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Sportswear: The New Fashion Standard
For men and women alike, sportswear seems to have become the fashion statement of choice. With sportswear, we can be chic and comfortable at the same time. Many workplaces have relaxed their dress codes to the extent that we can wear sportswear to our jobs. For those who work at home, sportswear is ideal.
The old-school practice of having a wardrobe of outfits suitable for nothing besides the workplace is giving way to buying clothes that have a broader range. Sportswear can be mixed and matched, dressed up or down, and paired with fancier pieces when you want to jazz it up. Sportswear doesn't require dry cleaning. Sportswear can be tossed in the laundry and, most of the time, it doesn't even need ironing.
Everyone wants to cut costs. We can buy a diverse collection of trendy sportswear with what we would otherwise pay for a few stuffy professional outfits. Even designer sportswear can be cheaper than a moderately priced work outfit.
Sportswear has become the uniform of the 21st century. Guys have always loved their football jerseys. Rappers have standardised the concept of dressing like an athlete from head to toe. Who doesn't love donning the perfect t-shirt and a favourite pair of jeans or khakis?
With sportswear, there's no need to change clothes during the course of a day. Instead of coming home from work and changing into something fun, we can wear what's fun all day long. Sportswear goes from driving the kids to school to a yoga class, from lunch to the dentist, from the grocery to the mall with equal grace and charm. With sportswear, we can be whimsical, individual, and entirely ourselves.
You can wake up in the morning and partner your new peg-leg jeans with that hot new top you found at the flea market. Add some funky jewelry and you'll be making a fashion statement that's eye-catching and at ease everywhere. There is sportswear that's so cute and so cheap it can even be worn a few times and tossed away, giving you the option to replace and update your sportswear collection yet again, without breaking the bank.
Perhaps the best thing about sportswear today is that it gives new mums a way to look fashionable while taking care of baby. When baby spits up (on you), simply toss your outfit in the wash and grab another. Gone are the days of baby food on your professional designer suit, and with them the dry cleaner's charges too.