Once home from the hospital, pajamas and sweat pants became my signature look. For almost 4 years these have been my go to items ~ for the comfort they offer and most important not having to focus, waste energy on trying to figure out what goes with what. Over the past 1 or so year jeans have started to make an appearance as part of my look. But I still pull on the sweats or stay in pajamas (if I’m not going outside the house that day) as my first option, again for the comfort and the little thought required.
Although I’m still trying to figure out what my Style Statement (signature look) is/will be ~ I know it’s definitely not the “sweat/yoga pant girl”. This does not mean that I will be giving up comfort and ease of choosing what to wear, so let me introduce the “Athletic Look” which has what is referred to as a “Fashion Pant”. The main difference between the classic sweat pant and the Athletic Look is the elastic at the ankle of the classic sweat pant. The Athletic Look often includes a matching jacket or hoodie to complete the style. Bebe, Juicy Couture and Dolce & Gabbana offer some great options for the Fashionista who like/need the comfort of the athletic look offers, but still want to look fashionable.
This week the goal has 2 parts:
a. Determined when the Athletic Look or Sweat/Yoga pant look is appropriate. Pajamas not valid here ~ another week for these.
To help me reach my goal and continue to move forward here is a list that is put next to my closet to help me “think” twice before slipping on the Athletic Look or Sweat/Yoga PantLook.
Often you are asked to put on a medical gown; or the doctor needs to look at a part of your body that if dressed in your athletic look – a pant leg can easily be lifted or a sleeve rolled up.
Shopping for clothes:
Comfort is necessary for having a pleasant shopping experience, sweats are easy to pull on and off, no zippers, no buttons.
Grocery shopping :
pushing the cart around the store is a form of exercise, so be comfortable
Massage or Spa appointments:
After being relaxed you certainly do not want to put on anything restricting.
Casual Visiting at a Friend’s Home:
kicking back watching movies, doing crafts, BBQ, cottage ~ comfort is the theme
No explanation/description required
Going to and from the gym
Working out at the gym
Attending Yoga or meditation class
Walking nature trails
b. Separate and organize these two looks in my closet. Update and discard as required.
So thats this week's challenge!!! ... see you in a week .. I'll let you know How I did.
What do you wear to exercise, do chores and run errands??