‘Oh, I’ve just come straight from the gym’, ‘I was about to go for a run when you called’ and ‘Excuse the outfit, I’m planning on having a work out after this’. Sound familiar? Shamefully, I have used these excuses for wearing gym gear at inappropriate times – occasionally they’ve been true, a lot of the time they haven’t. I knew I’d hit rock bottom when I wore gym gear to work for a whole week and told everyone it was because I planned to go on mind-clearing walks in my lunch break. Needless to say, these walks never happened.
I understand it’s lazy fashion, and am by no means going to attempt to argue my way out of that – but let’s real for a minute: gym gear is comfortable, usually black and so practical. The week I wore it to work, I felt like I actually got more done. I could race around the office like a lunatic, run and grab a coffee in actually 5 minutes (it’s usually 10-15 in heels), and just all up felt like I was being more productive. Did I already mention how comfortable it was?
If you’re being questioned about why you’re in gym gear, you have a couple of options (besides blatantly lying to yourself and others)
1. Hide behind the ‘Sportsluxe’ trend. Throw on some metallic accessories, a bit of mesh here and there, a visor and you’re set to go. Anyone questions you (they won’t), you explain that you are fashion, then go on to question them about their choice of outfit.
2. Be honest. You woke up, you couldn’t be bothered, you felt like it, you have a cold, etc. Own your CBF outfit choice and move on with your day.
3. The most unlikely option, actually start going to a gym.