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Fake It Until You Make It

There’s this saying that goes Fake it till you make it. And although no-one wants to fake anything – except longer eye lashes – I agree that sometimes you just need to take this saying on board.


Let me give you an example of how this worked for me. I have always looked upon gym wear as strictly to be worn to the gym and back. Or to go for a jog and back. Not to be worn all day, everyday while doing very non gym like activities – i.e. grocery shopping.

So to all those women out there that have been wearing their leggings and puffer jackets like some kind of uniform, I owe you an apology. You see I judged you before I too walked in your Nike’s. I would look at you in your Skins and wonder why you couldn’t just put on a pair of pants. I’m sorry. I had no idea that you held the secret of comfort AND style.

I did a little experiment of my own and started wearing my skins and puffer jacket to school drop off and pick up. There I was decked out in my Reeboks and ready to rock. Except I wasn’t. You see I don’t go to the gym and I definitely don’t run. I mean have you seen all those joggers? Not one, not a single one looks like they’re enjoying themselves. I dare you to find a smiling jogger. Go on. If you do, take a pic. Call it #amazing stories.

(The photo below is totally FAKE and she is only smiling for the photo shoot!)


During my experiment of dressing ‘fitter’ a miraculous thing occurred. I began to take the long way home after school drop off. I started doing laps of the park (walking of course). I even turned into that girl that does lunges and squats in public. I didn’t even need to get my own personal trainer, I just shadowed one of the dozens you find on any given morning at the local park. Oh, don’t judge! I know you’ve all secretly taken notes when walking past a personal training session. How else do you think I know what a burpee is?!

I started getting comments like “You look like you’ve lost weight,” or “How was your run?” You see, I thought to myself- since I’m in gym gear I may as well do some exercise instead of going straight home. Genius, right?!


To begin with it’s all about perception- I dressed fitter, so I looked fitter. And the outcome was I actually became fitter! I faked it till I made it!

Apart from the obvious health benefits I’ve gained, another positive is that a whole new wardrobe has opened up to me. I mean have you seen how cute some of this work out gear is? I had no idea- I feel like I’ve had blinkers on and they’ve suddenly been removed. Now I notice what style Nike shoe someone is wearing and I know that Lululemon is not a British singer!

Have you ever faked till you made it? X


Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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