It all starts at the base! My go to socks are definitely the Feetures! that I own many, many pairs of. I like thorlos sometimes, but they are very padded and I don't always like the padding. On long runs and to race in, you'll always find me in my ProCompression Marathon Compression socks. I got them on LeftLane sports at a great price before Christmas, so check for deals and coupons if you're looking to purchase them.
As it's now clear to me, my go to shoes are my Asics GT-2000. Though I tried to switch to Brooks like so many people seem to love, I'm sticking with these after trying something else unsuccessfully. I just ordered my third pair.
I definitely own more than one. I wear a lot of the Target C9 bras with thick and thins straps, but my recent favorite is this Moving Comfort Bra for the support. When I'm running long or racing, this is my go to. When it's clean and I don't have one of those coming up soon, I'll definitely pick this over any of my other bras.
My favorite thing to run in are skirts. I don't do other workouts in them, but I love wearing them to run. I have four of them. I love my lululemon pace setter skirt the most of all because of the band of rubber at the bottom inside of the shorts that keep them from riding, but I love all the patterns of the runningskirts.com skirts. The chevron one that I have I love wearing on mid distance runs, because once the shorts settle into place they don't ride up anymore.
These Nike Pro shorts are the only shorts I run or workout in. They're definitely not forgiving, but they don't ride up on me and they stay out of my way. For most races you'll find me in these because they just feel like I'm not wearing anything, and for many workouts in my house with DVDs I'll wear these as well. I'll also be wearing these for the triathlon I signed up for.
I have more tops than anything else, but I think these four have been the most worn and loved lately (besides my recent I run this body one). They're all over the board from lululemon, Old Navy, and Nike. I like tank tops more than sleeves, though I'll wear sleeves if I feel like it, though I can't explain what makes me feel like it one time over another. Being in Florida means it's not too too often that I need long sleeves, but I have a race tee from Gasparilla last year that I wear when it's cold here.
These crops are my two favorites, and they're both lululemon. I run in them, do yoga in them, crosstrain in them, and wear them on a lazy day. They're so comfortable, and I love that I feel like I'm not wearing anything when I have them on. They're also pretty slimming.
I own one jacket that I wear frequently for running (mostly because I do have another one but leave it at school all the time for when it's cold there). This on is from H&M, was an impulse buy, and was definitely one of the best purchases that I have made impulsively. I wear it a lot, and I'm sure it's something you've seen in Instagram photos from after recent long runs.
Are you brand loyal?
What makes up most of your fitness closet?
Is there anything that you won't wear?
And I'm going to address it more later, but thanks so much for your thoughts on my post regarding my attempt at switching to Brooks. So many of you said that you have had issues after switching shoes, whether to or from Brooks or another brand, and I think it's the perfect point to prove that the right shoes matter! If you're a new runner or want to try running and bought shoes without consulting an expert, check out the comments from my post yesterday, and get fitted! You'll notice the difference!