Let me start by saying, I don’t consider myself sporty.  I don’t exercise play sports unless you count thrifting and if I had extra time, I would probably choose almost anything but sports.  Since I believe style is a reflection of your inner self, I was pretty skeptical I could pull off the Sporty Style Personality.  I did some Pinterest research and came to the conclusion that almost any outfit could be considered sporty if you include a sweatshirt and/or sneakers.  Lucky for me, sweatshirts have been trendy for some time and stylish runners are seen on fashionistas everywhere. (Which bugs me BTW.  Suddenly models and actresses declare good footwear stylish so now it’s “okay” to wear them??  YOU actually joined the Birkenstock club ladies, not started it.  I digress.)

Things are about to get real sporty.
Here I am being sporty.  I mean, things are about to get real sporty.
Let's play some ball, with my PINK basketball.  Boo yah.
Let’s play some ball, with my PINK basketball that just so happens to coordinate with my outfit.  Boo yah.

You CAN thrift second-hand running shoes of all kinds.  Just like anything else second-hand, there is not necessarily anything wrong with them and they’re not necessarily worn out.

New Balance shoes in great condition, thrifted last year for $4.90 and ankle socks to remind me of my true love.
New Balance shoes in great condition, thrifted last year for $4.90 and ankle socks to remind me of my true love.
Turns out I'm a collector of grey patterned sweatshirts.  Scored the heart print last summer and the other two this weekend for $4.20 a piece.
Turns out I’m a collector of grey patterned sweatshirts. Scored the heart print last summer and the other two this weekend for $4.20 a piece.
Dribbling action shot!!!
Dribbling action shot!!!
Gap ankle zip crop pants, $4.
$4 Gap ankle zip crop pants somehow seemed sporty to me.

I must confess that the runners, the comfy outfit, the coordinating basketball did make me feel sporty!  I should clarify though that oversized schleppy sweatshirts won’t do!  Choose interesting pieces that fit well (and leave the matching sport balls to the “experts” HA), add simple accessories and comfortable foot wear and voila! Sporty Spice you!

Me and my roomie/cuz - while I was busy taking sporty-styled shots, she was really working out hauling branches.
Me and my roomie/cuz – while I was busy taking sporty-styled shots, she really was working out hauling trees.  (I can only do staged sports in my post-whiplash state.)  (that’s for Gabby my PT in case she’s reading)
But I took a few careful shots and even landed a couple.  Perhaps a sporty outfit is the new approach to rehab?!!!
But I took a few careful shots and even landed a couple. Perhaps a sporty outfit is the new approach to rehab?!!!

Maybe one day, I’ll find my inner sporty self and take up a sport for real.  Meanwhile, the Sporty Style Personality does not define me, but I think these sporty pieces will be perfect for keeping up with my kids and enjoying my real life style.  

This pretty floral sweater is coming camping with me soon!!
This pretty floral sweater is coming camping with me soon!!

2 Comments

  1. Gabrielle Cave Reply

    Of course I’m reading lol! And excellent that you’re staying active post-whiplash!! Keep moving!!

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