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Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I have a huge obsession with casual athletic clothes, or “athleisure” if you prefer a more fancy word. So today I thought I’d share my favorite sporty mom outfits that I wear ALL THE TIME.
Before kids I always dreamed of being that mom who puts full on make up and wears heels every day. I’ll stay on top of my style, I thought. How naive.
Fast forward a few years, and my closet is 80% leggings and sneakers while the said heels are sadly dusting in the corner.
Let’s be honest here. After you have little kids other things take priority over style, namely comfort. When you are out in public on your first grocery run juggle a crying infant in a car seat carrier while trying to keep the giant diaper bag on your shoulder, yeah… what heels?
Bottom line, over the past years I developed a style that matched my new stay at home mom of two status. That included lots and lots of leggings and workout clothes. Because leggings are MOM’S BEST FRIEND!
I put my sporty mom outfit on in the morning and I’m good to go for the rest of the day. From dropping my older one at school, to the gym with my toddler, to the park, for a walk, to the grocery store, etc etc. Athleisure style has you covered!
As my leggings game became more sophisticated (insert sarcastic smile), I began looking for brands that have more stylish pieces that easily transform from gym to home to running errands with kids. My top athleisure stores are Target, Gap and Athleta.
The key to nailing sporty mom outfits is layering. I always feel put together with a stylish vest on top of my usual leggings and a cozy top.
The first time I saw this Athleta vest, I fell in love with the color. The pale blush goes well with pretty much any color, but I especially love to pair it with white and grey tops.
Black bottoms are my staple. But when I saw these dark green leggings at the store I decided to live on the wild side and bought them. All this time I was thinking what will pair with this unique color? Turns out, I pretty much live in this leggings and they go with EVERYTHING.
They are the ultimate sporty mom piece: so comfortable, stretchy and you don’t feel like you are suffocating in elastic. At the same time they hold everything in place in all the right places, if you know what I mean.
I always get so many complements wearing these Athleta leggings! Currently writing this post at Starbucks and another mom asks where I got them from. The mesh insert at the bottom allows you to look trendy without going overboard.
The side pockets are the best. I want to find and HUG the designer at Athleta who created them. I don’t think I’ll ever purchase another pair of tights without pockets. Usually it’s my phone that goes in the pocket during workouts and while out playing with my littles. Other times it could be a tissue or whatever else I need to keep close. So convenient!
This turtleneck black tank is another super versatile piece that goes well with anything. I find myself wearing it all the time.
You can easily pair it with jeans for a lunch with friends, then throw on a pair of tights and head to the gym!
So tell me what are your favorite go to pieces for running errands or chasing kids? Do you prefer sporty mom outfits or a more dressy look?
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For my other favorites check out THIS POST HERE.
Photography: Jill Shaw Photography