guys, i'm in full-on half marathon training and it is no joke. a friend of mine who has run several of them made up a training guide and i'm trying so darn hard to stick to it because i want to be as prepared as possible come race day. truthfully, i'm barely competitive. i'll get mildly competitive about things that i'm good at (i.e. in a competition of who loves cats the most, i'm winning), but don't feel like i'll be all that competitive when it comes to this half. my goal is to finish it in the time limit and so that's what we're working with.
anyway, since i'm in the thick of training, it's become especially important for me to have functional and stylish workout wear. i've been a fan of Athleta for several years now (i exclusively wear these workout tanks), but this new collaboration with Derek Lam is just over-the-top good. it's fashion meets function and i am all about it. the best part is that i can easily go from the gym to a coffee shop to get some work done without having to bring a complete change of clothes with me. i'm not usually one for matchy-matchy things, but i just couldn't resist this tank and leggings combo. not only do they look great together, but they work well as separates, too!
and really, who doesn't love when their comfortable clothes can seamlessly transition into something that you can wear out? i love a good grey sweatshirt, especially for fall, so throwing this one on over my workout top and switching into destructed denim shorts and simple flats is a super easy way to transition from my workout. the design certainly isn't lacking in details either, which i can appreciate!
as i mentioned before, i've shopped with Athleta before and can tell you that the quality is totally worth the price. i have several pair of leggings that have held up beautifully through many washes and workouts, as well as those workout tanks that get used on a weekly basis. i'm looking forward to using these new items in my fall wardrobe and finding more fun ways to style them!
disclosure: this post was sponsored by Athleta through their partnership with POPSUGAR. while i was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about the Derek Lam 10C Athleta collection, all opinions are my own.