Looking good at the gym: top five tips

The number one concern when joining a gym or picking up a new sport will always be practicality: clothes that feel comfortable and help you to perform well. Yet you’ll also be keen to make a good impression, making sure that you look like you know what you’re doing and not letting your sartorial standards down. The latest BOSS collection is packed with clothes that tick both boxes: engineered to perform and look good at the same time. Here are our top five tips for looking and feeling on point at the gym and beyond.

Pick some high-performing outerwear

Whether it’s for the trip to the gym or to protect you while out running, a good piece of sporty outerwear will cover all occasions. The best designs are lightweight and breathable, providing protection from the elements but not trapping heat in. Instead of bright neons, pick one in a classic colour such as navy for a look you can wear anywhere. Details such as reflective trims look most considered when incorporated into graphic prints, as with the BOSS logo on this piece.

Choose the right T-shirt

Many sports T-shirts focus purely on how they perform, but designs from BOSS look good too. Always cut in reliable fits and designed with an eye for detail, they are guaranteed to look good while you are working out. Breathable fabrics and stretch elements ensure that you stay cool and move freely, whatever your chosen athletic pursuit.

Look after every detail

Put as much effort into the details of your gym outfit as you would your casual outfits, and you’re sure to look sleek. For example, match blocks of colour such as black and grey for a considered spin on a sporty mood. Details like elasticated cuffs on your sweatpants will create a neat, tapered look, while invisible socks keep your feet dry and comfortable while looking much more polished than towelling versions.

Build your outfit on strong foundations

The BOSS Bodywear selection includes designs that will help you perform your best. Whether looking for an undershirt or underwear, pick a lightweight microfibre with inbuilt stretch for a smooth feel against the skin and easy movement. A pure cotton undershirt will come in handy on busy days as well, keeping you looking and feeling fresh while on the move.

Choose the bag to suit your look

Any new sport will require a host of equipment and clothes to go with it. Make your journey to and from the gym look sharp with the accessories to match your style. Backpacks are roomy and practical but can look too slouchy - unless you opt for a leather version that will look extra sharp, particularly when paired with tonal trainers. For a more athletic approach, this technical holdall has enough space for a full change of clothes yet still looks smart thanks to its mix of fabrics and prints. Complementary trainers will seal the deal.