Breathe is my second home, and a trip back wouldn’t be complete without spending a day in the shop and it’s changed so much since I was here a month ago! The styles have shifted steadily towards more athleisure styles and they’ve also added menswear, so it’s not just a place for workout gear; it’s a lifestyle boutique. It also is the only hub that carries a variety of brands that are all responsibly made in North America.
The first thing I had to do was try some of the new styles on! I’m 5’6” and usually wear a dress size 12 or Large/XL, so I am always looking for fits that are flattering on a curvy body. The Michi Bra Plunge Crop Top in Large was amazing! Super supportive with thick straps to support the girls—something I always struggle to find! It’s also pretty enough to wear with some high waisted jeans or a black pencil skirt for a sexy nighttime look.
Next, I shimmied into a pair of Tonic Peak Cutout leggings in Medium, which were super comfy, and again, something I could see myself wearing more outside of my workouts, as the slits aren’t too revealing, but just give a little peekaboo of skin. I sized up to a Large and avoided feeling like my thighs were trying to escape through the cutouts.
While black is my go-to hue, I am trying to brighten up my wardrobe, so I chose some creamy coloured tanks that can show off a brightly coloured bra, while still being low-key chic. First, I tried the Tonic Path Tank, which has lacy sheer stripes up the back—adorable! Medium was a great fit for me in this style. Second, I tried the Body Language Emi Tank which is a total party in the back! I loved the breezy feel of the fabric and the back detail. I picked a Large for this style and am definitely tempted to grab it in black as well…but I’ll behave for now.
It’s only the beginning of the season and already off to a positive, sunny start.