Get in Gear
We all have those few go-to pieces in our closets that make us feel confident, empowered, and sometimes downright fierce. But the clothing itself has no secret superpower – it’s all in what you attribute to it. And while wearing a certain piece might affect your mood, can it truly motivate you to get moving? The answer is yes.
Coined “enclothed cognition” by researchers Hajo Adam and Adam Galinsky, it is the psychological influence a specific garment has on its wearer and how that feeling translates into action. Just like a power-suit-confidence-boost for an important meeting, donning your fitness gear can actually mentally prep you for a solid workout.
Even better, according to a survey conducted by Barbell Apparel, respondents felt that simply slipping into activewear they loved not only encouraged them to exercise but also enhanced their performance.
Aspirational, motivational, and stylish – all achieved by something as easy as getting dressed? What more reason do you need for a workout wardrobe reboot?
Icon T-back SPORTS BRA by Spiritual Gangster and Icon high waist LEGGINGS by Spiritual Gangster; lululemon reversible YOGA MAT; and Thrive Eco TOTE, all from THRIVE Activewear; Bala WEIGHTED BANGLES in bone, available from Pipton
MODEL: Sarah Musselwhite
HAIR & MAKEUP: Elisha Smith, Pipton
WARDROBE: THRIVE Activewear, 7110 Wrightsville Ave.
LOCATION: The Loop, Wrightsville Beach
To view more of photographer and stylists Drewe & Kate’s work, go to dreweandkate.com
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