Women have it easy when it comes to the newest fashion trend, athleisure wear. This style combines the comfort of stretchy, breathable fabric with the slimming lines and approachable patterns of casual wear. Ladies have no problem going from the gym to grab coffee in a tank top and leggings. Guys have to get a little more creative with their athleisure, but attaining the look is possible and definitely worth the effort. Here are a few necessary pieces for any man’s athleisure wardrobe to make the style work for you all day, every day.
How to Make the Athleisure Style Work for You
A classic crewneck athletic tee is crucial to perfecting the athleisure trend. The Nike Legend 2.0 Men’ training T-Shirt is designed to keep you dry and comfortable during your workout, but its lightweight, the sweat-wicking fabric doesn’t stop working when you step out of the gym. Its streamlined design and ribbed crew neck detailing are sure to take any athleisure outfit to the next level. People will know you’re an active guy with an active lifestyle, but you take care of yourself, too. Prioritize your image and build confidence with a versatile wardrobe so you can be comfortable and prepared for whatever life throws at you.
Printed Tee And Shorts
Exercise in your favorite printed t-shirt and pair it with essential workout shorts for that casual, sporty look. Adidas has a pair of Men’s Training Essential Shorts that feature front pockets for light essentials, like your phone, keys, and cash to make the transition from your workout to lunch with the guys a breeze. While the shorts are built for your physical training regimen, with a drawcord for a perfect fit and the classic Adidas 3-Stripes on the sides, people are sure to notice how to put together you look outside the gym even after you crush your mile time. Shorts the likes of can produce the same results.
Jogger-style pants are sure to pull any athleisure outfit together. These cuffed pants are part of the men’s running apparel family, but their close, straight silhouette create the perfect base to any casual outfit outside your workout domain. Joggers are ideal for light, cool-weather training or to put on post-workout. Pants like these are perfect for exercising through the winter and into the spring where the chilly air makes it hard to convince yourself to change out of your warm clothes and into traditional workout gear.
No matter what, joggers should be made of a quick-drying fabric that keeps you cool and comfortable. Get a pair with a bold logo or go for a more streamlined look in all black. Despite, the iconic ribbed cuffs will show everyone that you’re an efficient, stylish man who knows that athleisure is the perfect way to fit a workout in and still be ready to tackle the day.
Put these three styles together whichever way suits your life the best—printed tees and joggers, crewnecks and shorts, crewnecks and joggers, and finally printed tees and shorts—and turn up the edge by going with a monochromatic color scheme. Dressing in one color from head to toe may have raised some red flags or warning words from your mom years ago. I promise you that sometimes, wearing one solid understated color is more eye-catching and respectable than wearing something that screams “Look at me! I bought this off a mannequin!” Try wearing all black, or for a more on-trend monochrome palette, all gray. This theme is called a “groutfit” and works to accentuate your physique and muscle tone in all the right ways.
Another season-appropriate and fashionable piece of athleisure wear is a windbreaker. If you’re a runner or participate in outdoor activities, then the windbreaker can keep you warm. Likewise, if you’re going out in public—to a social function, dinner, or anywhere you’ll need to be outside—they can be a great piece of your outfit and also function to keep that shrill wind from freezing your skin.
Anyone can throw on a pair of running shoes and say they’ve put together an athleisure outfit. Now you have the tools to rock athleisure and build your workout around your fashion sense. Bulk up your muscles and your style in the New Year.