I've found that as a college student, comfort plays a big role in deciding what I wear to school. I would love to tell you that I wear perfectly put together outfits everyday, but let's be honest... I don't. And a lot of people I know, both men and women don't either. Early morning classes and late night studying, homework, and essay turn-ins don't allow for picking out clothes in the morning or planning the night before. Let's be practical here.
Those might just be the main reasons why I've adopted the active/sporty/athletic look. Call it whatever you would like, the sporty look has become a staple in most people's wardrobes because everyone has some sort of active wear. And yes, those too baggy middle school and high school gym clothes count. Just recently joggers became huge in the fashion world and I have in more than one occasion considered thoughtfully to buy a pair. And workout leggings are being worn everywhere with every outfit nowadays.
What's appealing about this look is that it makes it seem like people actually workout. I know it sounds weird, but that's the truth. People try to adopt the healthy and active lifestyles but when they can't commit they just try and "look the part." Another factor in the matter is that clothing companies have started making active wear look very stylish. It's usually very easy to put together an outfit with the most basic of athletic wear. It's not even only NIKE or Adidas clothing stores where you can purchase good quality and good looking sporty clothes. Victoria's Secret's PINK brand is all about sporty and cute.
Those are just a few reasons why I think the look is practical. Plus I get to wear some nice colorful running shoes or just flipflops, all day long. If you're wondering, I do go to the gym at my university, I'm a dancer, and I find myself running errands all the time. I don't always make healthy choices and I can be quite lazy but I make an effort. None-the-less, I really shouldn't have to justify why I wear something. Nobody should but since this is a discussion on the matter, I did.
Now finally, to my outfits. I have two basic looks where you can just switch out the tops and keep the bottoms the same, which makes it efficient.
The first look: Screened Tee and matching shoes
The blue and black screened t-shirt was from my high school's Key Club that was designed by the school's student board members. Anyone can design their own t-shirt; I even did it in high school for my clubs. A great site to use is Custom Ink. The black leggings can be found anywhere. My Nike's are Revolution 2 and the blue matches the blue on my t-shirt. The pink socks are probably from Target and match the pink in my shoes also. The purple reflective sunglasses are from the Color Me Rad 5-K I ran in awhile ago. Colorful glasses like these are popular so they can be found in a lot of different places.
The second look: Basic v-neck and a chunky short sleeve cardigan
The grey v-neck is from Target. The grey short sleeve cable knit cardigan was thrifted but a similar one can be found at Forever 21. This is what makes the outfit look a bit dressed up. The sunglasses were picked up from an accessories market. Underneath the shirt, I have on Victoria's Secret The Player cross-back sports bra in the color Marl and I'm wearing the same black leggings for my bottoms.
These outfits are perfect for just sitting in class, lounging around, shopping, working out, and they work all year round. Hope you enjoyed!
Hello, my name is Nicole. This is a collection of some of my favorite things, DIYs, food, and mostly Fashion. You should see how messy my closet is. I truly have a clothing obsession and collections of random craft supplies in the corner. Don't forget to leave your unproductive biases and criticisms at the door. Come embrace the Black Girl Magic. Welcome to my closet!
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