I have always been a loose Levi's jeans, converse shoes, and hoodie sweatshirt kindof gal. Partly because I needed to hide my extra flab behind more material and we weren't a very well off family growing up, so other than my love of Levi's, my wardrobe was pretty cheap. Is still tend to dress this way, like I am 12. Baggy and cozy.
I'm thinking about switching things up a bit. But don't know what to. I see other ladies out in Yoga pants with tight layered long sleeve shirts and think that looks cute but maybe they just got done at the gym? I mean, I sometimes stop at the grocery store or gas station after a run in my tights and running hoodie and running shoes, but I don't think I should really wear that 24/7(although I do have an odd fondness for my insulated tights....they are dreamy!)
So what do you ladies and gents wear when NOT running/working out?
I need ideas please.
For work, suits. For going out during the weekend, jeans.
DamarisMarathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
PRs: 24:57 (5K); 51:25 (10K); 42:46 (5 Miles); 2:04:31 (HM); 4:34:09 (Marathon); 8:00 (Trail 50K)
Damaris Runs with Asthma
Mostly jeans and a polo shirt. I don't give fashion advice.
5K 23:21* (Vdot 41.53) 10/13/12
10K 51:48 (Vdot 38.39) 7/15/12
HM 1:48:20 (Vdot 41.07) 11/10//12
FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11
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I won't be any help because I dress like you - jeans (bootcut) and a tshirt or hoodie with my retired running shoes. I wear business dress at work so I refuse to wear "work clothes" when I'm out running errands.
PRs: 5k: 27:22 (5/13) 10k: 56:06 (4/13) HM: 2:13 (4/12) M: TBD (9/13)
I tend to like things pretty formal and trendy, which I think comes from my time in bigger cities. Now that I'm somewhere smaller, I kinda stick out like a sore thumb. My big thing is I don't wear running shoes or any other sneakers for something that's not their intended activity. That means I wear a lot of dress shoes and nicer casual shoes. Also, while I do wear sweats a lot in the house, I'd never wear a track suit or anything similar out in public. I do wear jeans, but they're always the ones that I'm embarrassed to think about how much I paid for them. I also wear a lot of button down shirts layered under sweaters, especially in the winter. I also like stuff that is unique, harder to find, and in brighter colors. My other big thing is fit - everything I wear fits pretty closely and definitely isn't baggy. I feel like I've done all this work and I should be able to see it, regardless of what I'm wearing.
As for ideas, I don't really have much. I would say that from your picture you certainly don't look as though you need to be "hiding" behind your clothing. Just trying to change the fit of your clothing would give you a different look.
PRs: Marathon (2:56xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (18:31; '11)
PRs: Marathon (2:55:08; '11) Half (1:21:14; '12) 10k (36:28; '11) 5k (17:48; '11)
For work, skirts and boots or dress pants mostly.
For casual shoes/sandals I'm a big fan of Clarks. Very comfy, great for walking/touring and they look good
with casual wear.
For casual about town, or travelling,,,pretty much this......comfy jeans with a jacket type pullover, usually by
New Balance, LLBean or North Face because they are my favorites for casual clothing.
With a nice short or long sleeve co-ordinating tshirt underneath.
Also sweatshirts with zippers, but nice neat ones, not sloppy big ones. I save those for home.
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I pretty much wear jeans all the time I'm not running, I'm still a student so I don't really need dress pants for anything other than formal occasions. Over the last couple years I've transitioned from beat up old running shoes to loafers. My office is pretty cool so I usually end up with some sort of sweater or hoodie.
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Jeans and either a t-shirt or button up cotton dickies shirt. I spend a lot of time in steel mills, power plants, etc.
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Feel The Learn 5K (10/12) - 26:58
Indianapolis Monumental HM (11/12) - 2:03:56
Run For The Heart 5K (12/12) - 25:48:48
Valpo Valentine's Day 5K (2/13) - 24:45:08
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Dart For The Arts 10K (4/13/13) - 48:59
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Ed Hardy, of course.
Jeans and t-shirts or sweat shirts. Old running shoes. For work it's Carhart pants and work boots. At Christmas, I had to go buy a pair of pantyhose, which I hadn't worn since the previous Christmas.
Thanks! Seems like pretty run of the mill whatever that I tend to see out and about on errands, etc. Sounds like personal pref and situational. I work with kids and am home most of the time. What I wear is easy, but lately I feel "frumpy" since my running gear now fits the "new me" at 115lbs, while the casual outfits are the "old me", at 185. I did buy new jeans since I am smaller, so they fit for the most part(still baggy 569 style though, hey, I like it!) but my sweatshirts are still the XL size from before.
Today I am going thru my closet and making a donate pile for the sweatshirts. Time to move on. I have some smaller & snugger fitting shirts and could easily layer them to work for winter wear, I just tend not to wear them because they are cold alone! Layer....duh!
I just wasn't sure what is okay anymore.....12 years being at home and working with kids kindof makes you feel out of the loop as far as society situations & appropriateness go. But then I see people in Jammie pants & slippers, which I would never do unless I was ill and had to get an RX on the way home for the dr office. So I guess I might not be totally clueless.
At home, sweat pants, sweatshirt or fleece, and slippers. Out and about, jeans or khakis, a sweater, and moccasins or boots. At work, a uniform.
Jeans and a t shirt. Hoodies when its cold. Chucks when it's not cold-bearclaws when it is. mostly for work. High heels depending on where I'm goiwizard who with when going out. sometimes cowboy boots If dancing. Cute shirts can make all the difference though.
I live in hoodies. Even when it's approaching a million degrees outside. I am so, so, so glad that I don't have to get dressed up for work, because that would just be a huge pain in the ass.
(Once upon a time, when I was still a young whippersnapper, I actually liked getting dressed up. Now I would be perfectly okay with just staying in my pajamas all day.)
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