Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by BOA. I was given free product to review, but all opinions are (as per the usual) my very own!
I have a serious addiction—to workout clothes! It's bad, you guys. I hardly buy regular clothes anymore, which means I always struggle when it's time to actually dress up in something other than exercise clothing. Don't even get me started on gym shoes versus, well...regular shoes. So when BOA reached out to me with an opportunity to review a complete outfit from their new Gratefully Undead collection, I welcomed the opportunity for two reasons: The collection is colorful, and I wasn't familiar with the brand.
I am, however, quite picky when it comes to my fitness apparel. There are certain things I always think about when I'm shopping. We'll get to those things in a second. First, here's what BOA sent me:
Women's Printed Singlet, $30
Women's Printed Fit Short, $42
BOA stands for "built on athletics," which emphasizes their desire to make clothing that helps athletes "stand out on their path to greatness." A positive goal, indeed. And all of their products are made in Southern California. So...go USA, right?!
The Gratefully Undead collection is their attempt to bring variety to their existing inventory, which I think is already pretty versatile from a print perspective. They come up with original artwork, which is translated to yoga pants and sports bras, running shorts and tank tops—for men and women.
Let's take a closer look at what they sent me (and let's finally talk about what you should think about when you shop for fitness clothing).
3) "Will I have to pull and tug at these bottoms in any way?" There's nothing more annoying than a pair of bottoms that seem cute and comfortable, but end up saggy and bunchy. This is why I don't wear regular shorts when I work out, and why I wear skirts for running. Now, these shorts did not fall down. However, I would definitely enjoy another inch or two in the 2.5" inseam. A bit short for me, but still doable. I didn't feel like I was overexposing myself, but I did have to tug them down a few times while I was teaching PiYo Live.
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Question: How do you determine if something is worth buying? Any questions you ask yourself in the dressing room?