Athleisure is quite in vogue right now, but I’m not sure there’s another place more well-suited for this brand of athletic style-meets-leisurewear than Southern California. This is the place where people get up early, hike/spin/yoga, and then hit up the farmers market or brunch right after. Just walk around the Hillcrest farmers market on a Sunday, and you’ll see—athleisure as far as the eyes can see.
Since moving to San Diego, I’ve certainly upgraded from ratty T-shirts for the gym to fluorescent, dri-fit tanks and patterned leggings for the yoga studio—and I like it! Given the weather and look-good-feel-good attitude in Southern California, being active is a big part of life here, and I like that I can exercise my right to style even during a boot camp class.
So I’ve partnered with San Diego-based Road Runners Sports, the walking and running store with locations around the U.S. and an online store, to show off a look from their in-house line, R-Gear, and offer a $100 giveaway to My SoCal’d Life readers (more on that below).
I wanted a mix of pattern, color, and comfort. Hot pink is one of my favorite colors, so this Fast and Fab Singlet in poppy pink was an easy choice. It’s lightweight, which is ideal for hot days and sweaty workouts. Nice criss-cross pattern in the back, too, no?
As for shorts vs. pants, I prefer leggings, but it’s hard to find ones that are flattering without being crazy expensive, but these SpeedPro polka dot compression capris keep you looking lean without the suffocation factor. And for me, $50 for high-quality pants that’ll last especially when I use them 1-2 times a week is worth it. Side note: That’s me in crow pose. It took me six months to get there, and though I’m not sure it’s 100 percent correct, it feels pretty awesome to hold myself up finally. And now I’m this close to nailing a headstand without a wall. Second side note: The shoes were from a previous Road Runner purchase. They’re my first pair of black kicks, and I dig ’em. OK, yes, I like to work out, but this R-Gear Cozy Cardi is my new favorite piece. It’s flowy and warm and feels like a blanket without making you look like an Olsen twin drowning in fabric. The arms are fitted to lend structure and the back detail gives it style, but the rest is drapey-chic, as I like to call it. And since I’m always, always cold, it’s ideal for post-workout when I’m running errands and also for plane rides when I’m usually chilled to the bone.
And now for a giveaway! One lucky My SoCal’d Life reader will win a $100 gift card to Road Runner Sports. You can buy anything you want, whether it’s from their R-Gear collection, Nike, UnderArmour, or the other lines they carry. Here’s how:
1. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. There are multiple ways to enter, so the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning.
2. The contest will run until 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, June 1, after which a winner will be chosen at random.
3. Open to U.S. residents only.
Plus, use the code CX15F216 at checkout for an 11% discount off R-Gear products + free shipping. Good luck—and werk it!
This post was sponsored by Road Runner Sports. I received compensation, but as always, all opinions are my own.