This is real-life. Although I don’t normally wear my “exercise” or dog-walking clothes in public (yes, I segment my wardrobe quite harshly), I did yesterday to go run errands. I got this Icebreaker jacket several months ago when it was on sale + extra % off at Rodale’s (it’s sold out there) and I’ve worn it a lot since then (I’m wearing it right now, actually, after Pure Barre).
It’s my first Icebreaker piece, and I’m impressed (Icebreaker merino pieces are made with sustainably farmed and traceable wool from New Zealand and produced ethically). It washes well – although I don’t wash it often, it doesn’t need it – and is incredibly comfortable to wear. As I mentioned, I use it for walking Dagny and to/from Pure Barre, and it’s great for super-cold and even not-so-cold weather. Most of all I love that it has a high neck that zips all the way up because my neck seems to be always cold. Also, the sleeves easily push up and stay there.
The length is good for me, also, it hits mid-hip, so it doesn’t quite cover my ass, but it’s sufficient for me, and I usually wear a longer layer underneath if I’m wearing leggings with it. I definitely recommend this jacket if you can find your size (I’m wearing a medium) in a color you like. I paid about $80 for it, which I think is very reasonable for a jacket that will last for many years. Sierra Trading Post has the best selection of pieces on sale in my opinion.
Anyway, not stylish, per se, but real. Normcore to the max, perhaps?