Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street,
fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live,
what is happening.
So, I’ve lost a few inches ’round the waist. Which is, generally speaking, a good thing. Except for the fact that last year, in a bout of fevered spring cleaning, I got rid of all those clothes I was hanging on to in case I ever lost that 20 pounds.
Of course, now I’ve lost about 25, and just about everything I own is about 2 sizes too big. I look like a kid dressing up in mom’s too-big clothes.
I don’t mind too much (obviously), and in a weird sort of cosmic way I think I needed to let go of those clothes to make room for changes in my life.
But the few clothes I do own that fit my current body? I wear all. the. time. So they need to be 1) comfy 2) versatile 3) hardy 4) awesome.
One of the items in very heavy rotation was sent to me from Sprigs, a truly awesome line of insanely comfortable yoga wear that claims to “free you from the tyranny of the ordinary.”
We believe at Sprigs that the environmental challenge is global. Our producer of our organic products in northern China abides by the highest eco standards, including organically and family farmer grown cotton, soy-based inks, and recycled paper and plastic in all its packaging.
Love that. Love the clothes even more. Check out these unique, edgy, pretty organic cotton & hemp pieces:
I pretty much need every one of those items.
The Sprigs organic skirted flare pants with crochet detailing is one of my new favorite things to wear. It’s versatile: the top can be folded way over to skirt length so I can wear it on my way to yoga without feeling like my ASSets are on display. Or a less aggressive fold turns them into a basic pair of black pants that’s both flattering and pretty. I wore them to a charity fashion show I volunteered for since they’d be quick to get in and out of between fittings (that’s why I have on so much makeup in that top photo, FYI) and as you can see, they looked plenty classy for some impromptu shots before the show.
Usually athletic/yoga pants are a pain for me because if they fit in the waist, they tend to be too short. These pants are a perfect fit for me as-is, but are easily trimmed if you needed them a bit shorter. And the waist is so comfortable— no elastic band, not at all grabby, stretchy but still structured enough that they’re not slipping by end of day (even if you’re in and out of them a dozen times, like I was).
While the size small pants were perfect for me, I feel like the tops don’t flatter me as much. I have to size down to fit my hummingbird chest so I’m not flashing anybody, and the tight fit, while comfortable, I don’t think is a great look on me. I still have a ways to go around my midsection and I have pretty broad shoulders. The medium probably would have been too big up top, though, so I’ll just layer a loose tee when I’m not in yoga class.
I do like them, though. The graphic on the back is just my style and the straps don’t cut in to my man shoulders at all which is nice. Maybe if I work on those abs a bit more they’ll fit me better 🙂
Ignore the weird sun glare and lack of focus… I think Maverick was trying to be artsy.
So, yeah, I’m currently that mom who lives in her yoga clothes right now.
I don’t mind… my yoga clothes are full of awesome.
In addition to yoga gear, Sprigs carries:
- Banjees wrist wallets, which are like fashionable wristbands you can tote stuff around in (think keys, money and ID, iPod). They come in a bunch of styles, including organic cotton and recycled fabric.
- Earbags bandless ear warmers. Perfect for running in cooler weather and wind.
- Cute beanie hats, infinity scarves, cold weather hats and neck gators, gloves (texting, with pockets, or wrist warmer fingerless varieties) and really comfy looking soft visor hats.
A word to the wise: life’s too short to wear boring clothes, even to the gym or while sitting at home blogging. Just because I’m hangin’ in my comfy pants doesn’t mean I have to look frumpy! Just because I’m stylin’ doesn’t mean I’m not comfy!
Love Sprigs for the pretty details, for the fact that I can dress them up or safely sweat up a storm in them, for the crazy comfy fit and of course for the eco-sensibility. A little on the pricey side, but totally worth it for the earth-friendliness and cozy-meets-stylish versatility of the pieces.
Mega shoutout to Sprigs for sending some “refreshingly original” duds for me to try out and review. All opinions were formed in my own brain.