I love to wear bright colors — and the louder the better most days. But there’s no doubt that wearing all black is sleek and — unlike the neon trend which screams here I am! — a bit more subtle and classy. So for this Brooks Running review (remember, we’re an ambassador but our reviews are totally objective), we tried two super sophisticated pieces that are more than just fashion-forward. They’re functional, too!
Brooks Running Women’s Infiniti Tight III
Functionally, these are the high-quality running tights with the same level of performance that we’ve come to expect from Brooks Running. With moisture-wicking compression fabric that moves with you — and stays up and put (hate it when the booty drops, and you spend half your run pulling your tights up) — the Women’s Infiniti Tight III ($75) brings it with performance. But what’s also nice is that with a large slightly angular waistband, these have class, too. They come in plenty of bright fun colors and patterns if that’s what you’re looking for, but we’re partial to the solids. With a matte finish, a moisture-proof back zip pocket, reflectivity and a flat waistband, we absolutely love these fitted running tights. Designed for temps 40 to 65 degrees, they are perfect for fall and early winter! And yeah, we run errands in ’em.
Brooks Running Women’s Infiniti Anorak
The Women’s Infiniti Anorak looks cute in a photo. And it looks even better in person. But on? It’s beyond adorbs. Everything from the thumb-holes to the unique yet comfortable collar to the ruching and double zipper (if you get hot, you can unzip a portion at the bottom, too, which is a fun perk) makes this half-zip pullover a must-have. Fitted, flattering and with a hidden chest pocket, there’s not a thing we can complain about from a fashionable or functional standpoint. It’s waterproof and windproof but still breathable (how they do that, we have no idea, but they do!), and it’s lightweight but still keeps you comfy in temps from 40 to 65 degrees. I recently wore this out for a 3-mile run, and the thing was so darn cute that I didn’t want to take it off. (Although, for the record, I did. Yay for showering!) This piece is hecka pricey at $120, but it is the kind of piece that you really can wear anywhere and everywhere. Classy!
Do you ever wear all black when you work out? Love pieces that are sleek and fashionable? —Jenn