From Street to Studio
In the age of #MotivationalMondays & #WednesdayWisdom, I’m not going to lie – I live for a good inspirational quote. It’s really the little intentions in the morning that help set the tone for the day, right?
So, when Deepak Chopra says to always go with your passions – and never ask if it’s realistic or not – I listen. With my diverse range of passions, my life sometimes consists of a day at the office in my corporate job in software followed by a class aligning chakras for my students at the yoga studio. My saving grace to transition from street to studio has been “workleisure” – incorporating fashion for fitness into my corporate wardrobe. Here are 3 of my favorite ways to look flawless whether you need to take a high profile corporate meeting or need to open up your heart space in the studio!
- It’s in the little things. When it comes to versatile outfits, nothing is more classic than a black pair of yoga pants! I love the small details on the MICHI Barre Leggings because it adds a fierce flare to the outfit. Subtle textures, cut-outs and patterns make the leggings stand out. Throw on a large sweater and boots to take this studio outfit to the streets.
- Work in layers. I was born & raised between California & Hong Kong, so anything under 50F is freezing for me. Fast forward to now living in New York – you can imagine why the SAM New York Infinity jacket is a wardrobe staple for me. Throw it on top of whatever you’re wearing to instantly pull the look together while staying warm & cozy!
- Invest in multi-functional pieces. If I want to spice up my look, there is nothing like a sleek pair of knee high boots and a blazer to do the trick! The amazing part about the blazer is that you can unzip it to turn it into a cropped blazer for multiple looks. It’s great to wear at the office during the day and transition into a night out by simply unzipping it!
Blazer: Carbon38 Gallium Blazer.
In the end, I fell in love with fitness because it helps us be more comfortable in our own skin. After all, it’s not what you wear but how you wear it. Though, if we can look cute and stylish while chasing our passions and conquering the day, I’m all in.
I hope my tips will help you channel your inner Beyoncé while crushing those goals – slay girl, slay!
Kirby Koo is a Carbon38 #Team38 Trainer and a yoga Instructor in New York City. Find her on Instagram and Facebook, and use her #Team38 personal link or code KIRBY25 for her discount when you shop Carbon38.