Monday, November 15, 2010

Balance & Pants

Pants? What pants?

Ah, you see, that's the thing.  Until recently, I had been working from home and teaching a lot of yoga.  (I'm still teaching a lot, but stay with me.)  As a consequence of this constantly moving, computer-juggling lifestyle, I have a more than healthy closet full of yoga clothes (a la OmGal's "Reasons Not to Do Yoga" post).  An occupational hazard of teaching a lot of hot yoga, is owning a lot of athletic, stretchy, comfy pants, so you're not rushing home to do laundry in between classes.

But, as you may have guessed, I'm not working from home any more.  Well, at least not exclusively.  I am now expected to rock a pair of dress slacks and a button down two or three days a week.  So instead of wearing yoga pants while I work, and yoga pants while I teach, (and while I practice too), I'm wearing a different sort of pants.

It's been so long since I've gone to an office on a regular basis that only a pair or two of appropriate pants from my old life still fit.  Regardless of the fact that the whole thing warrants a shopping trip (ah shucks), the point has more to do with balance.

I'm looking for balance in pants.  Though I'm much more at home in a pair of Groove Pants, I think there's something to be said for carrying the ease yoga has brought me through the professional setting, into a pair of sleek, black slacks.  I've stocked my closet with yoga clothes to achieve simplicity, and now, I'm hoping these new dress pants can feel much the same. 

Wish me luck.


Sandy said...

Wanted to share the feedback that came through on Facebook:

If you worked at Lululemon, you would have no such dilemma!

watch for No Judgment lifestyle pant ;)
coming soon for the stylishly chic, wants to be comfortable, woman

In a perfect world, both yoga and office life would support Forever Lazy fleece couture:

Sadly, these are more appropriate for a home office than a heated power yoga studio. But I'm tempted to get for Relax & Renew.

Om Gal said...

I am big fan of leggings (or very thick opaque tights) with a dress in office environments. Of course, this is contingent upon your industry. I worked in media, where there's a lot of freedom. So much, in fact, that one male colleague would joke that the gals in the office often looked like they "forgot to wear pants"-- a quip about the shortness of some of our hemlines:-)

Sandy said...

I've taken to wearing yoga tops as under shirts -- making for quick practice / teaching time changes, not to mention they're more comfortable.