Being frugal, fit, and stylish at the same time can present a problem for the modern man. Stores are filled with over-priced clothes or out-of-date designs and fits. Luckily we have some resources for you that will help combine all three aspects.
First let’s start with the items that you choose to purchase. Go for staple pieces that can transcend the test of time like basic shorts, tees and tanks, hoodies, and sweats. There are ways to put a fashionable twist on these items to help set you apart while pumping iron. After all, if you look good, you feel good, right?
Take the basic athletic short, instead of wearing an oversized nylon basketball short, try a mesh or Dri-fit pair (as low as $24 on zappos.com). They usually vary from 8-10 inches in length. If you aren’t comfortable with showing off that much leg, you can always throw a pair of compression pants underneath (as low as $16 academysports.com). They come in a myriad of prints, which can take your outfit to the next level, and colors, which will help you stand out.
When it comes to your tops, you can ditch the old cotton college tee and switch to a Dri-fit top (as low as $15 on eastbay.com). The Dri-fit material helps move sweat away from body, to the surface of the fabric, where it evaporates. You can go from running in the gym, to running your errands without your shirt being completely soaked. The Dri-fit top comes in stylish tanks, pullovers, and hoodies. Feel free to mix and match and play around with prints and colors.
Sweatpants have become extremely trendy in the past few years. Brands have taken
a hold of the “jogger” or “tapered” sweats, in a big way. Now you don’t have to wear the hot, oversized cotton sweats, you can wear a more lightweight pant, with a tailored fit. With a cost, as low as $21 on jcpenney.com, you can’t beat it, especially when they can be worn outside of the gym at your leisure.
If you’re unsure of where to find any of the stylish gym clothes, wantable.com is here to assist you. When you subscribe to their fitness edit, you can have 5-7 pieces (ranging from &40-$70), handpicked and delivered to you. It’s like having your own personal shopper.
Keep all of this in mind when you’re looking for your new gym apparel, you might as well transform your look while you transform your body!