They say ‘you are what you wear’, which would make you think fitness has always been my thing, by the end of this. But truth be told, I was never a gym person earlier, blame it on a mixture of being complacent with genetics and convincing myself about other priorities.
But being around people who constantly work out, and even more infuriatingly, talk about working out….I’ve joined the herd too! If you can’t beat them, join them! Over time, I’ve grown to love the ‘stay fit’ lifestyle. I guess, Southern California does that to you. But hey, look good while you’re at it, right?! I mean, amidst all the psychotic faces I make during my sets, the least I can do is wear comfortable and chic. I quickly realized though, that stylish and quality wear isn’t the easiest thing to find. The major active wear brands are a big hit and miss and not really my style.
I have now settled on a few lines, one of which I’m covering here: Fabletics! Their clothes are everything I’d want in an active wear brand, from the fit, the fashion quotient, and the fact that they churn out new styles and designs at a very high rate. All this, without charging for an arm and a leg.
Being a Fabletics girl, I was lucky and grateful to have communication from them recently to do a collaboration, so will be covering those pieces here. As I mentioned earlier, heavy gym work isn’t for me, so I’m more of a hot yoga/spin class/ outdoor runs kinda girl. For those kind of workouts, I prefer capris over full length leggings. So I ended up choosing a sports bra, a capri, and a hoodie. Love all of them, incredibly comfortable and breathable.
The ‘Clara Sports Bra’ is one to die for. The design has an edge to it, and the fabric is super comfortable for even the hottest of days. It has the moisture wicking fabric that’s much in vogue these days. I choose the Heat Wave Print color, and it adds a great look to your workout days.
Below is another one of my favorite sports bra from Fabletics!!!
The capris paired with this are a pair of black, ‘Buffy Capri II’ fitted capris. I love the paneled semi-sheer design near the hem, and the slimming effect the look of the pants provide. Really gives you that extra motivation to literally work your butt off! 😀
I picked up a white ‘Ginger sleeveless’ hoodie for those days, when you need the extra sweats. It’s got a relaxed look to it. And I love the framed cutout at the back. It’s still sunny in San Diego, but I imagine this would be a loyal friend during those winter workouts.
Another cool thing about Fabletics is that their paired outfits. So if you can’t make your mind on the perfect sports bra for the leggings, you can pick up their selected paired outfits. They also offer membership programs which let you get the same outfits at a 50 % reduction on enrolling. I personally haven’t joined the program so I don’t know of any glitches in it. But it does sound like a good plan for people who buy workout clothes on a regular basis
I also have those days when I love to hang out in workout clothes during the weekend. Most Fabletics outfits fit the bill perfectly for such occasions.
Speaking off chilling and hanging, here’s something that might interest anyone who loves coffee-shopping with your notebook: CaseApp, which hosts and creates some cool custom phone cases and laptop skins. They offer beautiful laptop skins like the one in this picture or you can even make your own unique phone case and laptop skins. I went a little pristine on mine, with a marble skin. The folks at CaseApp were kind enough to let me have a giveaway for a $40 coupon on their products. To enroll, all you need to do is:
- Follow me (@codedressed) on Instagram
- Subscribe to this blog and comment below, with your email id, so I know you have.
Do check the outfit links below and let me know what you make of this outfit in the comments. How do you balance your life? Any tips, stories, moments?
All images by the brilliant and fun to work with, @urbancell_vault. Do check his feed for great shots and sights.
Some of my other favorites from Fabletics: