I’m in a lull at the moment. Not a trough or a funk or a low – a lull.
I can’t be bothered to decide what to wear in the morning. I’m fed up with all clothes – not just my clothes, ALL clothes. So I’m going back to wearing my gym kit during the day.
Everyone goes on about GapFit and H&M sports tights and they’re both okay but nothing marvellous. GapFit are very flattering but the pair I tried on seemed abnormally scratchy, whereas the whole point of tooling about in technical sportswear is that you are snug as a bug in a rug all day long.
So I have 1 old pair from Sweaty Betty, (such a clip joint, that place), 1 non-itchy pair from H&M, which are so boring I can’t even be bothered to describe them and then I have ordered 1 pair from Lululemon that everyone bangs on about so much.
It’s this pair and they were £82 and called the Wunder Under Pant III * Special Edition, which sounds like a show name for a pedigree cat, so they had better be freaking amazing when they show up.
Despite selling sports tights made of old knitting needs and wire wool, Gap are otherwise doing some good sportsleisurewear at the moment and I got this long hoodie, which has thumb holes (I love thumbholes, SO NINETIES!) and a long bit at the back to cover your VPL and reasonably long at the front to cover one’s “personnage” as my friend Irish Mary terms it. Having long back disease means that I also need to wear a long vest from H&M for full modesty, but on anyone normal, it would probably do the job on its own.
I also realise that I have no sweatshirts, having given loads to a charity in a rage after wearing them every day for a full calendar year after Sam was born so I got this jolly red one from Gap, too – to be worn over the grey hoodie.
I always wear Asics trainers because, I don’t know, it seems so much less credulous than wearing a pair from Nike. And I have a number of long socks worn shrugged down over the ankle to cover that wind-blasted bit between end of shoe and beginning of sports tight.
Let us know what you think about the Lulu Lemon gym pants. They were ALL THE RAGE when we lived in the USA, but only seemed to fit tiny teeny humans and anyone with a decent sized bum (e.g. me) found the bum bit rather “see through” – am hoping they’ve pulled their collective finger out by now and fixed that. Love a hoodie with a longer back, perfect for wearing over my joddies when I ride in this weather, hate a cold bum (heated car seat is a must to bake frozen bum back into life on the way home). Rather too many uses of bum in this comment …
Try Lorna Jane. Australian brand just becoming available in the UK.
I’m an Aussie and I’ve got a pair of Lorna Jane black slightly flared leg gym pants that I’ve had for about 10 years. A girlfriend won them in a competition, but they didn’t fit her, so she passed them on. They truly are the pants that won’t die, and the fabric is a bit thicker, so they hold things in a bit more – yay!
I bought a lululemon hoodie which has thumb holes and is longer in the back…I was recently in Gap and bought their sweat pants in sky blue and hoodie in that beautiful red shade they have (v flattering with your red hair btw)
I am Scottish and a massive skinflint but Lululemon leggings are absolutely amazing and worth the money, I agree with the comment above they are slightly see through in the bum but they make it look so pert I reckon it’s worth it. I never spend loads on gym tops, H&M ones are great.
Too true with that tiny gap between the end of sports tights. I never got wearing sportswear in the day until I started Pilates classes. Now I don’t want to wear normal clothes and just love slobbing about in the comfiest leggings as well as looking v fit. 🙌🏻
day like today – well, this morning at least… SO COLD, cannot possibly have even a tiny sliver of skin showing xx
Emma Onslow says
Sometimes I wonder if you are psychic because you often blog exactly whats on my mind ! I started with the sportswear straight after Christmas. Once I even slept in my tracksuit bottoms, got up, shoved on a new top & took my kids to school ! Good thing was that I had much more time to do hair & basic makeup so I actually think I looked better than usual. (God reading this I wonder what I have become).
Not psychic, we’re just both such horrible CLICHES xxxx
Where on earth do you find the socks?! I’ve been searching for some slouchy socks for ages but can only find those awful thick white sports ones.
I’m addicted to grey sweatshirts and have at least 4 that I wear on regular rotation but may need to push the boat out and get that red Gap one. Thanks!
Cesca you just need any old pair of knee-high socks like these from John Lewis, and you wear them scrunched down: http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-cotton-rich-knee-high-socks-pack-of-3/p122168?colour=Navy