New Balance for J.Crew.
New Balance + J.Crew = A perfect partnership!
New Balance has been killing it lately with their fitness fashion and I am still a loyal J.Crew fan (even though some say their quality has decreased; I still love them!) A large portion of my non-fitness wardrobe is from J.Crew. With this new partnership, a portion of my fitness wardrobe will be from J.Crew too! A wonderful idea.
At launch, I quickly snatched up some items to give them a try. I have been wearing them for workouts for a few weeks now and here are my thoughts.
Perfect in Stripe Tank: $45
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I LOVE this tank!
I haven’t worn this running, though I probably could. So far, I have worn it to Alchemy and to [solidcore]. I love the longer fit with the ruched sides. It has a very flattering cut. I think I’m going to buy it in navy as well since I love it so much. To be honest, the classic stripes make it look more like an every day top than a workout top; I bet I could pair it with a blazer and wear it to work 🙂 No one would notice. A functional fit!
For reference, I’m wearing a size small.
New Balance for J.Crew running short: $50
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“These slim-fitting shorts (in moisture-wicking NB Dry fabric) boast details like built-in mesh undies and a secure zipper pocket to store your key and I.D.”
I have worn these on multiple runs already and I LOVE them. They fit just like Oiselle rogas, which are my favorites. They have a spacious zippered pocket. I’m wearing a size small.
Not as crazy short as the Oiselle mac rogas, but short. They are only available in navy at this time, but I would buy them in other colors when/if they are offered.
Performance Leggings in Colorblock: $95
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So adorable. I’m such a sucker for the color blocking. Bold blue and orange- LOVE the combo.
These are actually really nice tights! Totally opaque. They are made from a thick material and have a tight compression-like fit. They remind me of luon from lululemon.
For reference, I’m wearing a size small. They are plenty long for a 5’7″ person.
They also have pockets on both sides. Pretty handy!
I’m really happy with everything I purchased. I’m sure there are some skeptics out there, but I honestly have no complaints about my new fitness fashion; it’s the right fit for me! I think it helps that New Balance is already a well-established fitness apparel brand, so its their fitness apparel with a J.Crew flair.
(I have a J.Crew credit card, which I recommend. You earn points towards gift cards; hopefully some of my fitness dollars will “pay back” eventually! I also have some affiliate links in this post, so if you’re going to try out the New Balance/J.Crew line, help keep this blog going by ordering through this post!)
There are several other items I was eyeing up, like the seamless capris for $85, the performance capri in stripe for $75, and the long sleeve color block top for $55. A ton of other cute stuff! I hope this partnership continues for awhile.
(Edited to add: since I loved my three initial items, I have now ordered the long sleeve color block top for $55, this seamless hoodie, and the other color of the perfect stripe tank. I’ll share more pics when they arrive!)