I’ve been keeping up with my fitness goals this year. It’s weird, but now that I’m in a good routine, it’s hard to imagine how I was functioning without consistent workouts. Not only do you have immediate gratification from going to work out (hello endorphins!), you also get long term satisfaction from discovering your body getting stronger and stronger. I have these moments where I catch myself in the mirror while lifting weights and think, “Wow, I am strong.”
Now, I’m pretty good about getting out the door for classes, but sometimes I need a little motivation, like super cute and comfortable outfits. The J. Crew x New Balance collection has been a favorite of mine. They mix and match well, so I can put together the best looks for whatever I’m doing. (I like different fits for yoga versus weightlifting versus cardio.) You can imagine my excitement when J. Crew asked me to partner on a post sharing some of the latest collection.
I can’t get enough of this all pink look, right down to the cutest sneaks.
This tank is perfect for my yoga classes, and it layers so well over a sports bra. Oh and I can’t do yoga classes without really comfortable pants that I can move a million directions in… this striped pair fits the bill. (I’ve had the navy pair for a few months and love the pink just as much now.)
Another great motivating factor for me is getting my friends to sign up for classes with me. It holds me accountable, and we bribe ourselves with brunch or smoothies afterward. You know, balance! We typically go straight from the gym to brunch, so I love this next look for looking presentable post-workout.
The navy sneakers are just as cute as the pink pair– I know I’ll be able to wear them beyond just working out too which is always a bonus.
Of everything, I think this striped crop top is my favorite. It has a little bit more coverage than a typical sports bra, but the best support you need. I’m not normally one to skip a shirt in class. However with the high-waisted green tights, I think I would. Just enough skin and the right amount of coverage.
I’d never go to brunch in a crop top, so adding a pullover is a necessary touch. It’s also perfect for warming up and cooling down.
Photos by Bekka Palmer
Anyone else feeling motivated to sign up for spin or yoga now?! I think I’m ready for a two-a-day now.
Thank you J. Crew for sponsoring this post!