How To Create a Capsule Workout Wardrobe

How To Create a Capsule Workout Wardrobe
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The clothes you work out in can have a large impact on your comfort, confidence, and overall exercise experience. If you’ve ever worked out in extremely restrictive or unbreathable workout attire, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to have an incredible workout wardrobe. To learn how to create a capsule workout wardrobe, continue reading.

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?

I guess we should tell you what a workout capsule wardrobe is before we start talking about how to put one together. Essentially, a workout capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential workout clothing pieces that you can easily mix and match with one another and that will never go out of style. By creating one of these collections, you can ensure you will always look great at the gym without constantly breaking the bank by shopping for the latest trends in athletic wear.

Steps To Creating a Capsule Workout Wardrobe

Step 1: Determine What Pieces You Need

Common items in a workout capsule wardrobe include leggings, running shoes, athletic tanks and t-shirts, layering pieces, and shorts. However, the type and number of pieces in your capsule workout wardrobe will largely depend on how often you workout and what types of exercises you typically do.

For example, if you go for a run every day, you may need seven different pairs of workout leggings in your wardrobe. However, if you only workout twice a week, two or three pairs will probably suffice. Ideally, you should avoid purchasing surplus items of clothing and only collect pieces that you will wear on a regular basis. In other words, if you already own fifteen sports bras, you may want to get rid of a few. 

Step 2: Decide on a Color Scheme

Once you have decided which pieces you will include in your workout wardrobe, it’s time to create a color scheme. Creating a color scheme will make it easy for you to mix and match different pieces without clashing. That way, you can make a wider variety of outfit combinations with fewer pieces. A neutral color scheme with blacks, greys, tans, and browns typically makes it easier to mix and match pieces. However, you can always incorporate a few brighter shades if you enjoy more colorful attire.

Step 3: Avoid Purchasing Trendy Pieces

While it may be tempting to purchase every new athletic wear trend that arises, it’s important to practice restraint. The next time you want to purchase something, ask yourself these questions:

  • Will I still like this look in a few months, after the trend passes?
  • Do I already have a similar piece in my wardrobe?
  • Will this piece pair well with the other items in my wardrobe?

If you answer no to any of these questions, you should probably avoid purchasing the piece. Ultimately, purchasing a bunch of new athletic wear every season defeats the purpose of having a workout capsule wardrobe in the first place.

Written by Henry Johnson


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