Stuff I Like
Back when I started working out I was all about giant cotton t-shirts, the looser the better. But, as I gradually got fitter and felt better about myself, I stepped up the game and bought some actual decent quality workout clothes. It really makes a difference in how I feel and how I carry myself and hey, that technical wicking fabric? Actually works!
And really, who doesn’t deserve to look cute when they exercise? I swear it makes a difference. My general favorite brands were always Nike and Adidas because they fit well and can easily be found at a discount. (Also, they come in colors that aren’t pink and covered in flowers like a lot of women-specific workout stuff seem to think we want. I do not want.) But then something happened. Something dangerous. I discovered Lululemon.
I know, I can’t afford it either.
But! I am a big eBay nerd so I started researching Lululemon styles and have gradually bought enough to know that this stuff is amazing and worth the crazy prices because it wears like iron and makes your ass look fantastic. I repeat, it makes your ass look fantastic. I promise.
I love the Groove crop best because they have all this awesome seaming and paneled waistline that seems to just suck everything in and makes your ass look like you could bounce a quarter off it. I KNOW. I have two pairs of crops and I’m scheming on a pair of pants for fall. My most recent purchase (eBay again!) was a cute pair of Reverse Groove shorts.
They just arrived yesterday and oh my heck, they are cute but SHORT. Huh. Well, we’ll see.
My favorite tank currently available is the Scoop Neck, which I also will wear just out and about. Super comfortable with a flattering cut that doesn’t cling to my gut, which I appreciate. I also love the Repose tank because of the high neckline, but they don’t make them anymore. (They show up on eBay pretty often, though.)
Just to prove I’m not a weird little Luluclone, I should also mention I still love Nike for workout shirts to wear with my new, um, booty shorts. I got this one recently (on clearance, even):
And it’s just the right amount of fitted without being too fitted. I also swear by Nike Frees for weight lifting:
They come in cute non-pink colors, which is important. To me, anyway.
So there you go. My favorite workout apparel for maximum gym-time cuteness, sans pink flowers.