|Me in one of my new tops!|
This post is sponsored by Zalando.
Seven years ago, if anyone had told me that running and yoga gear would make up 50% of my wardrobe today I think I would have died laughing (clothes that are too old/daggy make up the other 50%, ha ha!).
Workout gear is actually wonderful to wear, and not just when working out. Everything is comfortable, mostly shows off the figure to the best advantage (!) and when I put on my capris and top of choice to go for a run, it feels like armour. Some days I will wear one of my running tops and leggings around the house – no excuse for not doing my end-of-day yoga then – and I have lots of souvenir t-shirts from races I have participated in over the years. My marathon finisher’s t-shirt is so big I’ve used it as a nightshirt!
But the thing with wearing it all so much is it gets a bit….worn out! And one of my top tips for getting out of a workout rut is investing in some new gear to make you feel sparkly and motivated to get out there and show it off! There’s nothing like having something fresh and new to try out to get you lacing up your shoes or rolling out the mat. With something new I can indulge my fantasies that I look far more graceful when I run/do yoga than I actually do!
The lovely folks at Zalando very kindly offered me a £25 voucher to try out some of their range of sportswear – and with their recent fantastic sale I picked up a few bargains! I decided to expand my range of running and yoga tops, with a variety of all different kinds of weather!
Zalando Sports Top – Black
If you want to feel like an Olympian, this is the top! In fact, when I put it on Tom said to me “you look like one of the women we watched this morning!” (we were watching the triathlon….and I wish!) I ran 11km in this top and even got caught in a downpour for the last 2km, and the top didn’t get soaked. It was still relatively dry when I got back inside. Very impressive!
I really love racer back tops – I have them in lots of colours and I’m delighted to finally have a black one in the collection. Having every size from XS to L, I have come to the conclusion that M is the best size for me – not clingy but not loose either. The Zalando website had some very helpful purchasing advice for this item, where other customers had recommended buying this top in a bigger size. This was very useful to know! So I bought this one in L. Good choice, it’s a perfect fit.
Zalando Sports T-Shirt – Purple
I don’t tend to run or do yoga in t-shirts, but this one is so comfy and such a pretty colour! I’ve even worn it out and about with my favourite grey shorts.
Zalando Sports Long Sleeve Top – Pink
I think this one is my favourite of the lot! It’s so comfy and bright and girly! I ran in it a few mornings ago and it will definitely be a winner for the cooler weather (I got a bit hot in it!). I love how soft and silky it feels too.
All of these items were Zalando’s own brand of sportswear, but they also carry lots of other brand names including Reebok and adidas. I found this range incredibly good value for money. And they look fantastic!
I’m normally not a fan of ordering clothes online but it’s incredibly easy to both find what you’re looking for and to make an informed decision about an item because they provide a lot of details. As well as recommendations about fit, there is detail about the breathability of the fabric, what sport the item is ideal for and washing instructions. There are lots of photos too, and Zalando offer free delivery and free returns too so the price of the item is the price you pay!
I am very happy with my selections and foresee many happy runs and yoga practices in them. Thank you Zalando!
And now it's give-away time!
Zalando are very kindly offering one lucky UK based Skinny Latte Strikes Back fan a £25 voucher to get themselves some brand spanking new workout gear! If you’ve been inspired watching the Olympics as I have, this is your chance to kit yourself out!
Here’s all you have to do to win!
1. Like the Skinny Latte Strikes Back Facebook page (if you haven’t already!)
2. Like the Zalando International Facebook page
3. On the SLSB Facebook page, leave a comment telling me what you’d use your £25 voucher on!
The give-away is for UK readers only (sorry international friends!) and closes midday on Thursday 9th August. The winner will then be drawn at random and sent their voucher code via email to spend on whatever goodies they like!
Clothing images used in this post courtesy of Zalando. Pictures of me are by...me.