While I love Spring for its innate optimism, it’s also a kick in the butt to well, get off my butt! It’s finally time to throw off the cold-weather layers and start exploring warm-weather wardrobes, and that means making sure my body isn’t still hibernating in winter mode. I’ll be the first to admit, I need a lot of incentive to get moving outside- a great playlist, comfortable running shoes, and fresh workout gear are often the most inspiring! I saw the name as a sign when I came across Graced By Grit, designed by two amazing athletes, for active women. Their inspiration comes from the life-shaping grit in life that shapes you as a person, and a welcome gift at the end of it is grace. The collection is unique because it is meant to function both in the water and on land, so the top-quality fabrics are light but woven to last.
The Show ‘Em Whatcha Got Cami is built for just that, a flattering and edgy cut made with quick-dry UPF 50+ fabric. It has a built-in bra, which can be supplemented by a sports bra for high-impact exercise. The top is fashionable enough to grab a smoothie in after the workout (the ruching had me at hello), but designed to be highly functional during it. I’ve taken the Cami for a few runs, and it’s comfortable and breathable, and doesn’t ride up. Most importantly, I feel safe running even at gloaming due to the reflective logos and the easily attached safety whistle always within arm’s reach.
The Seamless Racer Bra is amazingly comfortable but still supportive; I’ve actually fallen asleep in it before! The lightweight soft fabric defies the assumption that good support has to be tough and constricting. I can no longer bring myself to use any other sports bra I own. Even if I work up a good sweat, the quick-drying fabric never feels heavy or sticky.
To complete the race, the Land & Sea Knicker is stretchy and quick to pull on and start sprinting! For triathletes, this is a dream as the material has no fear of H2O and has a smoothness which works well against friction. I recommend going up a size if you’re in between, as the fit should be snug but non-restricting. As long as the weather catches up to us, Spring is here: outfit yourself for workout season with Graced By Grit!