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  • Robyn Davie

adidas StellaSport and New Experiences

I’m not a sporty person – I don’t think that statement will come as a surprise to anyone that knows me. Even in high school I was much more inclined to be on stage and in a book than on a sports field, and though swimming has always been a passion of mine, that’s more about being in the ocean and feeling free than swimming laps in a pool. So, because of my aversion to sport and, if we’re honest, exercise in general, I don’t really own any sporty clothing. Apart from my quiet obsession with sneakers, my wardrobe is filled almost entirely with things that are wholly impractical for sweating in. Gym clothes are (generally) tight and stretchy and hug you all over, and it’s always seemed to me that they’re made for people who already love their bodies, not people who are looking to work on them, like me. So when I was invited to the adidas StellaSport Spring/Summer 2016 launch a few weeks ago, I’ve gotta admit that I was a little unsure as to whether I’d go – I mean, a party at Bounce surrounded by beautiful people wearing gym clothes, surely I’d stick out like a sore thumb? But, in the interest of Being Brave in 2016, I got up and went to the launch, and I’m really glad that I did.

Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of going to Bounce, the first thing you need to know is that it’s FLIPPEN FUN. My best friend Beth does trampolining professionally in the UK, and after hanging out at Bounce a bit I could see why she loves it so much. Surrounded by people who do this for a living (Bouncers? Bounce-masters? Jump-technicians?) we were taught to bounce and jump and roll and fall and, despite my initial embarrassment (sweating in public = death) I started to love it. More than this, I loved the clothes I was wearing. They were light and breathable and comfortable, and I wasn’t reduced to the self-conscious gym mess that I usually feel I am. And the colours – I’m absolutely crazy about the colours of this line. As a girl who spends all her time wearing grey and black, I was surprised by the way the bright pops and colour blocking were so attractive to me. The range is described as being inspired by ‘the effortless cool of the 70’s and California summers,’ and I can totally see that – looking down at your feet and seeing the bright colours makes you feel pretty cool.

Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport

With Anna-Belle of SheSaid.co.za


By the end of our afternoon of prancing and sweating and laughing, I was in a really good mood – perhaps it was just the endorphins from all the exercise. But I also think there was something empowering about pushing myself to do something new, around mostly strangers, and even in clothes that I’d normally run from. And it made me feel good.

Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport

I picked up a few adidas StellaSport pieces, partly because they’re so pretty, and partly because teaching myself to be braver this year is going to involve doing things that don’t come naturally to me – and that means exercise, learning about my body, and learning to love it. And if I’m doing that, I might as well do it in fun, comfortable, beautiful clothes, right?

Lucy

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The Spring/Summer 2016 adidas StellaSport collection is available in stores and online.
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport

With Anna-Belle of SheSaid.co.za


Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
Lucy Sarah and adidas StellaSport
With Anna-Belle of SheSaid.co.za and Lulama Wolf

With Anna-Belle of SheSaid.co.za and Lulama of Lulamawolf.tumblr.com


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