When Michelle kicked off our Breast Cancer Awareness series, she said there’s a good chance you know someone who has fought breast cancer. In my case, it’s a college friend. Though not a tennis player, she leads an active, outdoor lifestyle. She is in her 30s. I knew that breast cancer didn’t just wait until you hit XX age, but I didn’t know. She fought and is a survivor. Her spirit is so inspiring.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have chosen some of our favorite times from our Shop Pink page, which features apparel and gear that supports the cause by donating some proceeds to cancer research. Michelle posted her look last week, but now it’s my turn.
For my look, I went with pieces that work for on- and off-court training. First I chose the New Balance Hope Courage Love Tee. I love a good tech tee, and I love ombre. The message is inspirational. Awesome! Plus, New Balance has been a Susan G. Komen Foundation partner for 25 years and will donate a minimum of $500,000 this year to the cause. I love to mix-and-match, and our weather promises to cool off soon (got our first rain of the season finally!) so I went with the adidas Pink Ribbon Tight on the bottom. This three-quarter tight is great for cool days on court, and I can easily wear it for running or gym workouts. adidas donates 10% of profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
We all chose the Prince T22 in pink and white because this specific color is to raise awareness. Prince teamed up with Bright Pink and will donate some profits to this nonprofit group. When it comes to performance, the T22 is among the best out there. It’s a great fit for my wider foot and offers loads of comfort and durability. It’s pretty much has everything a girl could want!
Stay tuned for the other TW Stylists to chime in with their Shop Pink outfits.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, all of the TW Stylists have chosen some of their favorite items from our Shop Pink section that feature apparel that support the cause (be on the lookout for more looks to come). We are loving the fun, pink styles from New Balance, adidas, Prince, Wilson and Under Armour that all benefit finding a cure and preventing breast cancer!
Here’s my look — I started with these super fun shorts from adidas, the Pink Ribbon Short. I saw these the day they first came in and loved them — then I found out that part of the proceeds go toward All Fight, the organization that adidas has paired up with this month to make sure funds go toward finding a cure. These lightweight shorts are perfect for me because I can wear them on the court, in the gym, on a hike, or just because! I paired the shorts with this sassy, fun tee from New Balance. This Don’t Get Busted tee adds a bit of lightheartedness when dealing with a serious subject and is 95% polyester which makes it a great moisture wicking tee for any activity and it’s a great price for a tee that goes toward a cause! (more…)
I have a few rules when it comes to buying tennis clothes. Comfy. Functional. And lastly, although it’s not high up the list, yeah, I like looking decent. For women playing tennis, and I ironically write this after Azarenka won the 2012 Australian Open in a really cute pair (check ’em out, I tried on some and they’re SO nice), good tennis shorts are really hard to find. There are definitely shorts out there, but they really are limited. I personally like a good pair of tighter fitting shorts that hold the ball without me having to worry about it falling out.
Yes, I’m back to Nike this week. I promise I will be branching out more, but when these came in I loved them. When I’m training, I’m definitely a baggy t-shirt, spandex kind of girl. I look for comfy, easy to move in, and like I said before and I’ll say it again, something the ball won’t fall out of. There’s something about spandex that’s just so easy to wear. Either toss them on as a compression short, underneath a skirt or dress for a flash of color, or rock it solo with a cute t-shirt. The best and boldest way to do this in 2012? With the Nike Print Short.
These are cool! The color design is one of a kind, and you can trust that they look better in real life than on the computer screen. They’re so unique and Nike’s done an amazing job moving out of the mainstream color design of plain ol’ black or solid tones. They come in two base colors, blue and purple, with a mixture of black, blues, greens, grey and red — really, just check out the pics or click on the link because it’s easier seeing than describing. The Nike Print Short is bright, flashy and quirky. I really like that they’re outside the range of regular offerings and that we are able to get a little more personality in what we girls wear! They’re crazy (in a good way!), colorful and the perfect complement to a plain tee. Want to kick your wardrobe up a notch and go bold print? Nike Print Shorts are the fun way to do it.
They’re made of a combination of polyester and spandex so they fit snugly, with a nice feeling touch to the material. The Nike Pro elastic waistband is comfy and brings with it the promise of a quality product. The best thing I like about them? The attitude that these shorts bring. They exude a certain kind of athletic-ness, certainty and confidence. Wear these to practice or the gym and you won’t have to fish for compliments. Go bold.