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7 Tips for Wearing INKnBURN at Work

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INKnBURN is so comfortable to wear that we hear stories of fans sneaking their gear into the workplace.  As an added bonus, it makes going from work to a run our workout a breeze… since you are already partially dressed!
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Here are some ways that our ambassadors get the most out of INKnBURN’s versatile gear:

1. Layer your INKnBURN Singlet or Tech Shirt with a neutral cardigan, blazer or sweater:

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2.  Sport colorful INKnBURN Tops with dress pants or a skirt for a pop of color:

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3. Wear your INKnBURN Tights, Pants or Capris under a dress or long blouse:

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4. Pair your INKnBURN with fancy footwear for a more dressed up look:

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5. Organize a lunchtime run or yoga  session with your colleagues.  This means you’ll get to wear INKnBURN and sneak a workout it in:

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6. Wear under a lab coat or nursing jacket… Medical professionals report that the colors give patients a nice boost!

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It can also be worn under chef gear to keep cool:

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7. Wear for theme days or casual Fridays:

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Or… find a job that allows you to wear INB all the time! 😉

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One Last Tip: Check out our Women’s 1124 Performance Denim Pants! They are particularly great for dressing up for work or a fun night out!

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INKnBURN Sports Skirts

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Legend tells of Atalanta, the Ancient Greek huntress who wouldn’t marry any man unless he could beat her in a foot race. Almost every man who raced her lost, and was subsequently killed by Atalanta’s father, King Iasus.

But the most interesting part?

She wore running skirts.

Women's Dragonfly Sports Skirt
Women’s Dragonfly Sports Skirt

The now-popular running skirt may have gotten its start in Ancient Greece, but the past few decades have seen it popularized by athletes like Kathrine Switzer, who ran the Boston Marathon in a “red nylon dance tunic,” and Ironman Athlete Nicole DeBloom, who won Ironman Wisconsin while wearing a running skirt she designed herself.

It isn’t uncommon to see women wearing running skirts in races from local 5Ks to the Olympic Marathons Trails (Sally Meyerhoff wore one, placing 20th with a time of 2:39:39.) What is uncommon is finding quality skirts that take the toll of tough trails and fast road runs and still come in flattering, colorful designs.

Women's Dark Denim Sports Skirt
Women’s Dark Denim Sports Skirt

INKnBURN’s Sport Skirts, however, have been designed to do both: made of a light-weight and stretchable woven fabric, our skirts help to wick away moisture and prevent chaffing. Other features include:

  • two large front pockets (with flaps to ensure that you don’t lose the contents, like keys and cash!)
  • a wide waistband with beautifully printed art (which is different than the design on the skirt), to be rolled down or kept flat
  • comfortable shorts as the skirt’s inner lining; an extra panel runs between the crotch and from side to side, ensuring wider coverage and better moisture control where it’s needed most
  • completely unique designs, from our popular Peacock Skirt (which represent all-seeing knowledge and wisdom) to our head-turning Dark Denim Sport Skirt (which really make it look as though you’re running in a jean skirt!)
  • hand-made at our facility in Costa Mesa, California
Women's Bloom Sports Skirt
Women’s Bloom Sports Skirt

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you’ll like running in our INKnBURN Sport Skirts, here are some recent comments about why your customers LOVE theirs!

I prefer skirts over shorts, mainly because if I’m going to get all icky and sweaty, at least I look cute doing it! The other reasons are less flattering-it’s easier to go to the bathroom when you are in the middle of nowhere and you can wipe snot on the inside of the skirt and no one can tell you were totally unladylike–Amanda Hughes

I love to wear them, especially in longer races, because they feel less constricting and allow me to move freely. And, having spent much of the past fifteen years home with kids, I’m jeans and sweats, I like showing up for a race feeling like I look my best. It helps my energy and performance.–Karah Levely

I’ve been running for over 8 years and had always run in shorts, until I found INKnBURN skirts. I was drawn to the beautiful designs and own three…with the intention to add to the collection. Now I run in both shorts & skirts. I like to wear the skirts because they allow me to still look cute & feminine.–Michelle Alaman Corbett

Basically, I look for freedom of movement when I’m on the trail.  Skirts give that freedom, and allow your legs to move and to climb easier than shorts would.  (imagine climbing steps 2 at a time–this is basically what some of the climbs are like with roots and rocks as your stepping stones) Skirts move with you and don’t create a friction point in between your legs like the extra fabric on shorts would. I also think many women who run trails are drawn to the designs and colors that skirts bring.  Trail runners are very individual and like to show their flair and personality.  Skirts–and another reason Ink N Burn is the best–often come in different designs and colors and allow women to feel more feminine yet show their personality and flair. I personally like the feel of a “boy short” liner and this is another reason I love Ink N Burn’s design. The boy short moves with you and doesn’t ride up.  It covers the inner leg where chaffing can be an issue and thus eliminates the possibility of it occurring. Trail runners are usually covering distances at a slower speed and are thus out there a longer amount of time. This makes chafing more of a possibility and the boy short really helps to stop it. I have run thousands of miles in the Ink N Burn skirts and I’ve never once had chafing on my thighs–Jen Edwards

Grant Maughan and Jen Edwards wearing the INKnBURN Performance Denim Sport Skirt during her FatDog 120-mile 2nd place win in August, 2014.
Grant Maughan and Jen Edwards wearing the INKnBURN Performance Denim Sport Skirt during her FatDog 120-mile 2nd place win in August, 2014.

Still not convinced? Check out INKnBURN Athlete Jen Edwards’ blog post all about skirts!

Written by Jade Belzberg

Women’s Radioactive Skeleton Kit: Pre-Order Yours Today!

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New for this fall, INKnBURN’s Women’s Radioactive Skeleton Kit is now available for pre-order until August 25th. This skeleton Tech Shirt, 4Arms or Arm Sleeves and Workout Tights (a brand new INKnBURN product) will look scary for Hallowe’en, but we know you’ll want to wear it year around–after all, it’s sure to fit your frame!

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Here’s why you need to jump on it and order yours today!

  • How many skeletons have YOU seen running around? Be the first!
  • Because, like all of our products, they’re made with our own Dry I.C.E (Instant Cooling through Evaporation) material. This means that whether you’re running around town at night (to scare other runners in your radioactive skeleton outfit or running errands in the day, you’re guaranteed to stay cool and comfortable).
  • The Women’s Workout Tights are designed just like our popular capris, which means that they move with you, and not against! As with all of our shorts and capris, you can choose to roll the soft waistband down for style or leave it up for comfort.
  • Great for cooler weather, our Workout Tights can be used for running, yoga, hiking, Crossfit and just about any other activity you can think of.
  • Our 4Arms of Arm Sleeves are a great addition to any chilly morning–without the need for carrying a sweater or jacket! Wear them when you’re warming up, then stuff them into a pocket or pack when you don’t need them anymore. For those that prefer more adventures and off-the-trail runs, our arm sleeves are the perfect item for protecting your arms from brush and sharp thorns!
  • Our Radioactive Skeleton Kit is a GREAT DEAL. By pre-ordering yours today, you can save $20!

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Here’s what our customers are saying about the Skeleton Kit:

“Holy crap, I need this!”

These will be mine.”

“This. Is. AWESOME!!!”