It's nowhere near New Year's Resolution season, so if you're still hitting up the gym on a regular basis, good for you. You're one step ahead of a chunk of the general public. But if you're still working out in baggy sweats (or your husband's basketball shorts) and a ragged t-shirt, it's time to upgrade your workout wardrobe. That's right, there's such a thing as a wardrobe dedicated only to working out.
Not only will activewear of good quality keep you cooler and wick away sweat better, but it's also much more flattering. And if you're concerned about working out, it's a given that you want your body to look its best.
Whether you're doing group yoga or running solo, you'll notice a difference if you're wearing the right stuff. A good pair of running shoes are vital whether you're hitting the pavement or the trail, and believe it or not, pairing them with the right socks is the key for avoiding swamp feet at mile two.
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Skull Candy Fix In-Ear Mick Fanning w/Mic - If you're motivated by music, invest in a pair of ear buds that will stay in regardless of what impact your body encounters.
Batwing & Robin Jacket, Athleta - Outdoor runners can ward off the early morning chill with a jacket that breathes will but still provides decent insulation, and it'll see you into the winter for those brisk trips from the car to the gym.
Patagonia Gamut Sport Tank Top, Backcountry.com - It's a little less form-fitting, so it offers a bit more ventilation, but still provides support where you need it.
Inspire Crop II pants, Lulu Lemon - Not only are these pants comfortable enough that you'll want to spend your entire day in them, but they have a zippered pocket in the back to keep your small essentials safe and dry.
SmartWool Outdoor Socks, Scheels - Don't be fooled by the fact that they're wool. These socks wick moisture like it never even existed, so your feet will stay dry even on long distances.
Nike Free 3.0 running shoes, Wasatch Running Center - If you're into minimal running footwear and shoes that don't feel like you're wearing shoes, this is a pair you might end up swearing by.