If you asked me 10 years ago if I’d ever wear sweats in public, my answer would be a hard “No.”

I can still remember it like it was yesterday: My coworkers at Forever 21 who were already in University were telling me about what it was going to be like when I started school in the fall.
“Your classes are going to be so early, and you’ll never get any sleep ’cause of all the assignments.”
“You’re going to live in your pyjamas. You might even wear them to class.”
“Forget getting dressed up. You’re not going to have any time for that, so you’ll be wearing sweatpants every day. Watch, you’ll see.”

I remember rolling my eyes at everyone who told me I’d wear sweatpants as outside clothes. My answer was always, “Unless I’m working out, you’re never going to catch me in sweats. Please.”

Comfort to me didn’t mean wearing the most comfortable fabrics, per se. Rather, I always went by the principle that so long as you felt comfortable in what you were wearing, meaning you felt cute without the need to suck in your gut or readjust your outfit every 5 minutes, that you were good to go.  While I still believe that now, I also think that you can look good, whether you’re wearing formal attire, or the most casual of casual wear — a sweat suit. It’s really all about your state of mind.

I sometimes look back on how I perceived certain things back them, and how different am I now. So much has changed in my life — especially as of late — so while I still have a few years left in my 20s, I’m trying to break rules that I took to be universal truths when I was younger. So far, things are going pretty well, considering I’m likely going to be wearing this sweat suit at least three times a week from now until the end of time.

Outfit details:
Sweat suit – Reigning Champ
Hat – GAP x GQ
Sneakers – Nike
Lipstick – MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in “Feels So Grand”

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