i've been on a kick of wearing workout clothes a lot lately. when i'm spending the day at my desk or doing things around my apartment, i don't always feel the need or desire to put together an outfit that requires any sort of fuss or uncomfortableness. with that being said, i certainly feel better and am more productive when i've taken some time to get ready - applying a bit of makeup, doing something with my hair, and putting on an outfit that doesn't involve sweatpants and an old tee. i love the comfort of exercise clothes and the challenge that comes with making them into an outfit that i can pop into the store or grab lunch with a friend and not feel underdressed or sloppy.
i had the opportunity to pick out a few items from the Target® C9 Collection for a little style haul. i’ve always been a fan of the collection, with a pile of tops and bottoms from the C9 Collection already in my dresser drawer. as i went into shopping, i had in mind that i wanted to pick out items that could be worn for exercise and for other things, like running errands or working outside of the apartment while still feeling productive.
the C9 by Champion® Women's Performance Tee in Hydro was my first pick. i like having exercise tees (versus tanks) for the cooler months because the more fabric, the better. the tee is fitted without being too tight, so it keeps me cool but doesn't get in the way. i love the vibrancy of the color and appreciate that it adds a little 'spice' to my typically neutral wardrobe. the best thing about this tee is that when you cover it with a jacket or sweater, it doesn't immediately scream, 'i’m wearing exercise clothes!'
paired with some simple joggers, a jean jacket, and some casual lace-up booties (replacing my tennis shoes), i can go about my day while feeling comfortable and put together.
i’m a sucker for workout leggings, especially when they have a fun pattern or color. the C9 by Champion® Women's Legging Pinstripe in Plum are the perfect addition to my collection. with a super soft and stretchy fabric blend, these leggings slide right on and have a 'barely there' feel. they’re durable enough to be worn in the chilly temps we've had in Chicago, while remaining breathable during exercise. the color and pinstripe add the final touch to make them fun and playful.
with the trend of patterned leggings going around right now, these workout leggings transition easily from workout to hang out. adding a sweater/jacket with a little structure (and touch of leather!) and some nude ballet flats, i’m able to go from the gym to a coffee shop to get some work done without looking like i came straight from my workout.
the final piece is the C9 by Champion® Women's Yoga Layering Cowl in black. it's light and breathable and good for layering. with the addition of the hood, cinching at the bust, and drawstring detail at the waist, it becomes a more interesting top than my other workout tops. it will definitely be used this fall for outdoor jogs because it will keep the sting of cold air off of my skin while still allowing me to keep cool enough to achieve a good workout.
swapping my shorts and tennis shoes for some jeans, simple flats and a vest allows me to go transition to other tasks without having to change my entire outfit.
my favorite thing about all of the pieces that I chose is how versatile they are. with fun colors, details, and high-quality materials, these items will become regulars in my at-home outfit lineup.
be sure to check out the Target® C9 Collection for more great items!
Disclosure | This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.