In My Tracksuit

“𝕋𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤𝕦𝕚𝕥𝕤 𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟’𝕥 𝕘𝕠𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕, 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕟 𝕨𝕙𝕠 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕞 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝.”

Ok well maybe not change the whole world, but the difference I will make could possibly be done in a tracksuit… if I had my own way.

It’s a fact that image is important. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, in this day and age someone is always watching. However, what I also find important is comfort.

Living with sickle cell, one of the main symptoms I have to manage is pain (often on a daily basis) and this has a huge impact on what I wear. I love fancy clothes and stunning heels but unfortunately that’s not practical for me every day. My reality is clothes that are non restrictive and comfortable and a tracksuit gives me all this and more.

Thankfully, style and stigma has evolved over the years when it comes to tracksuits and I have come a long way from the classic hoody and baggy sweats combo.

Although it’s highly unlikely that I’d turn up to a conference or deliver a talk in a tracksuit, I can now rock a neat, stylish one for my regular day to day activities that has all the comfort qualities I need while still looking trendy and cute.

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