I have been a huge fan of bright, blocked colors this winter. And, yes, despite what I would consider a temperate winter here in lovely San Luis Obispo (compared to the cold/slushy/rainstorms that my friends and I always suffered in Oregon), winter’s a great excuse to wear some nice warmth-friendly gear on court. I always feel more comfortable in athletic gear, and I’ve really started to grow toward the bright colors that have a lot of personality to them.
Bold is the new muted. Simple is the new complicated. Long-sleeve is the new short sleeve. I decided. I also decided that one of the best things women need to be wearing right now is confidence, along with some sweet apparel. Combining confidence with athletic, bold colored, comfortable gear is Roxy. Growing up, Roxy had always been primarily a surfing brand for females, and until I started working here I’d never thought of it as tennis brand, but check you out, Roxy! Really stepping up the play. I suggest you go look at Roxy’s tanks, too, because I will definitely be sporting these on the court in the summer. My favorite Roxy offering for winter? The Women’s Spring Long Jump II Long Sleeve Top.
It’s a nice, shaped long sleeve that compliments the figure and fits well for playing in. It’s made of polyester and spandex so it’s stretchy, and has a pinhole mesh design so is nice and light, while still keeping you warm. Sometimes I just love a nice long sleeve that keeps my arms toasty, particularly when playing in drafty indoor courts or when it’s a bit chilly outside. You have a couple options with this: get the smaller size and wear it as alone for a training top (my preferred choice) or get a size up and wear it as a cover-up. Either way, it’s great to play in and fits well so there is no movement when you’re playing.
The Spring Long Jump II comes in one color. Bright pink. Perfect to pair with a black or white bottom, or another bright color to make your mark on the court or in the gym. Don’t get put off because the color is out there, because hey, if you’re going to train hard you may as well treat yourself to apparel that makes you feel good. Brighten up your mood with the Roxy Long Sleeve and take the positive emotions out onto the court.
It’s bright. It’s loud. It’s perfect to wear when someone asks if you’re free to hang out because you can say, “Sorry, I can’t. I’m off to play tennis.”