Why you should invest in luxe activewear
Wearing: Sports Bra and Tights – Lorna Jane; Puffer Vest – Country Road: All from Garden City Booragoon
This month, as part of my collaboration with Garden City Booragoon, the team has asked me to share my thoughts on the activewear craze. Since Alexander Wang x H&M last year, luxe as a concept compatible with activewear has been very much front of mind. So why should you invest in activewear that you’re just going to get all stinky and smelly anyway? At the end of the day it’s all about dressing for your life, not living life around your wardrobe (an indefensible action item in the Relaxed Minimalism manifesto). For the same reason I’ve banned the six inch stiletto from my daily wardrobe – and in its place, inserted yet another pair of fabulous ballet flats – I’m not one to condone a workout wardrobe that consists of be-stained souvenir t-shirts and worn-out-of-shape track pants you had since high school (been there, done that).
Elegance is found in an alignment of style and function. Just as demotivating as a white shirt can be on a rainy day, so a fit-for-purpose collection of activewear pieces that look and (more importantly) feel luxe, is truly empowering. Once you’ve experienced a comfortable, breathable and insanely flattering pair of running tights, no cotton trackie dack will ever do again. My three quarter tights and sports bra are from Lorna Jane at Garden City Booraboon. And if the idea of multi-purpose performance wear for everyday appeals to you, as it does me, then this sports-luxe puffer jacket from Country Road will surely hit the spot – also from Garden City Booragoon. For me, it’s just as welcome on a chilly morning jog as it is as a versatile tran-seasonal outerwear piece for daily wear.
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