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How to wear activewear outside of the gym

Sports-inspired pieces you can wear 24-7 making the most of summer’s menswear trends.

Some of this summer’s menswear trends are difficult to pull off (we’re looking at you, boilersuits!) but activewear isn’t one of them. After all, most guys have hoodies, jogging bottoms and sneakers on wardrobe speed-dial for dress-down days. But how do you slot activewear staples into a more polished look? We asked Seth Harrington, Tu’s Menswear Buying Manager, for his advice on how to take athleisure into smart-casual territory.

Tu’s new-season sporty essentials

menswear, grey T-shirt, grey jogging bottoms, black sneakers

Seth’s advice for styling this summer’s athleisure pieces is to focus on fit: “Tu’s sweatshirts and joggers are actually tailored, not baggy, so they’ll slip in seamlessly with more polished staples like a fitted tee or a bomber jacket.” He also prefers darker shades if you’re aiming for a smarter look because “charcoal, black and indigo feel more premium than the pale grey trackpants you’d wear at the gym”.

“There’s a difference between effortless and not making an effort,” Seth points out, and the key to nailing the sporty-smart look is to add a note of sophistication to your activerwear staples, like Tu’s relaxed blazer to your joggers, or dark rinse slim-leg jeans with your new Tu hoody.

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For more menswear shopping inspiration, read our feature and don’t forget to send us your style questions in the comment box at the end of this page.