A favorite of mine is my newly found workout form ”Megaformer”.

Varying my workout routine and starting off early in the morning was a game changer for me.

It was challenging at first, early mornings isn’t really my thing, but the feeling after is a reward itself. Working out is my happy pill and helps me focus throughout the day.

MUST HAVE IN YOUR TRAINING WARDROBE RIGHT NOW?

A pair of high waisted seamless tights. They are so comfy and I wear them to work almost everyday (yes, it’s true) matched with an oversized knit, along with my personal jewelry. I’m also up for a more colorful training wardrobe AND last but not least, I’m obsessed with sets.

YOUR BEST TIP TO MAKE ATHLEISURE A PART OF YOUR STYLE?

Putting together an effortless, perfectly coordinated workout look (whether you’re actually working out or not) is easier said than done. My advice is to make it simple and not overdo it. With that said, I still think you can wear yoga pants for a night out - but go for a minimalistic and comfy look. Black tights and a sports bra, paired with an oversized blazer, heels and a mini-bag is a winner if you ask me!

HEY THERE!

Mikaela Hållén is a Stockholm-based stylist working for STYLEBY Magazine and a training enthusiast.

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