Recently, I partnered up with Dicks Sporting Goods and was given the opportunity to explore their (HUGE!) store here in Chicago. Today I'm going to be sharing my top picks for spring that will come in handy not only for looking chic during your workout, but equally so on the street!
If you live in Chicago you know what an awful winter it's been. I took these pictures a few weeks ago when the wind chill was around -20 degrees and was hopping around like a crazy person trying not to be cold (can you tell?). It looks like we may have made it out of the freezing temps for good this week though, so I'm hoping that's actually true! I admittedly have been hibernating all winter long, but I can finally say I'm back to the blog with new ideas and a fresh outlook - looking forward to posting more often!
If you've read my other posts, you know that I'm a big fan of comfort which is why I jumped at the opportunity to invest in a few sporty items at Dicks Sporting Goods. The best part is, adding these pieces to your everyday outfits is a cinch, especially with the sporty trend being so popular right now. I used to think that my size 9 feet were too big to wear actual training or running sneakers paired with things like skinny denim, but these New Balance and Nike shoes have changed my mind. They actually have kind of a slimming effect on my feet! Also, living in Chicago means I walk to do things pretty much everyday, so I've been really appreciating the comfy shoes. Just a side note about the fit: the New Balance I found to run a half size big so I had to go down a half size, and the Nike's I actually found the opposite and went up a half size.
When it comes to incorporating sports pieces into your outfits, I've found I'm always pleasantly surprised at the fresh feel it gives to my looks. The sneakers have gone with almost everything I usually wear and the tops and sports bras have been perfect for layering in the cold temps we've had. The black Nike leggings I picked up are basically just a better version of any leggings I already owned. Great with oversized sweaters and layered looks. Here are a few photos that I've pulled inspiration from over the past few weeks. These girls are killing it!
Annnnnnnd just in case you need another reason to start wearing workout gear on a regular basis, apparently some sources claim that you get better service at luxury stores while shopping if you're in gym clothes. Can't say I've tried it, but interesting nonetheless! What are your thoughts on sporty pieces for everyday? Are you a fan?
In partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own.