Being an athlete for such a big part of my life had always influenced my attitude towards life, both personal and professional. Everything was about winning. That mindset ultimately brought me to NYC, the fastest most intense city in the world, where getting ahead is everything and lifestyle is secondary. I developed night terrors and anxiety and wasn't really doing anything to help myself find a good balance. Recently, I've really started to prioritize taking care of myself more and branching my workouts out to include slower paced things like yoga. In my quest for looking as chic as possible while doing these new activities I landed on Net-a-Porter's site where I found weargrace. I'm obsessed with the design (especially for that Bali trip I haven't planned yet) but I was even more connected to her story. She worked tirelessly to move up quickly at coveted design houses like Gucci, but ultimately was left feeling those similar feelings that I experienced. When she started doing yoga she approached it the same way she approached life: rigid, pushing, perfectionist. The first time I did yoga I couldn't believe how stiff and not flexible I was. How could this be possible? I was a division I athlete! It's all about balancing that ambition with a little flexibility and more femininity and grace. It's a much better way to approach life and even style. Having some flexibility, giving yourself a break if you can't fit into your skinny jeans, trying something new, etc.
In terms of function, I do a lot of hot yoga and the top is perfect but the bottoms were a little too hot for me. I keep the pants around for normal yoga classes or outdoors. It absorbs moisture really well so it ultimately really was more of a comfort thing. I personally can only handle shorts when the room is 90+!
That's it for today! Hope you have a great rest of the day.
Photos: Marianna Massey