Justin Timberlake has been looking suspiciously similar to Robert Pattinson of late, but the one time he’s apparently feeling himself is when it comes to getting dressed for the gym. And for good reason too; while Timberlake’s off-duty gear tends to be pretty basic, the guy really knows how to nail workout style. Not only does he understand the subtle art of mixing (or in this case, not mixing) brand logos, but he’s also skilled at layering the various compression garments and moisture wicking basics that are available to buy these days. Making these space-age, leave-nothing-to the-imagination clothes look chill and effortless takes skill—and at least a few muscles.
Here’s what you need to cop Justin Timberlake’s highly respectable workout style in your own life.
Tight Base Layers
Temperature levelling and just darn cool looking, ultra-thin compression tights and shirts are a good way to start any lifting ‘fit. Also chill: the tights prevent people from seeing up your shorts when you’re lying on the mat, and the shirts smooth out your beer gut without making it look like you’re sucking in.
Baggy Top Layers
Because you’ve got a strong foundation, you can keep things really easy and loose with your top layers. A pair of above-the-knee running shorts and a simple T-shirt get the job done and create those modern-guy proportions. Follow JT’s lead and limit the number of colors and patterns your wearing to one or two.
Celebrities are really good at making sure the paparazzi don’t get photos of their junk; that’s why most celeb gym ‘fits tend to feature a jacket tied around the waist. And a baseball cap is a classic “no one talk to me” move, too. Even if you aren’t famous, you can surely benefit from these moves. (Buy the jacket in white like JT so you can wear it in during regular hours too.)
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