Best 10 Minutes: Athleisure (or How Lindsey Apparently Never Gave Up Wearing Dance Clothes Even After No Longer Dancing)

How’s that for a title, eh?

In reality though, I had an epiphany today. Ever since the pandemic started, I’ve essentially lived in athleisure. Seriously lived in it. I’ve worn jeans maaaybe 5 times, and this is only my second time wearing denim shorts this year.

You know what athleisure wear is really, really similar to?

Dance clothes.

I was never really big into wearing leotards unless I had to for ballet, so the difference between what I’m wearing now and what I lived in in high school and college is almost identical.

I just have a lot more options to choose from now.

Thanks in large part to Costco and all of the good quality, nicely priced leggings they’ve happened to carry. Yes, I buy a lot of clothes at Costco. Wanna fight about it?

Even better? I can now just automatically buy cropped pants (better to see your calves and ankles in dance class) now instead of trying to cut off sweats to wear – sometimes over long dance pants.

Yes, it was a whole look. We liked it. I don’t know why. Just like I don’t know why the Gen Z kids like some of the goofy looks they do. It just comes with the territory of being young, I guess.

Yeah… I got nothing else. And I still have 3 minutes and 10 seconds left in this go round.



Anyway, I guess the moral of this story (if there is one, that’s the danger of this challenge: I just start writing and see where I go) is that athleisure is essentially a grown up version of dance clothes.

Oh yeah, and let people like what they like. Even if you don’t get it or like it.

Yes, that’s easier said than done, but a lot of things are.

Don’t hate.

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