The Rules for Wearing Gym Clothing

For the gym, everyone just wears what they feel comfortable in, garments that enhance performance or something they think looks good. For those who enjoy the style of activewear and want to wear it more occasionally, there are some rules for making mens gymwear look intentional rather than you couldn’t be bothered putting nicer clothes on. To make the look work here are some rules to work from and reduce the risk of looking lazy!

 

The Fit

Although a baggy fit might be comfortable in the gym it doesn’t work if you’re aiming for a fashionable style with your activewear. Withgym joggers, a fitted pair work a lot better, it defines your legs and helps highlight both your top and trainers you plan to match it up with. A muscle fit hoodie is another great choice to consider, hoodies are personal preference and a regular fit works well with the athleisure style.

 

Colours

Naturally darker colours are better for wearing fitness clothing fashionably, the key thing to avoid is neon colours. Bright colours are popular in the sports world and for running or gym use you’ll find few people complaining. The brighter colours stand out too much for day to day life so it best to avoid them unless it’s a t-shirt hidden under a jacket!

 

Trainers

Essentially it comes down to what style you normally prefer to wear outside of the gym, simply match your daily trainers up with your activewear and you’re ready to go. The key rule is to avoid wearing your workout trainers, running shoes, for example, don’t tend to be the most stylish option so it’s best to keep them strictly for gym use.

 

Match

Make sure you’re aware of what you’re putting on, matching joggers and hoodies always show that your outfit was a conscious choice and you take pride in your appearance. For gym use not matching up isn’t essential as it’s being worn for the purpose of getting fit, but thinking about colours and branding always helps highlight your intention.

 

Branding

Depending on how much you want to invest in the style, branding is a considerable rule of womens activewear. Picking a premium brand with show more thought has gone into your choice and buying matching branding garments helps make the look more eye-catching.

 

Why Pick Activewear

Why not just wear jeans? A shirt? Because it’s nowhere near as comfortable! Athleisure is a perfect pick for shopping, going for a coffee or just running errands. It’s a casual look that is now publicly acceptable and fashionable, most people have there a favourite pair of joggers for around the house, maybe pick up a new pair with more style about them and give the look a try!

Richard Meadow is a freelance writer that focuses on fashion trends, health and sports. He enjoys researching and identifying new styles and writing about them daily. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football and supports Aston Villa.

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