Even though we get up and get dressed every single morning and have wardrobes and drawers full of clothes, deciding what to wear each morning can be a challenge. Our lifestyles are changing too meaning we will leave the house and perhaps need 3 different outfits before we get home. As a Pilates teacher and blogger, I might be teaching, going to a workout class myself, having a lunch meeting in a cute cafe or restaurant and then heading to a friends for dinner. I sometimes end up carrying trainers, boots, leggings, a dress as well as a laptop, make up and all the other necessities one needs throughout the day; don’t get me started on the eco cup, swell bottle and Tupperware dilemma. Do I take another canvas bag and look like I’m going camping for 4 days and save the planet or do I get a takeaway coffee cup and not tell anyone? (I never do the second option I promise). But if I’m being honest these are the modern stresses that we have to think about. Life is like this full circle that interlinks and twists and overlaps and can get pretty complicated and confusing. It sounds so insignificant talking about clothes sometimes but my wellbeing can be affected by carrying too much around with me all day and by not looking and feeling my best. This post is fashion related but it’s so much more than that. We make choices every single day and what we wear is one of those choices. When I’ve looked at my wardrobe recently I’ve been trying to think outside the box and make it work harder for me. Rather than thinking I can’t wear that with that or those trainers with that outfit I’ve been thinking, well actually I can. I wouldn’t say I am into fashion, the only fashion week party I am attending this season is because they have a live jazz band, however I do like to look put together and stylish. As a Pilates teacher I can of course get away with wearing active wear all day every day and I did that for the first couple of years but then I started to feel a bit defined by it. I am more than a Pilates teacher, as we all are more than our job titles and the outfits we wear to work. It’s not that I don’t feel comfortable or confident walking around London and getting on my train home in my leggings and it’s completely acceptable but sometimes I like to feel a bit more me and less gym goer so I’m always looking for ways I can style my activewear to make it work more for me. This season I’ve been working with Very UK to style sportswear in fun and unique ways. So my new favourite look at the moment is to team a run top with cute high waisted jeans and trainers. It means all I need to pack with me is a pair of leggings which can easily roll up into my bag. I love it and feel comfortable, chic and me.
Shop my look on Very UK below.
*This post is in partnership with Very UK. All opinions and words are always my own.