Disclaimer: Lolë sent me a gift certificate to redeem on their website in exchange for a product review. As always, all photos, opinions and patriotic statements are my own.
For me, when it comes to fashion, comfort always trumps style. Living in fitness gear day in, day out has left me with little tolerance for clothing that looks great on, but leaves you wanting to change out of it the moment you get home.
Sometimes, however, you get the best of both worlds. Clothing that flatters your figure, moves without pinching and binding and makes you feel stylish and pulled together (even if you’re only zipping out to the grocery store).
Enter Lolë. A Canadian-based women’s wear company specializing in modern, stylish and casual, urban and yoga wear. Their clothes are designed with active, inspiring and passionate women in mind; women who Live Out Loud Everyday (LOLE, get it?).
I was first introduced to Lolë women’s wear by a German friend of mine, way back in 2003. A friend with a fun, quirky fashion sense (her favourite colour is orange) who was constantly encouraging me to try something a bit different. Something with a bit of flair. Something other than a pair of yoga pants…
She convinced me that I really could wear green and that brown was just as flattering as black! (Note that these two pieces date back to the 2003 collection and can no longer be purchased; I really do hold onto things I like forever…)
I also own a lovely, light blue tankini of theirs that’s seen me through several summer beach holidays. (Nope, not sharing bathing suit photos today or anytime soon).
Recently, Lolë reached out to me to help spread the word about their brand in exchange for a credit in their online store. As I’d already been browsing their spring catalogue and had bookmarked several items that I’d wanted to try, I was happy to oblige!
Despite all the ‘work’ Doris had done to encourage me to embrace colour in my clothing choices, since her return to Germany a few years back, I’ve returned to my old love of black. (But you can always accessorize black, right? A jean jacket, a hand knit scarf, some lovely bright Fluevogs…)
Pictured above? The Circuit Walk Short (4-way stretch, 50+ UPF, 2 pockets front, 2 pockets back, 82% Nylon 18% Elastane) and The Delicate Tank (antibacterial, quick dry, 95% Nylon 5% Elastane, seamless, with shelf bra and adjustable straps).
Both are extremely light weight and will be wonderful layering pieces throughout the spring and summer. In fact, I’ve already paired the tank with the green cotton skirt shown above. My hubby likes!
What’s your favourite ‘non-gym’ look?
Have you heard of or tried Lolë women’s wear?
I thank Lolë for generously providing me with an outfit to review and my husband for his willingness to always be my ‘fashion photographer’!