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Now, hit the showers
It’s all the craze at the moment, who has the best active wear and even if you don’t go to the gym, you still wear it. All the brands like Lorna Jane, Fabletics, Nike, Russell Athletic, Adidas etc. but before you jump on the active wear bandwagon, there are a few things you should know
- DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED ACTIVE WEAR?
Well, if you don’t need it, why buy it. If you play a sport which has a training night or day, go to gym or do exercise in your own time, do you actually need to spend precious money on those tights. When I say exercise, I mean not just a few laps around on the old bike with your bestie, I mean actual exercise that makes you sweat. If you actually do exercise, I mean, invest in looking good while you do it but if you’re not serious or only exercise a couple times a month, what’s the point in buying expensive clothing. A pair of leggings and a casual top will suffice for that rare run. Of course, if your school makes you change your entire outfit for gym class, then buying one set of active wear will do, just wash it. Being from Australia, we only change our top at my school, not the whole kit and caboodle.
- DO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WEARING AND BUYING ACTIVE WEAR?
So, we all have those brands where the sizing is a little different to others, so you gotta try it all on. With active wear, some brands are have a more slim fit, not to put anyone down but brands like Running Bare often have a smaller fit. I am a comfy size 14, so is my friend but she brought Running Bare and had to get a size 16 and even that was a snug fit. So if you feel self-conscious with things not fitting and your size not fitting, it’s better to stick to brands such as Adidas, who have a more relaxed fit. Also, active wear clings to the body most of the time, unless it’s a cotton tank to t-shirt, so if you don’t feel comfortable wearing something that clings like glad wrap, maybe avoid tops like that, in most cases, the lycra leggings will cling and be tight. So don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn ya. (Taylor Swift, sorry again)
- WILL YOU GET YOUR MONEY’S WORTH FROM IT?
So, will you. There is no point in purchasing it if you won’t wear it, I’ve sort of covered this is the 2nd paragraph but I want to make sure you understand that it’s okay not to have designer active wear. If you will wear those floral printed lycra tights, then get them but if you just think they are pretty, maybe have second thoughts. People think that it’s so fashionable to have active wear and they don’t actually use it for its purpose and that is to work out in it. So just saying that if you aren’t going to get your money’s worth from the clothes then yes, buy it but if you’re not, then maybe there are better things to spend the money on.
So, there you go. Maybe now you can just think twice about jumping or running on this global craze!