Hello, Darlings! Today’s topic is Lifestyle Clothing- IBKUL. I live in the South where we have hot weather until November. Sun protection is a concern and many retailers have embraced the newer fabrics which incorporated SPF protection. I have found that I live in these fabrics because they are lightweight and I can wear them almost all year round.
While many people are shopping for fall sweaters and cardigans, I am looking at lifestyle clothing. With my more casual retirement lifestyle, I have a need for more comfortable everyday wear. The weather is a huge issue because where I live it rarely gets cold. As a matter of fact, the coldest month is August/September when the A/C units are cranked up inside.
Lifestyle Clothing- IBKUL
Evaluating Your Lifestyle- What Is Lifestyle Clothing?
As I have been going thru this fashion journey, I did a great job of discovering my best colors and understanding my body type. But, I still struggle with embracing clothing that reflects my “true” lifestyle. I have been working hard to stop buying clothes for a lifestyle I do not live. My true lifestyle is made up of my love for tennis, a more casual retirement lifestyle that includes traveling and enjoying my vacation home at the beach. I only need “dressier” clothing for some social functions, date nights, and church. Even church has become so much casual, maybe even too casual.
So this year I have been exploring more brands that incorporate sports fabrics that I can wear for everyday living. I have recently found IBKUL, a company that specializes in moisture-wicking, cooling fabrics with sun protection. IBKUL has many tops with simple classic lines in prints and solid colors for men, women, and children.
My Favorite IBKUL Top-Long Sleeve Mock Neck Top
This top comes in 17 different colors and I have 8 of them. I wear this top as an everyday top with black shorts or black yoga-style pants. These tops give me the “POP” of color that I crave, but have the comfort factor that I need. Several of the tops have a netted panel under the arms for a higher cooling factor. Again, due to my climate, keeping cool is important most of the year. In the winter I can add a vest for warmth if needed.
Buy IBKUL Long Sleeve Tops From Amazon- Prime Shipping And Free Returns
Helpful hint! Amazon sells “some” IBKUL tops with Prime Shipping and Free Returns. IBKUL’s website has free shipping for over $100 but has more options. Anthony’s of Florida offers free shipping for over $75. You can also purchase thru Walmart.com and Dicks Sporting. Note- if you purchase from Walmart, you can NOT return to the store.
Lifestyle Clothing- Loving Prints
I have always struggled with prints. This year I have found 2 prints from IBKUL that work with my style. I need contrast and prints that are more abstract in design. But the prints need to be in my best colors. So many requirements make finding prints that I will wear, hard. These are two that I have bought, and both have already been worn many times
Lifestyle Clothing- All About The Fabric
IBKUL’s selling/marketing point is that their product has a special fabric that helps cool the body. Their patented Iceƒil technology converts your own sweat to lower your temperature by up to five degrees. The long sleeve tops have mesh underarm panels giving you extra style, reach, and breathability. Moisture-wicking, UPF 50+ fabric keeps you dry and protected from both UVA/UVB rays.
For those who must cover their arms during the summer months, these tops will keep you cooler than other brands. The under-the-arm mesh panel allows for better airflow and makes the tops lighter, thus more comfortable.
What To Do In Colder Months
My weather does not get very cold. Most of our colder days will be in the 50s. If I need to, I will add a vest as a layering piece on top of my IBKUL tops. This is especially true when I play tennis in the winter. IBKUL does carry vests, I have not tried them and prefer to just use my fleece ones.
What Do I Wear For Bottoms
IBKUL was originally created as a line of clothing for golfers. So it is meant to be worn as lifestyle/sportswear/athleisure. I wear my IBKUL tops with my black yoga-style pants, shorts, skorts, or tennis/golf/pickleball skirts. For shoes, I wear my casual sneakers, tennis shoes, or occasionally sandals.
Lifestyle Clothing For Men- IBKUL Has Men’s Clothing
My love for IBKUL tops has rubbed off on my husband. This year we have been building him a collection of the IBKUL long-sleeve tops. He pairs them with his LuLuLemon ABC Classic pants and shorts for daily lifestyle clothing.
Note- Amazon offers the men’s tops for $5.99 shipping and free returns.
IBKUL Carries Short Sleeve And Sleeveless Tops
I only have the long sleeve tops, but IBKUL does carry short sleeve, sleeveless tops, long/short sleeve dresses, and a jacket in the women’s line. In the men’s line, they have a short-sleeve “golf shirt”, long and short-sleeve t-shirts, and jogger pants all in the Icefil technology fabric. You can find solid and print long-sleeve tops for girls too.
IBKUL and Anthony’s of Florida will occasionally put a print on sale or run a site-wide sale, usually around holidays.
Promo Code For IBKUL Website
If you are interested in trying the IBKUL products, I have a promo code for you! It is 15% off the regular price.
New Addition To The Website- Color & Style
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This past year I have been studying with Shari Braedal with Style By Color to become a Christian Image Consultant (CIC). This allows me the opportunity to offer products/services to my audience. I love Shari’s approach to fashion and her fashion philosophy.
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