When I lived in NYC, I was pretty much living in activewear–especially black leggings. Now that I’m in California, I’m definitely living in leggings, albeit a little more colorful these days.
I love to be comfortable, but lately I’ve also felt like I want to step it up and dress up a little. Some days I’m back to wearing jeans or dresses. I realized, though, that I could also “dress up my activewear”. By adding a few simple accessories like sandals, a cardigan, a clutch, and jewelry, I feel significantly fancier.
While we were in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, I wanted to feel comfortable while walking around as a tourist, yet still look like I put some effort into my outfit for dinner. I paired these pretty pink and purple Noli Yoga petal leggings with a comfy shirt and this blush pink H & M cardigan and some sandals. You can see another look from Noli Yoga on this trip here.
Feeling like I was really going all out, I ditched my hot pink travel fanny pack in favor of this Salvatore Ferragamo clutch for the day. One of my former personal training clients got this for me as a going away present. It makes me so happy to carry it and think of her.
I love malas, and Mala Prayer makes such beautiful handcrafted ones. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but wearing one reminds me to be more mindful. Wearing a mala also gives me something to do with my anxious little hands.
From doing morning yoga on the beach to sight-seeing and visiting the local shops during the day to dinner at night, I felt pretty ok with myself in this outfit. This probably isn’t what people mean by dress attire, but for certain occasions, it’ll do just fine. :p
Photos: Jeff Tse
Leggings: Noli Yoga Petal Legging
Mala: Mala Prayer
Clutch: Salvatore Ferragamo