Everyone always has those few pieces of ancient gym clothes that just seem more comfy, more worn in, and more perfectly fitting than the rest of their workout wardrobe. However, all good things must come to an end, right? These elderly gym clothes need to be placed into retirement at some point but how do you know when it’s time to put those bad boys in the trash (or in my case, the “comfy sleep clothes” drawer because I have attachment issues with random articles of clothing)?
Well, spring cleaning is right around the corner and while I do believe it’s never possible to have TOO MANY gym clothes, it is possible to look like a homeless shmuck at the gym.
DISCLAIMER: for those readers who “don’t care how they look when they workout”…good for you! No really. I’m proud of you. But…this article probably isn’t up your alley. I just know that when I look good (I’m not talking supermodel-esque, and HELL NO to a face full of makeup) during my workouts in apparel that isn’t crumbling around me, I feel more UNSTOPPABLE!
I like to follow these simple rules of thumb for clothes that are no longer suitable for a workout:
To put it bluntly, if you can see your bum through the bottoms when you bend over, you either need to reallocate that piece of clothing to your regular wardrobe, or get rid of it altogether. If you can’t bend over in it without the person behind you being able to see your whole behind, you probably shouldn’t be wearing it. Or maybe you do if the person behind you is good lookin’. *wink wink*
So before you get upset that you may need to throw out your favorite faded black leggings with holes in the crotch or your most awesome fitting cut-off tee that’s more of a ratty piece of fabric than an actual tank top, just know that more room in your closet or drawers means more room for NEW stuff!