Friday, March 12, 2010

Label Snob!?!?

Recently I have been wanting/trying to add a few more pieces to my running wardrobe...I don't have a ton of things, but have been slowly buying items when I can. In doing so, I have ran across a thought, that I might be a label snob!!! What I mean is, if I buy an Under Armour shirt, then I HAVE to have the Under Armour shorts to go with, the green's have to match perfect etc. Am I just being too picky, or is anybody else like this?
Is it OK to wear a Nike shirt with UA shorts etc? I'm not sure...I mean, I'm sure I wouldn't get sued or anything, but in the running world, is this type of mix matching of labels acceptable?
Is anyone else this obsessed?

As for running, my 5mile St. Patty's Day Run is tomorrow, and they are calling for rain...:( I'm crossing my fingers that it holds off, but I did go out today and buy a visor (UA of course, because the rest of my outfit is UA..hence the above post...) Hoping this will help keep the rain out of my eyes. Either way, I will be racing in downtown St. Louis at 9am tomorrow morning! Yea!
Then Sunday is our 9 mile 1/2 training run. Should be a good weekend of running!

Run with ya soon,


Alicia said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and saying such nice things! You made my day!

Love your blog background! Totally sassy! As for labels- I'm totally not a label snob. If it fits and it's comfortable, I wear it. I'm guessing that *everything* looks adorable on you so you have every right to be more picky. ;)

Anne Marie said...

Hey there,
I love your blog title, and just rounded your followers to number;-) oh, and i love your profile pic too!

and wear any labels's all good in the running world, at least that's my 2 cents on it

Velma said...

Have a great run! I have heard it is a blast. I suck at matching, but the more I buy, the more I want it to match.

EricaH said...

i don't know I wear what feels right at the time. In The Runner's Rule Book by Mark Remy (great read by the way so funny) he says:
Rule 3.9 "if you head out for a run and notice that your cap, shirt, watch, shorts, socks and shoes are all from the same manufacturer, head right back in and change at least one of the above. Wearing on brand gear and apparel from head to toe is okay if you happen to be sponsored by, or are CEO of, the manufacturer in question. Otherwise, you're kind of inviting good-natured ribbing, at best and flat-out ridicule at worst...."
So his advice in a nut shell is to mix it up.
But i think if you feel and look good, do you :)

Good Luck on your race tomorrow!!!

Lisa said...

I think it's totally ok. Tonight I wore Nike yoga pants, an Adidas t-shirt and Asics running shoes. I don't think I'll get arrested or anything lol.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oh my running wardrobe is a complete mishmash..I am trying to rethink this a little so I don't look so crazy

Rad Runner said...

Ha! I love this post! Glad I found your blog :)

You are definitely not alone on the brand boat, I have asked myself the same question, and in the end, realized that as long as the outfit feels good, works with your body (and has a touch of cuteness) Then your in the clear :)

We are just a little girly(er) then the next.. And we look cute while doing it toO! So there I go with my Adidas bra, Old Navy sports shorts, and Nike hot pink top..

ShutUpandRun said...

Yeah I kind of like to match labels, but it's not always possible. I think I'm more crazy about matching colors. That's always been my issue. I can't stand to not match. Dumb I know, especially since it's just a workout, but it's just one of my many hang ups.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

I rarely, RARELE label match! The other day I was super shocked when I noticed I had on Nike tights, Nike shirt, Nike hat...that is like a first. I do know a lot of people who always label match but for me it's not a big deal, as long as I look good! =)