Living in an active retirement community feels like summer camp for adults. There’s a class, sport or club meeting happening all day and evening. I hate to think I have a totally inappropriate wardrobe for this new lifestyle, but I’m beginning to wonder. We all know that activity appropriate wardrobe choices are a smart idea. Notice how delicately I put that? They also have to be true to your own style.
I’ve tried a few new activities recently that I was unfamiliar with and didn’t know the dress code so chose from my existing wardrobe.
We decided at the last moment to attend a pickleball orientation and lesson. It was hot and sunny with no shade. Since I don’t own shorts I wore skinny pull-on jeans, a three-quarter sleeve T-shirt, black sneakers and a white cotton hat. I knew the jeans were a bad idea but I didn’t have an alternative. Not only did I look out of place, I was physically miserable and roasted. Most women wore long tennis skirts with a tank top and visor. I’ll keep my hat over a visor because I prefer extra sun protection. I haven’t tried on a tennis skirt in over 30 years but will check them out to see if they feel like my style because pickleball is a hoot.
I tried table tennis last night and it was a blast. I wore the new white sneakers I purchased for pickleball, black jeans, and a white shirt. Most women were wearing a cotton tee with lightweight pants or workout clothes. It was much more aerobic than I anticipated so I was very hot. I need more athletic garments for this lifestyle that are made to move and be perspired in.
So far I have added 2 pairs of athletic shoes to my wardrobe and plan to try some new options on over the weekend.
Have you shown up for an event dressed totally improperly?
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!
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