SoulCycle // Summer Workout Routine

Now that we are smack down in the middle of summer, I thought I would update you guys on my fitness routine. My main form of exercise recently has been in the form of hardcore, indoor cycling, otherwise known as SoulCycle. I’ll go however many times my body can handle each week (if you’ve been, you will agree that soreness is inevitable), but on off-days, I’ll just hop on the treadmill for 15-20 minutes. Nothing too complicated, as it is the season of R&R!! However, this does not mean that I won’t be in workout clothes for a vast majority of the time–I practically live in them on off-duty days.

Down belowwww…Outfit, Workout, Post-Workout Smoothie

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I’ll be doing many more fitness outfits in the near future, but just for reference, some of my favorite stores recently have been Bandier and Carbon 38 (best range of athleticwear–and so one-off!). My leggings are from Alo Yoga, which are available from both retailers. They are titled “moto leggings” which is rather fitting as they do resemble black pants with moto detailing. Talk about fashion doubling as sportswear.

As for the green top in this look from Lululemon, it’s out of stock unfortunately, but I’m sure you can find something similar from another brand. I love its simultaneous form and function so much that I bought it in three different colors, which I normally never do as I get really bored of the same style…It offers medium support, so you can really wear it to anything from jogging to yoga. I’ll link it down below anyway!

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Head to Toe Athletic Gear// No Shame Finals Week

~Finals week~  : the two words that make every student in high school/college/grad school shudder. Completely not an understatement to say that the most stressful time of the term is soon approaching! This is the type of casual outfit I would wear during finals because there’s nothing better than staying comfortable in head to toe athletic wear.

On that note…

To: People who seem completely unfazed by this difficult and soul-crushing time

From: Claireleeyours

Message: You must be  1. a certified genius or 2. some sort of extraterrestrial sentient being  or 3. blessed with zen genes

Hunched over in the nether depths of the SAT subject tests & finals valley, I ruminate wistfully and longingly at “summer” (it’s winter again in Boston btw) comfortably perched on the other side of the hill. Eagerly and desperately, I await the miraculous skyrocketing of temps, yielding the much desired hot weather, and by hot, I mean hot. Not mid-60s with Massachusetts gray skies but scorching 90+ degrees with sun rays so blinding that your daily Vitamin D intake becomes readily redundant, superfluous, excessive. My god, is warmth too much to ask for?

Disclaimer: Please don’t be rattled by the presence of snow in these photos. No it didn’t snow in May. I kind of have to let you in on a secret that I really wish I didn’t have to reveal–these photos were taken during spring break in Chicago but SHHHHHHHHH. No one told you so. (boarding school life is my explanation)

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Streamlined Athleisure// Alo Yoga

Two months of radio silence. The workload has been so brutal these last few months that I had ZERO time to take pics/post/write. I apologize sincerely and hope I haven’t lost too much of my readership…:( Lots of new material coming up, and I promise I will be way more consistent regardless of whether or not it’s high quality pics taken from my DSLR or just mediocre ones from my iPhone.

Both the top and bottom of this outfit have me up in arms. Let me start with the leggings…Also this is going to be a long post so feel free to opt out at your convenience, but I felt that I should make up for the time lost. I have been eyeing the brand Alo Yoga for as long as I could remember. Straying away from my Wunder Under leggings from Lululemon was quite the challenge, but the designs by Alo are so difficult to resist; they look like pants but always have an element of surprise whether that be unconventional “rips”, colorblock patterns (!), or ~edgy~ mesh. They are totally worth checking out, and I am saying this with the utmost fervor and unequivocal passion. Exaggerated? No. Sincere alacrity? Yes.  Not only are they top-notch quality but their stretchiness is also unparalleled. You might find that Alo’s ability to keep their finger on the pulse of evolving fashion shadows over Lulu’s traditional black, undeniably comfortable, but nevertheless mainstream leggings. Give it a try!!

The top is Vetements, one of my all-time favorite brands, in part because it is ever so reflective of our generation’s quest for irreverence, rebellion, subversion, subterfuge… I mean, their main fashion staple is the hoodie for crying out loud. If that top was a loaded political statement piece the last 2 years, it is now also a fashion statement. Heavy, oversized, and ironic, these hoodies are so of-the-moment which leads to my conclusion that the gap between luxury and street wear has officially closed. Other collaborations to support this? How about Supreme x Louis Vuitton (especially unprecedented) or Balmain x H&M (and NikeLab!!)? Street style or more casually phrased “hypebeast” style is becoming increasingly prevalent, and your typical feminine miniskirt and heels outfit is quickly going out of style (although I am guilty of this combo every once in a while). High fashion is now high streetwear. Buckle up kids.

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