Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Style: JD Williams Workout Wear

DON'T PANIC - I am NOT going to foist some New Year, New You bull on you. Yes, we're approaching that time of year when the media likes to tell you you're not good enough, that in order to live a fulfilling and meaningful life you need to be smaller or fitter. Well you don't, trust me. 

So, why, you might ask am I parading in workout wear? Well, when the lovely folk at JD Williams asked me if I'd like to review some bits, I'd just started up with my yoga again, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out some new threads. 



And here cometh the point; I promise there is one. I go to yoga because it makes me feel good. I mean, really good. I feel refreshed and relaxed when I do an hour of yoga. It enables me to quieten my quite frankly, very noisy and messy mind. It gives me time to reconnect with my body and appreciate it, listen to it, stretch and move it in a gentle and empowering way. 



I'm not there to get fit, or lose weight. I'm there to enrich and relax. And that's the key. 

If you want to move your body, and only if, find something you love, find something that leaves you feeling amazing afterwards.  I am simply here to say, if you want to do something, these clothes are pretty comfortable and fit for purpose. 



So, let's talk about the actual clothes then yeah? 



I went for a colour block top from the JD Williams main range, and some plus size Adidas trousers. I usually wear regular old leggings for yoga, so I wanted to try out some real top of the range trousers, and hopefully not show my knickers off while adopting my poses ha! 



They are definitely thick, there's plenty of movement in them too, I'm not sure if they're going to be a little too thick for yoga though (my classes don't reconvene until the end of January) but for the purposes of a good walk to blow out the cobwebs they're great. They provide the warmth and coverage that leggings just don't. I went for the 20/22 and they fit great. 



The top is a thick, almost scuba type material. Great for popping on to travel to classes, or for walking in. I sized up to the 26 as I wanted it for layering, and needed it to be roomy.  I love the contrast of the bright coral tie on the neck, it just adds a little interest to the garment. 

I was really pleased with the garments. The adidas trousers are great, but they are pricey, so unless you're going to get tonnes of wear out of them, it might be worth shopping around for something a bit more reasonable. The top, however, is currently in the sale for just over £18, an absolute bargain. It's so wearable for workouts and casual wear, I know I'm going to wear it to death! 

A little parting note: Please be kind to yourselves, there's a lot of pressure on people this time of year, the diet talk is deafening, these people make money from degrading you and making you feel like you're not good enough. Let me tell you, you are. 

Right here, right now, you are wonderful, able and amazing. 














**These items were sent to me for the purposes of review. All words and opinions are my own**

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Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x