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At this time of the year, I personally strive to find as many new, comfortable looks as possible. You know, the outfits that feel particularly comfortable when traveling and during training and strolling through the city, without venturing into the forbidden realm of things that you shouldn't wear in public. The outfits that you never feel the urge to take off at home, that you don't really have to change when an occasion demands something more formal, and that ask why someone would ever be so rude to do something as cruel as one unlined jacket.
If this is just as important for you as it is for me, then I'm so happy that we found each other! Second, you should really follow Tania Sarin on Instagram (along with around 280,000 other people). The fashion influencer based on the west coast has accomplished the art of sophisticated, comfortable outfits. With her feed she proves that she looks just as chic with her light LA sport as she does in a structured leather trench on the streets of NYC. You get us.
I invited Sarin for her three most important sneaker-friendly, real outfits to get me through this winter weather. Check them out below (and then tell me that you don't want you to wear these Joylab looks over your current clothes).
Like me, Sarin always freezes on airplanes, so this is a perfect atmosphere for your travel attire. If the first lesson here is that a blazer literally makes every outfit look chic, the second lesson is surely that navy and black should be an element of many other outfit formulas.
Sarin tells me that sweats, a hoodie and a blazer are important to her when she is at the airport. So there is no doubt what she will wear when she goes to Aspen with her friends later this month. Sarin's advice is to look for matching sporty-inspired items in a luxurious fleece for ultimate comfort loves the feel of the fabric of the JoyLab jogger set) and opt for styles that just feel a little oversized. That's how she usually wears her clothes, including blazers.
For your information, if you happen to be in LA looking for Sarin on a Sunday, she is most likely in Erehwhon to get a smoothie and almost definitely wears this outfit. "I love how soft and comfortable these leggings are," she says, recognizing the only two things that really matter to me when I buy leggings that are never worn for training. She tells me that this is definitely the case for workout-friendly, with the comment that perhaps this is best described as her weekly workout-to-farmers market look.
As a really big fan of retro-inspired sweaters with half zips, one can only imagine how pleased I am with this ultra-cozy Sherpa sweater. Sarin tells me that she loves the boxy fit and notices that it goes with leggings as well as jeans. Personally, I see it worn over a cream-colored turtleneck in the office, half of which is in high-waisted, wide-cut cream pants, but maybe that's just me?
Two surefire ways to get Sarin excited about the gym: "Gum Body" by Burna Boy and this flawless training outfit. A proven combination of sports bra and leggings is what she wears to feel most comfortable and confident while training, whether hiking or in her LIT method classes (or maybe finally trying out Reformer Pilates this winter … Stay tuned).
Like so many of us, Sarin admits that she's interested in simple styles and darker colors for active wear. She loves a slim-fit sports bra (with a racerback so that her straps don't slip) and particularly likes the subtle golden design detail. It's part of a matching set, but Sarin is more inclined to combine it with a complementary legging to keep things cool.
At the end of the day, whether Sarin is training or hanging out, "Fit is number one," she says. Whether you're looking for high-waisted leggings or wearing a slightly boxy sweater to get a silhouette that feels more modern – these are style elements that you can bring to the bank, the farmers market, or wherever you run errands do.