If I could sell all of my clothes and wear athleisure to everything I would do it. I wish it were socially acceptable to wear over sized shirts and leggings to everything. A friend predicted athleisure is going to be what sweat suits were when we were kids. Which is probably true. I mean, look at the stuff we used to think was great? Leggings with stirrups? Honestly, who thought of that? They were so uncomfortable putting that bulky strip of fabric under your foot and in your shoe. I mean, we deserve to be laughed at.
Honestly, I’m OK with our athleisure becoming a joke in years to come. I will gladly provide fodder for my family to laugh at when they are in college. You know why? Because one day, they will understand how exhausting parenthood is. I know part of it is my own doing. I have a rambunctious 1.5 year old, a house to take care of, a farm, a blog and I volunteer a lot. So I have a lot of irons in the fires. But still, we are all tired. Being a parent is hard, exhausting work.
When I get ready to go somewhere, I simply don’t care that much about what I look like. I have a million other things to worry about than getting a dolled up. If that’s your thing, more power to you! Seriously though, I wish I cared more. But I don’t. So if I can look somewhat trendy and feel like I’m wearing pajamas, you bet I’m doing it.
I say to you. The exhausted, busy parent out there. Own your leggings, comfy tops and ponytails. You are amazing and athleisure was made so we can be comfortable and the hip mom at the playground.