Can I Wear Gym Clothes 24/7 Please?
I pretty much already do, don't I?
If you've seen me, you'd probably think I was "sporty". The truth is, I've been rocking yoga pants and tank-tops since high school and I never went to the gym. In college I even wore Lulu Lemon tops to parties while other girls were wearing dresses and high heels.
More than half of my wardrobe is gym clothes and I only starting using them for their actual purpose last year.
4 out of 7 days a week I wear sports bras, tank-tops, leggings, and/or sweatpants like going to the gym is my job. Not only are workout clothes comfortable, but they look good on. It's become a cycle for me. I wear workout clothes to go to the gym and I go to the gym to look good in workout clothes.
I love picking out an outfit before bedtime. Yoga or sweatpants are okay for upper-body days but leggings are for leg days, 100%. The only thing I would never do is wear leggings and only a sports bra. Men aren't taking their shirts off at the gym, so ladies, is the extra skin really necessary? (Cue guys nodding their heads like, Yeah!)
Lulu Lemon uses comfortable material that lasts forever. My first pair of Groove pants are still wearable and I bought them in 2007. The only issue I have with Lulu Lemon is the pricing. In Scotland they just swapped the dollar sign with a pound sign. A pair of $89 leggings translates to £89 (which is equivalent to $109.)
My new obsession is Gymshark, a UK based gym-wear company with Lulu Lemon-like clothing for half the price. After getting my first pair of leggings, I ended up buying seven more items within a few months. I'm either a Gymshark or Lulu Lemon walking advert at the gym and I really don't mind.
For tops, H&M, Next, and Primark have workout clothes but for bottoms, I would go for something of higher quality, like from Lulu Lemon, Gymshark, Gapfit, or Athleta (a Gap company that ships worldwide) . There is something to be said about these higher-priced stores. In my hometown area of Connecticut, there is a Nike store, Lulu Lemon, and Athleta literally next to each other and they all do exceedingly well. It blows my mind.
There are a bunch of stores I've haven't tried for workout clothes. Sweaty Betty on George Street seems credible and I'm curious about Kate Hudson's brand Fabletics. I just ordered some tops from Physiq Apparel at a reasonable price so I'm excited to get those.
Ladies, we are entering an era of loud-patterned leggings. If you aren't already on the bandwagon, jump the hell on.