Kirsten Dunst in Studio City

Posted on July 25, 2013

We don’t quite know why, but we totally fell in love with this as a “celeb leaving the gym” look.


Kirsten Dunst leaving a gym after a work out in Studio City, California.

And don’t kid yourselves; that is definitely a sub-genre of celeb-style. Not that we’re suggesting this look was literally styled (although it happens sometimes; right down to the brand of water they’re toting), but all stars know they’re going to get pap’d leaving the gym at some point or other, so the smart ones try for a balance of looking presentable and not looking ridiculously phony and made-up for a workout. This is all very simple, practical and perfectly photogenic, should the occasion arise. Plus the braids are ADORABLE.



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  • Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    She’s like the sane Olsen sister.

  • Judy_S

    She looks both presentable and very ordinary. The purse does not look like a gym bag, however.

    • Louise Bryan

      I rarely take a “gym” bag to the gym. Matter of fact, I usually hide my purse in my car, and only carry my keys. I don’t like locker rooms, and don’t use them unless I decide to go swimming (a rare event).

    • Ordinary is definitely the word. There are two workout businesses in the shopping center where my store is located and we get many celebrities shopping and eating here on a regular basis. All of the women look like this when they are going to the gym. The only difference here is that she is dry. Most of them leave soaking wet. It seems to be a badge of honor. I guess it shows that they really put the effort in; so the wetter you are, the harder you worked out.

      Hillary Duff has been bringing her baby to a baby and me class, so the paps are hanging around every Wed. morning.

  • MilaXX

    She almost nailed the look, but the bag is a fail.

  • MsOlympia

    Those sunglasses are FAB.

  • NBG

    I was just explaining to my hubby the other day how staged most gym pap photos are, down to the brands of yoga pants, sports drinks, etc. He was actually surprised.

    it’s a product placement world we are living in, people.

  • BarniClaw

    I’m embarrassed to admit (and only will to the BKs) that I saw this pic yesterday and wore my hair in braids after a gym shower as a direct result. What a dork!

    • Domo_Konnichiwa


  • Lilithcat

    She looks as though she’s actually been to the gym and worked out!

  • hughman


  • zenobar

    Clutching expensive water,
    Her low-carb lunch in a box,
    Kiki, the Fraulein of Stoner Couture
    Was whupped from her braids to her Shox.

  • jorinde

    Living in Germany I just have to ask how Americans leave the gym with their workout clothes on. Don’t you shower after your workout? Do you shower and put on another set of sports clothes ? (sounds even weirder to me). I can understand why people are being photographed in workout clothes on their way TO the gym, but not FROM.
    (hereabouts you never see people wearing their gym outfits on the street.)

    • mlle

      If I go to the gym in my own neighbourhood, especially when it’s as hot as it’s been lately, I’ll usually leave in my gym clothes and shower once I’m home.

      • jorinde

        ok that makes sense. thanks for clearing that up! I’m going to sleep peacefully.

      • Heather

        I do the same. That way you don’t have to haul everything to the gym (change of clothes, products, etc).

    • ecallaw1977

      I just go home and shower. I don’t shower at the gym unless I have to go somewhere else afterward.

    • AnaRoW

      Shower at home. I try not to get undressed in front of strangers. Some of the smaller gyms don’t have showers or dressing rooms anyway.

      • zenobar

        Truth. *shudders*

    • zenobar

      My theory: Since it’s positively un-American to not drive absolutely everywhere – especially where I live, in Metro Detroit, Car Capital of The Universe – I’m guessing most people have no problem making the short walk from the gym to their car.

      I’m sure it’s different in major cities with good public transit, though. I’m lucky enough to live in a university town with a great bus system, which I use daily, but it requires a lot of planning when running errands all over town because it’s too time-consuming to run home and change, and it’s a nuisance to lug a whole extra set of clothes around. So after I exercise in a studio downtown, I wash up, re-deodorize (I am a little OCD about body odor), and just go about the rest of my business/errands in my workout gear. And if I do happen to be a bit ripe and someone is able to tell, it means THEY ARE DEFINITELY IN MY BUBBLE and they brought it on themselves. It’s a nature’s way of saying “step off” 🙂

    • Some of the nicer gyms ban camera phones in the locker room, but I can still see celebs not necessarily wanting to shower ’til they get home.

    • MilaXX

      I shower at the gym. The showers have individual stalls & I don’t have a problem changing n front of others. We all have the same varying shaped bits. I have a bunch of maxi dresses in t shirt material, that I accessorize with cute flats or fancy flip flops. I am rarely going straight home from the gym and I try not to look too crazy walking about.

      For a celeb however, my guess is they would worry about someone trying to snap a picture and sell it.

    • Aurumgirl

      I often leave the Y in my workout clothes because I want to shower at home. I just like it better.

  • Tanya Wade

    Those braids. Are so Kiki.

  • I for one appreciate the take-out tupperware. I imagine it’s full of something healthy and LA-trending, but I’d prefer to reimagine it as being full of leftover greasy chinese takeout that she’s going to scarf down as an after-workout treat. It’s what I’d do. Reason 159 I’m not skinny/fit, in a continuing series.

  • JP

    She looks good, except for the fact that she CAN’T STAND UP STRAIGHT TO SAVE HER LIFE. When she’s sixty, she’s practically going to be bent in half.

  • kimmeister

    Love the hair. My hair is at the obnoxious length where it’s not quite long enough to go in a ponytail so the only way of keeping it out of my face is pigtails. So, it’s reassuring to see that you can be a woman in your 30’s and not look like an idiot in pigtails or pigtail braids (for working out only!).

    • Heather

      I am… a bit older and I often do pigtails for workouts or hiking. It’s cute but not scary-little-girl.

  • msdamselfly

    Like that the shoes actually look worn

  • Yeah, she looks believable, which is usually not the first thing you think when presented with celeb-leaving-the-gym pix.

  • marlie

    Looks just like everyone else in the world on their way to/from the gym. And I mean that in a good way.

  • alyce1213

    Her face is flushed, she had a good workout. The braids are adorable for the gym.

  • fiestyfashionfem

    BKs – what is the age limit on braids and pig tails? I love them – my sunhat fits better with them on. But is 49 too old?

    • Carrieanno

      Honestly, who’s to say? If you love ’em, own ’em proudly.

    • somebody blonde

      I think you age out of pigtails pretty quickly. Braids, on the other hand, don’t really have an age limit, in my opinion- you just have to make sure that you’re braiding in such a way that doesn’t look like you’re going for Heidi of the Alps.

  • Shawn EH

    And the shades are killa!

  • RuthGo

    I wish she was wearing a sneaker in a color. The black ones look really heavy.

  • Neil

    It is NEVER ok for grownups to have pigtails. Sorry

  • nyll18

    This is the only time I will ever be able to write this on this site: I own the same pants as her!

  • demidaemon

    I can’t help thinking, with the shades, she looks like a blind woman. I know; I’m a horrible person.

  • mariahwg

    She could be walking out of my Cambridge-area zumba class. She looks like some of the cooler, younger lesbians.