The new Athleta catalog came today. I want everything in it. (I bought a sleeveless dress last spring – love it.) They have a whole travel clothes section, and just looking at the pictures makes me want to pack up and GO. I’d like to be a well-dressed (but still comfortable) traveler. I want to go for walks in fields and hikes in forests and strolls on wintery beaches wearing the chicest of chic travel clothes. (Hell, I’d dress like the Von Trapps crossing the Alps if I thought I’d be warm and comfortable enough. Who needs chic?)
Of course, there are some ridiculous assumptions in their descriptions. They’ve got a cowl neck tunic-length cashmere sweater (beautiful, of course, and not cheap), but the description assumes you’re going to want to wrap yourself in it after your workout. Who would put that on when they’re still sweaty from a workout? Maybe they mean you’d want to wear it after you shower, but then it’s just clothes, not post-workout clothes. And the picture shows a woman in a yoga studio with her mat hanging from her shoulder while wearing that sweater. I get sweaty during yoga, but maybe she doesn’t. Maybe if I had 15 cowl neck cashmere sweaters, I’d feel comfortable designating one to be my sweaty post-workout comfy sweater. Maybe.