Ageless Style is a monthly style challenge and link up for women "over a certain age". Each month we pick a different theme and style an outfit based on that theme.
This month's theme came as a challenge for me because it is "Summer Time Sporting Event". Anyone that knows me well knows that I detest sports. I don't participate in them nor do I watch them, so I thought "Now what in the world am I going to do with that theme?" After consulting with my hubby he suggested I show off some of my many pieces of activewear or "sportswear". I said "That's exercise, not sports." Of which he replied, "It's what athletes wear when they are practicing sports." That made sense to me, so for this month's challenge, "Sports", picked by Jodie, I am just pulling out photos from my archives and showing a variety of active wear or "sports wear" I have worn on past travel excursions.
Water Sports /Active Swim Wear
One of the best investments I ever made in clothing was to purchase a "swimsuit" that looked like shorts and a tank top that I could wear for any event that involved water. This suit has shorts (with lined underwear) for a bottom and a tank with a built-bra for the top. The fabric resists moisture and dries quickly. You can wear it for hiking on a super hot day, or for any event where you might come into contact with water and get wet (like hiking in or around water, or kayaking).
I have worn this suit over and over again kayaking and/or where hiking around rivers. In these pictures, I wore it hiking "The Narrows" in Zion National Park. "The Narrows" is a challenging hike where you walk in a river for the entire hike, sometimes in water chest deep, so you definitely get wet!
I've also worn this swim suit on hot days just to hike in because it is so cool and comfy to wear as it repels moisture.
My suit is super old, but I did buy it at JCPenney and you can find similar suits there under the title "Active Swimsuits".
And finally, something you would probably see me wearing all summer long, is an activewear skort. I think these were originally made for playing tennis, but I love to wear mine hiking, especially if our hiking adventure is after church.
The skort is made of the same moisture repellent material as most activewear. It looks like a skirt on the outside, but underneath is a pair of shorts. I love to wear my skorts when my husband and I have an active adventure planned for after church. Quite often we go on one of our hiking adventures on a Sunday, so I need something to wear to both church and hiking, and the activewear skort is the perfect item!
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Cammi ~ My Happy Place
Carrie ~ A Simple Lovely Life
Daenel ~ Living Outside the Stacks
Jamie ~ No Delusions of Grandeur
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie ~ Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom