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Performance Athletic Wear VS Athleisure

During a time when athleisure “active streetwear” and yoga pants are the new casual wear, people might wonder about the difference between athletic apparel brands that athletes wear like Nike, or Adidas versus athleisure or yoga brands like Alo Yoga, or GapFit, or Lululemon.

Although all the brands are very similar in structural appearance, the actual cut, fit, and flexibility differ dramatically. Performance athletic wear tends to be breathable, lightweight and flexible so you can perform intensely with limited restriction.

Though I LOVE Active Streetwear, the tight slim fit that gives great lines, can also limit the ability to be explosive and quick, and restrict muscle contraction or “firing”, as said in the sports world. As a hurdler, I am very aware of my range of motion as I need to clear a 33-inch hurdle. Wearing tights that are flexible and allow me to easily rotate my hips is a must! Athletic performance brands tend to use fabrics that are stretchy, that will allow you to achieve optimal athletic performance.

However, from a casual wear perspective Active Streetwear is great, fashionable, comfortable, and my weekend go-to’s. Sometimes I dress it up with the right accessories and will be good-to-go for a meeting or a night out with the girls– in my Alo Yoga tights! They are definitely some of my favorite tights and will always be apart of my wardrobe.

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Adding hair to your wardrobe

When entering a new season, the first thing most people think about is swapping out clothes, breaking out shoes they couldn’t wear, and showing off their season favorites. Well, how about throwing one more element into the mix, changing up your hair?

As I have grown to become a major advocate for empowerment and self-expression, my hair has become another accessory, a way to express my energetic, outgoing, colorful personality. I must admit that it helps that I have a hair company. However, I have always had a passion for playing with hair colors, lengths, and styles.

Just like clothes, different seasons call for different styles… in my book that is… This Winter, I am rocking a mid-length straight Bluish/Teal weave. As I’m cleaning out my closet and switching my wardrobe, I often consider my hair style.

The right hair style can complement any outfit. Everyone has their own aesthetic whether it is fierce, bohemian or sporty. What you wear has a mood, tells a story, says something about you and your style. Next time you think about your look, consider your hair as an accessory, the last piece to solidify your story.

 

 

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Welcome

Welcome to MacKenzie’s Journey!

At 13, I decided to be a track star and earn a scholarship to college ✅ At 21, I decided that I would compete for a spot on the US Olympic team and become an Elite Athlete ✅✅ At 25, I decided that I was ready to be my own boss ✅✅✅…

The drive, strength, and discipline learned in sport has set my foundation and has empowered me to believe in ME. Through my images, posts, and videos, I will share my experiences and tips in business as I build and grow my company, and will also share my interpretation of beauty,style, and my success and struggles on the track.

Through my journey, I have developed a passion for not only fashion and all things bling and glam, but an admiration to watch and help others succeed and reach their goals. I hope to provide my readers and followers with inspiration, motivation, the confidence to chase their dreams, and be the best version of themselves…. with that said, sit back–relax and join me on my journey!