off the mat: the scoop



The lululemon Store Support Centre recently relocated to the neighbourhood of Kitsilano, Vancouver -- the home of the very first lululemon! This is the naturally lit reception area of the new office:

Today there was yoga being offered in our yoga studio at noon and I wanted to be able to change quickly. I started with a base (Scoop Neck Tank with the Wunder Under Pant) and "built" on it.

lululemon athletica pieces seen here:

The Scoop Neck Tank is one of our more versatile, medium-support tanks with a power mesh upper back to keep you cool. I also like the neckline for coverage underneath button down shirts or V-neck tees. In the summer I wore the Scoop Neck on its own tucked into a high-waisted skirt or with a pair of walking shorts, and this winter I'm also using it to layer underneath blouses and sweaters for warmth.

This is the most amazing mat I've tried so far: The Mat. It's grippy, it moisture wicks...now if only we could figure out how to make it fly.


A view of downtown Vancouver, BC from the north east corner of the office (before we got our first snowfall!)

Do you already work lululemon into your day-to-day wardrobe? Share your tips or suggestions in the comment section below!

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I would LOVE to see a series detailing how to pull off lululemon clothing for a more formal business environment.

Comment by Alison — November 30, 2010 @ 12:32 pm


Since i’ve discovered yoga and lululemon, i’ve been saying that i want a career where i can wear lululemon all the time. However, I love my job so, I decided that it might be better to see how to wear lululemon in my current job.
By now lulu is part of my outfits at leastonce or twice a week when i’m in the office and more when i’m out running learning programmes. I wear the Groove pants with a dressy jacket, the wunderunders with boots and a long jacket or long cardigan, and the coloured tops under my black tops to add a nice detail. I find because the fit of the pants is so great, i just need to accessorise them well to make it look more formal. Recently i was wearing a normal legging and realised that my wunderunders just looked so much better.
It helps that i feel fantastic in lulu clothes, and i think that makes it look better too. Recently i wore the Groove Pants, with a lolo purple racerback under a low cut black shirt with the define jacket on top to an all day meeting i was facilitating. I felt great and i think i looked very stylish. Most people would probably not have realised i was in my yoga wear, but they may have noticed how comfortable i felt.

Comment by Sytske — November 30, 2010 @ 1:27 pm


I have two jobs, my part time job and passion as a Jazzercise Instructor where I get to wear my Lulu’s ALL the time (and love it) and my M-F career (office) job where I incorporate my Lulu bottoms with various tops, cardigans, or sweater dresses with boots or flats. If it’s a really casual Friday I can get away with wearing a hoodie to work too;) I have disposed of all my ‘regular’ leggings and only wear my Lulu’s now.

Comment by Megs — November 30, 2010 @ 5:34 pm


I love my pinstripe lululemon endeavor pants! They are so comfortable! I’ve worn them to weddings, job interviews, and to work… dressed them up with a shirt and tie, and gone with a more relaxed look by rockin’ them with my success tech long sleeve… I love being able to go to work in lululemon wear!

Comment by Jory — November 30, 2010 @ 5:58 pm


This is great! I too would love to see how to pull off more Lulu styles in the office!

Comment by Molly — November 30, 2010 @ 6:10 pm


I have a super corporate job, but I telecommute most of the time; so most days I am in Wunder Unders and a define jacket. However, on the days that I’m in a business suit, I almost always wear a CRB under my suit jacket. So fun! I love the bright color popping from under my suit jacket.

Could Elim please advise/display how she wrapped her wrap in the photo? I have avoided lulu wraps because I don’t like drapey “points” in a sweater, but it looks so cute how she did it. Thanks!

Comment by em — November 30, 2010 @ 6:54 pm


I often incorporate lulu into my work wear as well. Like the others, I pair my grooves with sweaters and longer tops. I wear my wunder unders constantly with all kinds of outfits – skirts, tunics, sweaters, and always boots! I think the Define jackets also look great with work pants. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my Define jackets!

Comment by ellie — November 30, 2010 @ 7:23 pm


Agree! Please please please put together more transition outfits. Its so annoying to pack two bags at 5:30am

Comment by Danielle — November 30, 2010 @ 7:29 pm


I work at a staples! I usually wear some black grooves on the bottom and y tank or racerback underneath my “red” shirt. The management is entirely male and very ignornant of yoga wear, I know at least 2 other employees who get away with yoga wear at work.

Comment by Lora — November 30, 2010 @ 8:24 pm


I also use my wonderunders as leggings and wear them to work with tall boots and a long top or sweater. I’d like to get some cropped wonderunders to wear with sandals in the summer. I’ve worn my groove crops as well. I think the trick to wearing Lulu pants to work is to wear a top that covers your bottom! I also wear the thinner hoodies, like the Stride as a sweater at work. I like the idea of wearing the tanks under a dressier shirt. I will be trying that. It’s “business casual” dress at work, so I can actually get away with alot. ;-)

Comment by Jennifer Z — November 30, 2010 @ 10:02 pm


I wear lululemon off the mat all the time! Yesterday I wore a silk blouse with the Zen wrap from last year with skinny jeans and uggs. Today I wore wonder unders with an army green silk tunic (with a power Y underneath) and a belted boyfriend cardi, and riding boots. Oh, and both were worn with the black Fast in Flight tote!

Once I get my hands on the chai time top, I’ll be pairing that with skinny jeans, booties/or/OTK boots, a blazer, and a scarf.

Comment by LC — November 30, 2010 @ 10:36 pm


I love this look! Is the Espress Yourself Wrap no longer available? How did you secure your wrap? I love the idea of wearing a wrap as a layer, but I have no idea how to actually “wrap” it. HELP!

Comment by Ali — December 2, 2010 @ 8:34 am


I will echo the comments before me- I would love to learn how to incorporate more Lululemon into my workwear. I work in a law office where the dress code is somewhere between business and business casual. So far, the furthest I’ve ventured was an idea from Milla’s CRB challenge a few months ago- pairing a coloured CRB under a white blouse. I’d love more ideas though- and this is a great start! Elim, I love how you’ve tied the wrap with the belt- I agree with Em’s post, I can never manage to make mine look so nice and professional and mine is usually reserved for casual days! How is it tied??

Comment by Jenn — December 2, 2010 @ 8:54 am


Hello Jenn,

Our office is pretty casual so I’ve never had to think too much about looking “business”. I am always up for a challenge so I’ll try to incorporate that into future outfit posts. Regarding the wrap, here’s the how to:

For Jenn, Em and Ali regarding the wrap, here’s the how to:

-Close the sweater, one panel over the other, over your chest and hold in place with your chin
-Use a skinny belt to secure the sweater. I liked it low on my hips but I’ve seen others wear the belt around their natural waist line. Do what works best for your body shape!
-Release the panels from your chin and arrange accordingly. Voila!

Elim

Comment by Elim — December 2, 2010 @ 11:22 am


I LOVE when Elim does these type posts and LOVE the new haircut! Wunder Unders + Moccasins are going to be what I wear today! :)

Comment by Vivian — December 5, 2010 @ 8:49 am


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