Back in Black – Sporty

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Let me start this out by saying I am NOT a sporty person. Since quitting gymnastics (which I was actually quite good at) at age 13, I’ve avoided intentional exercise like the plague. Occasionally, however, life calls for something a little stretchier.

I, personally, dress sporty so infrequently that when I do I usually wear my daggiest T-shirt and shorts from my uni days when I was a gymnastics coach, but for those who are more motivated there is a whole world of on-trend, chic activewear available.

In fact, activewear has become extremely trendy in the last few years as the wellness fad has spread across the world (#fitspo) that leggings and crop-tops are no longer restricted to the gym, as illustrated in this hilarious song.

If you’re just starting out your active wardrobe I would suggest beginning with some essential black pieces. Here I’ve gone with a full length legging (these are actually a family friends maternity leggings) an open side tank top and a lace crop top (for a bit of texture).

If you want something a little brighter it’s super easy to start adding colours or patterns to mix it up in any of these 3 core pieces. If you’re a little hesitant start with the crop-top or add some funky coloured runners (I swear I do actually own runners, they are just hidden deep in the depths of my shoe collection).

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Despite more and more boutique activewear lines popping up, you don’t have to spend a fortune on your gear, especially if you’re just testing out your first yoga class. My outfit here cost me a grand total of $13 (both tops from Supre at $5 each, my go to plimsoles from Big W for $3 and some hand-me-down leggings aka. freebie!).

So whether your serious about your sports gear, or just after something comfy to grab a coffee in (and convince that cute barista that you totally lift) there are options out there, black, coloured or patterned, for everyone on every budget.

10 points to anyone who can tell what my cheeky back tattoo says.

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Kiddie Collar

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Yesterday I was feeling a little childish, not in a bad way, it’s just the feeling that came over me when I put on this adorable, polka dot, Peter Pan collared dress. I was feeling roughly 10 & 3/4 years old (if you ignore the platform stilettos). I’ve got to give a quick thanks to my cousin Ellen who gave me this dress over Christmas – it pays off to be the smallest member of a predominately female family.

Outfit: Dress (from my cousin) & Heels (Ozsale, $5)

Hello Heels

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Sorry for the silence yesterday, but I spent Tuesday and Wednesday staying in a hotel in the city and I didn’t want to revert to the old mirror photo. I’d prefer to give you nothing than something sub-par.

Because of said hotel stay, I also didn’t do any laundry this week and have no clean tights, so I had no choice but to finish the week in pants. My favourite thing about this relatively basic outfit are these killer t-bar heels. They were super, super cheap because they came with an awful oversized ruffle running down the front (and half falling off), but 10 mins and a bottle of nail polish remover and it was bye bye ruffles, hello heels 🙂

Outfit: Cue Blazer (hand-me-down), Top (hand-me-down from mum), Pants ($8) & Heels ($5) (Both Ozsale)