This past week I participated in the Fit Approach and Skirt Sports #REALwomenmove Challenge. The intent behind the #REALwomenmove Challenge is to show women that being fit is something everyone can do regardless of size, shape or activity level.
Day 3 wanted to know what your favorite outfit to get moving in is.
one of my favorites!
The outfit I’m wearing in the picture is old. Like 4+ years old. But it’s obviously a pretty quality product since it’s held up this long!
The shirt in from Lulu Lemon and the capris are Under Armour. I tend to wear a lot of Under Armour because it fits well, keeps me warm or cool (depending if it is winter or summer gear), and looks super cute. But I will tell you that I have zero qualms about grabbing a workout top from Target, Kohl’s, JC Penny, etc. I am a runner on a budget after all.. 🙂 The only runner items I’m truly picky about are my bottoms and shoes. Well, and now that I’ve been introduced to the most awesome sports bra ever– I might start being picky about those as well.
I don’t want to turn this post into a advertisement. What I want to focus on is why I choose my favorite outfits to get moving in.
I choose my outfits for a few key reasons:
1. Comfort. I tend to wear a lot of capris or long pants (in the winter) because my thighs rub together and I don’t want to chafe! Haha sorry if that’s TMI! 🙂
2. Cuteness Factor. Of course I want to look good in what I’m wearing! Even when (especially when!) I’m a sweaty mess from a long run or hardcore strength workout. Gotta be ready for those post workout selfies 😉
3. Price. I love certain brand name workout clothes– but I can’t afford to buy it all the time. I tend to stick to 1 or 2 items for the spring/summer and 1 or 2 items for the winter seasons.
4. Confidence. How does the outfit make me feel? I was excited to wear my “in training for the Philadelphia Marathon” tank top last summer, but it ended up making me look large and frumpy. I want to wear outfits that boost my confidence, make me feel like a badass, and make me feel like I can conquer any challenge thrown at me.
So tell me– how do you choose your outfits to get moving in? Are you all about form, fit, and function? Or is aesthetic appeal at the top of your list? I’m a little of both 🙂 Feel free to leave me a comment!