Photos: Kylie Pond Photography
Happy Monday! I hope you’re feeling rejuvenated after the weekend and are ready to tackle a new week. It’s warming up outside, and that means I’m not going to the gym bundled up in 17 layers anymore.
Even if you’re sweating buckets in the warmer weather, the idea of wearing a sports bra as your only top can be daunting. My CrossFit gym isn’t air-conditioned and it’s common practice for women to shed a layer on top. Likewise, in the summer time, hikes can get brutally hot. Still, I can’t help but feel a little self-conscious.
One helpful way I’ve found to ease yourself into it is by choosing a bra and bottom that cover a little bit more. This combo can help get you comfortable with the idea of wearing a sports bra alone while also helping you feel a little more modest. If you’re self-conscious about your belly, a high waist will keep you covered so you’re not distracted by how you look. Ultra-high waists like these K-Deers can help accentuate the natural waist, which is a nice bonus, too.
The sports bra is the second half of the equation. By wearing a sports bra with a little more coverage, you won’t feel like you’re letting it all hang out, which is especially helpful for those with more of a full bust. The advantage of this sports bra from Alala is that the perforated fabric means it’s still breathable–that’s really helpful since heat management is the main reason to go sans shirt in the first place.
The cherry on top is that this combo is all sorts of on-trend. No matter which way you look at it, it’s a killer combo if you ask me.