Stylin Mamma: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em
I have two colleagues who run together a couple of days a week, and when they run, they look SO cute. Like catalogue-cute. So cute that after a weekend run they have been known to stop for mimosas and do a spot of shopping or something, completely un-self-conscious and all a-glow from the workout.
Now, I like to think I have mastered Desk-to-Dinner dressing, but Sweat-to-Sauvignon Blanc dressing is another skill set entirely. For one thing, it requires an investment in one’s workout attire that goes a step beyond, say, recycling 14-year-old college t-shirts or only buying from the seconds bin at Ross. But lately I have been thinking that Stylin’ Mammas such as ourselves could learn a thing or two from this workout-clothes-as-street-
style way of dressing.
Because — let’s be honest — our lives are basically one long sprint.
It was in this spirit that I made my first foray into (gulp) Athleta and bought a pair of shimmy shorts, a sexy tank, and a go-anywhere cropped sweatshirt.
With a pair of Nike Frees, wayfarers (I’m obesessed with these in leather!), and an iPhone case that can hold a spot of cash, I am good to go for the burn while looking sleek and put-together. Then, with a quick splash of water on the face, I can ditch the sweatshirt and switch to my fave new glad-flats for an easy weekend summer look.
Form, meet function. Now, pour me that mimosa.