You’ve been working your butt off in the gym since January. From the weekly meal prep to the supplements to the grueling exercise routines, you’ve done everything you need to in order to change your physique. Now the summer is here, and what do you have to show for it? A leaner waist? Bigger arms? A slim and muscular body?
You’ve earned this new body, and now it’s time to show off your gains. A new body requires a new wardrobe. The fitness apparel from Size Up isn’t just durable and versatile, it’s also stylish. Let’s take a look at the best summer outfits that are guaranteed to get heads turning.
The time to reach your fitness goals may have been summer, but now that you’ve achieved it, you need to maintain it. Keep burning fat and building muscle with these summer workout clothes.
Park Workouts: When the sun is shining and the weather is incredible, that’s your chance to get outside and exercise. Your local park, assuming it has a running trail and basic equipment like monkey bars, is the perfect place to get a tan, maintain your gains, and make new friends. Let your new body start the conversation; you can stylishly show it off with a black tank top and monarch shorts.
Going for a Jog: Regardless if jogging is a part of your basic cardio routine, or you’re a dedicated runner, summer is the time to hit the trails. If you’re a morning or evening runner, you’ll want to keep your body temperature up to burn more calories. We recommend a nice pair of joggers with a glove-cut hoodie. Ladies, go with leopard leggings and a black crop-top hoodie. Fancy a daytime walk or jog? When the sun is shining, go with a pair of running shorts and optional tank top.
In the Gym: If you prefer the air-conditioned environment of your commercial gym (and we don’t blame you), Size Up has you covered. For the days when you’re be throwing around the weights, opt for a pair of blended-material joggers and a cut-off shirt. Cardio day? Stick with those same pants but wear a pinstripe hoodie to work up a sweat.
Summer Fitness Events: If you’re a runner or a competitor in obstacle-course races, this is the time you’ve been waiting for. Summer hosts a variety of fitness events including popular 5k, 10k, half marathons, and full marathons. The Color Run, Spartan Race, and Tough Mudder are a few examples. If you’re ready to compete, why not look good while doing it? For foot races, go with a pair of shorts and a comfortable and flowy shirt like a cut-off. For obstacle-based races, keep it tight and close to the body. Shorts, leggings, tank-tops, and compression shirts are perfect.
Summer is all about hanging out, strengthening friendships, and crazy stories. High temperatures call for more relaxed, comfortable, and light clothing. But that doesn’t mean your outfits can’t fashionable as well. Let’s take a look at some common summer hangout events, and what you can wear to each of them.
Beach Day: What’s summer without a day or a weekend (or a month!) at the beach. If you’re just there for a tan, stick with the classic choice: shorts that also give you the chance to take a dive in the water. Looking to spend the day playing volleyball, listening to music, and joking around on the sand? Shorts are a solid choice, especially when combined with a tank top or cut-off shirt. If you’ll be sticking around on the beach after the sun goes down, you better be ready with joggers and a hoodie. A hybrid-material zip up is also a great choice; it keeps you covered and warm from the wind coming off the waves.
Cookout by the Pool: Whether you’re watching the game or celebrating the 4th, cookouts, pools, and summer go hand-in-hand. There’s no reason to get super fancy at your friend’s cookout, but hey, it doesn’t hurt to look good and let others know what you’ve been working on. A nice pair of shorts pair well with a quality and stylish t-shirt. If you really want to show off your arms, go with a cut-off. Save the tank tops for the beach or the gym.
Summer Bonfires: Maybe it’s just a small fire in your friend’s backyard after a cookout or maybe it a giant blazing fire out of a can; either way, bonfires make a summer great. If you’ll be joining friends in the night to enjoy the fire, make sure you’re covered up so the evening chill and mosquitos can’t get you. Go with a comfortable yet durable pair of joggers and pair this with a full-sleeved hoodie or zip-up jacket.
Game Day: What’s summer without a day at the stadium to watch the game with friends? So long as you’re wearing your jersey, everything is good, right? Add a bit more flair to your outfit. Wear a nice pair of joggers. Consider bringing along a zip up just in case those summer rains clear the field.
Do you have go-to outfits for when the heat rises? Interested in trying any of the outfits listed above? What’s your favorite combo? Did you make your own combo for the Lifestyle Collection? Let us know in the comments below!
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