Ode to a Tremendous Tank

I’m no fashionista.  In fact I have no style whatsoever.  I’m one of those gals who upon finding an item that is 1) comfortable (and comfortable is paramount in my world) 2) nice-fitting and 3) affordable, stocks up on multiples of said item.  I am careful to purchase many different colors in an attempt to fool the general public into believing that I have a diversified wardrobe.  I really don’t, as you can guess, and I’d probably be better off wearing a uniform.  Come to think of it, that is exactly what I wear every day; a slightly different patterned or tinted version of what I wore yesterday, and the day before.

5 of the 9 I adore

The gym is no different, and this became glaringly apparent to me during laundry day.  I like what I like, and I like to wear many versions of what I like.  This brings me to my workout uniform:  Old Navy grey bootcut yoga pants, Old Navy sports bra (I am proud to have waited for sales so I can own plentiful hues) AND my most favorite athletic garment, the Niki Biki seamless long camisole.  Upon first inspection, they don’t seem all that special, but these tanks are absolutely amazing to me.  First, they are one-size-fits-all so ordering is a no brainer.  They are made with shorter straps which help provide decent front coverage.  They’re long enough to cover the booty and belly.  They stay put, which means they don’t creep up or lose their shape.  The cost is probably half of what you’d pay for a nice workout top.  And most importantly, they come in a plethora of colors!  The only thing I can complain about is that they aren’t just laying around everywhere, at least not in my town.  I have to order them online.  Niki Biki doesn’t sell to the general public, so I own mostly the Kate Boggiano brand of these tanks, also known as the long tank.  They’re made for Kate Boggiano by Niki Biki.

Sporting my very first of these tanks, mocha!

I was first introduced to these in a boutique where I was shopping with my dear friend, Justine.  Now Justine has some serious style, and I cherish any shred of fashion advice she tosses my way.  She raved about how great these tanks were, and that she used them all the time under deep v-necks, scoop tees and to avert the all-too-common plumbers crack.  So I bought one.  It was a soft mocha brown.  Mmmm, I still love it!  I wasn’t working out at all during that time, and didn’t really pull it out of my closet for a while. When I finally did, I wore it all day under a sheer blouse.  The activities ran the gammut on that busy Saturday; running errands, chasing the kid, walking the dogs, cleaning house and finally, bowling.  As we sauntered out of the alley that night, I realized that this lovely garment performed like like a champ the entire day; quite like gym clothing.  I didn’t think these tanks were really made with workouts in mind, but I gave it a shot.  The rest is history, and because I’m only in possession of emerald green, teal, lime green, mint green, white, terra cotta, hot pink, black and mocha,  I plan to supplement my pallete with another colorful order.  Or should I say…as another colorful hoarder?

Do you have a passion for a particular brand or type of gym clothing?