The Armoire Assistant: Looking and Feeling the New Balance

The perfect combo of soft stability and style — the New Balance Vongo 3!

Daylight savings has come and gone and we’re ever thankful for our health and the ability to run year round, regardless of the elements! With the weather continuing to cool, it’s time to rethink how you’re suiting up your next run. If you’re someone who needs some extra support without shedding any layers both from your ensemble to under your feet, we’ve got the perfect new look built around the New Balance Vongo 3!

Get up…

Asics High Waisted ⅞ Tight (Azure/Peacoat)
Asics Crop Top (White)
Vimmia Serenity Boxy V-Neck Top
Handful Black Y-Back Bra (Black)

Continuing the use of their Fresh Foam technology, New Balance has improved both the coverage and cushion underfoot. With a 4 mm drop, you’re getting a less dramatic drop from heel to toe coupled with advanced support to help drive your foot from heel to toe. Its 3D mesh upper controls your foot’s motion throughout the stride, preventing any unwanted side-to-side motion.

So, what goes with all that cushy support? Step outside the box (and the lines) with these Asics high-waisted tights. This unique graphic print looks brushed on, but what we really love about these lightweight, high compression tights are their effortless fit! The tights follow you from the ankle to above the waistline, where you’ll find comfort, coverage and extra storage with an exterior mesh pocket. To avoid showing your sweat marks during your workout, we recommend something with mixed fabrication for coverage at the front and enhanced ventilation in the back, like you’d get with this Asics Crop Top.

To get you from point A to point B, our fave team of designers at Vimmia has grown their winter line of blended ribbed modal fabric. Take this Boxy V-Neck top with you in your bag to layer up after your workout! Its sleeves tie-up conveniently wherever you’d like them to rest, or you can leave them loose for an on-trend flared look.

…and vonGO!

Vimmia Sentry Legging (Chocolate)
Asics Crop Top (White)
Asics Crew Neck Sweater (Cordvan)
Mudroom Quartable 18L Backpack (Wildberry)
Goodr Running Sunglasses (Flamingos on a Booze Cruise)

After your workout, soften it up with these Vimmia Sentry Leggings. They’re insanely soft and contour to the body, with their dark brown hue and hit of rose along one of the smaller parts of your leg.

Missing the extra pocket room from those Asics high-waisted ⅞ tights above? Fear not as this insanely cozy Asics crew neck sweater has zipper kangaroo pockets that’ll improve ventilation along the sides without you losing too much warmth after your workout. The drooping reverse will give you a bit more confidence and coverage without riding up against the confinements of your everyday backpack.

Your Armoire Assistant here spent a good 12 years between upstate New York and the Windy City, so I know that even the coldest days require the coolest of shades on those days when the sun is beating off the pavement (or snowfall). Check out these Goodr sunglasses, designed to hold up on any run without slipping or having to forego sun protection. We love how they pick up the flash of hot pink underfoot on these New Balance Vongo 3s! Should you absolutely have to forego these comfy-cozy shoes to lace up some boots to meet your besties for coffee, this Mudroom backpack will hold both shoes separate from your belongings, keeping everything else you’re toting clean.

And you’re off!

Fashionable & Fast,

Your Armoire Assistant

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