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Style File Friday, Lululemon Basics

My relationship with Lululemon has been slightly fraught. Prices are slowly rising while sheer leggings and rolling hems can be an issue. However, there are still a few different pieces that I still reach for and I recommend no matter what. I grabbed both of these in a new colour when I was in Banff (you can always branch out.) Somehow I’ve been a Lululemon customer for twelve years (TWELVE??? Where has the time gone?) and I’ve tried a wide range of products, it’s time I share my Lulu brand knowledge with all of you!
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Run Times Shorts (in Blueberry Jam)
I used to be a big fan of the Speed Shorts (and I still like them) but I find the Run Times Shorts to be incredibly comfortable and flattering! According to the tag, “these technical shorts [are] designed for long leggers”. I’m not particularly tall or long legged but they are a looser fit that I find better for when my quads have seized/locked up and I don’t necessarily want my already sore legs being irritated even more. If you have slender legs, you may prefer the Speeds, but if you have larger quads (or are tall), the Run Times are your best bet!  They are light weight, relaxed, and sweat-wicking (meaning that they also dry after being washed in about half an hour). These are a permanent piece, and are available in a wide variety of colours. $58 CAD is not the worst price tag when they will last for years of continual use with the right care. This time around, I went with Blueberry Jam, a navy!
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Vinyasa Scarf (in Suited Jacquard Black Jet Stream)
Ah, the Vinyasa Scarf. Over the years it has been a scarf, a hood, a wrap, a cardigan, a shirt, a blanket, a pillow, and once even a towel. I own this scarf in three different colours/ patterns now, and there are still a few more I’m on the lookout for. This scarf is light enough that you won’t get sweaty if you wear it out, but woven well to break a chill. Slip it over your head and you’ve got immediate protection from the rain. Unsnap it and reconfigure until you’ve got yourself a shirt. Leave it open and you’ve got yourself a blanket that’s a million times better than that sheet that airlines claim is a blanket on the plane. At $48 CAD for the standard Rulu scarf, this is a steal. There isn’t a person that I wouldn’t buy this for or recommend- it’s a “I can’t live without it piece”. This fantastic video below shows you seven different ways to wear it, although further poking around on the web will show you 30+ ways if you are creative. Here I’m wearing it shirt style!
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What is your favourite athleisure brand?
Until tomorrow,
The Historian!
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