While I’m not the Marie Kondo fan some of you are, I do find some truths in her advice. One relevant to running is that I don’t feel good in clothes that don’t look good on me. I don’t give a hoot if I match or not, I like all the colors. Often in the same outfit. The crazier the legging patterns the better so maybe looking good is not a constant. LOL
I feel like we (in general, not this linkup specifically) talk more about sneakers, winter running and running gadgets and less the basics that won’t get us arrested for public nudity. Linking up with Kim and Zenaida to discuss the state of running clothes in this free topic week of Tuesday Topics.
While the scale didn’t move much, I’ve shape shifted significantly in the last year (yay) and am at a place where I need to update my running wardrobe for things that fit my current shape.
Thanks to recent birthday and shopping in mom’s closet as she is retired and doesn’t need as many of her work clothes anymore, the work wardrobe is in better shape. My personal favorite on that front is these Apt. 9 Brynn pants from Kohl’s and the short length doesn’t require hemming. When I realized how much I liked the fit I bought two more pair so I have two black and one charcoal. Whee.
I haven’t had luck on the running clothes part, mostly because my shopping is so random and short of SkirtSports I wouldn’t know what to tell someone to buy me, whereas mom knows Kohls and Macys are my crack.
Besides SkirtSports, which I already love and know many of you wear, what are your other favorites? Bonus points for shorts, which I’m somewhat lacking in. I’m a happy clam perusing the racks at TJ Maxx, but I never really know what to look for or what is good. Also, has anyone tried Fabletics recently? I had some stuff in the early years but found it didn’t wear well for what it cost. Has it improved?
My favorites in case they help any others:
- Marika and Danskin leggings and capris, which I can often find at TJ Maxx. Their 5/8 pants are legging length for me and they wear well for the price point.
- I love RBX’s shorts (probably also a TJ Maxx find) because their spandex stay put and the shorts don’t ride up.
- TekGear and Champion sports bras. I’m relatively small so don’t wear anything fancy.
Any other running wardrobe advice?