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Mens Sportswear: Not Just For The Gym

Mens Sportswear: Not Just For The Gym

| On 18, Jan 2015

Sportswear has a dual purpose now, in and out of the gym.

While some people wouldn’t be caught dead in their gym clothes, the aesthetic of sportswear has changed from dorky to luxe. Forget track pants and tank tops, the essentials are chic sneakers, structural jumpers and fluid shorts. When it comes to menswear, the sportswear phenomenon has taken off. On the runways of designers like Givenchy, Balmain and Raf Simons, they have translated the trend into graphic tees, geometric shapes, viscose jackets and leather leggings. While not everything is built for the gym, it is very simple to adapt these trends into your gym wardrobe.

 

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sportswear

 

While the trend and style component of sportswear is sure to make you a fashion blog regular, it is the benefit of practicality that really appeals to men. Many complain that they can’t find the time to go to the gym and have a social life and still look good, but with sportswear, it’s easily worn for both occasions. When it comes to acquiring these pieces without breaking the bank, shops like Zara, Topman, French Connection and Witchery Man offer many affordable options that are on trend.

 

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sportswear

 

In terms of colour, it is important not to be too loud and overstated. To remain on trend and chic, it would be suggested to stay with solids. Instead of mixing colours, construct looks in shades of black, white, grey, navy and other understated colours. The days of fluro sportswear should remain in the 80s. For footwear, I never go past a pair of Nike Roshe Runs. Not only are they extremely comfortable, they are affordable and incredibly stylish. They are featured heavily on fashion blogs throughout the world. With accessories, go for oversized bags and classic watches that can be worn with countless outfits.

 

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sportswear

 

Leave a comment below and tell us how you incorporate sportswear into your daily wardrobe.

 

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