As I mentioned in my yearly wrap-up, one of the things I want to do this year is refresh my gear capsule, which hasn't been updated in a few years, and is showing its age. Every single item in the capsule is well over the 30-wear threshold, and some have lapped that.
Currently, my capsule contains:
3 joggers (1 knee length)
2 hiking capris
2 long-sleeve tunics
4 t-shirts (demoted from regular wear)
1 swimsuit, with rash guard
I work out indoors 2-3x a week year-round, usually a combination of weights, walking/jogging on a track, and stationary cycling. My husband and I swim indoors most Saturdays, and we hike regularly during the warmer months. I may occasionally attend a yoga class.
My preferred silhouette is relaxed on bottom and fitted on top, but I'll also wear the opposite. I don't like top and bottom to be either both relaxed or both fitted. While I wear t-shirts on occasion, I'm not a fan of short sleeves, and would prefer tanks or long sleeves.
My most pressing need is a to-fro outfit for winter swimming. A maxi dress works GREAT for this in summer, but I'd love to have something equally as simple to slip on that's also cozy for very cold weather. I thought about leggings and a sweatshirt dress, but leggings really aren't ideal for sliding over damp skin. Any other ideas?
I love the look that seems to be trending right now of a strappy sports bra visible under an open-backed top. Sadly, cute strappy bras are difficult to find in a 40D, and many of those tops come with higher necklines that aren't the most flattering for me.
I'm on the cusp between regular and plus sizing, so many activewear brands don't work for me if the sizes run small. (I'm looking at you, lululemon.)
My aesthetic isn't particularly sporty, and my fitness background heavily leans toward yoga and dance. I do the gym stuff because it's more convenient for me right now, but I vastly prefer the look of the former, so I'd like a functional middle ground.
Including some finds I like, but that may not work practically or size-wise. I haven't ordered a single thing yet, so I'm open to suggestions.