I’ve recently asked myself this question after I bought a pair of casual sneakers. A reader suggested that these were only good for jogging which made me a little angry. For two reasons:
First: I didn’t buy them for jogging but for a spring-summer casual look
Second: I don’t have a proper jogging equipment.
This second reason is what I want to discuss with you today. You see, when you go track running, you can’t afford to layer, you can’t wear leather shoes and accessories such as hats, ties or pendants are out of the question. So what CAN you wear?
Well, it depends on the season you’re in.
During the summer, a of shorts matched with a t-shirt, some low-cut socks and a pair of sneakers are all that you need.
But, here’s a secret for you. You can be a little more stylish than everyone else by doing one key thing. This will instantly give you extra style points, yet keep you sporty and ready to lose some weight.
Wear a polo shirt instead of a t-shirt.
Polo shirts are perfectly fine for sporting activities, yet they move you higher up the style scale. The only question is: how would you match them with your shorts and sneakers?
Color coordination rules remain the same, like I showed you in my Be Stylish Package. For instance…
Match this polo shirt with a pair of white 100% cotton shorts and white or blue sneakers:
Add a white canvas belt if you can and you have a very stylish jogging outfit.
And what about this one?
It can work well with your white shorts and a pair of white or dark blue sneakers.
Did you notice the pattern here? We’re taking whichever color is on the polo shirt and repeat it on the shorts and sneakers. Really easy.
Ok, last one:
You guessed it, right? You can wear shorts, sneakers and low-cut socks that have either gray or red on them.
OK, let’s consider autumn and spring. Temperatures are lower, you’ll be sweating a lot so you need something that will allow you to breathe yet prevent you from catching a cold.
All you have to do is replace the shorts with some long sleeved pants and add a long-sleeved top over your t-shirt. For instance, a top like this one will allow you the t-shirt underneath to be visible:
This all means you can now layer AND have more options to introduce new colors.
As a general rule, when you assemble your jogging outfit, stick to 3 colors max. You can’t layer, you can’t wear most accessories so be sure to stick with unusual colors.
By the way, these mens casual shirts photos have been added courtesy of JoeBrowns.co.uk.
Forget about black, white and blue. Do some color combos that no one on the track will be wearing. Who knows, you might get a sporty lady to “accidentally” bump into you on the track.