No, this is not a trick photo – that is really me wearing a ‘sweatshirt’…..of sorts….is by NSF, a company founded in 2005, known for its understated cool appeal….and in the past year, you may have noticed that wearing athletic wear as day wear is more and more acceptable….does this mean wearing your real gym clothes all day? Heavens, no……. However, there may be a piece or two that could be worn with regular clothes, blended seamlessly into your casual wardrobe….it all depends on what you put together and where you are going……for example, yoga pants with a long tunic, a fitted blazer and riding boots – a cute and easy casual look…..Or how about this NSF top….It is not something I would wear to the gym, and I NEVER wear sweatshirts…so why this one? The main reason is the fit – it is intentionally a shrunken fit which makes it flattering, not frumpy…the fabric is soft as butter and the cut off sleeves with the layered look gives it an edgy style…..a great top for casual wear… To keep the look current, here I wore the top with skinny waxed jeans and metallic sneakers by Joseph Seibel….a Converse sneaker or a bootie would look equally cute – just be sure to stay away from your real gym sneakers! For a jacket? Try leather for an urban look, a thin quilted puffy for everyday, or a pea coat for a more polished look…… You may have noticed me repeat a certain word a few times: casual……..NOT Business Casual……..I could not disagree more with a Boston University student recently quoted in the Boston Globe (10/31): She says, “They’re (yoga pants) great for business casual. As long as your butt isn’t showing, they’re very dressy.” :-0
NO! Do you wear them to the gym? Have you slept in them? That’s where you draw the line. Don’t be lazy! Ok, ok, enough preaching. On this very subject, here’s a popular YouTube video that should have you laughing all day….. Hope you enjoy!