If you have been following my blog, it is not really my style to write about athletic wear. Why? Because I wear it everyday to workout. It’s really boring. Most moms with kids at school prance around in their ubiquitous black Lululemon leggings all day after they go to the gym. Granted, I don’t subscribe to runway perfection at 8am, but yoga pants after lunch just isn’t tres chic. Celebrity mothers, who are camera-ready watched by perhaps every blogger and photographer out there, have raised the bar. Angelina Jolie and Elle McPherson have become the poster mothers for classically chic school-run dressing. Sarah Jessica Parker walks her daughter to school in skin-tight Rag and Bone jeans. Gwyneth Paltrow tells all in her newsletter GOOP about what she is wearing on her field trip excursions with her kids.
With the NYC Marathon happening today, this is the day like no other to be inspired by conquering a physical task. To the tune of 26 miles. BTW, I am obsessed with getting my sweat on. I have always been athletic: a cheerleader, a sprinter, a gymnast, an ice skater, a skier, a biker, and a yogini, but never did anything with my ability to balance on one leg while flipping mid-air. And no, I never ran the Marathon. But maybe one day I’ll get the courage.
After seeing some of the recent Resort 2012 runway collections, I decided at amend my never-leave-the-house-in-your-sneakers rule. Leave it to Alexander Wang to come up with pretty running shoes that are good enough for the treadmill yet stylish enough for the streets of New York. Truth be told, I love these so much, I want them for myself. One look at some of these sweet sneaks and you may change your mind too.
Wang was inspired by seventies-era marathoners. Can’t you tell? There was color-blocked running shorts in contrast trim, slick zip-front jackets, and scuba-inspired dresses.
Just last week the NY Times ran an article on the growing pressures of mothers in NYC to dress up fashionably for drop off. Yes this is true, and we should care about how we look even whilst doing errands in the grocery store. Even Neiman Marcus just recently opened a department called NM on the go that features looks by Stella McCartney and Payne. It’s about time. You only get one chance for that first impression.
So, run to that spin class. Release stress. Breathe. Have fun. And change out of those yoga pants. Carpe Diem. Unless of course, your butt looks fabulous a k a amazing….in which case, its fashion approved.
Alexander Wang Dillon sneakers: http://www.alexanderwang.com/shop/ready-to-wear–womens/
Here is a link to the NYTimes article : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/fashion/mom-uniforms-for-school-run-are-designers.html?ref=fashion