Double Duty

although i tend to disbelieve it, i don’t have an endless flow of cash to spend on clothes and accessories. because of that, i try to look for items that can be styled a few different ways, so that i can really get my money’s worth out of them. think: a jean jacket, LBD, a pair of great wedges. i’m thrilled to announce that Athleta’s new City Pants fit the bill for this, too.   
being that i work from home, i have a totally flexible schedule and no two days look the same. some days are spent entirely in front of my computer, others are spent running errands or enjoying a little retail therapy or something else. regardless of what i’m doing, it’s important for me to get out of my pajamas and feel a bit more put together.
enter: City Pants.
what’s great about these pants is that they’re super comfortable, made for working out (i.e. moisture wicking properties, etc.), but they can also play double duty. with just a few minor changes, you can go from gym clothes to casual…all while wearing the pants. 

to easily transition from the gym or workout studio to lunch with friends or running errands, swap your workout top and messy hair for a graphic tee and low bun. to help me feel extra put together, i added a simple necklace, eye liner, and a touch of pink to my lips. 

what i like best about these pants, besides how darn comfortable they are, is that i don’t feel like i have to try to make them a transitional item, they just are. because of the material and fit of the pants,  they actually resemble the harem pants or slouchy dress pants that have been popular in seasons past. 
other ways to wear the City Pants? with your favorite Athleta sweatshirt (this is mine!), a baseball tee, or a floral tank. 
a stylish pair of pants offsets the post-workout sweat. 
outfit 1
top | Athleta
sweatshirt | Marshall’s
shoes | Nike
outfit 2
tee | Zara
button-up | Target
necklace | Kate Spade Saturday

in the spirit of full disclosure, Athleta provided me with the City Pants and a couple other products. i love their products so much that i’ve purchased a few for myself since this campaign. all opinions are my own. 

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  1. Kaitlin wrote:

    What does your work out routine look like? How often do you go and what do you do?

    Posted 4.9.14 Reply
  2. Love these stylish ideas!

    Posted 4.10.14 Reply

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