When we eventually come out the other side of this coronavirus-induced isolation, there’s so many previously-quotidien events I look forward to the way I once looked forward to Christmas or the Super Bowl. Shopping at a grocery store without wearing gloves and a face mask. Boarding an airplane. Watching a show on Netflix because I want to and not because it’s all there is to do.
What I’m not missing right now? Wearing “real” clothes. Pants without elastic waistbands. Shirts that button. Jackets. SHOES. Ugh, remember shoes?
Until that time, let’s lean into the athleisure look that’s become our new WFH normal.
Namely? Activewear from Old Navy. I feel like everyone has that one super-affordable brand that whenever they wear it, they get compliments and must decide if they’re willing to share the secret of how cheap it really was. For me, that brand is Old Navy.
“Oh this? Thanks so much.” [smiles coyly] vs. “Oh this? It’s Old Navy! I know, right?! They were having a BOGO sale..it was just $7!”
If you’re looking to feel as comfortable as possible, while looking pretty damn good, and also saving as much money for beans and toilet paper as possible, consider the giant retailer’s affordable and stylish activewear.
Keep scrolling for some Old Navy activewear picks:
Dynamic Fleece ½ Zip Hoodie | $25 | Old Navy
Ultra Soft Breathe Tee | $20 | Old Navy
Quick-Dry Built-In Flex Run Shorts | $35 | Old Navy
I love these running shorts in black with a cool, paint splatter pattern. In a 7” inseam, they’re not so long that they look or feel baggy, and not short enough to worry over your modesty. They also come in paint splatter forest green, and limited sizes in solids including red, black, and navy.
Dynamic Fleece Zip-Pocket Sweatshirt | $40 | Old Navy
A cool crewneck sweatshirt with kangaroo pockets and light-reflecting vertical zippers. This top is another example of Old Navy’s activewear looking way more expensive than it really is.
Go-Dry Cargo Tech Joggers | $50 | Old Navy
Go-Dry Cool Odor-Control Core Muscle Tank Top | $15 | Old Navy
As someone who wants to wear as little as possible when working out, I’m always surprised that more guys don’t opt for sleeveless tees at the gym (or home gym now, as it were). This muscle tank in a sweat-wicking knit also comes in green, blue, and grey.
Dynamic Fleece Joggers | $45 | Old Navy
Yes, more joggers. Somewhere down the list after healthcare workers, food delivery people, and public transit operators, I’m guessing joggers are listed as a government-mandated essential right now. These ones come in neutral go-to’s black and navy.